In this onslaught of multiplayer focused games out there, game developers categorise the task of producing quality single player games as herculean. Owing to the fact that many new players are edging towards the online multiplayer scene, the standards of story-based games have to be on a whole other level; be it the story line, the graphics or the soundtrack.
A lot of titles are on the line this year, making many gamers and streamers drool already. We are going to shed some light on four hyped-up games releasing in March 2018, and what the reason is to be excited about them.
Sea of Thieves
Imagine a game where crews of up to 4 players sail in a world full of similar crews and ships with multiple objectives including searching for treasure, jumbling out those riddles and taking on huge sea monsters for glory. Yep, Sea of Thieves is exactly what we’re talking about.
Quite the talk of many popular streamers across the world, Sea of thieves is a multiplayer game where players dawn the role of pirates. The developers of this game call it a ‘shared world pirate game’. Exclusive to the Xbox One and PCs supporting Windows 10, this game attempts to bring Rare’s character reproduction back to life. Instead of power-ups, players would now gain crazy cosmetics from winning battles which can be shared with the crew. Furthermore, any player joining the crew at a later part would be able to make as much progress as the other players.
Since Sea of Thieves rings out to be fun, a lot of streamers can be expected to try it out in their upcoming streams. Heck, who wouldn’t have fun watching four guys trying to man a ship while chaos reigns around?
Sea of Thieves releases on 20 March 2018. Check out the announcement trailer here!
Far Cry 5
The fans of the Far Cry franchise have been in utter rejoice ever since the fifth instalment was announced just before E3 2017. Scheduled to release on 27 March 2018, Far Cry 5 introduces a ton of new features including the ability to play the story mode co-op with a friend online, new vehicles including a plethora of airplanes, character customization, and more.
As far as the story is concerned, you’ll be going up against Joseph Seed, a brutal guy who leads a cult in the Hope County. The game is set in the beautiful ranches and fields of Montana, and while the trailer reveals a lot, it is still unclear about the character that the player will control in the game. But you can surely hire guns and pets, so that is sure to bring some verticality to the gameplay.
While map and mode creation will be retained from the earlier games, it’s not clear if Far Cry 5 will have anything related to capturing and enforcing outposts. Guess we all have to wait for the game; anxious as ever. Till then, feast your eyes on the official game announcement trailer here.
Final Fantasy XV
After waiting for what seemed like an eternity, Final Fantasy XV is finally making its way onto the PC. FFXV turns away from its franchise traditional turn-based combat for more open world action-based gameplay which sports massive bosses, no load screen explorations and a compelling story. The introduction of the driving scenario in the game spices things up even more. Just like a close group of buddies on a road trip, you start out with 3 other friends, who are your companions on the journey where you slay monsters and reach out to unlock new areas.
The PC version, also known as the FFXV Royal Edition includes the base game, all season pass content, more than a dozen pieces of downloadable content and a PC exclusive first-person mode. The game also completely supports NVIDIA Ansel, Shadowplay Highlights, and will come updated with enhanced NVIDIA GameWorks effects.
FFXV Royal Edition will release for the PC, Xbox One and PS4 on 6 March 2018. In the meantime, checkout the FFXV Royal Edition Trailer here.
A Way Out
Hazelight Studios’ A Way Out is a narrative oriented adventure game where two players control two respective characters of the game, Vincent and Leo, who have to coordinate together to get through intense gameplay moments that involve action, adventure, exploration, puzzles, chase and stealth. With totally opposite personalities, the two co-op players have to stay in sync to complete tasks.
What’s astonishing and amazing is that you don’t have to pay for the game if your counterpart has already paid for it. With such an utterly different concept, we can expect a lot of streamers to collaborate which would make for some very interesting streams. A Way Out will release on 23 March 2018 for PC, Xbox One and PS4. Check out the gameplay trailer for the game here.
So, there you have it, those are our favourite picks for the month of March 2018. If there’s any other game that you’re looking forward to, then let us know in the comments section below.