When we first had a chance to play GTA in 3D surroundings (so many years ago) we all knew that was something so great compared to anything else on the market that it must be a huge hit. And it proved (after so many years) that this was not another instant hit; we actually witnessed the history of gaming unfolding in front of our eyes.
After so many years, it looks like developers have finally reached a stage where they can proudly say that what will come in 2013 will be something ground-breaking.
Which games might have a huge success in 2013?
Internet is full of expectations regarding two games (promo videos hit the market few months ago) and these games are:
- Star wars 1313
- Watch Dog
So what is so exciting about these titles? Star wars is a franchise over 40 years old and it might look like there is nothing more to say. We still don’t know much about the story but what we saw so far (gameplay and teaser) it looks like the price of the game won’t be a problem; it’s the PC hardware that will have to be changed. Yes, you can always set the graphics and sound to “Low” but this won’t be the same game anymore.
Pure reality is the future
The reality of Star Wars 1313 is something that really surprised me and I screamed –“Take my money” when I saw the first seconds of the teaser. Actually that was the gameplay inside of the teaser and it looked great. Particles, lighting and graphics are so realistic. If we talk about 3rd person shooter style that is going to be used in SW 1313, we really think this is something that should be switched to FPS.
Watch dog, how to start talking about this game without saying that I’ve been totally blown away with the idea, the concept and the graphics. Now we’re coming back to a GTA-like as mentioned in the beginning of the article. At some moments you will feel like you’re playing GTA from the future (let’s say 30 years from now) because the entire surrounding area, the action and the details look like you’re playing with a real objects, and not something created with the use of the machines. Since I’ve mentioned machines, it is useful to say that the main character is a Hacker who is able to control anyone’s life through the net called “CTOS” (let’s say it is UBISOFTS’s Skynet). Overall, the easiest way to explain this game is to say that it is Hitman meeting GTA.
So, where do great hits such as Modern Warfare and Battlefield 3 fit in? They are already hits of the past months and great games for present days, but the future is saved for other games. Until that future arrives developers of the mentioned FPS’s will probably work on getting their games more and more realistic. Demolishing houses and taking down entire forests (as in Bad Company 2) is something that will keep our attention for a several more months for sure, but when the new hits hit the virtual store shelfs, this will be a sign that new players have came to town.
Who is the winner?
The winners are everybody. The little guy (you) get the chance to enter the world of unknown, to become somebody else and to lose few hours in the virtual reality. The software developers will earn a pile of green bucks (that’s for sure) and the hardware producers will get a chance to introduce new (and more powerful) graphic cards. Looks like this circle is not going to break anytime soon and we are enjoying it.