The gaming industry is booming and the number of gamers worldwide is expected to increase from 1.8 billion in 2015 to 2.3 billion by 2020, according to Newzoo’s Global Games Market Report.
This year promises to bring a variety of new games for all types of consoles, including some highly anticipated sequels for popular video games like “Mass Effect” and “Kingdom Come.” The following are some of the most anticipated video games that are set to release in 2017:
Mass Effect Andromeda
Mass Effect Andromeda is the fourth game in the Mass Effect series, but it’s also a fresh start. Set in space and after the events of Mass Effect 3, Andromeda promises to introduce new characters, a new galaxy, and a whole lot of fun. The game will feature Ryder as its protagonist (your character), who’s tasked with finding humanity a new home. You’ll get to choose whether you’re playing as male or female Ryder and can customize their look too!
The story revolves around your team—which consists of Liam Kosta (a security officer), Cora Harper (an engineer), Peebee (a resistance fighter), Vetra Nyx (an explorer) Jaal Ama Darav—who are all members of your Pathfinder team on board the Tempest spaceship.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a battle royale game where you fight against other players until only one player remains. It’s a survival game, so you need to scavenge for supplies and weapons while trying to stay alive. The game is played in first-person mode and can be played solo or as part of a team.
PUBG is a multiplayer battle royale game. A battle royale game is a type of video game where a large number of players are put into a battle arena to fight until only one player or team remains. The genre was popularized by the Japanese film Battle Royale, but it wasn’t until Brendan Greene, better known as PlayerUnknown, created his own version called Battlegrounds (PUBG) that it became popular on PC gaming platforms such as Steam and later Xbox One.
The concept behind PUBG is simple: 100 players parachute onto an island with nothing but their wits and whatever weapons they can find in order to be the last person standing at the end of four minutes plus one second. There are no health packs or equipment outside of what you find scattered across each map—so scavenging for ammo becomes key when engaging enemy players—and if you die during gameplay your character drops all items in hand’s reach before spawning back into play somewhere else on the map under different circumstances, such as being stuck within an abandoned vehicle or hiding among tall grasses waiting for another opponent to walk by so you can kill them without alerting anyone else nearby about your presence nearby! This makes every match unique because there aren’t any loading screens between deaths like many traditional MMOs have in order reduce lag issues throughout matches.”
GTA V is a third-person shooter video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 17, 2013.
The game is played from either a first-person or third-person perspective while interacting with non-player characters (NPC), generally civilians and traffic members whom the player cannot directly control. Players complete missions—linear scenarios with set objectives—to progress through the story. Outside of missions, players may freely roam the open world. The Grand Theft Auto series is known for its open world structure that allows players to interact with the gameworld at their leisure; activities such as attacking police helicopters, committing crimes like arson and theft or purchasing real estate are available in the game’s virtual city setting of Los Santos (based on Los Angeles). The world’s geography is designed to encourage exploration: players can use various vehicles including cars; boats; motorcycles; aircrafts (such as fixed wing aircrafts) to travel between areas of interest within an integral transportation network that connects each region together called “Los Santos Transit”.
In addition to single player mode which revolves around three protagonists who work together to perform heists across Los Santos, GTA V has support for two additional modes: cooperative multiplayer where up to four players can play together over internet connection using any combination of controllers supported by their platform (iPad only supports touchscreen controls)
Kingdom Come Deliverance
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is an open world action role-playing game developed by Warhorse Studios and published by Deep Silver. In Kingdom Come, you are Henry, the son of a blacksmith. After fighting in the Battle of Anechoic against invading forces from Pribyslavitz and Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia, you are tasked with finding a kidnapped man who is key to your village’s safety.
The game is played from a third-person perspective in an open world environment with nonlinear gameplay allowing players to roam around on foot or on horseback. The player can choose how they want to play; if it’s role playing they want then they can interact with NPCs while completing quests or even romance them if they’re feeling lucky! If combat seems more up their alley then they’ll be able to use one of sixteen different types of medieval weaponry including maces, swords, halberds (polearms) etcetera!
Resident Evil 7
Resident Evil 7 is a survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom. It serves as the eleventh installment in the Resident Evil series, and a reimagining of the series’ seventh installment, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. The game is set in an abandoned Southern mansion known as Dulvey Haunted House, which has fallen into disrepair since the owner’s mysterious disappearance.
The player controls Ethan Winters as they explore the house to find their missing wife Mia, who was kidnapped by a woman named Marguerite Baker. Ethan must survive encounters with hostile humans and zombies while uncovering secrets about his family history.
Horizon Zero Dawn
Horizon Zero Dawn is an action role-playing video game developed by Guerrilla Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It was released worldwide for the PlayStation 4 on 1 March 2017, with a Microsoft Windows version scheduled to be released in spring 2018. The game’s story is set in the distant future, where an apocalyptic event has destroyed much of civilization; those who survived formed primitive tribes and have forgotten about the old world’s technology. The player takes control of Aloy, a young woman seeking to discover her origins; over time she becomes involved in their struggle against corrupt factions and learns more about the mystery of their society’s origins.
- Prey is an upcoming first-person shooter video game developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. The game is a reboot of the 2006 game Prey, developed by Human Head Studios.
- It was released on May 5, 2017 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
- The plot follows Morgan Yu, who must save his/her brother Alex Yu from the Typhon aliens while being trapped aboard an alternate reality space station called Talos I
Nier Automata is a 3D action role-playing game developed by PlatinumGames and published by Square Enix. The sequel to Nier, which was released in 2010, Automata takes place in the year 11945 AD, where humanity is driven from Earth by invading aliens and must fight back against their oppressors while seeking new meaning for their lives on the surface of a strange planet.
Nier Automata’s story revolves around 2B (YoRHa No. 2 Type B), an android created to serve in humanity’s proxy army; and 9S (YoRHa Type S), an android whose true purpose is unknown but who possesses advanced hacking abilities that he uses to evade deletion at all costs. The characters are accompanied on their journey by Pod 042—an AI pod whose name references its number designation—and other machines that are manufactured with artificial intelligence as well as mechanical bodies similar to those used in combat operations across Earth.”
Sea of Thieves
Sea of Thieves is a pirate adventure game developed by Rare. It is set in the open world of the Sea of Thieves, where you can explore and build alliances with other players as you hunt for treasure. The game features a third-person camera view which enables players to get up close and personal with their shipmates (or enemies).
Set for release on March 20th 2017, this game has garnered much fanfare leading up to its launch date.
These are some of the most anticipated games in 2017
- The Last of Us Part II
- God of War (PS4)
- Red Dead Redemption II (Xbox One)
- Detroit: Become Human (PS4) Developed by Quantic Dream, this new game is said to be an interactive drama in which players make decisions that affect the course of events. You play as Kara, an android who begins to question her existence after a catastrophic event leaves her with some interesting choices about what it means to be alive. Release date: May 25th, 2018; platforms: PS4 and PC; developer: Quantic Dream; publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
So, there you have it—our list of 10 most anticipated video games in 2017. If you’re a gamer or even just an observer, we hope that this list has helped you get excited about the coming year. And with so many new and innovative titles on their way out in 2017, we can’t wait to see how the world of video games will grow and change as a result.