We’ve seen a shortage of big blockbuster games recently so it’s time to get optimistic and look to the near future at what we’ll be playing very soon.
THE WITCHER 3: WILD HUNT
An upcoming action-role playing game set in a vast open world. Developed by Polish studio CD Projekt RED and set in the fictional stories of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. If you’re a fan of open world adventure titles such as The Elder Scrolls series, chances are you’ll adore the Witcher 3. A fully fledged adventure across various terrain inhabited with all kinds of mythical beasts to slay and quests to discover and undertake. You are thrust into the world as Geralt of Rivia. A witcher, monster-hunters who receive special training and have their bodies modified at an early age to provide them with supernatural abilities. Slaying beasts and exploring medieval-style towns is going to be an exciting process. Witcher 3 is set to release February 2015 for PC, Xbox One and PS4
METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN
Continuing on from Ground Zeroes, a path of revenge, Big Boss’ story on how he turns into the man we will later recognise him as. No doubt whatsoever the story will be incredible and gameplay also looks very entertaining and addictive. Kojima is a perfectionist so he will taking his time to deliver an exceptional product which means it could be released next year or even the year after if things don’t go smoothly. Who knows? We might even see a surprise reveal of it coming out this year. It is highly unlikely though but Metal Gear fanatics love to speculate. You can check the review for Ground Zeroes here which is a great taster of what’s to come in The Phantom Pain. Features from PSP Title Peace Walker return such as building your mother base and also new features such as an online mode in which you can invade and steal from other people’s mother and bases and also defend your own from other players. Release date TBA: PS4 Xbox One, PC
THE ORDER: 1886
Set in Victorian London. A Smog filled, fictionalised look at the industrial powerhouse complete with technology ahead of it’s time. A group of old knights Sir Percival, Lady Igraine, Marquis de Lafayette, and the maiun character Sir Galahad battle an evil that the rest of humanity is blissfully unaware of. The half breeds. Werewolf hybrids who endanger the future and must be vanquished. An interesting array of weapons are at your disposal as you hold back a very dangerous opponent. Voicing concerns over gameplay and just how linear it actually is but we’ve only seen a small chunk which can’t be counted as the whole experience. The visuals alone warrant a significant look, it’s got to be one of the most film comparable CG close games to date. The Order: 1886 is set to release February 20th on PS4.
Sony’s exclusive racer from Evolution Studios. The British studio based in Runcorn that brought you Motorstorm, are back with their ambitious game Driveclub. With Driveclub being an exclusive to PS4, it means it takes full advantage of the hardware and thus we are gifted with a very realistic looking racing game. It’s Canada track holding over a million trees for example. With a selection of sport cars to choose from and tracks in varied locations around the world. The game looks absolutely beautiful and supposedly plays really nice to boot. Hopefully it will be the racing game that PS4 desperately needs in it’s library. Driveclub releases October 10th for PS4.
UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END
We were all blown away by the reveal at this years E3. Stunning graphics supposedly in engine. Naughty Dog will be using techniques they’ve learned from working on past titles to make even better games. Always progressing, moving forward the industry. You only have to look at the original Uncharted compared with The Last Of Us to see the monumental improvements even the same hardware can make. Drake is back for his seemingly last adventure as Neil Druckmann, director of the Last Of Us takes the reigns of the Uncharted Franchise. Who could not be excited by this? Release date TBA: PS4