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Keen’s Most Anticipated Games of 2017

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Although 2016 was such a great year for gaming, I’m REALLY excited about what this next year has in store. This past year I spent a lot of time in quiet evaluation. I didn’t share enough. I didn’t get excited enough. I just played lots of great games. I’m trying to change that, and at least this year I can look ahead and see plenty to get excited about. I hope this list of games gives you an idea of where I can at least now anticipate going with the blog.

Here’s a quick look at some of my most anticipated upcoming titles.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

This one easily tops the charts for me. I can’t wait for an open-world experience in the Zelda universe. New rumors that just surfaced are now showing that we may get Breath of the Wild alongside the Nintendo Switch’s launch in March. I’m looking forward to this one so much that I’ve created a Breath of the Wild page here on the blog to cover everything I do with the game, as well as showcasing additional information that I think is cool and shareworthy.

Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves has all of the makings for a fantastic game: Online Play, open oceans to explore, ship battles, treasure hunts, pirate music, and a great developer (Rare). As soon as I can share more information with you guys about the game, I will!

Too Many to Preview

The list is a long one this year. There are too many to highlight, so I’ll just list off the rest below. In no particular order:

  • Yooka-Laylee
  • Read Dead Redemption 2
  • God of War
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2 (fool me once shame on you, fool me twice… let’s hope not)
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Mass Effect Andromeda
  • Scalebound

The MMO Void Continues

You’ll notice yet again a severe lack of MMO on this list. Shocking that such a void remains unfilled by anything but WoW. I’m hoping for a 2018 launch for Camelot Unchained, and a few other MMOs I’m following really aren’t even in the phases of giving out information. Rough times for MMOs, but really a great year ahead of us for other types of games.

Indie Hopefuls

In general, I hope indie games continue to rise up and surprise me. I hope to see Subnautica polish things up, Astroneer blast ahead with development, and more titles like Stardew Valley grow before our eyes.

What’s On your List?

Did I fail to mention any major titles you’re eagerly anticipating for 2017? Share them!

  • If it’s not MMO I’m not interested. The new MMO prospects for 2017 do look slim it’s true but with all the magnificent, wonderful, compelling MMOs we already have, who needs anything new?

  • @Wonderwyrm: Gee I wonder why! 😉

    @Bhagpuss: Seeking for something new is commonplace in our culture, and deeply rooted in the industry as well as our marketplace as a whole. It would be like the original iPhone coming out and the company never seeking to create a newer, better phone. Other tech would advance. We’d have these neat computer, tablets, etc., and lots of people would probably start to say, “Hey, when can we get a newer and cooler phone?” Some people might say, “with this magnificent, wonderful, compelling phone we already have, who needs anything new?” but there would still be a ‘need’ in the market for something fresh and definitely something to take advantage of the new tech and modern capabilities.

    I get what you’re saying, though. It’s true that there are many great MMOs available to play. I’ve played the great ones I want to play. Many of them until I had nothing left to do, or until I was tired of doing the same thing. That doesn’t make them less great, just that I’m ready for something new.

  • What makes you so enthusiastic about breath of the wild? I’ve watched a let’s play and it looked like a mediocre 2000 RPG to me.

  • There’s really no new news on Wild for playstation 4 yet. =/ I did watch the trailers for Astroneer and it looks pretty neat. I think the mmo void is good personally because it gets you to try other types of games. ^_^

  • @Caldazar: The open-world exploration in a setting I enjoy has me interested the most. I’ve seen videos of interacting with the environment, crafting, and exploration.

    @Feena: It has been a real blessing and a curse. In the past 2 years I’ve played more variety than in the past 15 years combined. Downside is that I don’t get to enjoy a great MMO. 🙂