2016 is already shaping up to be a great year. The Division just launched and has already become Ubisoft’s fastest selling new IP within less than 48 hours of its launch. The year is just getting started too and we are going to have a lot of other exciting new games to experience as the year progresses.
We take a look at 6 first person shooter games releasing in 2016 that you simply can’t skip. These games are unique in their own ways and are definitely worth paying money for.
Homefront: The Revolution
Sequel to the moderately successful title Homefront by now defunct publisher THQ, Homefront: The Revolution is being published by Deep Silver, who bought the IP from THQ as it was closing shop.
The game takes place 4 years after the events of the original and is going to be a more open-world type experience wherein the player would need to carry out tasks that have a RPG-like feel to it.
The game will also have side missions, plenty of modification options as well as several other notable new inclusions. It’ll take place in three districts of the now GKR (Great Republic of Korea) occupied Philadelphia. The game is definitely worth looking out for especially due to its open world setting and the pedigree of the previous game which made for an rather enjoyable shooter game experience.
Tentative Release Schedule – May, 2016.
EA, the publisher of Battlefield games, confirmed during a investor call, it’ll be releasing a new Battlefield title in this fiscal year. DICE is already hard at work making the new Battlefield game and if rumors prove correct it might actually be set in World War 1.
Although, it is highly unlikely it’ll be a direct sequel or part of the main Battlefield series, a World War 1 spin-off similar to Battlefield: Bad Company series is definitely possible. Whatever, be the case, Battlefield games are known to offer one of the most refined and enjoyable first person shooter experiences and Battlefield 5 is sure to set new benchmarks for the genre.
Tentative Release Schedule – October, 2016.
Call of Duty: Ghosts 2/Modern Warfare 4
Activision also confirmed it is going to release a new Call of Duty title this year and its development duties have been assigned to Infinity Ward. The announcement got the fans excited since IW has made some of the best Call of Duty games to date including Modern Warfare 2 and Modern Warfare 4.
Although the studio’s main leads has now moved over to EA and formed their own new studio called Respawn Entertainment (who made Titanfall), the studio is still more than capable of releasing an exciting new Call of Duty game.
Rumors doing the round suggest that the studio might actually be releasing a sequel to Call of Duty: Ghosts this year but it might also end up being a sequel to Modern Warfare 3. It is highly likely it’s going to be one of the two options and it’s definitely not going to make a completely new Modern Warfare game in all likeliness.
Tentative Release Schedule – November, 2016.