We’re not even halfway through the year and 2017 is quickly becoming one of the best years in recent gaming history thanks to the likes of Horizon Zero Dawn, Persona 5, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nioh, Digimon World: Next Order, the list goes on. Gamers have been spoiled for choice so far this year but there’s still plenty more to come as we chase down the top 10 games still to come in 2017.
Star Trek: Bridge Crew
While Star Trek: Bridge Crew’s concept is an exciting one, it’s potential to be yet another gimmicky launch trying to ride the coattails of yet to be successful tech is high. While playing any game with a group of friends can be great fun, the chances of getting four mates all with VR capabilities in one place is slim. Cross-play functionality between the Vive, Rift and PlayStation VR is a good move from Ubisoft but whether this game makes a splash or sits in the closet with your Wii Fit Board has yet to be seen.
Star Trek: Bridge Crew is set to launch on PlayStation 4 and PC, May 30th.
Hand of Fate 2
Hand of Fate 2 is scheduled to launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam sometime 2017…. We hope.
Friday The 13th: The Game
Whether you take on the role of the legend himself or one of the helpless teams aimlessly running up stairs when they should be running out the door, Friday The 13th: The Game promises to offer plenty of scares and is almost guaranteed to have a heavy Twitch presence for at least the first couple of weeks following launch.
Friday The 13th: The Game is scheduled to release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on May 26th.
And now it’s 2017 and we’ve finally got another chance to explore the horrifying universe of Prey. Promising a blend of survival horror, ala Dead Space, in a mysterious science-fiction setting with a powerset akin to that of Dishonored, Prey’s setting up to check all the boxes.
We don’t have long to wait for this one. Prey launches worldwide on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, May 5th.
Star Wars: Battlefront 2
Star Wars: Battlefront 2 promises to return with more maps, more modes, more customization, more heroes, more bad guys and of course, more stupid homing rockets that guarantees every tom, dick and harry a fairly balanced 1:1 K/D ratio without any skill involved whatsoever. Sorry, bit of a rant there.
Anyway, whether or not EA actually listen to the fans is yet to be seen but with zero mention of Galactic Conquest up to this point, I’m not holding my breath.
Slated for release in November, Star Wars: Battlefront 2 will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC… PC… Through that stupid Origin crap… Ugh.
It’s safe to expect many elements to remain similar such as lock-on combat that rewards tactical prowess over the ability to randomly string devastating combinations together mashing your control pad with your American Dad chin. Deck 13 promise some innovations of their own with limb styled targeting that will hopefully add a new level of depth to an otherwise incredibly punishing combat system.
Another we don’t have long to wait for. The Surge launches this month on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Destiny needs a sequel, it deserves a sequel, and it’s getting one. Pretty damn soon too. Very few specifics have been announced but with big announcements and gameplay videos on the way, the Destiny 2 hype train has only just left the station.
Destiny 2 is going to sit atop many a wishlist for 2017. Fans can expect the game to arrive on September 8th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and for the first time in franchise history, PC.
Cue Phoenix Labs’ Dauntless. A Monster Hunter inspired online action RPG game coming for PC. While its actual official, proper, real, old-school release – ya know when a game is actually out, may not be this year there is still Alpha’s, Closed Betas, Open Betas, Early Accesses, all that fun stuffs to give players plenty of opportunity to dive into some Behemoth slaying goodness.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
New weapon and armor systems, more enemies, large-scale siege battles, it all looks a little too good to be true. Oh, and did I mention you can ride a fricking dragon? An actual dragon, it looks bad-ass. Assuming the trailer doesn’t pull an Alien Colonial Marines, Middle-earth: Shadow of War could deliver on its promises as soon as August 27th when it launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Red Dead Redemption 2
There’s no concrete date for Red Dead Redemption 2 yet but there’s a good chance it will meet its announced release of sometime 2017.