In 2016 we saw huge advancements in the gaming community from start-up companies producing exceptional games, virtual reality and augmented reality and established franchises releasing more outstanding games. Listed below are some of the top commodities we’re excited to come out in 2017 and what’s already happening.
So far, in 2017 we’ve already seen some great games released such as Gravity Rush 2, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Horizon Zero Dawn and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wind.
Virtual Reality (VR) is a computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional environment where you’re able to interact in a realistic, physical way. Often using electronic equipment such as a helmet with a screen on in the inside or gloves with sensors.
Top 10 VR Games
Star Trek Bridge Crew
Hover Skate VR
From Other Suns
This year is definitely packed with some of the biggest new games to play, with more to be announced, I’m sure. There are games from long-awaited sequels, fresh takes on familiar genres, interesting games, many more western games and tons of Japanese games to hit the market. These games are confirmed for PS4, Xbox One and PC as well as the addition of some more released for new platforms such as Nintendo’s console, the Switch.
Here are a few more 2017 games to be released.
Mass Effect: Andromeda
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Super Mario Odyssey
God of War
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Gaming Consoles 2017
Sony PlayStation 3 Pro — Shows noticeable improvements, has better hardware and has a 1 terabyte hard drive.
Sony PlayStation 4 Slim — Is great for gamers on a budget, notably not as fantastic as the PlayStation 3 Pro and worth skipping for PlayStation 4 owners.
Microsoft Xbox One S — Is a slick looking console that’s 40% smaller than the original. It displays 4K video but is worth skipping if you already own the Xbox One.
Nintendo 3DS XL — Has vastly improved 3D effects, dual analog controls, more features but the battery life hasn’t quite improved and the screen resolution has remained the same.
Nintendo NES Classic Edition — Is authentic looking, connects with HDMI and you can save progress in all games. However, the included controller isn’t wireless and the cord is short.
Nintendo 2DS — A perfectly reasonable entry-level portable console for a younger gamer and you can’t beat the price point, $88.
Since it’s only the beginning of the year I’m certain there will be more games and consoles still to be released. And while there’s a chance some will be a bust I’m confident you’ll find something that’ll tickle your fancy.