21 of the Most Anticipated Upcoming Games of 2017
2016 is coming to a close, and with PlayStation Experience being the last big gaming “thing” of the year, it looks like we have a pretty solid portrait of what 2017 is going to look like.
E3 2016 brought a ton of new game announcements for games we’re expecting to see in 2017 for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC, as well as the rumored Xbox One Scorpio and PS4 Pro. But even before we get the major releases to pencil onto the release calendar, Sony and Microsoft already have some good-looking games on the horizon for next year.
Of course, that’s good news for us, and we’re expecting big, big things for 2017. Sadly, we won’t be able to play these highly anticipated upcoming games until next year.
But for now, here are the top 21 most anticipated upcoming games of 2017:
1. Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
Release Date: January 24, 2017
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Genre: Horror, Thriller
It was an incredibly well done reveal on Sony’s part, and they surprised everyone at E3 by announcing Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, despite the fact that it’s not a PS4 exclusive. The game will also be coming to PC and Xbox One in January 2017. For the first time in the main series (excluding Survivor), Resident Evil will go first-person, and Capcom says that gamers shouldn’t expect a “gun fest.” What’s more, herb gathering is back, baby! And, there will be no quick time events in the game. It’s quite possible that this could be the best Resident Evil game ever made, or it could be Capcom just cashing in on the brand — only time will tell.
2. Mass Effect: Andromeda
Release Date: Q1 2017
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Genre: RPG, Third Person Shooter
We’re still kicking dirt about Mass Effect: Andromeda not releasing in 2016, but it’s probably a good thing since it’s going to pay off in the long run. I mean, it’s not like BioWare has a history of releasing buggy games, right? RIGHT?? Andromeda will take place long after the events of the Mass Effect trilogy, and players will be able to take on the role of a male or female human character. What’s more, we now know that we’ll be able to pilot a Mako, a customizable six-wheeled vehicle.
3. South Park: The Fractured But Whole
Release Date: Early 2017
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
We were just as disappointed as you were when South Park: the Fractured But Whole was delayed out of December into early 2017, and we’re surprised that here we are in November, and still no solid release date. Still, what we’ve seen from the new South Park game so far looks brilliant. Instead of the fantasy RPG theme of The Stick of Truth, the new game will follow superhero tropes, allowing you to become your own superhero. Awesome. I’ll also note that Matt Stone and Trey Parker have been vocal about their resistance to chopping the game up to create DLC, but they will, instead, likely add extra scenes down the line. For now, be prepared for what’s likely to become the quintessential fart joke game when it hits in early 2017.
4. Ghost Recon Wildlands
Developer: Ubisoft Paris
Release Date: March 7, 2017
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is an upcoming tactical shooter that will be the tenth installment in the Ghost Recon franchise. It will feature an open world environment, and looks to draw influences from Just Cause 3 and Grand Theft Auto 5. The game will be set in modern times this time, and the open world will feature a variety of environments (indicating that the map is likely huge).
5. For Honor
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Release Date: February 14, 2017
Platforms: PS4, PC and Xbox One
For Honor was also revealed at E3 2015, and it’s safe to say that it pretty much stole the show. Not one single person thought Ubisoft would bring anything new to their show, but For Honor looks like nothing else we’ve played before. There are three factions (Knights, Samurais and Vikings) facing off against each other in 4 v 4 battles, with both teams in a match also facing their enemy’s army. They had us at samurais.