Destiny And CoD Will Overshadow Too Many Games This Fall
Anyone get the sneaking suspicion that the entire gaming world will only be talking about two games this holiday season?
It'll reflect the current obsession with shooters and it might be inevitable. There's a darn good chance that despite some hefty launches over the next few months, Destiny and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will keep stealing the majority of the headlines.
Don't forget that the new CoD doesn't release until November 4, so it's ideally positioned - between the inevitable hype-laden lead-up and the post-release craziness - to keep the FPS fascination going after the Destiny talk trails off. Perhaps the heaviest hitters, like Assassin's Creed Unity, Dragon Age: Inquisition and Far Cry 4 will be able to snag some of the spotlight, but even then it'll be a struggle.
On top of which, it appears many of the mid-range games might get completely lost in the shuffle. This month's Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is a prime example, as might be titles like Alien: Isolation, Driveclub, and LittleBigPlanet 3. It doesn't help that games that would've been immensely popular have been delayed: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Batman: Arkham Knight, Battlefield: Hardline, etc. So now, it looks like the fall will be dominated by two titles, unfortunately.
9/16/2014 9:59:22 PM Ben Dutka