2018 Gaming Predictions



  • Nintendo

    • Virtual Console to Release in May
    • Metroid Prime 4 will have a name change and a CG trailer (From Soft will be working on it)
    • Retro's project will be announced no idea what it will be maybe F-Zero?
    • pokemon will have no new pokemon but will have all previous regions
    • Konami will announce a new Castlevania game may be a remake of 3 and use Character Designs from the show will be timed exclusive on switch

    Sony

    • God of war will get a late March release
    • Days gone will be summer most likely September
    • Spider-man will be October or November
    • Shenmue remaster will be released with date for 3 announced by Yu Susuki at E3
    • Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be released in Nov it will include up to the Junon harbour battle with Sephiroth/Jenova

    Microsoft

    • MS will try to reboot a Rare IP and fail miserably (battletoads?)
    • Halo 6 March 2019

    3RD Parties
    From Soft will show off new Armoured Core will be entirely playable in VR
    EA will loose Starwars LIcense
    Loot-boxes will be greatly overhauled

    • Square will Announce a title image of Final Fantasy 16 will be directed and written by Nojima
    • Bethesda will Tease New Elder scrolls by announcing the region


  • Half Life 3 Confirmed.



  • Remasters of all Fatal Frame games, a western release of 4, and a port of 5, with 6 announced!

    Also, Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient will change engines a 3rd time and go dark for several more years... :(



  • I'm thinking after the 1st of just compiling everyones predictions into one long master list.

    Anyway
    Nintendo

    • Bravely Third announced, probably not long after Octopath is released

    • FF7, and 9 come to Switch (its the PC/PS4 version)

    • Fatal Frame 4 and 5, and the Wii remake of 2 ported to Switch

    • The two FF Crystal Chronicles games ported to Switch, with online added to the GCN game)

    • The PS4 Senran Kagura games ported to Switch, Senran Kagura 3 announced (Timed exclusive on Switch)

    • One DLC pack for Xenoblade 2 will add the cast of Xenoblade 1 as party members

    Sony

    • More games to receive VR updates

    • Kingdom Hearts to receive big marketing push from Sony, possibly having some kind of PlayStation exclusive summon (Think Ratchet or Sly Cooper)

    • FF7 Remake gets its first new trailer since starting from scratch, will have first look at a majority of the cast, 2019 window given

    • First trailer for RE2Make shown on Sony stage. Will include TPS/FPS and Classic styles of gameplay

    Microsoft

    • Some kind of AR or VR announcement


  • Going to keep this thread going till end of January before making giant compiled list, because kinda forgot the holidays is mostly dead here

    Third Party

    • RDR3 will do like GTA5, launching the single player portion first, with the multiplayer launching a few weeks later. However with the launch of the multiplayer will come a large controversy over loot box's and the fact that people can steal the contents of said lootboxs if you are killed out in the wild (which will be the only place you can open them)

    • Bethesda will announce 2 major games for release in 2018, one a sequel and the other a new IP. Fallout 4 VR ported to PSVR, and some new version of Skyrim also announced for Texas TI Calculator

    • New Duke Nukem game announced



  • Nothing crazy but I think Sony is going to start their "Greatest Hits" again, but maybe with a digital spin. The PS4 catalogue is thorough enough for it and releasing something like Bloodborne or The Last of Us on discount could help promote their sequels



  • @DIPSET
    They kinda already did that last year, plenty of first party titles dropped down to $20-$30 last year as a permanent price drop without any announcement.
    Although I can see them adding a "Greatest Hits" section to the online store



  • Bandai Namco

    Dragon Ball FighterZ is the highest selling DBZ game of all time.

    EA

    Anthem metacritic will be 75
    A Way Out and Fe metacritic will be lower than 80

    Square Enix

    Shadow of the Tomb Raider debuts with Gameplay on Microsofts stage
    The Avengers Project ends with a Tease of Wolverine

    Ubisoft

    The big reveal at E3 will not be Watch Dogs 3 or a new Assassin's Creed game.

    Microsoft

    E3 2018 kicks off with Halo
    and ends with Gears of War
    Microsoft announces a new studio and have a nothing trailer at E3
    State of Decay 2 releases in June and close to Red Dead and E3
    Sea of Thieves has a 73 metacritic

    Nintendo

    Metroid Prime 4 will be shown during the January Direct
    Super Smash Bros is going to have a direct during E3.
    Animal Crossing is announced in January and has a June release date
    Super Mario Maker comes out on Switch, curation still sucks.
    Nintendo highest metacritic in 2018 will be 87

    Sony

    PS4 will sell 95 million by end of the year.
    PS5 rumours will appear in December 2018
    Death Stranding will release this year.

    I'll add some more later


  • Banned

    Sony continues to dominate the gen with no end in sight, even though most of it's exclusives are getting kinda samey.

    Nintendo has a decent year with few (but amazing) core releases, but gets praised because it gets morr bad ports of games that are excused for being bad ports because MUH PORTABLE.

    Microsoft shits the bed and rolls around in it yet again. Announces 2-3 games that get cancelled within the year.



  • Sony:

    The press conference is coming to a close, but Sony has one more announcement. The room goes black, and an eerie but familiar voice plays.

    "It's been quite some time, Mr. Freeman, but we are in need of your services once again."

    A source 3 powered fantastic Half Life 3 trailer follows.

    After the trailer, the entire room turns Orange, and Gabriel Newell struts out into the stage.

    Gabe: "I've greatly admired what Sony has been able to accomplish this generation, and I'm looking forward to this partnership. Half Life 3 will ship in 2018 as our flagship game in our Orange Box Gaming Initiative.

    Look forward to seeing even more of your favorite valve franchises return, as well as new experiments, in the near future on PS4 and PC."



  • Months almost over, anyone have anything else to add?



  • My prediction if psn keep doing flash sales I'll be bankrupt by the end of the year.