As Old Father Time grabs his sickle and prepares to take ailing 2016 around the back of the barn for a big sleep, we’re looking to the future. The mewling pup that goes by the name 2017 will come into the world soon and we must prepare ourselves for its arrival. Here at RPS, our preparations come in the form of this enormous preview feature, which contains details on more than a hundred of the exciting games that are coming our way over the next twelve months. 2016 was a good one – in the world of games at least – but, ever the optimists, we’re hoping next year will be even better.
The games are grouped into categories by genre, but genres aren’t quite as neat and tidy as they were in the days when games were all shooters and divided into the sub-genres “War” or “Aliens” easily enough. Our categories are broad so if you click the links below to peruse each of them, you should find what you’re looking for easily enough, and of course you can read about all of the games by clicking the arrows next to the image above, or using your cursor keys.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, READERS
The list isn’t comprehensive. Given how quickly things move in this future age, a hundred games have probably been released since you started reading this post. If we’ve missed something you’re particularly excited about, do let everyone else know in the comments below. We’ve almost certainly missed something we’ll end up being excited about, and who knows – maybe this’ll be like last year, when our eventual game of the year wasn’t even on our radar when we compiled our preview. That’s a splendid thought, isn’t it?