[/blockquote]It’s 2016, and the gaming world is about to be hit with the best video games have to offer. PlayStation 4, Sony’s latest game console is one of the most used worldwide. Even we have seen things like virtual reality headsets, we expect to see consoles capable of playing fantastic games, on store shelves and in people’s homes, unleashing entirely new kinds of interactive experiences in 2016.
The nature of game development means that it’s likely that at least a few of these games will be delayed until 2017 or later. In fact, some of the games on this list are ones we were excited to play last year. But even if some see delays, 2016 still looks to be a very impressive 12 months of new games for PS4 owners. These are the 10 PS4 Games to look forward to in 2016.
Uncharted 4 (April 26th)
This will be Nathan Drake’s last Uncharted game. The hero’s adventures were a defining part way back with the PlayStation 3, and developer Naughty Dog is bringing him back for one last hurrah on PS4. In this 2016 game, brace yourself for bigger environments, dialogue choices, and a multiplayer mode that’s actually fun.
This game is the first release from Giant Squid studio, founded by Matt Nava, the art director responsible for the gorgeous Journey and Flower. And just like those games, Abzu is a non-violent experience that has you exploring a wondrous new world — only this time it’s underwater.
Attack on Titan
The Attack on Titan anime has all of the building blocks for a great game — it’s set in a future when the remains of humanity fight off waves of people-hungry giants in a walled-off city — but so far the tie-in games have been largely forgettable. This new release, from the studio behind Dynasty Warriors and Legend of Zelda spinoff Hyrule Warriors, could be the first to make good on the promise of the show.
Real, honest-to-goodness virtual reality games are finally coming, and few are as exciting as Oculus Rift launch title Adrift. The game, which puts you in the role of a stranded astronaut trying to survive on a destroyed space station, will also be available as a standard non-VR game, but it becomes something very special — and terrifying — when you strap on a pair of goggles.
Battleborn – May 3rd)
What do you get when you mix the RPG / FPS hybrid Borderlands with a competitive multiplayer game like Dota 2 or League of Legends? The answer looks a lot like Battleborn, the latest genre-defying release from Gearbox Software.
Part interactive art piece, part video game, Bound looks like a piece of modern art transformed into a PS4 game. The developers call it “really hard to describe,” but that only makes it more intriguing.
Dark Souls III ( April 12th)
The Souls series took a bit of a detour with the gothic Bloodborne, but things get back to normal with the third installment in April. Expect the same brutal action as past games, but a lot faster and a lot weirder.
Hitman ( March 11th)
It’s been a few years since we’ve seen a new Hitman game — not including the inventive mobile spinoff Hitman Go — a series about pulling off cold-blooded murder with brutal efficiency. The new prequel will continue the trend toward giving you lots of freedom in terms of how you go about your job, offering large sandboxes to explore and multiple routes to take.
Mass Effect: Andromeda (December)
The next chapter in the sci-fi role-playing series remains a mystery. We’ve seen a few pieces of concept art and a brief trailer with a western vibe, but beyond that EA and Bioware are keeping everyone guessing.
We still don’t know a lot about the sequel to the wonderful stealth-action game Dishonored, which takes place 15 years after the original. But the four-year wait in between games has been long enough, and we’re ready to hop back into Dunwall.