17 December 2015

Most anticipated 2016 video games


The year is almost at its end,  and it presented us with a load of games, some of which we enjoyed while others simply didn't live up to the hype. 
E3 2015 brought a ton of new game announcements for games we’re expecting to see in 2016 for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Both Sony and Microsoft have some fantastic-looking games on the horizon for next year. The good news is that there is a wide range of game genres coming in 2016. The bad news is that we have to wait until next year to play these highly anticipated upcoming games. Bummer. Without further ado,  below is a list of our most anticipated upcoming games.  Did we miss anything?  Kindly leave a comment below. 



 Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

  • Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Publisher: Sony
  • Release Date: March 18, 2016
  • Platform: PS4

We were disappointed with the news that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End wouldn’t see the light of 2015.  The upcoming action-adventure game will take place three years after Uncharted 3, with a retired Nathan Drake being needed by his older brother, Sam. The duo chase the conspiracy behind a long lost pirate colony and the treasure contained within.

 Tom Clancy’s The Division

  • Developer: Ubisoft Massive
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: March 8, 2016
  • Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC

What we’ve seen from The Division so far has us excited. In The Division, a disease that spreads on Black Friday causes the collapse of the United States government in just five days, and the country quickly becomes a chaotic post apocalyptic free-for-all. You play the role of a classified unit of self-supported tactical agents, known as “The Division,” who has been tasked with doing whatever necessary to prevent the fall of society as we know it. The game can be played in its entirety or online, and has a PvP mode. Yeah, we’ll definitely be checking this out.

Dark Souls III

  • Developer: FromSoftware
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco
  • Release Date: 2016
  • Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

It might actually be too soon for a new Dark Souls just yet, which is why Dark Souls 3 might not live up to the hype. But, FromSoftware has yet to steer us wrong, and the franchise’s predecessors were both GOTY material. Hopefully, FromSoftware don’t treat it like a cash grab and the game brings new mechanics.


Doom 

  • Developer: id Software
  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • Release Date: Q2 2016
  • Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC

We all knew Bethesda was planning a new Doom, but it wasn’t until they showed Doom gameplay at E3 2015 that we actually became excited. The Doom gameplay trailer is quite impressive, and paired with the fact that we’ve loved every game in the series so far, Doom is worthy of being on our list of the most anticipated upcoming games of 2016.



Dead Island 2

  • Developer: Yager
  • Publisher: Deep Silver
  • Release Date: TBA 2016
  • Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Dying Light must’ve had Dead Island 2 shaking in its boots, since shortly after the former released, the latter was delayed into 2016. Still, the original Dead Island was a solid idea that just wasn’t fully fleshed out. Dead Island 2 will hopefully be the fleshed out version.

Street Fighter V


  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: February 16 2016
  • Platforms: PS4, PC


Although we’re a little sour that Street Fighter V isn’t coming to Xbox One, we are still excited for the next iteration of our favorite fighting game franchise. We were growing sick of the Ultra Super Turbo editions. We’ve wanted a SF5 for quite some time, and Street Fighter 5 is sure to be one of the most anticipated upcoming games for many gamers around the globe.

For Honor


  • Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: TBA
  • Platforms: PS4, PC and Xbox One


For Honor was also revealed at E3 2015, and it’s safe to say that it pretty much stole the show. Not one single person thought Ubisoft would bring anything new to their show, but For Honor looks like nothing else we’ve played before. There are three factions (Knights, Samurais and Vikings) facing off against each other in 4 v 4 battles, with both teams in a match also facing their enemy’s army.

Ghost Recon Wildlands


  • Developer: Ubisoft Paris
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: TBA
  • Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC


Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is an upcoming tactical shooter that will be the tenth installment in the Ghost Recon franchise. It will feature an open world environment, and looks to draw influences from Just Cause 3 and Grand Theft Auto 5.  The game will be set in modern times this time, and the open world will feature a variety of environments (indicating that the map is likely huge).

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided


  • Developer: Eidos Montreal
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Release Date: August 23, 2016
  • Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC


The next Deus Ex game is Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, which will be set in 2029, two years after Human Revolution. It’ll bring back Adam Jensen with new technology and body augmentations.

Overwatch


  • Developer: Blizzard
  • Publisher: Blizzard
  • Release Date: Q1/Q2 2016
  • Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC


Don’t tell us that we can’t be anticipating Overwatch and Battleborn at the same time — we can, and we will. In fact, we’re actually looking forward to Blizzard’s arena shooter even more than 2K Games’s. Overwatch is an upcoming multiplayer first-person shooter in development by Blizzard Entertainment. Overwatch features squad-based combat with two opposing teams of six players each. Players choose one of several hero characters, each with their own unique abilities and role classes.

No Man's Sky



  • Developer: Hello Games
  • Publisher: Hello Games
  • Release Date: June 2016
  • Platforms: PS4, Windows


No Man's Sky is an upcoming adventure survival video game in which Players are free to explore the entirety of a procedurally generated deterministic open universe, which includes over 18 quintillion (1.8×1019) planets, many with their own set of flora and fauna. By exploring, players will gain information about the planets that they can submit to The Atlas, a universal database that can be shared with other players of the game.