The arrival of Home and WiiWare means that we would continue to see smaller and shorter games from small and big developers aimed at the download market. The so-called "casual games" have evolved into a big business and became the buzzword of 2007. Growth in that area can be expected to continue in the new year.
That isn't to say that there will not be the usual big-budget, big-name, hardcore titles that would hit stores. Some of the more hotly anticipated titles include:
Grand Theft Auto IV - More carjackings, shootings, beatings and other illegal activities. Sure to be the most controversial and popular game of the year.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - An older Solid Snake, super-soldier extraordinaire, must navigate a deadly battlefield in this latest entry in the popular stealth series.
Halo Wars - The "Halo" franchise takes a 90-degree turn with this real-time strategy game.