There are a lot of great games coming out in the next couple of years, and when pondering all the great games that are yet to come (not forgetting those that we don't even know about yet that will be announced at E3 next month) I started to get really exited (although rather concerned for my bank balance).
Given the line up of diverse gamers that we have here at RGM I also began wondering just what they are all anticipating also, so I set about picking the brains of my team members to compile a list of all the games that we simply can't wait to get out hands on, and have included them below for you.
So let's get started....
- Final Fantasy XV
Check out some of the beautiful towns, gigantic cities and scenic backdrops which make up the world of Final Fantasy XV in this vibrant world of wonder. Final Fantasy XV will be released on September 30th, 2016 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
2. Mafia III
In Mafia III, the word "Family" has more than one meaning for Lincoln Clay, as he starts to build a new family in the form of his lieutenants as in his criminal empire. Mafia III releases on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC later in 2016.
3. Gears of War 4
Gears of War 4 is developed by The Coalition and published by Microsoft Studios and is set to release on Xbox One October 11th 2016.
Marcus has gone into retirement, his son JD now has some MASSIVE shoes to fill, and along with his companion Kait they get set to take on the next wave of evil that plans to wipe out EVERYTHING.
- Battlefield 1
Battlefield 1 is published by EA and is a first person shooter that takes place during World War 1, and releases on the 21st of October 2016 on the Xbox One, PC and the PlayStation 4.
Gamers have been screaming for a World War 1 or 2 experience and EA are giving it to them.
2. Planet Coaster
Planet Coaster is Developed and Published by Frontier Studios and is the spiritual successor to the Rollercoaster Tycoon series. It is currently in early access on Steam and looks to fully release sometime later in 2016.
3. Insurgency: Sandstorm
Insurgency: Sandstorm is a first person shooter developed and published by New World Interactive and is set to release in 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Insurgency will test your ability to work as a team, to plan, execute and follow through to complete objectives and will punish recklessness.
Cuphead is a shooter platforming game and is set to release on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC later (hopefully) in 2016.
From the moment this game was first unveiled gamers everywhere have been busting to get their hands on this classic old school game that doesn't hold your hand for one second.
- Star Citizen
Star Citizen is an upcoming space sim video game for Microsoft Windows and Linux. Star Citizen will consist of two main components: first-person space combat, mining, exploration and trading with first-person shooter elements in a massively multiplayer persistent universe and customizable private servers, and a branching single-player and drop-in co-operative multiplayer campaign titled Squadron 42. The game is built on a modified CryEngine and will feature Oculus Rift support. Star Citizen will arrive on Windows 10 sometime in 2016.
2. Total War: WARHAMMER
Far from home, an Empire witch hunter seeking the source of this corruption will soon find that there are fates in the Old World far worse than death. The Vampire Counts have arisen, and today in this brand new in-engine trailer, they are unleashed.
All tremble before the Midnight Aristocracy! Led by Mannfred von Carstein, chief acolyte of necromantic magic and the Vampire Counts’ most cunning son, battalions of age-dead soldiers march forth to claim the Old World in the name of the undead. Moldering legions of Grave Guard, skeletons, colossal aberrations and bat-winged beasts lay siege to gigantic Dwarfen citadels whilst Mannfred himself prowls the skies on his ferocious Zombie Dragon.
The Vampire Counts are masters of death magic and necromancy, and those that stand and fall before their might will not remain fallen for long.
Vampire Counts join the Greenskins, Dwarfs and Empire as the fourth playable race in Total War: WARHAMMER which released today, May 24th 2016, on PC.
Routine is developed by Lunar Software and is scheduled to release for PC sometime in 2016.
As you would expect from 'Lunar' you are in outer space in what seems to be a terrifying scenario of death with no clue yet as to how, why or when.
'Buckle in' for this one as it's going to be a ride.
4. Paper Mario Color Splash
Paper Mario Color Splash is for the Wii U and is set to release sometime in 2016. Mario is just one of those franchises that never seems to age and continues to come up with new, vibrant and entertaining ways to keep us coming back for more.
5. Horizon: Zero Dawn
Horizon: Zero Dawn is an exhilarating new action role playing game exclusively for the PlayStation 4, developed by the award winning Guerrilla Games studio, creators of PlayStation’s venerated Killzone franchise.
Take on the role of skilled hunter Aloy as you explore a vibrant and lush world inhabited by mysterious mechanized creatures. Horizon: Zero Dawn is set to release in 2016, however rumors are spreading around the land of a possible delay into 2017.
6. No Man's Sky
Developed by Hello Games, the indie studio behind the PlayStation 3 hit Joe Danger, No Man's Sky is a science-fiction game without limits. If you see a mountain, you can trek there. If you see a planet hanging on the horizon, it's a real place, with its own rich ecology of creatures and vegetation. You can get in your ship, fly into space and it's yours to explore. Not just that, but every star in the sky is just the light of a sun, with its own solar system waiting for you to discover and adventure in. No man's Sky is set to release on PlayStation 4 and PC on June 21st 2016.
7. Gran Turismo Sport
Gran Turismo Sport launches on PlayStation 4 on November 16th 2016 with the planned beta now delayed/cancelled to ensure the game releases during the promised time frame.
Crackdown's groundbreaking open world returns in a stunning, completely new experience for Xbox One in 2016 harnessing the power of the cloud with destructible environments.
Presenting ReCore, an Xbox One exclusive (likely to head to Windows 10 but without confirmation) from the legendary creator Keiji Inafune and the makers of Metroid Prime. As one of the last remaining humans, forge friendships with courageous robot companions and lead them on an epic adventure through a mysterious, dynamic world.
The next great adventure from critically-acclaimed developer PlatinumGames and renowned Game Director Hideki Kamiya, Scalebound transports you to a distant, hostile world. You'll come face to face with fearsome creatures, including formidable dragons - and the bond you forge with this awesome predator will prove crucial to the survival of both worlds.
11. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided directly follows the aftermath of the Aug Incident, a day when mechanically augmented citizens all over the world were stripped of control over their minds and bodies, resulting in the deaths of millions of innocents. The year is now 2029, and the golden era of augmentations is over. Mechanically augmented humans have been deemed outcasts and segregated from the rest of society. Crime and acts of terror serve as a thin veil to cover up an overarching conspiracy aimed at controlling the future of mankind…
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is coming August 23rd, 2016 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
12. NBA 2K17
Fans of the yearly installment of the NBA 2K franchise, can pre-order NBA 2K17 in anticipation for its release later this year in September. Better grab out those Nike's!
13. Tom Clancy's: Ghost Recon Wildlands
Tom Clancy's: Ghost Recon Wildlands will be available on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. It will be interesting to see how they tackle the next installment in this much loved franchise, and for fans of early installments be sure to check back here in the coming week's for an exclusive interview that we are conducting with the former Lead Designer of the franchise, Mr Christian Allen, now of Serellan.
1. Dead Island Definitive Edition
Deep Silver are bringing the iconic bone crunching, skull smashing, limb breaking, blood drenching fan loved Dead Island and Dead: Island Riptide to the next generation! Featuring fully remastered and greatly improved versions of both Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide are set to deliver the most ultimate Dead Island experiences ever.
All three titles, Dead Island Definitive Edition, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition and Dead Island Retro Revenge plus the compilation Dead Island Definitive Collection,
are scheduled for release in one weeks time on May 31st 2016 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.
2. Worms W.M.D
Worms W.M.D features a fresh, brand new look 2D cartoon-inspired worms as well as gorgeous hand drawn landscapes. For the first time ever players will be able to use exciting new vehicles and even enter buildings which will add new strategic elements of gameplay to the traditional wormy warfare.
1. Mass Effect: Andromeda
A new adventure awaits in the Mass Effect universe. With stunning visuals and a new galaxy to discover, BioWare delivers the next generation of space exploration.
Mass Effect: Andromeda has been delayed until 2017 to ensure the game is at its most polished, perfect self, for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
2. Civilization VI
Watch the announcement trailer below for the next entry in the award-winning Civilization series coming to PC on October 21st, 2016.
Civilization VI offers new ways to interact with your world, expand your empire across the map, advance your culture, and compete against history’s greatest leaders to build a civilization that will stand the test of time.
Originally created by legendary game designer Sid Meier, Civilization is a turn-based strategy game in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. Become ruler of the world by establishing and leading a civilization from the 'stone age' to the 'information age'. Wage war, conduct diplomacy, advance your culture, and go head-to-head with history’s greatest leaders as you attempt to build the greatest civilization the world has ever known.
- The Last Guardian
The last guardian is about a story of a giant beast and a little boy trying to survive and is set to release sometime in 2016 on PlayStation 4.
The anticipation for the release of this game could not be more real, after 11 years in development The Last Guardian is starting to take the form of an urban myth to the point that those live during the Sony E3 press conference last year were left shedding tears of joy at the sight and hope that this game has not whispered off quietly into the night and is in fact releasing this year.
Shuhei Yosida, President of Sony's Worldwide Studios for Sony Computer Entertainment Inc, assured the community last month that The Last Guardian will be releasing this year without further delay.
This year's E3 presentation will have many holding their breath in the hope that we see further confirmation of this.
2. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare returns to the roots of the franchise where large-scale war and cinematic, immersive military storytelling take center stage. Prepare for a gripping war story in which players fight against the Settlement Defense Front to defend our very way of life.
Take Command on November 4th.
Pre-order the Legacy Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition and get Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, the return of one of the most critically-acclaimed games of all time.
Don't let the fact that this trailer has now become to most disliked game trailer on YouTube deter you from at least checking it out.
In a time of global crisis, an international task force of heroes banded together to restore peace to a war-torn world. This organization, known as Overwatch, ended the crisis and helped maintain peace for a generation, inspiring an era of exploration, innovation, and discovery.
After many years, Overwatch's influence waned and it was eventually disbanded. Now in the wake of its dismantling, conflict is rising once again. Overwatch may be gone…but the world still needs heroes.
Overwatch releases today, May 24th 2016 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Are you ready to defend humanity?
3. Sea of Thieves
The freedom of pirate life awaits you in Rare's next adventurous voyage on the Xbox One.
First shown at E3 2015, we can most certainly expect to see more CGI if not gameplay at E3 next month.
As you can see from the trailer there is plenty to get excited about so I can see why this is on Bella's 'most anticipated list'.
- Halo Wars 2
Halo Wars 2 is an exciting new strategy game packed with fast-paced action, massive battles, and an all-new Halo story, coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 in fall of 2016.
343 Industries take over the reigns from Bungie on this one so it will be interesting to see if we are headed in a completely different direction or if they stay true to the roots of this franchise.
I hope you have enjoyed reading this article as much as I have enjoyed writing it. What are you most excited for that is releasing in 2016 and beyond? Let us know in the comments below or in the Real Game Media Forums.