Wolfenstein has always been about taking on Nazis and stopping their attacks. It's something you'll find in the first game, all the way up to Wolfenstein: Younblood. In a PCGamesInsider interview with MachineGames senior game director Andreas Öjerfors, we hear that how the theme of fighting Nazis started to drum up different conversation from the public when Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus was announced.
"It's incredibly weird and disappointing. We never meant for our stories to be relevant, we wanted to tell great, interesting stories to the best of our abilities. But then, when we started to talk about Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, we started to get comment online about the theme of the game, fighting the Nazis. Somehow some people felt that was problematic, which is just incredibly disappointing. We've seen an increase of right-wing extremism in the Western world. We see that online to a great degree. Right-wing extremists are great at affecting the debate online. And of course, maybe they abused us to whip up some anger when we were making Wolfenstein II."