What are you looking forward to?
There you have it. Those are all of the games we know will be releasing in 2015. Now, all we have to do is wait. What games are you looking forward to playing? Which ones are going to make the next few months the most painful as we draw, ever so slowly, to the release date? Let us know in the comments below.
For more on the games coming in the near future, be sure to check out our Upcoming PS4 games list and Upcoming Xbox One games
6. Halo 5: Guardians (TBA)
Releasing on: Xbox One [Pre-Order it on Amazon]
Master Chiefâ€™s saga isnâ€™t quite over, but how his story continues is still a bit up in the air. In fact, the main piece of artwork released by developer 343 Industries proudly shows a Spartan who is NOT the Chief. What does this mean for Halo 5: Guardians? Well, we donâ€™t really know.
What we do know is that heâ€™s a completely new character, and that Halo 5 will run on an entirely new engine. We know that itâ€™s a new chapter in Master Chiefâ€™s life, and that this will start a new status quo for the series. Hey, thatâ€™s a lot of â€œnews.â€ Expect more of it as we get closer to the gameâ€™s fall 2015 release.
7. Tom Clancy’s The Division (TBA)
Releasing on: PS4, Xbox One, PC [Pre-Order it on Amazon]
Even though we still don’t know that much about The Division, what we have seen of the game makes it look super cool. The game looks absolutely beautiful, making use of Ubisoft’s Snowdrop engine to create the massive city that players will be able to explore as they hunt for new gear and take down enemy groups.
The shooter MMO’s demos at the last two E3s seem to emphasize communication between three-man squads, suggesting that teams will have to work together tactically to survive–and coming from games like Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon, we wouldn’t expect much less. Not only will players have to be aware of the NPC presence in the game world, other players can also show up at any moment to ruin your day. How is still unclear, but a little bit of PvP is always welcome.
8. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (May 19)
Releasing on: PC, Xbox One, PS4 [Pre-Order it on Amazon]
The choice heavy storytelling of the Witcher series finally moves into a completely open world in which, it seems, anything can happen. The amnesiac Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, is on a mission to recover his lost memories leading him to seek out the Wild Hunt, a spectral cavalcade of wandering ghosts. Sounds mysterious and cool already, right? Well, we haven’t even touched on how the gameplay works yet.
As a witcher, you have skills not unlike a medieval jedi knight. You can force push enemies to the ground, mind trick villagers to gain information about a quest, and swing a sword like nobody’s business. On top of all of the action of cutting the heads off dangerous monsters for money, you’ll also choose the fate of the local populace. Villages will rise and fall according to your actions, so choose your path wisely.
9. Bloodborne (March 24)
Releasing on: PS4 [Pre-Order it on Amazon]
If you were hoping for another Dark Souls sequel for 2015, well, you’re pretty much getting that with Bloodborne. The developers at From Software are taking the you’re-gonna-die-a-whole-lot gameplay and transplanting the dark fantasy setting into the future–around the early 19th century we’re guessing.
But the thing about the new setting is that the shield up and circle strafe gameplay has been done to death. So, the developers have given the player the tools to be much more aggressive–and by tools we’re talking a shotgun and a massive cleaver. Despite the inclusion of guns, you can bet the developers will find new ways of making the enemies even more punishing SOBs.
10. No Man’s Sky (TBA)
Releasing on: PC, PS4
The No Man’s Sky reveal blew us away at E3 2014. It’s a procedurally generated universe that continuously builds on itself, offering massive planets to explore, each one with its own wildlife, terrain, and environmental conditions. All of these variables are interconnected. The environment will change what the animals look like, what materials you can gather, and what vegetation grows on the planet – making that world completely unique. Sounds like a lot to explore right? Well, then comes the mind-blowing part.
But exploring one planet isn’t even scratching the surface. You can hop into a spaceship, take off into the stratosphere and fly through an entire universe full of new worlds, asteroids, and creatures. There also appear to be hostile enemy fleets cruising around the void, begging to engage in a Star Wars-style space battle. There’s much more to see of No Man’s Sky, and we can’t wait to find out more when the game deploys later this year.