After my preordered game post I bring you some more previews of upcoming games.
First up is the MMO shooter by Bungie. I did play the beta a bit and liked the game just fine. But in the end of the day, I’m not super-psyched about shooters in general and I prefer the fantasy style in open world games like a mmo. Still, its a great and a BIG game this year. And as far as pricing is concerned: all you have to pay to play in groups online is having PS Plus, which every PS4 owner should have no matter what. And you can still play it semi-online without PS+!
So, if you like shooters and/or Halo, this is your game this year.
Release Date: Sept 9
Genre: MMO Shooter
Originally planned as an launch title, Driveclub was pushed back several times now and finally will come out in early October. It calls itself a social driving simulation which sounds…interesting and still will be partially free for Plus subscribers, so I’ll try it out one way or another. If I will enjoy it – I don’t know.
The graphics are great, the weather effects look beautiful and well, if the gameplay is good, why not play it for a while? At least till the next game comes out 😉
Release Date: Oct. 8
Genre: Driving Simulation
Another driving simulation and this time by Ubisoft. The US will be the playground of this game and it will be a huge one. In one of GameSpot’s The Lobby they tried to drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles and took about 15mins, which doesn’t sound like much, but if you compare that to a drive from coast to coat, things start to get really crazy. Just as in Driveclub, The Crew will feature online teams and competitions. To earn ‘prestige’ you not necessarily have to win an race but only be good at certain things. Like drifting, safe driving or the highest speed.
As there won’t be a Need for Speed game this year, this will be the two driving games fighting for an audience. I have no real preference one way or another. I’ll have to wait and see 😉
Release: Nov 11
Genre: Driving Simulation
Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Though still a bit away this game will surely rock the charts, even if its coming out way after the holiday season. CD Project Red are world-famous for their action RPG and it not only looks gorgeous but the gameplay and story look equally good. This will be the first game in the series on Sony’s
platforms and I still have to play the first games but I mostly heard great things about the series and when there’s a book series about a video game, it surely can’t be bad, right?
So, I’m looking forward to February mainly because of this game. I do like RPGs and it doesn’t look as open-world as Skyrim (which was too large for me).
Release Date: Feb. 24 2015
Publisher: CD Project Red
Genre: Action RPG