Well, 2017 truly lived up to our expectations: it's been one of the best years that gaming has ever seen. But we're an optimistic bunch, and we think 2018 can be even better.
It's true! Why? Well for starters, developers are flocking to the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo itself has been delivering knockout experiences. Meanwhile, both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One should be well-stocked with greatness from first-party and third-party studios. Oh, and the PC remains the destination for the widest selection of games large and small.
It's early days still at this point and we only know about some of the games that'll grace our devices in the next 12 months, but the initial list is already deeply compelling. We'll update this article monthly to usher in fresh selections, but here are all of the most exciting new releases we've heard about so far...
6) A Way Out
Platforms: PS4, XB1, PC
We rarely see big publishers push games that feel truly unique and original anymore, but that's exactly what's coming with A Way Out. EA's surprise E3 reveal is a prison escape game that must be played in split-screen co-op, whether your ally is online or next to you on the couch.
That's right: there's no single-player version with an A.I. partner, unless EA is just keeping that bit under wraps for now. That adds a compelling twist to this slick-looking action game, which has sort of an Uncharted-meets-The Shawshank Redemption feel to it, plus it's from the director of the also-special co-op game Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.
Due: 23 March 2018