Sure, the year 2014 had some major disappointments. For me, it was the worst year in gaming history. But there is always hope, and to gamers, that hope is 2015. This year, many major game companies such as Ubisoft and EA will try to redeem themselves from the massive gaming setbacks of 2014 by producing better games.
EA is trying to win our hearts back this year by releasing the highly anticipated Star Wars Battlefront, which every Star Wars fan is probably dreaming about it right now. EA is really aiming high for this work of art. The graphics promised will be unbeatable and the gameplay depicted should never let down any buyer. Sadly, not much is known about the game other than some gameplay enhancements, such as allowing the player to travel to and from the planet, while in the same battle. Though the release date for Star Wars is expected to be sometime in early 2015, I doubt that prediction, as a game like this would need more time for EA to actually perfect.
In contrast, Ubisoft has done a great job with the games The Crew and Assassin Creed Unity. Their promises for this year are even better, with two new Tom Clancy games, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege and Tom Clancy’s The Division. The first will focus on multiplayer team play and feature the newly created gaming engine AnvilNext. The Division will feature a plot that takes place after a tragedy has struck New York City. You, as a player, will have to fight, to save the city and put it all back together. The moment you start the game, you become New York’s new hope. The difference between the two versions of the game is the two storylines. While The Division focuses more on New York City than the Siege, the Siege focuses on multiplayer and realism.
Other than EA and Ubisoft, indie games have made a breakthrough with games such as The Forest, which will soon release its Alpha version publically. Other games such as Evolve involve playing as the predator – not the hunter. Square Enix also hopes to make a comeback this year with the release of the highly anticipated Just Cause 3, which, unlike its prequel, will finish its development fully and will use all of its potential perfectly.
Overall, game developers promise us gamers a great deal with their upcoming games in 2015. Hopefully, just hopefully, we won’t see any setbacks this year.