Published on December 30th, 2013 | by Tony Winkett1
Games To Look Out For In 2014
With the last bit of cold turkey eaten, and with the other half back at work today it can only mean Christmas has already come to an end.
With that said, soon it will be a new year, so I thought what better time than now to see what I and other Xbox One owners have to look forward to come 2014.
Fear not though other consoles or PC owners, as many of the below titles also come to your chosen gaming device. I’m not a fanboy before you all pick on me
Nothing else is needed to be said really other than It’s Halo and it will be a big seller.
If I was a betting man though I would bet on a November/holiday release date though.
If you’ve been playing Dead Rising 3 of late. then surely you will know how much fun killing things in a world that does not take itself very serious actually is.
Sunset overdrive changes zombies for mutants, but has the colour of an 80’s cartoon drawn by a guy on magic mushrooms, which you can see by the teaser trailer at E3.
It will be interesting to see if the looks cover up for things lacking elsewhere, but let’s not judge before we have seen more.
Chances are if you played any of the previous games you will know how rage inducing yet addictive this game is and will be.
With the power of new consoles in the hands of RedLynx it will surely be the best looking Trials game to date that’s for sure.
Set for release on all major formats (Not Wii).
One of many Ubisoft games that has gamers counting down the days to play the damn thing is The Division.
The Division sees you play through an open-world New York three weeks after a lethal virus has swept through the city.
With the snowdrop next-gen engine shown off recently aswell it looks to not only please the shooter guys, but also the gamers who love graphics porn.
This is no doubt top of many peoples to-buy lists, and indeed was a factor why I went for the Xbox One in the end.
Will that choice bite me in the ass? we shall see, but I personally can’t wait for this mech/FPS come March.
Coming to Xbox One/360/PC.
Ever wanted to play God? well Project Spark looks to be the game for you.
With games like Minecraft selling really well on consoles, it’s a safe bet to say us gamers love nothing more than when a game gives us a blank canvas to work from.
Minecraft: Xbox One Edition
Not much really to be said here other than it’s Minecraft and it will sell by the bucketload.
Think Minecraft on the 360, but in much bigger form.
Kinect Sports Rivals
In the pre-season mode on the console as we speak, and to be honest I’ve had a few issues with the Kinect on this one.
Living somewhere that has a small living room still makes the Kinect judge you and give you a lesser experience than that cool guy living in his swanky loft.
This be said though, when it works it works really well, so another sure fire hit from the guys who gave us Kinect Sports.
The guys and girls behind games such as Alan Wake and Max Payne bring us their latest game Quantum Break.
Looking back on both previous games I would certainly say they pushed the console in terms of graphics when they released, and Quantum Break looks to keep that trend going.
The cut-scenes alone in the game are without doubt the most real to life ones I’ve ever seen as an Xbox owner, but of course it depends on how the game plays away from those looks.
Those are just a few of the games that tickle my fancy this year, but of course we still have E3 to come that I’m sure will hold many surprises for all of us.
One such game that I expect to see sooner rather than later is a next-gen Gears of war game, as Microsoft will never pass up a sure fire big seller on one of their bigger exclusives.
Gears of war looked gorgeous on the 360, so just imagine it with next-gen power behind it.
I also left out games like Destiny, Watch_Dogs, The Elder Scrolls Online, D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Dying Light, EA Sports UFC, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, this list could go on and on.
One thing is for certain, 2014 is looking to be a great year for all gamers no matter what console you went with.