It’s mind-boggling to think that the busiest part of the year, as far as the video game calendar is concerned, is yet to arrive. So far in 2017, nearly every single month has marked the arrival of a highly-anticipated title or long-awaited hardware launch, all of which have done their darnedest to take a cut of your hard-earned paycheck. Sony, in particular, has gone above and beyond the call of duty by bringing PlayStation 4 owners some of the best console exclusives to date in the form of Nioh and NieR: Automata, as well as first-party, triple-A whoppers like Horizon Zero Dawn.
Nintendo, similarly, has made its long-awaited return to form with the Switch, securing a strong start with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and ARMS, with the likes of Super Mario Odyssey and Metroid Prime 4 inbound for the future. Microsoft, as we’re all too aware, seems to be struggling to keep up the pace so far this year, but with its monstrously powerful Xbox One X on the horizon (and pre-orders looking strong), we’d be fools to count them out just yet.
That admirable level of quality is all set to continue later this year, with Destiny 2, Assassin’s Creed: Origins and Call of Duty: WWII all promising to deliver blockbuster experiences, but if you’re hoping to give your bank balance a breather as we head into 2018, think again – the schedule is already jam-packed with new worlds to explore and villains to defeat.
Do bear in mind, this feature strictly deals with those projects that, as of writing, have a 2018 launch window attached to them, some of which are tentative, so don’t be surprised if one, if not more, hasn’t arrived by this time next year.
Regardless, the year ahead is filled with potential, and we can’t wait to see and hear more from each and every one of these…