The Gaming Month Ahead – October 2016


 

I think it’s hard to argue that this months biggest release is that of Playstation VR. Coming out like a new console, complete with a bevy of release titles, PSVR marks the beginning of affordable VR. Unlike the Oculus and HTC Vive, PSVR comes in at around £400 (£350 on its own, but it needs the PS4 camera) and the supporting hardware is a lot cheaper than a VR capable PC as well.
I’d be more excited if I actually played on my PS4, but I’m sure there’s a lot of people who are going to be looking forward to playing FFXIV or Dishonored 2 on the PSVR (both games sadly out in November)

Out on PC and Xbone, the latest Gears of War releases. It may not be by Epic, and it might be following a game that I thought had pretty final ending, it actually looks pretty damn good. Previews have certainly been glowing so far. I just hope the PC version, which is tied to the pretty horrible Windows 10 Store, doesn’t ruin it.

Titanfall 2 releases towards the end of the month. While the beta didn’t exactly impress anyone (most of the feedback was filled with comments about how they ruined what was good in the first game), this game actually has a single player that looks quite spiffing. Of course, looks and plays and two different things. I’d wait for reviews and reactions before putting any money down on this.

Battlefield 1 is also out. Set during World War 1, BF1 adds horses. Probably other stuff too, but mostly horses. Mostly I just like the instant dismounting that feels like jumping out of a car in GTA rather than leaping off a horse. It may look odd, but it feels right.It all looks rather pretty, but there’s still no sign of a return of the bots from early Battlefield games.

Full Games List

2nd October

  • Syberia 3 (PS4/XBone)

4th October

  • Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide (PS4/Xbone)
  • Mortal Kombat XL (PC)
  • Aragami (PC/PS4)

5th October

  • HoPiKo (PS4)

7th October

  • Aragami (PS4)
  • Mafia III (PC/PS4/Xbone)
  • Ride 2 (PS4/Xbone)
  • SteamWorld Collection (PS4)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege: Gold Edition (PS4/Xbone)
  • WRC 6: FIA World Rally Championship (PC/PS4/Xbone)
  • Paper Mario: Color Splash (WiiU)
  • Mario Party: Star Rush (3DS)
  • Nintendo Presents: New Style Boutique 2 (3DS)

11th October

  • Gear of War 4 (PC/XBone)
  • Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour (PC/PS4/Xbone)
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider (PS4)
  • WWE 2K17 (PS4/PS3/Xbone/X360)

13th October

  • Playstation VR Hardware
  • Shadow Warrior 2 (PC)
  • Batman: Arkham VR (PS4)
  • Battlezone (PS4)
  • Hustle Kings VR (PS4)
  • Loading Human: Chapter 1 (PS4)
  • PlayStation VR WORLDS (PS4)
  • RIGS: Mechanized Combat League (PS4)
  • Super Stardust Ultra VR (PS4)
  • Tumble VR (PS4)
  • Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PS4)
  • Battleborn ‘Attikus and the Thrall Rebellion’ (PC/PS4/Xbone)
  • EVE: Gunjack (PS4)
  • EVE: Valkyrie (PS4)
  • Fated The Silent Oath (PS4)

14th October

  • Dragon Quest Builders (PS4/Vita)
  • Hatsune Miku VR: Future Live (PS4)
  • Now That’s What I Call Sing 2 (PS4/Xbone)
  • Reus (PS4/Xbone)
  • Root Letter (PS4/Vita)
  • Skylanders Imaginators (PS4/PS3/XBone/X360/WiiU)
  • Space Hulk Ascension (PS4)
  • Overcooked (XBone)
  • Disney Magical World 2 (3DS)

21st October

  • Civilization VI (PC)
  • Batman: Return to Arkham (PS4)
  • Battlefield 1 (PC/PS4/Xbone)
  • LEGO Harry Potter Collection (PS4/Xbone)
  • Monster Jam: Crush It (PS4)
  • Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs (PS4)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch
  • Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls (Vita)
  • Rhythm Paradise Megamix (3DS)
  • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (3DS)
  • Dark Souls 3: Ashes of Ariandel (PC/PS4/Xbone)

25th October

  • Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (PS4/Xbone/WiiU)
  • Farming Simulator 17 (PS4/Xbone)

27th October

  • Earth’s Dawn (PS4)

28th October

  • Big Buck Hunter Arcade (PS4)
  • Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 (PC/PS4/Xbone)
  • Just Dance 2017 (PS4)
  • Mark McMorris: Infinite Air (PS4)
  • Steins;Gate 0 (PS4/Vita)
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition (PC/PS4/Xbone)
  • Titanfall 2 (PC/PS4/Xbone)
  • Worlds of Final Fantasy (PS4/Vita)

31st October

  • Just Dance 2017 (WiiU)

XBOX Games with Gold October

  • Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings (Xbone)
  • The Escapists (Xbone) Oct16 – Nov15
  • MX Vs ATV Reflex (X360) Oct 1-15
  • I am Alive (X360) Oct 16-31
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