This year’s biggest releases have already started dropping, and it’s not going to stop until we’re about ready to log off for the holidays.
2016 has been an impressive year so far, both in terms of the quantity of game releases, big and small, as well as the quality and critical acclaim many have already garnered since the start of the year.
Each year’s release season, usually when the biggest and most expensive games of the year come out, kicks off – unofficially – with the release of FIFA. It’s all fair game after that, and this year is looking very impressive.
In fact, starting this week and until around mid-December, we’re going to be seeing at least one big, AAA title launch every week. That’s not even counting ports of games already available on other platforms and anticipated indie titles, not to mention surprises.
We’ve listed all the biggest games coming out starting this week, until the end of the year. These are only some of the titles for each week, obviously. If you’re looking for a more inclusive list, you may want to bookmark our mega release list.
And just like that list, this one will also be updated if any of these catch the delay bug, or make any other calendar moves. Here we go:
Week of September 26
- Forza Horizon 3 (PC, Xbox One) – September 27
- FIFA 17 (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) – September 27
- XCOM 2 (PS4, Xbox One) – September 27
- Hitman – Episode 5 – Colorado (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – September 27
Week of October 3
- Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide (PS4, Xbox One) – October 4
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered campaign (for Legacy Edition pre-orders) (PS4) – October 5
- Mafia 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – October 7
Week of October 10
Outside of the many standard games coming over the next seven days, this week also marks the launch of PlayStation VR and many VR-only games.
- Gears of War 4 (PC, Xbox One) – October 11
- Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration (PS4) – October 11
- WWE 2K17 (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) – October 11
- Dragon Quest Builders (PS4, Vita) – October 11
- Shadow Warrior 2 (PC) – October 13
- PlayStation VR – October 13
Week of October 17
- Batman: Return to Arkham (PS4, Xbox One) – October 18
- Battlefield 1 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – October 21
- Civilization 6 (PC) – October 21
Week of October 24
- Dark Souls 3 – Ashes of Ariandel DLC (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – October 25
- Titanfall 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – October 28
- The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – October 28
Week of October 31
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – November 4
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – November 4
Week of November 7
November is also yet another slot for PlayStation hardware launches, as November 10 is the official release date of PlayStation 4 Pro.
- PlayStation 4 Pro – November 10
- Dishonored 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – November 11
- Nintendo NES Mini – November 11
Week of November 14
- Watch Dogs 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – November 15
- Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection (PS4, Xbox One)- November 15
- Pokemon Sun and Moon (3DS) – November 18
- Killing Floor 2 (PC, PS4) – November 18
The week of November 21 gives everyone (and their wallets) a break before more heavy-hitters start popping up again the following week.
Week of November 28
- Final Fantasy 15 (PS4, Xbox One) – November 29
- The Crew: Calling All Units (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – November 29
- Steep (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – December 2
- Gravity Rush 2 (PS4) – December 2
Week of December 5
Days away from the holidays, game releases will predictably come to a halt. That’s not to say it’s going to be a barren wastelands, there could always be that surprise Steam/digital release we hadn’t considered.
Generally speaking, though, that’s about it. But then 2017 is already looking very bright, having claimed many of 2016’s anticipated titles…