Why are fans in meltdown over Indiana Jones and the Great Circle?

Indiana Jones and the Great Circle; a classic watercolour painting of a character with a whip
(Image credit: Bethesda)

Machine Games and Bethesda's Indiana Jones and Great Circle stole the show during the latest Xbox Developer Direct. The long-awaited game based on the world's most famous relic hunter features Nazi-fighting, whip-cracking adventure, and is a visual treat that really captures Harrison Ford's likeness and quirks, so what could possibly be wrong?

The game is being developed by Machine Games, well known for its excellent Wolfenstein first-person shooters, and there-in lies the issue. Many Indy fans are complaining because this new adventure will be first person and not third-person. But really? A third-person Indiana Jones game would put The Great Circle into direct comparison to both Sony's Uncharted and the Tomb Raider series, two franchises that clearly owe a debt to George Lucas and Steve Spielberg's creation.

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Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and video game titles Play and Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on digital art, VFX and video games and tech, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.