New projects in the gaming industry are always being revealed as the years go by, and 2018 isn't likely to be any different. We can expect a plethora of titles to be announced this year, but there are ten that we'd love to see more than any other.
Dragon Age 4
BioWare's biggest franchise is arguably Mass Effect, but coming in right behind it is Dragon Age, a critically acclaimed fantasy RPG series. After the first two successful games (and Dragon Age: Inquisition in 2014) a fourth entry to the series this year is not only possible, but expected.
Microsoft's flagship series has experienced somewhat of a dry spell ever since Halo 5 stopped receiving content. Though Halo is as strong as ever in the novel department, fans of the games are anxiously awaiting news about the next installment in the franchise. Considering that Halo 5 is two years old now, it would be quite a surprise if no news about its sequel came in 2018.
Grand Theft Auto VI
Rockstar's most popular series is undoubtedly Grand Theft Auto, and 2013's Grand Theft Auto V was widely considered to be an open world masterpiece. After the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 this spring, there's a good chance that the next GTA title will be Rockstar's main focus going forward.
Left 4 Dead 3
One of the most popular zombie franchises of all time is Valve's Left 4 Dead series. Featuring squad-oriented gameplay, a large amount of special infected enemies, and creative level design, the Left 4 Dead name is legendary. Since it's been almost a decade since the last one released, a new game would be amazing.
Considered a classic in the puzzle game genre, the Portal series has always been a fan favorite thanks to its charming, humorous stories and challenging, thought-provoking puzzles. A third Portal game would be great to see, especially since this genre has been somewhat lacking in recent years.
Star Wars: Republic Commando 2
Though it wasn't a major commercial success, the tactical shooter Star Wars: Republic Commando was received incredibly well by critics and regular audiences alike. A sequel has been a long time request from the Star Wars gaming community, and a well designed linear squad shooter is something that hasn't graced the markets in awhile.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic III
The Knights of the Old Republic games are heralded by many RPG fans as some of the best in the genre, and for good reason: they boasted a solid Dungeons & Dragons inspired combat system, excellent storytelling, and stellar music and sound. Though BioWare's MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic was generally liked, a true sequel to Knights of the Old Republic II has never been made.
BioShock Infinite, the third game in the franchise, was a hit with the gaming industry. This was expected, though, because BioShock has always had a history of well-written stories, strong gameplay mechanics, and creative worlds for the player to explore. Irrational Games, BioShock Infinite's developer, has since shut down, but the intellectual property still rests in the hands of publisher 2K Games. Hopefully, they have plans for BioShock that they'll reveal to us this year.
Borderlands was one of the first games to merge the depth of a massively multiplayer online role playing game with the action-packed experience of a first person shooter. The result was a huge success. Borderlands 2 expanded on what made the first game great, and is one of the most successful games that 2K Games has ever published. After the mixed reception of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, developer Gearbox Software likely will try to recapture the magic of the series with a new game.
The Elder Scrolls VI
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was so popular that it grew into something of a role model for other open world games to look up to. Skyrim's success only added to the already well received titles in the Elder Scrolls franchise, and with over six years passing since the game's release, fans are looking forward to seeing if the sixth installment of the acclaimed series will be revealed in the new year.
What games would you like to see announced this year? Let us know.