Okay, so I’m a bit rubbish when it comes to making great gaming predictions. But on the back of a stellar 2017, I figure that there’s at least 5 games that it’ll be worth keeping an eye on in 2018. These aren’t in any particular order, but they are all games that I’m very interested in getting my gruby mitts on!
EA’s answer to Destiny. Like any new IP at the moment, this one is a good one to keep an eye on. The E3 trailer whet everyone’s appetite, but this is going to be one of those games that EA may well end up royally screwing in the pursuit of lootbox revenue. Cautiously excited is how I would summarise my entusiasm for this one! Check out the gameplay trailer here:
A Way Out
This is an interesting one – it’s made by Hazelight, who made Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. It’s a two-player co-op title, centred around your attempts to break out of prison in the 1970’s. It’s due out on March 23rd, so we’re not going to have to wait too long to see what it’s like!
This one was originally scheduled for a 2016 release. It’s an Xbox One / Windows PC exclusive, but with the One X now fully in market, you can expect this one to be pretty in 4K as a selling point. Continuing the theme of open-world, super-powered hero types, it should provide plenty of thrills and spills if it makes it out this year!
God of War
Kratos, but with a beard. Also, a son. Angry Gods, mystical beasts, and exclusive to PS4. This hack n’ slash with a distinctly adult theme (off-screen sexy-time mini-games, anyone?) should be a centerpiece of th PlayStation lineup in 2018. I’ve always enjoyed the GoW series, so I’m looking at this one in… anticipation.
The Last of Us – Part 2
Developer Naughty Dog on a bad day, still produces games that are better than 95% of the competition on their good days. This, added to the fact that Last of Us was, and remains one of my all time favourite games means that I am really very excited about the possibilities of this game. It’s going to be brutal if the E3 trailer was anything to go by. You can see it here, but it is most definitely not for the faint of heart.
So, there you have it. 5 that I’m keeping an eye on with interest. Of course, there’s a whole bunch of others that will be covered over the year which I’ve not mentioned here. Let me know your Top 5 for the year ahead on our Facebook page – I’d be keen to know what you’re looking forward to as well!