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Exciting Games Being Made That You Won't Get To Play For Years

It seems like every year is stacked with incredible video games, and this current generation of consoles has been no slouch in memorable experiences. However, no matter how many great titles we play, we're always looking for the next big thing. We may not get to play these games for a few years, but we're already leaving space for them in future Game of the Year lists.


Cyberpunk 2077

Originally announced in 2012, we've already been waiting for CD Projekt Red's adaptation of the popular tabletop game series for a few years. Given that they've been busy with closing out the acclaimed The Witcher franchise, we haven't been too bummed. Now that Geralt of Rivia's adventure is over, however, we're dying to see just what the future looks like under CDPR's vision.


Details on the full game are sparse so far, but we do know the primary focus will be on exploring the open world of Night City. Unlike The Witcher games, CDPR has hinted Cyberpunk 2077 will also feature a mulitplayer component, though we don't know exactly how we'll be able to enjoy it with friends. CD Projekt Red has a strong history of crafting compelling worlds based on existing literature, filled with fantastic characters and gameplay, making the hundreds of hours you'll pour into those games worthwhile. There's a likely chance we'll get more of that good stuff when Cyberpunk 2077 finally comes out.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

In 1997, the gaming world was blessed with the arrival of Square's Final Fantasy VII. Often regarded as one of the greatest role-playing games of all time, its rabid fanbase has spent nearly two decades begging for a remake, with all the bells and whistles current consoles can afford. In 2015, they finally got their wish. Sort of.


Final Fantasy VII Remake was announced at E3 that summer, with Square-Enix revealing even more brief gameplay snippets at PlayStation Experience the following winter. For the last two years, everyone's been waiting for an update, but all we've gotten are the barest hints on what to expect. Rather than being built as one singular experience, FFVII Remake will be released as multiple games, each of which takes part during a certain sequence in the original story. Remake will also come with a real-time battle system not unlike that found in Final Fantasy XV.

Death Stranding

After being unceremoniously ousted from his position at Konami, Hideo Kojima left the acclaimed Metal Gear Solid series behind and struck out on his own. Kojima Productions didn't wait long to get its next project started, and announced the bizarre military game Death Stranding in 2016. If that wasn't exciting enough on its own, he also recruited Guillermo Del Toro, Norman Reedus, and Mads Mikkelsen to star in various roles as major characters in Death Stranding.


At this point, all we actually know about Death Stranding is that it will be an open-world action game filled with all kinds of weird imagery like babies in jars, weird black sludge, and machines ready to kill. Kojima has compared the game's themes to a short story by Japanese author Kobo Abe, while gamers have spotted references to the theory of relativity and quantum field theory hidden in the trailers. We'll just have to wait to see how it all pans out whenever Death Stranding finally ships.

Beyond Good and Evil 2

For years, Beyond Good and Evil 2 seemed like a sequel that just wouldn't materialize. Fans wanted it. Michel Ancel, the game's director, wanted to do it. Ubisoft seemed reluctant to revisit the franchise until a surprise trailer dropped in 2008. Finally it seemed Beyond Good and Evil 2 was really going to happen. But the only thing that followed that reveal was silence.


After nearly a decade without an update, Ubisoft and Michel Ancel unveiled a proper trailer for Beyond Good and Evil 2 at E3 2017. Not only did the trailer stun everyone who caught a glimpse, but the first gameplay elements teased later that same E3 showed a game that was more ambitious in scope than anything fans had even hoped or asked to see in a sequel. Rather than just being another action adventure game, Beyond Good and Evil 2 will let you explore a universe of planets, with your resistance group hopping around the solar system to rally those to their cause. Hopefully we won't have to wait nine more years for another update.

Metroid Prime 4

The last Metroid Prime game released in 2007, and though there have been numerous Metroid games released since Metroid Prime 3, fans have eagerly anticipated a return to the first-person format. Nintendo finally obliged at E3 2017, dropping a teaser trailer for Metroid Prime 4 during its annual video presentation.


There's no word on which studio at Nintendo is handling the game. There's no word on when Metroid Prime 4 will release. All we really know right now is that it exists, and it'll be coming to the Nintendo Switch at some point.

The Artful Escape

Developer Beethoven & Dinosaur burst onto the scene at Microsoft's E3 2017 press conference with a psychedelic, music-filled trailer for The Artful Escape. In development for a few years prior to that bombastic videoThe Artful Escape wasn't on very many radars. But after getting a glimpse into the alien worlds that awaited players, we were totally on board for the trippy adventure.


The Artful Escape is a journey of discovery that follows Francis Vendetti–a young musician hoping to break out of the incredible shadow cast by his famous uncle–as he explores a multiverse filled with music. Players will get to jam out with Francis's magical guitar and craft melodies that contribute to the soundscapes of the worlds they visit. We don't know when it's coming out, but we do know The Artful Escape will be out on PC and Xbox One "when it's damn ready."

Untitled Pokemon RPG

Like Metroid Prime 4, Nintendo's upcoming Pokemon game is light on details beyond that fact that it exists. Similarly announced at E3 2017, this untitled Pokemon game will be a proper entry in the series–meaning it's a role-playing game, not a fighting game–and it will be developed by Game Freak for the Nintendo Switch.


This title is in the early stages of development, and with Nintendo being very hush-hush about its releases, all there is to go on are some rumors about what this Pokemon title might be when it ships. We'll wait until the Big N has some official details to share before indulging in any of those reports, but a Pokemon game on the Switch sounds like a recipe for success.


Ashen puts players in the shoes of explorers who are trying to find answers about their home, all while keeping monstrous creatures lurking in the darkness at bay. Combining some clever world-building with an easy-to-grasp, hard-to-master combat system, Ashen has all the notes for a thrilling horror action game we like to see.


It's just a shame we don't know when we'll ever get to play it. Coming to the Xbox and PC, Ashen has a unique style that helps it stand out from similar games. It also features a co-operative element that makes exploring the depths of the world a bit more manageable for those afraid of the dark. Players won't have to partake in any multiplayer shenanigans, but based on what we've seen of the game, having a friend around doesn't seem like such a bad idea.

Resident Evil 2 HD Remaster

Fortunately for longtime survival horror fans, Capcom likes remastering its classic titles almost more than any other developer, and has plans on bringing the classic Resident Evil 2 up to current standards.


Following the release of Resident Evil HD Remaster in 2015, Capcom announced it will do the same for Resident Evil 2. Rather than just gussying up the original game, Resident Evil 2 HD Remaster will be built from the ground-up. Like Final Fantasy VII Remake, it won't be the same game we played way back when, but more of a thematically and spiritually identical game. There haven't been many updates about RE2HD since Resident Evil VII blasted onto the scene, but it is still definitely in production according to producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi.

The Talos Principle 2

Croteam's The Talos Principle was a great philosophical puzzle game, and one that drew a lot of critical acclaim for the small Croatian developmer. After an expansion released in 2015, that seemed like all the Talos Principle we would get. But Croteam wasn't done with its game just yet.


In May 2016, the developer teased it was working on a sequel–though, like so many of these great games we'll be waiting to play, there are almost no other details about when or where The Talos Principle 2 is coming. After the great times we had with the first game, Croteam can certainly take its time. At least we first-person puzzle game fans have something to look forward to playing in the coming years.

The Avengers Project

Crystal Dynamics and Eidos are teaming up to make an Avengers video game. That's really all you need to know. When the developers behind the rebooted Tomb Raider franchise and the brilliant Deus Ex series tag team a new third-person action game in the Marvel Universe, you know it's going to be some good times.


When will those good times roll? That's something only the folks at these companies know. Both teams are currently still hiring for the upcoming game, which we hope will be coming sooner rather than later. 

Titanfall 3

The future of Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall series was certainly questionable after the release of Titanfall 2 didn't blow the roof off at EA. However, after shuttering Visceral, EA snapped up Respawn as an exclusive developer, including the publishing responsibilities for Titanfall 3 and a future Star Wars video game.


As cool as it will be to see Respawn handle Star Wars, that game is so far away it's barely even a blip on the radar. Titanfall 2 was a real blast, though, and set the series on a good path critically, if not commercially. The level design was top notch, and the gunplay was much improved from the first entry. 

Ghost of Tsushima

Paris Games Week isn't typically known for flashy reveals, but Sony's presentation at the 2017 event was full of incredible video game announcements. Top of the list easily belongs to Sucker Punch's Ghost of Tsushima, and just one look at the trailer should convince any skeptics. A stealth-action game set in the late 1200s in feudal Japan, Ghost of Tsushima puts players in the shoes of a samurai hoping to fend off the Mongol invasion.


There's no release date in sight, and the video available so far is just game engine footage that isn't necessarily indicative of the final product. In spite of that, we're still amped to see Ghost of Tsushima. Sucker Punch has a tremendous pedigree, and has already been working on the game for a few years. We hope the wait for Ghost of Tsushima won't be terribly long, but at least we'll have some time to polish our katana skills before Sucker Punch drops us back in time.

Wasteland 3

Fully funded on Fig in 2016, Wasteland 3 will transport players to a frozen tundra filled with post-apocalyptic dangers like they've never known before. Developed by inXile Entertainment, Wasteland 2 was an acclaimed sequel that arrived years after the original franchise, that itself inspired the likes of Fallout. With Wasteland 3, inXile hopes to continue the isometric tactical-strategy role-playing game lineage in worlds never before conquered in similar titles.


Since getting funded, there haven't been many updates on Wasteland 3. But we do know that, in addition to having a strong single-player campaign, gamers will be able to play through it with a friend. There will also be an asynchronous multiplayer element, as well as new vehicles, environmental dangers, and a new branching dialogue system. When Wasteland 3 does finally come out, it will be available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.


Media Molecule has a catalog full of whimsical games that are brimming with creativity. After the multiple successes of the LittleBigPlanet franchise Tearaway, the British developer turned its attention to Dreams, another quirky game that's all about creations made by players. Announced at E3 2015, Dreams is a platformer that takes place within, you guessed it, dreams, with players having to "beat" the world by solving problems with the help of their own creativity.


Supposedly we'll be able to make whatever we want with the aid of PlayStation Move or DualShock 4 controllers, and those things we make can help us pass from one dream to the next. While it might sound a little too ambitious, Media Molecule's work on LittleBigPlanet showed it can deliver on some potentially risky concepts. We're still waiting to see more of the game in action. But given that there's no release date in sight yet, Media Molecule has plenty of time to get Dreams just right.