Whichever way you look at it, 2016 and 2017 is set to be one of the best years for the new generation of gaming. The number of games due for release in 2016 keeps growing, and the year is so far looking very strong. The upcoming games. Loads and loads of good games and excitementTo keep track of all this, we’ll go over all confirmed release dates for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, as well as PC. Below covered are some of the major releases coming this year
DEUS EX: MANKIND DIVIDED
Release date: 23 August 2016
Available to pre-order from: Amazon, GAME, Zavvi
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4
15 years after the launch of the original Deus Ex, Square Enix announced at E3 2015 that a new game is coming to the franchise. Mankind Divided is set in an open world in the year 2029, in which the decisions you make will tailor the story, and the ending can be different for each player.
Release date: 6 September
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4 (available now for PC)
Turn-based shooter, XCOM 2 has been available for PC (Windows, OS X and Linux) since February, but its publisher 2K has announced that The Workshop is developing a console version of the popular game. Set to arrive in September, the game will become available for PS4 and Xbox One.
Release date: 29 September
Platforms: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Available to pre-order from: Amazon,GAME
FIFA 17 details have been announced and it’s set to be a biggie. Arriving on 29 September, the game is powered by the Frostbite gaming tech that’s set to make it look more realistic than ever.
FINAL FANTASY XV
Release date: 30 September 2016
Available to pre-order now from:Amazon, GAME, Zavvi
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One.
The ever popular Final Fantasy franchise is set to be added to with a new game for the new generation consoles later this year, available to pre-order now. It’s an open-world adventure that is the first of the numbered series to feature action-oriented combat in real time, and it looks amazing.
GEARS OF WAR 4
Release date: 11 October 2016
Available to pre-order now from:Amazon, GAME
Platforms: Xbox One
It hasn’t even been released yet, but Gears of War 4 is already being dubbed game of the year for many gamers. The popular Xbox-exclusive franchise is set 25 years in the future, and gamers will play as new protagonist JD Fenix, son of Marcus Fenix who players of the series will already be familiar with.
Release date: 21 October 2016
Available to pre-order now from:Amazon, GAME, Origin
Platforms: PC, Xbox One and PS4.
There’s a new Battlefield from EA Dice and it’s not Battlefield 5 like everyone thought. Instead, it’s Battlefield 1, set in World War 1, which has already won millions of fans after Call of Duty’s 2016’s space sci-fi game disappointed gamers across the globe.
WATCH DOGS 2
Release date: 15 November 2016
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Pre-order from: Amazon, Tesco
Watch Dogs 2 was showcased at Ubisoft’s E3 2016 conference, complete with a release date for the upcoming game. With a new protagonist, new settings and, most importantly, new gadgets, Watch Dogs 2 looks to offer a much more exciting experience than its predecessor.