Assumptions about the hardware of next-gen consoles have been on the rise. With Sony’s Feb 20th event coming up and the expectation of a next-gen console announcement players focus has been solely on what these next-gen consoles will provide that current-gen consoles do not. One thing that all hardcore gamers want more than anything is a healthy amount of games. Companies can push gimmicks and other entertainment options all they want but what the battle really comes down to is the games. Gamers want games; they want a gaming experience that can top what they are currently experiencing so when it comes to the next-gen battle each companies main focus should be on none other than video games themselves.
There have been a lot of rumors throughout the gaming community when it comes to next-gen as nothing is yet set in stone in terms of hardware or what games will be appearing on next-gen consoles. With that thought in mind, what games do we think players will be seeing on next-gen consoles?
A sequel to THQ’s Homefront is said to be being developed as we speak. With 2014 set in its sights for a release year we are assuming that this game might make the cut to be on next-gen consoles. The fate of the Homefront series was up in the air as the fall of THQ grew nearer. Now that the old publisher has met its very sad demise, this game is in the hands of Crytek. Kaos Studios was the original development team which the defunct studio has now been taken over by Crytek UK who now had their say in the outcome of the game. The original Homefront game could have used some improvements but it had a solid base to be a game gamers loved. With a few tweaks and a set up on next-gen consoles this squeal might turn out to be a diamond in the rough.
Ride to Hell
Ride to Hell was a game that Deep Silver canceled a while back. This was a game that was all about the 1960 bike culture in the west. Western U.S.A was the perfect setting for this action-adventure title. The game was said to have followed a protagonist who was being haunted by the memories he faced during the Vietnam war. His trouble registering to society has put hardship in his path but none the less taking advantage of the later years of the 1960 featuring the thought of sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll.
While most gamers wept about the cancelation of this unique game after the announcement was made. This was a game that was truly stepping out of the box. Until recently players thought the game was still canceled.
A reprehensive from Deep Silver has confirmed that the game is still in development by stating, “We will have some announcements soon on Ride to Hell,” he said, “but that’s about all I can say.”
Admitting the game was still in development isn’t the only confirmation that the game is coming but updates to staff LinkedIn profiles shed a little more light on the subject. With the development team staying quite about Ride to Hell being back in development, it can only be assumed that this game will be appearing on next-gen consoles. This would be the perfect release title for one of the next-gen consoles.
Rainbow 6: Patriots
Rainbow 6: Patriots is a game that has had a lot of hardships with development. It’s a game that has looked so insanely awesome but problems with development have pushed the title so far back that some think it will never make it to store shelves. After lead members of the development team were let go many gamers were upset to think that this promising game wasn’t going to ever get to their hads. In time the CEO of Ubisoft reported that the game was still in development but it would be pushed back to next-gen consoles. This is probably the only game that is truly 100 percent confirmed for next-gen consoles at this time. Maybe the official announcement of Xbox and PlayStations future will shed some more light about where Rainbow 6: Patriots stands. Either or this game looked great before and we expect that when we do see more about it, then it will still look great; or at least we hope.
Sequel to Red Dead: Redemption
There has been no short of rumors surrounding fan favorite title Red Dead: Redemption. RockStar has teased the release of this game more than once but what makes now more of a time to wonder about a sequel than before?
In recent news a fan had asked the company if we can be expecting to see a next Red Dead anytime soon and the development team replied, “We love Red Dead too – and are thrilled that so many of you loved John Marston’s tale and are excited for more epic Western action. As we mentioned in our last set of Asked & Answereds to similar questions about the future of other game franchises like Bully and L.A. Noire, we don’t always rush to make sequels but that does not mean that we won’t get to them eventually. Stay tuned for further announcements about the future of the Red Dead series.”
Of course, this is not solid confirmation but it is an answer in the right direction. Not only does the company address Red Dead but they also make note of two other fan favorite titles that everyone would love to see a sequel to. This is another company patiently waiting to make a big reveal; probably waiting until the next-gen console rumors stop flying and facts start flowing so they can confirm that a next Red Dead, Bully or L.A Noir is going to be coming to next-gen consoles.
Rise and Fall of the Battlefield Series
Battlefield has come a far way on current-gen consoles. Being the top competitor to Call of Duty this game actually attempts to give gaming’s superpower a run for its money. With the milking of releasing a Call of Duty title every year (fans do tend to turn a blind eye to Medal of Honor and Battlefield) it has put the Call of Duty franchise on somewhat of a downward spiral. With Battlefield’s main competitor digging itself a grave it gives Battlefield a sure fire shot to the military first-person shooter thrown. Battlefield 3 was a hit to some fans while other wished for improvements so that the game wasn’t only focused on that fast paced online multiplayer. With Battlefield 4 in sights for what can be assumed to be current-gen consoles there is expected to be improvements made to adapt to more than one type of player. The game is rising and by the time next-gen consoles are released the Battlefield series will have truly reached its peak.
Call of Duty has sucked so much life away from the genre alone so Battlefield won’t have as much to go on. Players will start getting tired of the same old thing very quickly which will mark the fall of Battlefield, most likely on next-gen consoles.