Update: Jens’ AmA has begun. Ask your questions here!
Wolfenstein: The New Order’s Jens Matthies will be participating in a Reddit AmA this Friday, May 9th beginning at 9:30 am est. As the game’s creative director and one of the founders of our Uppsala, Sweden-based studio, MachineGames, he can answer plenty of your Wolfenstein and game developments questions.
He’s also got a pretty amazing collection of movies and TV series, so feel to test his movie knowledge. Or ask him about Swedish cuisine or jet skis. Or… um… ask him about anything else!
Look for Jens_MachineGames tomorrow morning in /r/IAmA!
It’s not too much longer you have to wait to play Wolfenstein: The New Order. Does your PC have what it takes to keep up BJ Blazkowicz? The system requirements are based on the game being a next-gen experience running at 60fps. These are the system requirements to deliver the PC game as it was intended to be experienced.
PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
64-bit Windows 7/Windows 8
Intel Core i7 or equivalent AMD (FX 6300)
4 GB System RAM
50 GB free HDD space
GeForce 460, ATI Radeon HD 6850
High Speed Internet Connection
Steam account and activation required
If your PC matches these requirements, then you’re good to go! And don’t forget, Wolfenstein: The New Order is now available for pre-order on Steam.
Not playing on PC? Here’s some information to prepare for the game’s console launch on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360…
- Hard Drive Requirements: ~47 GB total install
- Voice Commands optional
- Hard Drive requirements: ~47 GB total install
- Kinect support for Voice Commands (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish only)
- Hard Drive requirements: 8 GB minimum
- Game includes 4 discs, including the first disc that is a mandatory installation disc.
- Hard Drive requirements for disc play: 8 GB HDD space
- Hard Drive requirements for PSN download: 17 GB HDD space
BJ Blazkowicz is the resistance’s best hope of taking down General Deathshead’s army, but how will you achieve victory? In our newest gameplay trailer, we provide a look at alternate paths through an early chapter of the game.
Watch our new gameplay trailer, “Exploring Wolfenstein: The New Order – Stealth vs. Mayhem” in the embed above, and learn more details on gameplay choices from executive producer Jerk Gustafsson in a new interview up on PlayStation Blog.
Wolfenstein: The New Order, will be available worldwide for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on May 20, 2014. As an added bonus, everyone pre-ordering the game will be invited to access the DOOM beta with their copy of Wolfenstein. For more information on the DOOM beta access pre-order bonus, as well as applicable terms and restrictions, please visit: www.wolfenstein.com/DOOM.
Happy Saturday, everyone! Here’s some fun links worth reading while you relax.
Let’s start with GamesRadar, who this weekend are taking a look at the visual evolution of Wolfenstein. In addition to showing how B.J. Blazkowicz cleans up after more than 20 years, they showcase changes to other key character from series — including both Caroline Becker and General Deathshead. Take the visual journey here.
Elsewhere, read a new PAX East hands-on preview from The Koalition. Here’s an excerpt…
“It is also worth noting that the difficulty level elevates over time to emphasize the dominance of the enemies. This feature was handled with finesse and is therefore a lot more balanced and refined than most of your typical first-person shooters out today.”
Other stories worth checking? Hit up these links…
GamesRadar — Game Director Jens Matthies and Narrative Designer Tommy Tordsson discuss making the newest Wolfenstein game in an all-new feature.
Ars Technica — Dennis Scimeca calls the game ”a blend of the satisfying old and the terrifying new”.
2nd Opinion Productions — Learn why this non-FPS fan found something to love in the PAX East demo of Wolfenstein.
Fast Company — Get an inside look on how the Neumond Recordings label was created for Wolfenstein.
Lastly, Rooster Teeth have returned a new gameplay video — this time focusing on some of the game’s achievements. Watch it below.
Watch a highlight
of our stream above.
Tune into Twitch.TV/Bethesda today at 2 pm est to catch our second livestream for Wolfenstein: The New Order. Missed last week’s stream? You can watch the 30-minute playthrough as a Twitch highlight or on the Bethesda YouTube channel.
And if you’re looking for something to tide you over until tomorrow, be sure to watch Rooster Teeth’s “Five Facts” for Wolfenstein below, as well as their look at alternate history timelines caused by microwaves.
Music. Drinks. Playing Wolfenstein!
On Saturday, April 12th, we celebrated Wolfenstein: The New Order with a special PAX East community event — brought to you by Neumond Recordings. Thanks to iam8bit, the band, and everyone that attended for making it such a memorable night.
Watch highlights above, and in other YouTube news, catch yesterday’s Wolfenstein Twitch stream on the Bethesda YouTube Channel. Catch our next Twitch stream for Wolfenstein on Thursday, April 24th at 2PM EST.
Missed the chance to play Wolfenstein: The New Order at PAX East? No worries, we’ll be running a Twitch stream today at 2:00PM EST. Tune in at Twitch.TV/Bethesda
or watch in the embed above.
[Update] We’ve replaced our live feed with the Wolfenstein: The New Order highlight above! Catch up with today’s coverage so you can make it next week, same time. Same place.
Many people were excited to have hands-on experience with Wolfenstein: The New Order. For those of you that were not able to attend PAX East (or for those of you that just want more), we’ve rounded up some of the news that came out of playthroughs of Wolfenstein: The New Order.
We continued PAX into the night with our Neumond Recordings Pop Muzik Showcase community event. Check out what the Boston Business Journal had to say about our PAX East party. You can read the Wall Street Journal’s overview of Neumond Recordings in case you missed the latest buzz.
Wolfenstein wasn’t the only game coverage available at PAX East. Our terrifyingly awesome gameplay presentation of The Evil Within left everyone screaming for more! The Nerdist and GameSpot offer all the inside knowledge of what went on behind the closed doors of our dark theater.
Finally to celebrate the success of our PAX East 2014 adventure, we’ve released new screenshots which can be viewed in the album below.
Get Pysched! Beginning this week, you can pre-order your copy of Wolfenstein: The New Order on Steam. As already noted, pre-ordering the game will get you access to the our Beta for the next DOOM game! In addition, Steam pre-orders will also land you two Team Fortress 2 items — the Die Regime-Panzerung armor and Der Maschinensoldaten-Helm helmet.
Download on Steam here. For other platforms, find your retailers at Wolfenstein.com.