Mad Max: Fury Road
Son of Saul
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
Played “Halo 5.” Had fun. Played next to my fiancée, on our separate televisions, our separate Xbox Ones (that took awhile to save up for), with an unfortunate digital copy so we could share the game between consoles (all my other “Halo” hard copies now look lonely).
Being an older, more nostalgic, “Halo” player; initially hearing about the lack of split-screen multiplayer was shocking, and at the time I had been pretty verbal about my disappointment in 343 and the franchise.
Last year there was no clear front-runner in this conversation. The Media 10 Award-winning game last year was “Dragon Age: Inquisition,” but it was not by any means a clear front-runner.
This year there doesn’t seem to be a clear front-runner either. We compiled a most anticipated list at the beginning of the year and already 6 of those titles have been pushed to 2016 including our #1 pick “Tom Clancy’s The Division.”
It’s clear that the transition into the new generation of gaming has proved to be trying on many game developers. However, with a rather successful E3 this year, and the long-awaited announcement of “Fallout 4” for 2016. There are many reasons to be hopeful for the future.
But what about 2015? What will be the game of the year this year?
With Video Games it is very difficult to pinpoint what might be the best of 2015 come this time in 2016. In today’s world a lot of the great games are independently made and fly under the radar. Also many games will be announced during E3 2015, most of those titles will likely be 2016 releases, but some will make it just in time.
Some of our titles on our list this year were actually on our Most Anticipated list last year. Now that the developers have had enough time to make the games perfect for gamers, we can really bet that they will be strong.
So here are our top 10 Most Anticipated Video Games of 2015
1. Tom Clancy’s The Division
“Tom Clancy’s The Division” looks beautiful and has the potential to become the next defining multiplayer experience. People were excited to see this game come out in 2014, but in May last year the game was delayed to 2015. An anonymous source inside Ubisoft Massive stated “The game engine works well, it’s not done, but works well. The actual game development has barely started, however.”
There is no official release date, but there’s a strong chance the game will be released this year.
Video Game Preview: What to Expect from E3 2014
June 10th is when E3 2014 will begin. We will hear about new technology, and most importantly new next-gen games. E3 2013 seemed to be all about the new consoles (and rightfully so), but a lot of the new games were glossed over. Many games announced last year have been delayed such as “The Witcher 3,” “The Division,” and “Halo 5: Guardians” game. So expect to hear more about all of these and less about distant future titles. (more…)