This year’s E3 press conferences revealed a number of role-playing games (RPGs) that are set to arrive within the next couple years. Between new titles and additions to existing franchises, these RPS offer immersive, story-rich gaming experiences.
Here are 5 RPGs revealed during E3 that gamers need to keep an eye on.
Cyberpunk 2077 by CD Projekt | Release Date: June 2019
From the creators of The Witcher 3, Cyberpunk 2077 is a futuristic first-person shooter RPG about trying to find a missing person. As players begin their investigation, they find that a group known as The Scavengers have begun kidnapping citizens to harvest implants. Players will be able to utilize a bullet time effect in combat that slows down time to combine effects against upcoming mobs of adversaries.
The city is designed to be interactive, with various non-player characters acting as gunsmiths or merchants. Players will have various quests to choose from as they continue their investigation, with exploration promoting the further customization of weapons with mods that may be found in the city. In a massive world where interactive dialogue controls the game’s narrative progression, there’s no telling what consequences may hamper your investigation.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey by Ubisoft | Release Date: October 2018
The upcoming addition to the Assassin’s Creed series allows players to write their own epic odyssey in the hopes of becoming a legendary Spartan hero. The ancient Greek setting allows players to explore a country full of untamed environments, formidable foes, and colorful characters.
Utilizing open-world naval combat, massive battles will be fought that continually challenge progression. Main missions, story-based side quests, and myriad mysteries will shape a world that contains over thirty hours of choice-based dialogue and multiple endings, as the archaic world constantly evolves to player decisions.
Greedfall by Focus Home Interactive | Release Date: TBA 2018
Set during the seventeenth century, Greedfall takes place on a remote island that is imbued with magic, riches, and lost secrets. Players will partake in a journey embedded with mystery as they find themselves in the middle of a conflict between locals, who are protected by the manifestations of the land’s earthly magic through the form of supernatural beings, and the invading settlers.
Character actions will be woven, quests may be sought after, and objectives may be pursued in various manners, ranging from deception, diplomacy, or stealth. Player’s actions and choices will influence and alter the course of the story, with relationships forming among various established factions, and battles fought using your preferred play-style.
Starfield by Bethesda | Release Date: TBA 2019
While little has been revealed regarding Starfield, Bethesda paints a barren desert planet before depicting a lonely space station. The art design is rugged but filled with minute details, like solar panels upon the ship, which indicates a world that’s grounded in realism rather than staunch science-fiction.
Although no gameplay or plot has been revealed, a supernatural twist can be seen occurring as a cosmic tear opens what appears to be a portal behind the space station before it becomes engulfed moments later. As Bethesda’s first massive space RPG and newest franchise within the past 25 years, Starfield stands out as a promising mystery.
Anthem by BioWare | Release Date: February 2019
From the team that made Dragon Age and Mass Effect, Anthem is a first-person shooter cooperative adventure game that pushes players to combine their individual skills to fight tactically within a team. Each player controls a Javelin exosuit that allows for strategic battle roles.
In a story that’s filled with memorable characters, ever-changing world features, and unpredictable conditions, players must seek to tip the balance in mankind’s favor as an unfinished world struggles to sustain humanity.