It’s been an interesting year in gaming. Battle lines were drawn in the 4K arena, the Switch helped Nintendo claw back significant marketshare and virtual reality headsets that are actually worth owning became a thing.
While 2017 has been significant on the hardware front, there’s been no shortage of quality new games to back it up, with the likes of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Resident Evil 7 and Injustice 2 putting that shiny new hardware through its paces.
From the look of things, 2018 will serve up more of the same in software terms. Blockbuster sequels such as Red Dead Redemption 2 and God of War are likely to set the standards and dominate the headlines next year.
There’s been plenty of fanfare around these releases, but not all quality sequels enjoy the same level of hype, despite being no less essential to your games collection.
Countless franchises are due to be expanded in 2018, from forgotten favourites on the comeback trail, to long-awaited successors that spent too long in development hell, and some of them have been criminally underhyped so far…