11 Things That Will Definitely Happen During 2018 In Gaming (Maybe)
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At the start of every year, the GameSpot staff gathers together and tries to figure out what's in store for the future. Sure, we hear more rumors and speculation than your average gaming buddy, but most of the predictions we share here are simply guesses. These are things that we hope might happen, or that the cyclical nature of the game's industry indicates are likely to occur. Or we just make something up and hope really hard that it comes true.
2017 rumbled along with what seemed like a never-ending cycle of surprises: Nintendo went from flailing in the market with the Wii U to having the fastest-selling console ever with the Switch. And at E3, the company revealed Metroid Prime 4 is in the works along with a new Pokemon game for Switch. Niantic confirmed the long-running rumors that its next game would be based on the Harry Potter franchise. Capcom revealed a console version of Monster Hunter at E3. And Bethesda announced and released two massive sequels--The Evil Within 2 and Wolfenstein 2--in the span of just a few months!
Even with high expectations, 2018 is probably going to have some surprises we're not even considering right now. But that's what makes trying to guess the twists and turns of the new year so fun! Here are our predictions for the announcements and reveals that are going to shape gaming in 2018. And if you'd like to take a look back at some of our past attempts, here are our predictions from 2014, 2016, and 2017 (we skipped 2015 for some reason).
What do you think will happen? Is there anything that we're way off-base on or that seems too far-fetched to actually occur? Let us know in the comments below!