The video gaming world was treated to one of it’s best years in recent memory in 2015 and now it’s 2016, we’re hoping to have some more great games come out that will make maybe even 2015 look like a slow year. But what video games, so far, are we excited to see? The games that have already been announced to be released in 2016 and such. Obviously, there will be a new Call of Duty, a new FIFA and such, but we’re talking about either new games or fan favourites that have already been confirmed. So here are the video games to look out for in 2016, most with some gameplay footage for you to see for yourself whether they’re worth your interest.
Firewatch has mainly received a lot of attention for its absolutely beautiful art-style. However, the idea that it’s fairly open-world and there are stories and clues to be found along your journey have intrigued people to thinking this may be one of those games that truly encapsulates you. Check out the gameplay footage above for more.
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Horizon: Zero Down looks to be one of those Playstation exclusives that may well bring a lot of people over the platform! With this, No Man’s Sky, Firewatch and more, it looks to be a big year for PS4 owners. Horizon: Zero Down has you in an alternative world where mechanical dinosaurs are the dominant species and you have to hunt them to survive. Little more is known, but there’s a short gameplay trailer above.
No Man’s Sky
No man’s Sky has received a heck of a lot of hype over the past year, showing off little glimpses into a game that not only allows you to travel across countless worlds and savage and improve yourself and your ship, but does it in such a beautiful way. Check out the gameplay footage above for a glimpse.
Batman: A Telltale Game Series
Telltale absolutely love taking your favourite names and taking them into their Telltale ways and making incredible storylines out of them with some engaging and rewarding gameplay. Arguably one of their biggest games to date, Batman is coming out in 2016. Little is known about it yet, but the idea of a Batman game with a good storyline highly intrigues us.
Quantum Break has people intrigued, not only because it offers up a TV-Show parallel to the game, but because it utilises time whilst in combat. This isn’t the first time this has been done, but we truly hope this is the first time it’s been done well.
If MOBAs have taken off in 2015, then the action-MOBA looks to take off in 2016, with games like Overwatch, Paladins and of course Battleborn, we are seeing a huge rise in team-based eSports games that look to be hugely entertaining. Battleborn is by the creators of Borderlands… well, not much more needs to be said. Check out the gameplay video above!
The original Crackdown games were famous for their high levels of destruction and high levels of octane fun. Well, Crackdown 3 looks to truly utilise all the technologies it can get it’s hands on and is looking to utilise cloud-based gaming to enable the Xbox One system to create thousands of processes (bringing down individual buildings) without it being too taxing on your system.
Dark Souls 3
The Dark Souls series saw players getting very frustrated with one of the most challenging AAA RPGs in recent years. Along with the thrilling atmosphere, horribly ugly monsters and solid RPG mechanics, Dark Souls quickly became a favourite with Dark Souls 2 being huge. It’s no surprise then that there’s a lot of hype around Dark Souls 3 which looks to bring the game to current-gen consoles and with updated gameplay mechanics.
Far Cry Primal
The Far Cry series has had every ounce eeked out of it and Far Cry 4 was the height of the series with solid gameplay, a true sense of an open world and a storyline not too shabby for an open-world game. However, the company behind the series have decided to take the game elsewhere and have taken it back to caveman times by the looks of it. New gameplay mechanics and an open-world will make this certainly a new and intriguing entry.
Gears of War 4
The Gears of War franchise was absolutely huge on the Xbox 360 which was shown with the huge sales of the updated graphics and 60fps version that came out for the Xbox One quite recently. However, GOW4 looks to update not only the graphics but the gameplay and the storyline. Is the game a little stale by now or will the company behind the game have a new twist that will truly bring old and new fans to the brand. The gameplay footage shows stunning graphics and the classic solid-looking gameplay, so we’re very hyped!
Mass Effect: Andromeda
There’s no doubting that the original Mass Effect series is one of the best trilogies of all time with Mass Effect 3 often being considered one of the best RPGs of all time too. Therefore, when Andromeda was announced, it had people interested. It doesn’t look to be related to the old games but as long as it brings the same storytelling, fun gameplay, dialogue choices and more to the fray, we’ll be more than happy.
Again, another series that has been considered one of the best in it’s genre. the Uncharted series started off as a game to test the PS3’s performance capabilities and, with a few hiccups mind, Uncharted 4 looks to do the same with the PS4. Gameplay looks solid, graphics look stunning and let’s hope the story keeps to the high standards.
Unravel is one of those games that people have seen a trailer of and instantly want to involve themselves in. It simply follows the journey of a ball of yarn as he travels across the world. However, the trailer and gameplay footage has us captured as you traverse the side-scrolling landscape as a ball of yarn.