In this article, RGM takes a look at what Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo might have in store for gamers in 2018.
Looking forward to Nintendo and Sony exclusives
Wonder what games MS will cancel
Does MS have something to cancel ?
There's a few left
I see something coming big for Nintendo, and Sony. With SWITCH taking over Nintendo's sales very fast, and a wave of portable games coming. Guess what is coming? All those JRPG's that went portable starting back in 2000. The wave is mostly by Japanese developers and will be on SWITCH and PS4. Plus there will be other genres, but the biggest ones will be JRPG's.
what are you even talking about dude.
the switch taking over Nintendo sales was cemented when the pokemon company decided ultra was the last game to grace the 3ds. Pokemon is the big game, and I honestly see playstation and the switch coexisting. Might be a fun future as long as neither get complacent.
You mean announce with great fanfare, then cancel somewhere down the line.
They should cancel crackdown 3 with how bad it's shaping up to be. It's a guaranteed flop at this point. Might as well cancel it and save the embarrassment. It will make xbox look bad having crackdown 3 and sea of thieves against the likes of God of war and spiderman. It's literally free advertising for Sony from Microsoft.
@BIGBOSS08 I honestly think MS is hoping that time makes people forget all the "CLOUD POWAH" promises they made regarding Crackdown 3. That was virtually the entire point of the game and how they presented it, and I am guessing it will be nowhere to be found (or at least nowhere near what they promised) once released. So they are holding the game back and banking on that memory fading. I don't think it will. When (IF) it is released, and if that multiplayer cloud capability isn't flat out amazing on the OG One (i.e. no X required), the whole "cloud powah" meme debacle is going to be resurrected and thrown in their face hard. And they will deserve it.
@ frostypants Well the thing about clouds is that they are generally slow. Now if it was lighting maybe there would be some power after all.
after playing the alpha i'm really excited for sea of thieves and my friend and i are big state of decay fans so can't wait to play co-op in the sequel but unless crackdown 3's multiplayer is fucking amazing with all the cloud destruction they promised it will flop hard and could even have a really big negative impact on microsoft. also super hyped for ori and the will of the wisp if that releases this year. other games i'm looking forward to are spiderman, god of war, anthem, metro, the last night, ashen, the artful escape and below if that ever ends up getting finished
@ Shubhendu_Singh....... Really LMAO!!!
I second that’
I'm looking forward to any good exclusives or multiplats. I really hope we at least get to see a gameplay trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 this year.
My gut is telling me that this is the year they show another trailer for Cyberpunk 2077... Let's hope they show it because it's been way too long being in the dark with that game. I'm hoping that they show an amazing trailer that's nice and polished with a surprise 2018 release window... That's pretty optimistic, but here's hoping..
Ok seriously , enough already with the fanboy shit
Just ignore them.
Welcome to N4G where PS fanboys dictate the narrative. Anything deemed positive towards MS will get you down votes. Anything deemed negative towards Sony will also get you down votes.
OMG! I can't wait for Forza 11 either! I also can't stand people who stand for new games. That stupid fanboy shit right there!! Everyone should only want 4K Forza.
That guy right there proves my point... This site is ruined. I used to love it here, but the articles have been shit and the fanboy crap is tiresome.
If you can't see the moronic fanboi shit he's referring to you really are dumb Eonjay.
I think you cant avoid the fanboy crap on the internet. Thats not just a N4G thing like many on here want to pretend, seemingly happy to play victims. I say every one has a right to enjoy whatever they want to and not be intimidated to say so. (in the relevant posts of course, or that could be trolling) What I find the worse on these gaming communities is the smarty pants telling you how silly you are to enjoy a game or a console they dislike which is quite ironic given you dont waste your time talking about something you hate. I say dont be afraid to share your passion but dont hate on others passions. Happy gaming everyone
Really? That would be the same as me saying "I wonder how many times PSN will be hacked this year". You all really need a new song. Instead of celebrating the games that are (possibly) coming to your preferred platform, the first thing you do is attempt to shit on someone else's preferred platform. It screams of insecurity, and is very, very sad.
Sony and Nintendo will bring tons of exclusive games and Microsoft will continue to limp along riding the coattails of the third party developers and coasting on timed exclusives.
No doubt Sony and Nintendo will have great exclusives in 2018. As someone who owns all consoles hoping Xbox releases stellar exclusives as well. If all 3 of them releases great exclusives then we all win. Well unless your one of those N4G folks who love seeing Xbox do bad for whatever reason...
When all three are at the top of their game, gaming as a whole benefits.
But at the minute MS are nowhere near the top of their game...
Gaming is doing just fine, regardless of MS's input.
Since Microsoft is not at the top of their game. And Destiny has lost momentum. I think it would be a great opportunity for Microsoft to offer them a contract to make the next Halo. Just a Idea Phil!
@Foxtrot: Early on 360 aside, when has MS ever been at the top of their game? On the other hand, to hear it from MS they've never been off their game. If only using Xbox numbers in judging the Xbox's success.
Logical thinking...such a rare thing to see.
I agree. When one isn't pulling their weight, it takes a little pressure off the others. Xbox's current state is not a good thing for competition. The silver lining is maybe (maybe) MS finally "gets it" and pulls a 180 in the coming years.
We don't love seeing Xbox do bad. It just does bad very well. And it's not necessarily Xbox we blame. It's Microsoft. From Xbox we'd like 2 see a new First person shooter other than Halo, a third person action the likes of Uncharted. An open world RPG the likes of Horizon Zero Dawn. And action game the likes of God of War. A survival game the likes of The Last of Us. That is it. Games to match it's competition.
The games don't have to even BE like those games. They just need NEW, fresh IP's that have some quality from a talented developer. They don't even need to get a new development team to make these games (although they DO need new development teams). They could have these developers that they use for the rinse, repeat "Halo/Gears/Forza" franchises and have them take a risk on something new. I think the problem is that MS doesn't want to take risks because their new IP's didn't sell that much and they don't want to lose money on something not proven to make decent sales numbers (Halo/Gears/Forza), but I don't think they understand that it's not an instant payoff to throw some risk taking and variety in your game development, it's a long term payoff that pays off in triplicate eventually... this is what Sony did, and that's why they are the King of gaming. The XBox fans think that us Sony fans WANT to see XBox fail, when in reality, we WANT XBox to succeed. If XBox succeeds, then PlayStation and Switch are pushed even harder to make sure they are succeeding and everyone wins. The problem is that not only is XBox not a success story, but MS makes it so that XBox looks like the greedy little scheister that wants to ruin gaming for profit while implementing draconian policies and introducing cancerous practices that spread through gaming like a virus. They also lie and spin.... a LOT... So no, we don't want to hate XBox... but at the moment, it's hard not to.. Hopefully sometime soon MS will change, but right now, the chance of that is bleak, just like the current and future game lineup for XBox is bleak.. And I really wish it WASN'T like that.. but it is..
As an old massive fanboy of the Xbox brand, so many of us have jumped ship to ever want to get back on board.
Sony will slay as always.
Its a walk in the park for Sony at this point. Im just so surprised that even at the very top they dont let down 1 bit. Still keep delivering. Nintendo is slowly creeping back up but I dont see them having as great a 2018 as they did 2017. Whats gonna match Mario and Zelda?? And Xbox is in a league of their own at the very bottom.
Truth is though we know almost nothing for Nintendo for 2018. So who knows. Zelda isn’t even their highest selling franchise and neither is 3d Marios. The president of Nintendo is pushing for 20 million systems , so they must have games to push that number.
Bayonetta 3, Metroid, Luigi Mansion., Kirby.
Undisputed king of games.
I'm looking forward to Sony announcing a Vita 2 (or Vita Pro) or a PlayStation tablet that only plays streamed content from PS Now or Remote Play for $199. It's getting colder in NYC and my living room is freezing. I'd like to play my games from the comfort of my bedroom so I don't catch a cold. I was planning on getting a Vita for Christmas, but if there's any chance of Sony announcing a Vita sequel...it'll be in 2018. If Sony plans on actually competing with the Switch, they'll announce a Vita 2 before Pokemon launches.
Instead if asking for a handheld, maybe get your landlord (assuming you are a renter) to fix your heating/insulation.
That's actually great advice lol.
Asking for a handheld is so much better of an option/s
OKAY!! anyone with Logic should know your well being comes first over some handheld.
You don't catch colds by being cold...
No, but being cold ain't helping the situation.
@zeuanimals It literally has zero effect. To catch a cold you have to run into a virus... if he is just chilling in his home where no cold virus has been around, then there should be no worries. But just being cold has no bearing on whether you get sick, it could be a 100 degrees and you could still get a "cold".
"or a PlayStation tablet that only plays streamed content from PS Now or Remote Play for $199." I was thinking that Sony could pack in something like this for the PS5. Have a traditional PS5 console and have a inexpensive tablet-like companion that only streams content. You won't be able to play games on the plane, but as long as you have internet access you can play on the go and not have to compromise on power like the Switch. If not they can go with a Vita successor that's a hybrid like the Switch.
I sure hope you're right. I'd absolutely buy a Vita successor!
Well that depends on the new PlayStation CEO. If CEO believe that Switch is becoming a threat (I believe is already threat since it going to outsell the Xbone any time soon and might catch up in a couple of years, if they released Pokemon for the switch) then probably he will consider that Handheld can still have a huge market and won't be affected with the smart phone market
You can remote play from laptop, Phone etc
Sony needs to bring a proper refund option to PSN.
Yup, bought FF14 a while back and couldn't get passed the log in menu... And I even did all tips and tricks I was supposed to do besides phoning it in
Sony and Nintendo will bring a strong delivery.... Sony: God of War Days Gone The Last of Us II Ghost of Tsushima Detroit: Become Human Death Stranding Spider-Man Shenmue III Oh that list looks quite strong...^^
The Last of Us II Ghost of Tsushima Death Stranding No way these three would be released within 2018 window. We could save them for later though, so many amazing titles to play in 2018!
It's a possible list for 2018 not a definite confirmed list. "What Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo will (possibly) bring in 2018" Well, the list is too massive for a 2018 performance, too many great titles in a short span of time. Probably Sony will distribute few of these titles for 2019.
I can see Ghost of tsushima releasing this year, it's been on development for over 3 and a half years according to sucker punch.
Yeah those 3 are 2019 releases. Sony will have god of war, shadow remake, spiderman, detroit and days gone for 2018. That's a spectacular exclusive lineup. Than You have major 3rd party games too, one of which will be red dead redemption 2 which sony have teamed up with rockstar to market and advertise. I think sony are about to have their best year yet with the ps4. Greatness has arrived.
Remember Dragon Quest XI, my second most wanted game after God of War.
They need to hurry up and localize that one.
TLoU 2 and Death Stranding are definitely not 2018 titles. Ghost of Tsushima is also questionable, same with Shenmue 3.
Looks like Days Gone, Spider Man and God of War IV will see 2018 release. That's good enough for me.
@Felsager 3 big heavy hitters there. Going to be a fun 2018
Done forget detroit. . Quantic dream have a big following and shouldn't be underestimated. I myself loved heavy rain and beyond was pretty good too.
@Bigboss08 Never was a fan of David cage games myself, but that's one great thing about ps4 exclusives is the overall variety.