Biggest Upcoming Video Games In 2017 That You Should Be Worried About


As far as the gaming world has been concerned, 2017 has gotten off to a cracking start. Between the under-the-radar Nioh and the surprisingly excellent Resident Evil 7, players have had plenty of juicy gaming experiences to sink their teeth into so far in 2017 – and we’re only two months in.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Crash Bandicoot is back, baby. And not the crappy, Activision-led Crash of the mid-late 2000s, but the prime-time PS1 Bandicoot that you spent most of your childhood with.

Completely remastering the first three Naughty Dog classics, the upcoming N. Sane trilogy seems to be everything fans have been craving for years. But even though it ticks all the right boxes on paper, we have to remember that although Sony is heavily involved with this remake, it’s still Activision that’s in charge.

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The same Activision that completely killed the remaster of fan-favourite Tony Hawk Pro Skater.

And with vague promises of added gameplay features, there’s also the worry that the publisher won’t be able to leave well enough alone and resist putting their own flourishes on these classic games, much in the same way they added micro-transactions to the remaster of Call of Duty 4.

We hope that Sony will be able to steer them in the right direction of preserving the original games as much as possible, but looking at Activision’s track record when it comes to remasters, I’d be bracing for the worst.

Mass Effect: Andromeda

It’s so hard to not get swept up in the hype for Mass Effect: Andromeda, and it hasn’t taken most people much convincing to sign up for the next game in the series.

But from what we’ve seen so far it doesn’t seem as though publisher EA has much confidence in the upcoming spin-off. With the game just under a month away, you’d expect to be bombarded with marketing and gameplay videos for a title as supposedly expansive and massive as Andromeda, yet we’ve seen barely anything of the upcoming title.

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Combine that with the awkward trailers and demos that we actually have seen at conferences like E3, and we can’t exactly say that Andromeda has put forward a good first impression.

It’s nice to be in the dark about the spin-off’s story, but it’s a bit of a shame that we’re just as in the dark about the quality of the overall game.

Destiny 2

After a shaky start a few years ago, Destiny went on to become one of the biggest games of all time. Constantly improving the core experience through the release of increasingly better expansion packs, the Destiny of 2017 looks nothing like the Destiny of 2014, mainly because a true sequel was placed on the backburner to ensure that the franchise had a strong foundation to build upon.

But that sequel is finally coming, and according to Activision’s investor calls it’s still on track to hit at the end of this year. But while the franchise has made great strides to get where it is today, we shouldn’t conveniently forget the mistakes it made along the way.

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From cynical attempts at parting you with your cash to saving all of the great story material for pricey expansions, Activision and Bungie have reaped the rewards of being able to drip-feed players new content over the last three years.

So while they’ll no doubt avoid making the same mistakes as the previous game and actually ship Destiny 2 with a proper story campaign this time around, you can probably bet that once again you won’t be able to get your hands on the full experience or the best content until the first few pieces of DLC have hit the online store.

Crackdown 3

You’d be forgiven for forgetting that Crackdown 3 was even coming out this year. Announced all the way back in 2015, the upcoming sequel to one of the most beloved Xbox 360 games has gone dark ever since, with no new trailers or videos being released to show off Microsoft’s next big title.

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Hell, if it wasn’t for their recent investors call that confirmed the game was still slated for a 2017 release we’d have no idea that the title was still on its way this year. By now the sequel has been in the dark for so long that it wouldn’t be unreasonable to think that it’s undergoing some kind of huge face-lift in time for an eventual re-reveal.

So while we can’t say for sure, it would be a pretty good guess that if and when Crackdown 3 makes a comeback it won’t look anything like the same game you saw two years ago.

Source – Whatculture

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