Games to get you through the Winter

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The computer game industry is absolutely out of control at the minute. For what seems like decades now, the choice of video rendered procrastination outlets available to us has been, well, out of control.

Want to rage around a distant universe blasting alien cultures to smithereens? No worries. Do you want to see your actual face on the head of the next world-beating football superstar? Safe. Fancy immersing yourself seamlessly into a fearsome crime family and stopping at nothing to ensure your rise to the top? Of course you do.

If we were to discuss every single game we were excited about that’s set for release over the next few months, we – or rather you - would be here all day. So to narrow things down a little, we’ve decided to cover games that are a) absolutely boss, and b) not single-console compatible.


Battlefield 1

Easily the game that’s been receiving the most hype of them all – at least in our office – Battlefield 1 breaks the trends of the franchises previous releases, transporting players back in time to a particularly gloomy period in modern history – World War One. This move away from the oversaturated modern warfare setting could not be more welcome; we cannot wait to see how the EA team bring the era to life.

Consoles: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Released: October 21st


South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Following the immense success of 2014’s ‘The Stick of Truth’, the South Park team are set to launch their follow-up just in time for Christmas. Trey Parker and Matt Stone's cult comedy creation is no stranger to the video game format, having been the theme for countless titles across many platforms over the years. That being said, the exciting new format adopted for TSOT blew the game wide open – redefining just what a South Park game could be. It was like playing an hours-long episode. It was both hilarious and aesthetically impressive. Let’s hope for more of the same with the follow-up.

Consoles: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Released: December 6th


Titanfall 2

There’s no question that the first Titanfall title made a sizeable splash when it dropped back in 2014. The mind blowing concept and sharp design spoke to a lot of gamers and the game enjoyed its fair share of attention – at least for a while. Interest seemed to die down quite prematurely, some attributing this to a lack of any substantial campaign mode and others to the games failure to retain multiplayer momentum. Whatever the case, Titanfall 2 promises to make up for these inadequacies and we’ll be first in line to give the franchise another go.

Consoles: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Released: October 28th


Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

For players who are more interested in going forward in time than visiting the past, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is set to offer a worthy alternative to Battlefield 1. Harnessing the power of their previous titles and jamming the gears into intergalactic overdrive, the COD team are going full sci-fi with their new title. If it doesn’t seem like your kind of thing, don’t worry, as the develepors have announced a remastered version of their classic 2007 title Modern Warfare will arrive in conjunction with the new game.

Consoles: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Released: November 4th


Steep

Niche sporting titles are somewhat of an anomaly within todays industry, though that’s exactly what’s coming next from Ubisoft. Steep looks awesome; a game simply hell bent on combining classic open-world snowboard and ski capability along with wingsuits and paragliders – all set within breath-taking mountain ranges just waiting to be explored by the player in a thrilling open plan format. The trailer views as more of an extreme sports compilation than a game, but that just entices us all the more.

Consoles: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Released: December


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