2017 was a brilliant year in gaming, seeing games such as Assassin’s Creed Origins bringing the franchise back with a bang after a two year’s
break, as well as Forza Motorsport 7 innovating in new dynamic skies and and
weather features, plus its technological push to native 4K resolution with 60fps and HDR. Although we have only just welcomed in the new
year, we are already looking ahead to some of the new titles releasing this
year, which is looking to be another great year for gaming. So, without further
or do, here is our most anticipated games for 2018.
Following its delay last year, Rockstar’s next installment in
its Western themed action-adventure game is set to release this spring. The game is set in the unforgiving heartland of America, and promises to deliver "a vast and atmospheric world" that is being designed to also "provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience." Rockstar has been tight-lipped about Red Dead Redemption 2 for a while, with a teaser trailer, a story trailer, and a handful of screenshots being all we currently have to go by. With the game due in a few months time, one can expect Rockstar to start revealing more details soon.
Ubisoft's Far Cry 5 is a new open-world title that looks to be another game full of
chaos, this time set in rural Montana. Now offering a character creator system
for players to customise their character, and a new recruitment system for both
humans and animals that you will have to use to persuade for them to join you on your
mission to take down the local cult leader controlling the population. They have also finally added a full co-op campaign for you and friend to wade into a compelling and political storyline.
The pirate themed open-world action game Sea of Thieves see players squad
up with their friends to embark on an epic multiplayer adventure like no other. From collecting loot and treasure to engaging in epic sea battles with other players, Sea of Thieves looks to be a very promising game, full to the brim with sillyness and hilarity. Many players can't wait to get their hands on this Xbox exclusive come March 20th, 2018.
Ubisoft’s sequel to The Crew looks to be releasing this
summer, and if Assassin's Creed Origins and Watch Dogs 2 is anything to go by, Ubisoft will have something to prove. They will have listened to feedback and fixed many issues the previous game had to create a
great game, hopefully. Now, not only being able to drive cars, but also sail boats and fly
planes in what seems to be an even bigger open-world map than the previous game despite being set once again in the land of the free.
Instead of the original single-player only State of Decay,
its sequel now ventures into the realm of open-world co-op in surviving the
zombie apocalypse by any means necessary. Much like the first installment of the franchise, Sate of Decay 2 continues with the theme of scavenging throughout an open-world in attempted to survive the deadly zombie horde, however with the new addition of co-op, it will be interesting to see how the dynamic of the game will change.
OnRush is a new IP from Codemasters that's being developed by the folks from Evolution Studios, the team behind DRIVECLUB and MotorStorm. OnRush is in fact a spiritual successor to the latter, delivering an all-new arcade racing experience due in the Summer of 2018 as the ultimate celebration of sensational speed, outright fun and over the top
spectacle. If you don't believe us, check out its wacky reveal trailer below.
Overall, 2018 is shaping up to be one brilliant year for games, and we’ll be covering all of our favourites here on FullThrottle!
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