5 next-gen games we’re super excited for!

Spider-men, burger bugs and mad marsupials: 5 next-gen games we’re super excited for!

The stormy weather outside might seem like a waste of perfectly good summer days, but for many of us, it's basically guilt-free permission to dig into our video game backlog! If anything, now's the time to clear it, as the next generation of consoles and games is getting really close.

With that in mind, here's five upcoming next-gen games we can't wait to get our hands on:

1) Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales - PS5


Marvel’s Spider-Man
on PS4 was a massive success for developers Insomniac Games. In fact, it performed so well, that Sony ended up purchasing the California based studio. So it’ll come as a surprise to no one that a PS5 follow up is coming.

Announced at Sony’s PlayStation 5 reveal event, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales passes the torch to a character that many met for the first time in 2018’s animated film Into the Spiderverse, but new Spidey Miles has actually been swinging about in Marvel's Ultimate line of comics since 2011, and was even brought over to their main continuity as part of the 2015 Secret Wars event. However we're not going to get into all that here because (as we've said before) comic books are wild, man.

2) Fable - Xbox Series X


Teased at the recent Xbox Games Showcase event, the action RPG that made sure every regional voice actor in England had work, Fable is back.

There were rumblings that this new reboot would be an MMO, but that rumour appears to have been dismissed and it’s looking like we’re getting a Triple A single player experience. As excited as we are to see the Fable format done with the latest tech, we must confess that the Fable mini games are at the forefront of our expectations. Who’s looking forward to a rousing game of chicken kicking?

(Please don't kick chickens, thanks).

3) Bugsnax - PS5


Also announced at Sony’s PlayStation 5 reveal event, Bugsnax seems at first to be the cross between a greengrocer's pantry and an entomologist’s (that's a bug expert) fever dream. However, on further inspection, it looks like Bugsnax will be aiming for a place in the whimsy-a-thon pantheon where games like
Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing reign supreme. 

Made by developers Young Horses (who were responsible for indie darling Octodad), these strange bug/snack hybrid creatures have left some fans wondering if Bugsnax is secretly a horror game. While this might seem unlikely at first, more details about the game have been slowly revealed, and it does appear that the player themselves is an investigative journalist. So at this point, who knows?

Bugsnax questions
See, we're not fibbing

Genre subversion aside, it’s safe to say that the music in the trailer is the one thing that’ll stick with you until the game’s touted release of “Holiday 2020” (also coming to PS4 and PC).

4) Halo Infinite - Xbox Series X


It’s pretty safe to say that Master Chief can be regarded as
the Xbox mascot. So when it comes to launching a new Xbox console, a new Halo game was obviously going to be front and centre...but it’s not all gone quite according to plan.

Halo Infinite was originally slated to be a big launch title for the Xbox Series X, but has unfortunately been delayed until 2021. Additionally, before the delay was even made public, there were some fans and journalists who were less than impressed with the visuals shown in the launch trailer. All in all, it’s a rocky start for what should be a flagship game.

These bumps in the road aside, this “spiritual reboot” of the beloved FPS franchise is likely to find favour with plenty of long time Halo players. That signature Halo music alone is enough to give you chills. 

5) Crash Bandicoot 4 - PS4, Xbox One


Ok, so technically not a next gen title, but it’s not like we haven’t bent the rules before on these lists. Also, it’s Crash Bandicoot, so let us have this.

After the runaway success of the N.Sane Trilogy, which featured full remakes of the first three Crash games, it was all but assured that we’d see a fully fledged sequel somewhere down the line, and here it is. Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is due to be released on October 2nd for PS4 and Xbox One, but with the new generation on consoles coming “Holiday 2020,” we’d be very, very surprised if the mad marsupial’s newest outing doesn’t get a PS5 and Xbox Series X release. 

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We're not saying these are the games to look forward to, but we think it's a pretty strong selection, and it's just a fraction what we can expect to be announced and released as we head towards 2021! We're definitely going to need a couple more rainy days one we add some of these to the collection.

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