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Gamescom is just around the corner, so what better time to start having a think about what games we want to see at the event.
First, the bad news. There are some notable omissions at Cologne this month: Sony, Nintendo, and Activision are all skipping Gamescom, as well as WarGaming and Take Two.
That being said, Xbox will likely go big this month, while EA will be wanting to use the event to show off the upcoming FIFA 23, Madden and perhaps a new New for Speed.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the games we would love to see at Gamescom this month.
Some are already out, but we still look forward to some updates. For example Halo Infinite, for which we hope for an update on the long-awaited Forge mode.
Need for Speed
We already know that EA has confirmed that a new Need for Speed game is penned for a fiscal year Q3 release—so we could well see the game showcased in Germany.
It wouldn’t be the first time; EA does have a habit of using Cologne to reveal Need for Speed news.
It would be great to see the franchise back. Need for Speed Heat wasn’t a bad game, but I can’t be the only one hoping that the series evolves.Personally, I’d love to see a brand-new Hot Pursuit game, but something tells me that could be unlikely.
With Take Two not around, and Sony giving Gamescom a miss, Saints Row has a real opportunity to stand out.
Plus, it’s actually out on August 23rd—during Gamescom!—so we’re expecting a metric tonne of hands-on and some quirky marketing to say the least. At VG, we’re still to get hands on with the game, but our friends at WePC called it a “highly refined sandbox”, which gives us hope.
For those who like driving, the good news is the driving mechanics have gone down a storm. “These driving controls are undoubtedly the best sandbox driving mechanics I have ever experienced,” writes Will Worrall on WePC. We’re excited.
Right, a controversial one, but, I’m still keen to see more before I make my mind up. After all, we’re getting an open-world RPG with refined combat and a chance to play as Robin, Red Hood, Batgirl, and Nightwing? Sign me up.
Let’s hope Warner Bros. offers some decent hands on in Germany.
This is sort of a non-starter, as Nintendo will not be at the show. However, I think it’s a crying shame, as it would have been the perfect opportunity to showcase the game before its release on September 9th.
The Callisto Protocol
OK, as soon as the trailer dropped, Dead Space fans rejoiced. Finally, another survival horror game set in space, from the key creatives behind that seminal game—and powered by Unreal Engine 5.
You play a convict (voiced by Transformers and Call of Duty: WWII star Josh Duhamel) who is stuck in the midst of an alien invasion on Jupiter’s moon, Callisto.
Expect jump scares, stunning visuals and tight, refined combat, as we gear up for release in December. We’re hoping there is at least some hands-on taking place at Gamescom.
This open-world Sonic game has been in development since 2017 and is penned for a “late 2022” release—on current and last-gen consoles.
It’s been spearheaded by producer Sachiko Kawamura and director Morio Kishimoto, who—from what we’ve seen so far—have created a stunning open world for everyone’s favourite hedgehog to roam.
We’re hoping to see some more gameplay this month.
A game that seems to have been around forever is finally upon us. Well, almost.
We’re almost certain Scorn will feature heavily in Gamescom, and we hope so, too. For those who don’t know about it, imagine Doom Eternal, then remove Doomguy’s skin and place him in a weird semi-organic world.
The developers claim to want to “throw you in” with very little guidance. Sounds cool—let’s hope it pays off.
Right. Now this is really a punt, but, with Xbox taking centre stage this month it could be the perfect time to reveal more about the new Fable game. (Please just don’t make it VR, we beg!)
Elder Scrolls 6
It would be amazing if Bethesda revealed more details on this one. Surely it can’t be another Skyrim announcement!In all seriousness, if we get any Elder Scrolls gameplay (unlikely but one can only hope) it would go down an absolute storm.
Halo Infinite: Forge
With fresh news that a Halo Infinite Forge beta is coming, likely later this year, we hope during the Xbox presentation that we’ll see the mode in full flow. For those new to Forge, it’s basically a means to create your own levels. And fans have wanted it for what seems like an eternity.
What are you hoping to see? Let us know in the comments!