The 10 titles you should keep your eyes on

E3 is over and all the cards have been laid on the table. The Xbox One has it’s exclusives as does the PS4, but we are not looking at exclusives today. Today we are looking into which titles that are still a ways off, but should be eagerly watched. Some of them may have gone under your radar so here we are to bring them into your peripheral vision.

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1. The Evil Within (TBC 2014)
Developer: Tango Gameworks
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Microsoft Windows
Genre: Survival Horror, Psychological Thriller

What do you think when you hear survival horror? Your first thoughts would turn to Resident Evil, but as of late the series has evolved into something far from it’s predecessors. Attempting to bring back the survival horror to console games, Shinji Mikami returns to the directorial role for the last time to bring us The Evil Within. You play as a detective named Sebastian, who is caught in the midst of a grotesque  murder scene. Having watch his fellow police officers die before his eyes, Sebastian is then attacked and loses conciousness. Now Sebastian must jump head-first into a gruesome world to find the truth to this case, and put a stop to a mysterious force he does not understand.

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2. Tom Clancy’s The Division (Q4 2014)
Developer: Ubisoft Massive
Publisher: Ubisoft
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4
Genre: Third Person Shooter, Action, MMO

Tom Clancy. The name itself should never slip under your radar. His name can be associated with good books, good films, and good games. Now he brings us a seemingly dystopian vision of Manhattan with The Division. In the game, society has collapsed and is in a weakened state thanks to a disease that spread on Black Friday. You play as a member of a group that have been tasked with protecting what remains of the damaged society. The game will employ an MMO style to it, where you have to fight AI’s, players around the world, and even your friends. This third person shooter/MMO hybrid is definitely one to watch.

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3. Star Wars Battlefront (TBC 2013)
Developer: DICE
Publisher: EA
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4
Genre: Action

Battlefront played a big part of our childhoods here at Gaming Capacity, so the moment that AT-AT foot slammed down in front of us we knew what was coming next. Star Wars Battlefront. We won’t lie, there were roars of delight when the logo appeared. 8 years since its last home console release, Battlefront is bringing back everything you loved from the original, bringing the Frostbite 3 engine into play, and letting the galaxy be your playground of destruction. No matter how old you get, the satisfaction of killing the enemies hero/villain will remain with you for your lifetime.

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4. Dying Light (TBC 2014)
Developer: Techland
Publisher: Warner Bros.
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Microsoft Windows
Genre: Open World, Survival Horror

Another survival horror to tickle your scary bone (you have a funny one so we can naturally assume there is a bone for most emotional outputs), Dying Light brings us an open world full of terror and danger. The game features a day and night time system, which encourages the player to explore in the daylight and gather supplies and weapons to protect yourself with. When night falls however, the player must fight off violent and bloodthirsty infected. Will you be able to survive the night?

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5. Mirror’s Edge 2 (TBC)
Developer: DICE
Publisher:  EA
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, Microsoft Windows
Genre: Open World, Action, Adventure

Another game that fans have been begging for is a sequel to 2008′s free-running action-adventure Mirror’s Edge. In a similar situation to Ubisoft’s Beyond Good and EvilMirror’s Edge was well received with critics, but didn’t meet selling expectations. And after years of saying that it was a thing and then saying it wasn’t a thing, DICE have confirmed that it is a thing. Not much is known about the game, although there is speculation that the game is a prequel rather than a sequel.

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6. The Crew (Early 2014)
Developer: Ivory Tower, Ubisoft Reflections
Publisher: Ubisoft
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, Microsoft Windows
Genre: Open World, Driving

It will take you 90 minutes to drive from one coast to the other in this game. This game, is big. And the best bit? NO LOADING SCREENS. It’s becoming a thing where you hear the words “no loading screens” and there is a euphoria of sound in your mind. The single-player campaign is said to be around 20 hours, which for a driving game is good, right? It can be played with friends or via online co-op matchmaking, which lets players create teams to compete with online. You will be able to travel to various locations across the United States such as New York, Miami, the Black Hills and Las Vegas. Not sold yet? We could repeat “no loading screens” until you submit if you want.

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7. Quantum Break (TBC 2014)
Developer: Remedy
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Platforms: Xbox One
Genre: Action, Shooter, Thriller

With Xbox One’s fascination with the connection between television and games, Remedy have produced Quantum Break to begin to break down the barrier between both the mediums. The developers of Death Rally, Max Payne (1 and 2) and Alan Wake have already got great titles under their belt so who better to do the job? Quantum Break will feature an element of time manipulation to it where the player may have to use it to solve the puzzle they are tasked with. Not only this, but to break the gap between the two mediums in a clever way, Remedy have stated that the way the game is played will impact the television show that is being created to run alongside the game. The television show will also inform you how to play the game. This game is going to be awesome, no doubt.

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8. Mad Max (2014)
Developer: Avalanche Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros.
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Microsoft Windows
Genre: Action, Vehicle Combat, Open World, Mad Max (yes, it’s now a genre)

If you have never seen a Mad Max film, then you need to rethink a majority of your life. To put it bluntly, the films kick more rectum than a machine gun that fires donkey legs. Not much is known about the game, other than it is based on the setting of the Mad Max franchise, and that it will be heavy on the vehicles. Again, not much, BUT MAD MAX. GOD. THIS MALE TESTOSTERONE CANNOT BE CONTAINED FOR SO LONG. I THINK WE’VE GOT SOME HOON TROUBLE.

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9. Titanfall (Q1 2014)
Developer: Respawn Enterainment
Publisher: EA
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360
Genre: First Person Shooter

The first game from Respawn and these guys are already brewing up a storm. This game looks good. Really good. The game has recently been said to have no single player campaign and to have its development team fully devoted to creating a winning multiplayer game. However, it does bring in single-player elements into the multiplayer, such as a consistent plot, character chatter and AI’s into online games. You can play on foot as the pilot or you can bring the game into all-out war by operating the Titans; mech-style walkers that pack a punch, a serious punch.

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10. The Walking Dead: 400 Days (July)
Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PS Vita, iPhone, iPad, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Feels (yes, that is also a genre now)

Winner of over 80 Game of the Year, the top of many gamers list and hailed as an achievement in narrative and story-driven gaming, Telltale’s the Walking Dead got nothing but critical acclaim last year. Now they are bridging the gap between the first season of the game and the second with the Walking Dead: 400 Days, another episode to attach to season 1. 400 Days will feature five different stories that all revolve around one central location set across the first 400 days of the apocalypse. If you haven’t played season 1, for the love of God do so, there is no way it should be missed.

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