California - LucasArts announced a development relationship with The Collective, Inc.
to create the next Indiana Jones game, marking the return of film's most compelling and celebrated action hero
to interactive entertainment. The game - not yet titled - is expected to be released in fall 2002. It will be available
for the PC and a variety of next generation console platforms.
The new game
The upcoming title follows in the epic tradition of LucasArts' rich Indiana Jones action-adventure legacy. It will
feature an all-new intriguing and historically relevant story set amidst the world's most exotic locales.
The game will utilize The Collective's proprietary engine technology, bringing to the series a dynamic new level
of fighting action and challenging puzzle elements. The Collective is experience in movie and tv related games,
the company has done titles like Start Trek: DS9 - The Fallen, Buffy - The Vampire Slayer and Men in Black.
The happy Collective
»"Similar to LucasArts' collaborations with other premier game studios, The Collective bring considerable
technological and development expertise that, in this case, will greatly benefit one of our most important brands,
Indiana Jones," says LucasArts' President, Simon Jeffery. "The Collective's efforts on the highly anticipated
game Buffy The Vampire Slayer™ were a key component in determining this relationship. The two companies together
will bring new and compelling elements to Indiana Jones that will ensure a deeply engaging and fun game play experience."
"My partners and I have admired LucasArts and their commitment to quality and innovation since the early
8-bit days and we are thrilled at this opportunity to bring Indiana Jones to life on next generation consoles and
PC," says Doug Hare, vice president of production for The Collective.«