Why 2017 has been a Great year for Gaming

The video gaming realm is famous for delivering a near endless flow of great titles. And 2017 is no different in constantly surprising us with some incredible gameplay innovation.

As well as high profile releases like Mass Effect: Andromeda and Resident Evil VII, there are also some exiting games to come like Valve’s Artifact. So what are the key games to be aware of in 2017?

Most of us will know how the Nintendo Switch is one of the big gaming successes of the year. And in the unlikely event of you tiring of the likes of Legend of Zelda and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, we can look forward to some retro gaming fun with Super Mario Odyssey and Sonic Forces this autumn.

Other fun Nintendo Switch titles on the horizon include the basketball game NBA 2K18, the hack’n’slasher Fire Emblem Warriors, and the fascinating RPG, Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

PlayStation 4 fans will know all about how games like Horizon Zero Dawn, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, and For Honor have helped maintain the incredible popularity of this next-gen console.

But there are plenty more innovative titles to look forward to in 2017. Pick of the bunch has to be Destiny 2 that is currently wowing gamers thanks to its incredible graphics and intense multiplayer action.

And even if sci-fi RPGs aren’t for you, then FIFA 18 is going to be another massive release for football fans, whilst Assassin’s Creed: Origins is set to be a very important instalment in this huge gaming franchise.

It has also been a very busy year in the mobile gaming realm too. Whilst we all started the year playing Super Mario Run, at the moment it’s all about weird and wonderful titles like Merge Town, Snake Vs Block, and Snipers Vs Thieves. And when you consider that even the Virtue Fusion bingo games are making the shortlist, it shows how wide open the mobile gaming domain has become!

Xbox gamers will probably still be getting their heads around the great range of exclusives like Call of Duty WWII and Crackdown 3. And with the indie games like Cuphead, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, and the Xbox exclusive Forza Motorsport 7 still on the horizon, it shows that there’s plenty to enjoy on this powerful console.

But it’s the hugely exciting virtual reality domain that looks to be bringing the biggest surprises. Whilst early VR releases of 2017 like Star Trek: Bridge Crew showed some potential, it’s upcoming virtual reality options on games like Gran Turismo Sport that could be most exciting.

And with other hot new virtual reality releases like Fallout 4 VR still to come, it shows that there is no shortage of great gaming options for the remainder of 2017.

So whether you are still in awe of your Nintendo Switch, are battling with bingo on your mobile, or are investigating our VR gaming futures, it shows how 2017 is already another incredible year for video games.