Pillars of Eternity
Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Release date: March 26 (PC)
Another Kickstarter success story, Pillars of Eternity stands on the shoulders of giants as it tries to follow in the footsteps of Baldur’s Gate and Icewind Dale. With 6 races, 11 classes, an enormous open world to traverse and countless mysteries to discover, Pillars of Eternity promises a return to what, at least for us, is some of the best gaming memories of youth. The game’s release date is just around the corner – all that’s left now is to wait for what is going to be one of the great adventures of 2015.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Developer: Projekt CD RED
Publisher: Warner Bros. / Bandai Namco Games
Release date: May 19 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is probably the most anticipated game of 2015. It should have been here by now, but several delays pushed it into mid-2015. Not that we mind all that much – we much rather wait and get an amazing game than play a half-finish mess. And we know The Witcher 3 can be an amazing game. Everything we’ve seen so far, from the huge and beautiful open world to the monsters and creatures inhabiting it, only serves to strengthen this notion. We can’t wait to be back in the leathery boots of Geralt and meet up with Triss, Dandelion, slay some monsters and face the Wild Hunt.
Torment: Tides of Numenera
Developer: inXile Entertainment
Publisher: inXile Entertainment
Release date: Q4 2015 (PC)
From Monte Cook’s mind to Kickstarter to a PC near you, Torment: Tides of Numenera is the spiritual successor to Planescape: Torment, one of the greatest RPGs to have graced our computer screens. A stellar success on Kickstarter, Tides of Numenera promises us a world like no other – a true story-driven RPG with meaningful player choices and a mature story you won’t be able to put down until its conclusion. With the initial funding goal exceed by millions of dollars, Tides of Numenera’s release date is still quite a distance away – there is naught but vague hints at this time – so all we can do is wait. Wait and play Pillars of Eternity while we do so.
Developer: Erik Svedäng
Publisher: Erik Svedäng
Release date: TBA 2015 (PC)
Game creator Erik Svedäng describes else Heart.Break() as a game about “friendship, love and technology in a place where bits have replaced atoms.” Friendship and love is all well and good, but what we’re really excited about is playing in a world where every-day objects can be reprogrammed by the player using basic programming skills. Of course, it should still a be a world we enjoy exploring and engaging with its hipster inhabitants, and judging by the aesthetics we see no reason we wouldn’t. else Heart.Break() might not be your conventional RPG with combat and monsters, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing considering it’s a game where you can just sit around a cafe with your friends whenever things get “too hectic”.
Developer: Lionhead Studios
Release date: TBA 2015 (Xbox One, PC)
After a brief session during Gamescom 2014, we can honestly say that Fable Legends is one of our most anticipated games for 2015, at least when playing with friends is concerned. Sure, it’s immature and silly and goofy as a game can be but it is, above all else, FUN. With several other asymmetrical PvP titles set to release in 2015, we still doubt any of them will have use for weaponized farting or chicken-kicking. Just to put a cherry on it, we also doubt any of them will let you play a world-scale villain out to end creation. To add an even bigger, juicier, cherry: cross-device play between PC and Xbox One has also been announced. What more could you possibly ask for?
The Banner Saga 2
Publisher: Versus Evil
Release date: TBA 2015 (PlayStation 4, PC, Android, iOS)
The Banner Saga by Stoic is a trilogy unfolding a truly epic story of a dark Norse world. A time when all the Gods are dead and the sun has stopped in the sky. The game shows different fronts of this bleak reality, scenes of war and a search for refuge. The first chapter has set a substantial bar of quality and ended with a cliff-hanger, leaving dozens of unanswered questions – questions we hope The Banner Saga 2 will address. Gameplay-wise, we do hope the developers will work out some of the improvements we want to see in the sequel, like a greater variety of enemies and more combat scenarios. But overall, we’re pretty sure Stoic is making another masterpiece.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.