Gamescom maybe not be as big as E3, it is still one of the biggest video game show in the world. Used by many video game developers to exhibit upcoming games and game-related hardware, this year’s Gamescom took place in Cologne, Germany.
While, Gamescom 2018 has finally kicked off; Gamescom wouldn’t be Gamescom without it’s sought-after award cermony!
The presentation of the Gamescom 2018 Awards in elevenand five platform categories took place in its opening day. Here’s who they selected as winners of Gamescom this year
Best Action Game
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Activision Blizzard)
Destiny 2: Forsaken (Activision Blizzard)
Best Casual Game
Team Sonic Racing (Koch Media)
Best Family Game
Super Mario Party (Nintendo)
Best Puzzle/Skill Game
Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Microsoft)
Best Racing Game
Forza Horizon 4 (Microsoft)
Best Role Playing Game
Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
A large chunk of the Gamescom awards was hosted earlier last week, but the big three, were saved for the Sunday ceremony and this lot included the one for the best multiplayer game. The awards for Best Hardware, Best Multiplayer Game and Best Virtual Reality Game were evaluated by an ‘international jury of experts’ according to Gamescom.
Battlefield V managed to snag the award away from its biggest competitor – Call of Duty Black Ops 4.
Battlefield 5’s primary competitor for Best Multiplayer Game was Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. The two titles share the same release window, along with Red Dead Redemption 2. However it seems EA is not that pleased with the pre-sale of Battlefield 5. Among its competitors, Battlefield 5 is lagging far behind in pre-order figures. Analyst group Cowen described pre-orders for Battlefield 5 to be ‘weak’ and are concerned that the game could be this year’s Titanfall 2. For those who don’t know, Titanfall was a great game which was undeservedly ignored because it was released between two giants of the gaming world – Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty Infinite Warfare
Inspite of all these odd figures for DICE, Battlefield 5 still managed to bag the Best Multiplayer Award.
As for Activision’s upcoming title, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, it didn’t go empty hand, however bagging the Best Social/Online Game Award earlier in the week.
So here is the list of top upcoming games which are launching soon and covering alomst every genre and platform.
1. Last of us 2
The Last of Us Part II is an upcoming horror-themed, action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog (creators of Unchartered) and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4. A survival game and will launch exclusively for PS4 in 2019. This game will have the best story, art, and gameplay. With beautiful graphics and intense story, the game will sure connect us emotionally.
Death Stranding is an upcoming game developed by Kojima Productions and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for PS4. It is an action game set in an open world, which also includes multiplayer. According to Kojima, one of the key aspects of the trailer was the idea of a connection between life and death.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is an upcoming action-adventure video game developed by Eidos Montréal in conjunction with Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix. The game is set to release worldwide on 14 September 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. With beautiful graphics and compelling story, this game is much awaiting.
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4. Battlefield 5
Battlefield 5 is an upcoming first-person shooter video game developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts. Also, it won the best multiplayer game award at Gamescom 2018. It will release worldwide on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on October 19. The game will focus on mechanics, realism, and customization of characters. Also not to mention DICE will feature female character for the first time.
Just cause 4 is an upcoming action-adventure game developed by Avalanche Studios and published by Square Enix. It is scheduled to be released for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on December 4, 2018. Just Cause 4 is a third-person action-adventure game set in an open world environment. The new engine allows the game to have diverse and extreme weather effects including blizzards, sandstorms, tornadoes and etc.
5. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Assassin’s creed Odyssey is an upcoming game developed by Ubisoft Quebec and is releasing on October 5, 2018. The game is scheduled to be released worldwide for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will also feature the naval combat. Ubisoft has a lot of things planned for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. It should take more than 30 hours to complete. Also, with Ubisoft announcing no new game next year for Assassin’s Creed, it is expected Ubisoft to focus entirely on Odyssey.
Cyberpunk 2077 is an upcoming RPG game from CD Projekt Red. It was announced back in May 2012 as an open-world sci-fi RPG set in a dystopian California city in the year 2077. Hopefully, it should launch in 2019. No official date has been confirmed yet. Cyberpunk 2077 will feature character customization and a focus on high-tech upgrades and implants. The game will launch for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is an upcoming Western-themed action-adventure video game developed and published by Rockstar Games. It is scheduled to release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26, 2018. Rockstar claims several things like a living world, improvement of shooting and combating, each weapon getting unique characteristics with realistic reload and recoil and many more.
Days Gone is an upcoming action-adventure game developed by SIE Bend Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It is scheduled to release on 22 February 2019 exclusively for PlayStation 4. The game uses Unreal Engine 4. A dynamic weather system and day-night cycle were featured. The player can complete the mission in multiple ways and you can craft new items to improve your skills.
Fifa 19 is an upcoming football simulation video game developed by EA Vancouver and EA Bucharest, as part of Electronic Arts’ FIFA series. it will be released 28 September 2018 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Cristiano Ronaldo appears as the cover athlete of the regular edition, while he and Neymar appears on the Champions and Ultimate Edition packs for the game.
Call of duty Black Ops 4 is an upcoming multiplayer first-person shooter developed by Treyarch and published by Activision. It is scheduled to be released worldwide on October 12, 2018, for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. According to Activision it is optimized for PC and will support ultrawide and multi-monitor setups, with 4K resolutions. It will not only feature solo campaign but also multiplayer. For the first time, Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is coming to Blizzard Battle.net.
The Last of Us Part II is an upcoming horror-themed, action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog (creators of Unchartered) and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4. It is basically a survival game and will launch exclusively for PS4 in 2019.
Naughty Dog has revealed that The Last of Us Part 2 takes place five years after the original left off, with a 19-year-old Ellie acting as the game’s protagonist. Joel also makes a return, watching over Ellie as a slowly aging old man. The first trailer revealed the return of Ellie and Joel. The second trailer was released on October 30, 2017 as part of Paris Games Week. It revealed four new characters: Yara, Lev, Emily, and an unnamed character played by Laura Bailey. The game was featured at Sony's E3 event on June 11, 2018.
The cutscene featured in the trailer in which Ellie kisses another woman, Dina, was noted for its accomplishment in making a kiss. It is difficult to animate. In January 2017, PlayStation Blog awarded The Last of Us Part II in the category of Most Anticipated Game of the Year. Later that year, it won Most Wanted Game at The Golden Joystick Awards at The Game Awards. On July 2, 2018, it was awarded in the category of Special Commendation for Graphics and Sound at the Game Critics Awards.
The new trailer showed a stealthy gameplay and had a cinematic look. With so many actions, killing, and brutally murdering the trailer was something not for faint heart. Jim Ryan, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, defended the trailer, stating that the game is "made by adults to be played by adults". According to him, this is the most ambitious game yet.
This game will have the best story, art, and gameplay. With beautiful graphics and intense story, the game will sure connect us emotionally.
A gameplay trailer for Plague Tale: Innocence was released by Asobo studios. This story is about two siblings fighting together for survival in the darkest hours of history. In the gameplay, the characters are shown trek across the countryside and along the way stepping on dead bodies.
It is an emotional gameplay and you are surrounded by rats and soldiers. The gameplay was full of adventure, action, and stealth. But most importantly it has a strong story. You have to survive the deadly swarm of rats which will come in your path. The story takes place in the 14th century in France during Black death. Black death is also known as the Black Plague and was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history. The plague reduced the world population from 450 million to 350 million in the 14th century.
The story is fantastic and gross at the same time. It gives a deeper look at the history. This game is due to release on 2019 and will release in Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is an upcoming game developed by Ubisoft Quebec and is releasing on October 5. The game is scheduled to be released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
The game will contain dialogue options, small quests, and multiple endings. Players will be able to choose the gender of the main character. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey also features the naval combat, with the player having access to Hellenistic-era warships to explore the Aegean Sea. The conflict between Athens and Sparta is represented through a “War System” which enables players to take contracts from mercenaries and participate in different large-scale battles against hostile factions. The war system can change a faction’s influence over a region, which will alter both the gameplay and story.
The game features a bad system in which mercenaries will chase if the player commits crimes like killing or stealing from non-playable characters. The game is set in 431 BCE, four hundred years prior to the events of Assassins Creed Origins.
Ubisoft has a lot of things planned for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Odyssey has plenty of content that will keep gamers hunting around the world as the end-game content arrives. Odyssey should take more than 30 hours to complete.
Ubisoft has officially announced Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and its appearance at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2018. A day before the Ubisoft E3 press conference, screenshots of the game was leaked by the gaming website Gematsu. Pre-orders of the game will be released on October 2, 2018.Order From here.