What games are we most excited to get our hands on in the coming year?
With 2013 coming to an end, tallys are being made as we decide which games from the year were the best and which were the worst. But, there’s a whole new year coming, with all new games. So, we thought we’d take a look at the year to come and see what we’re really excited about.
Coming in at number 5 is Titanfall, a first person shooter being developed by Respawn Entertainment for PC, XBox 360 and the XBox One; Titanfall is the company’s first game. That is not to say, however, that the team doesn’t have some serious developer history. Respawn was founded in 2010 when Infinity Ward developers Jason West and Vince Zampella decided to get out from under the wings of Activision and strike out on their own.
The Respawn team has quite a bit of experience working on first person shooters, with games such as Call of Duty under their belts, so expectations for Titanfall are high. Because who doesn’t want to run around as a giant, ass whopping mech.
We’ve always said the world of Elder Scrolls was big enough to be a full fledged MMO, and it seems someone was listening. Ever since Zenimax and Bethesda announced Elder Scrolls Online we’ve been watching it with a mixture of anticipation and curiosity. It will be interesting to see how the team brings the world of ESO and the devoted plans of the franchise into the world of MMO gaming.
Being developed by original Halo studio Bungie, Destiny is set to release on consoles in 2014. Destiny is being billed as a “shared-world-shooter”. What that exactly means, we don’t know but we are excited! The developers are looking to forge new ground by implementing a more massive, persistent, living world with Destiny and we can’t wait to get our hands on it.
An open-world action-adventure game being developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Watchdogs is a game all about information warfare. In the game you’ll play as a skilled hacker vigilante named Aiden Pierce located in a Chicago ran by a supercomputer known as the CtOS (Central Operating System). This system controls pretty much everything and contains far more information about the average individual than they would probably be comfortable with.
With all the NSA spying going on in the real world Watchdogs could not be coming at a better time.
Coming in at number 1 our most anticipated game for 2014 is CD Projekt Red’s Witcher 3. The series is back with the third installment and this time it’s going to be even bigger. The team is billing the game as having “a living open world larger than any other in modern RPG history” with a setting “30 times larger” than the previous Witcher games.
In order to accomplish this, the team has developed a new engine titled the REDengine 3 which will allow them to not only create an open environment but also give them room to create a far more complex storyline. The wild hunt is near.