Figure 1 2024 Promises to Be Another Excellent Year for Gamers
We seem to say it every year – but 2023 was insanely good for gamers. Across the board, there were some real blockbusters for us all to enjoy. But now that we have gotten the holidays out of the way, we are already thinking about what is coming up in the next 12 months.
Gaming continues to advance at an alarming rate. There seem to be ever-bigger productions and titles made for an expanding market. The EA/FIFA split last year showed that sports can still shift units; you can see on onlinesportsbetting.net that the presence of e-sports are important and proves that there is a lot of money in the gaming industry right now.
So, what exactly can we expect from 2024? We have brought together a mixture of intriguing new games and franchise titles as some of the very best to look out for in the 12 months ahead. We fully expect 2024 to be even better than what’s gone before!
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
We have been blown away by what the Final Fantasy VII remake trilogy has brought us so far and have heard some very good things about the second part, due out at the end of February. Gamers will catch up with the characters after the events of 2020’s Remake as the story continues.
Cloud and his friends have now escaped Midgar and now will come up against Sephiroth as the villain attempts to destroy their world. The characters and music are as fascinating and intricate as ever, and the game promises to be even more open than before.
This is actually the tenth installment of the Tekken series and if you have liked what has gone before, you are almost guaranteed to love this one. The usual cast of martial artists, assassins, and other fighters are set to go up against each other once again in this ridiculously addictive game.
The focus has been shifted to proactiveness for Tekken 8, as gamers will be rewarded for being more aggressive in their fighting style. For a title that does not shift too far from its core premise, the addition of an Arcade Quest mode to train newcomers is an interesting move.
Star Wars Outlaws
Set between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Ubisoft Massive Entertainment has produced the first-ever open-world Star Wars game, and it is one of the most eagerly anticipated of the year. Whether they can get over a feeling of Star Wars overkill will be interesting to see.
Rather than concentrating on one of the established characters in the Star Wars universe, Outlaws puts players in control of Kay Vess, a rogue who only has heists on his mind. Stealth elements, along with action and shooting, could make this one of the most popular games of 2024.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II
The original Hellblade was an intense affair dealing with Nordic mythology. That theme continues here, and this sequel continues the main character’s quest as she teams up with other warriors and even voices in her own head. It seems fair to say that the intensity will continue for a while yet.
Ninja Theory is behind this game and has promised an ominous atmosphere for gamers as they tackle the mythological problems – this time, based in Iceland. We are sure that the landscapes and backdrops will be incredible once again as we look forward to advancing Senua’s journey.
Obsidian is no stranger to producing incredible fantasy first-person RPGs, so if that is your thing, you should be getting very excited right about now. The premise of the game follows an envoy sent to a remote region to investigate a mysterious plague. Obsidian fans will be intrigued to hear that this game takes place in the Pillars of Eternity universe.
Magic and sorcery can be used to defeat foes met along the way but there will also be an opportunity for gamers to test out their shooting skills as they combat the inhabitants of this strange land. Although this is not a fully open game, there are also some open elements for gamers to explore.
Figure 2 This is No Time to Hang Up the Controller
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth
This is now the ninth title in the Like a Dragon series and acts as a sequel to Yakuza: Like a Dragon and its spin-off, Like a Dragon Gaidan: The Man Who Erased His Name which came out last year. Expect more Japanese gangster action role-playing antics – but this one brings a new twist.
Previous Like a Dragon games have been rightly lauded for their intricate detailing of Japanese cities. But for Infinite Wealth, the setting switches to Hawaii. Familiar characters make a return here and there are there are plenty of humorous mini-games to experience along the way.
Still Wakes the Deep
Developer The Chinese Room has become well known for its immersive storytelling and has now come up with this horror-thriller title set on an oil rig in the North Sea. The fact that we are in the 1970s just adds to the feeling of dread as we try to figure out what is going on deep in the ocean.
As with previous titles, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture and Dear Esther, the attention to detail for the characters and creepy environment just adds to the gameplay. The oil rig setting evokes a feeling of claustrophobia that makes this one of the more unsettling titles that we are absolutely looking forward to playing in 2024.