XXL’s Most Anticipated Games Of 2015
2014 started out slow but as the year waned gamers everywhere started to feel more comfortable about their PS4 and Xbox One purchases as several outstanding titles were released. 2015 looks to be even more promising as several must-play games are on the way.—written and compiled by DJRhude (@DJRhude)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - PC, PS4, and Xbox One – Date: May 19th, 2015
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will take full advantage of new hardware to deliver a huge, open world filled with difficult decisions to make and monstrosities to slay.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – PS4 - Date: TBD 2015
Uncharted 4 will continue Naughty Dog's legacy of creating graphical show pieces and we can't wait.
Halo 5: Guardians – Xbox One - date: TBD 2015
If it’s Halo it’s bound to be good and Halo 5 will be making the series’ first next-gen leap. We’re also going to see a new character added to the mix, in Agent Locke.
Star Wars: Battlefront – PC, PS4, Xbox One – Date: TBD 2015
The people want it and DICE plans to deliver a Star Wars game that is stellar. The brief glimpses seen of it at E3 2014 was already enough to get the masses excited.
MLB The Show 15 – PS4, PS3, PS Vita – Date: March 31st, 2015
SCEA’s brilliant baseball simulation returns with a host of improvements that promises to make The Show 15 one of the best yet. A New Human IK Engine, new Tag System, revamped commentary, and overhauled Franchise mode are just some of the new elements we can expect to see.
No Man’s Sky – PS4, PC – Date: TBD 2015
Despite No Man Sky being made by a small indie team, this title has proven it can walk with the big dogs. Sky promises to offer limitless potential as you experience this dope space simulation that gives you your own procedurally generated planet to explore.
The Legend of Zelda Wii U – Wii U – Date: TBD 2015
We were offered a brief look at Zelda during E3 week last summer and it looked like the shot in the arm the Wii U needed. It just remains to be seen if Nintendo can get this out in a timely fashion.
Batman Arkham Knight – PS4, Xbox One, PC – Date: June 2nd, 2015
Developer Rocksteady brings the Caped Crusader into an open world on new-gen hardware for the first time. We’ll also get to tool around in a new tricked out Batmobile that looks absolutely crazy.
Rise of The Tomb Raider – Xbox One, Xbox – Date: TBD 2015
Last year’s reboot saw the love affair with Lara Croft rekindled as Tomb Raider was met with high praise. It should be interesting to see what new heights Rise of The Tomb Raider can take Lara in this Microsoft published title.
The Order: 1886 – PS4 – Date: February 20th, 2015
The Order introduces a unique vision of Victorian-Era London wherein an order of knights protects citizens from hybrid monster-men. Due to its unique premise, looks to be one of the more intriguing games set to hit the market in 2015.
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