Now that 2017 draws to a close, it’s time to look forward to some interesting titles coming up in 2018. And well, it looks like it might be a good game year. I feel I have to say to keep your hopes in check though. Let’s not forget that some games are coming to us on Valve Time.

Sea of Thieves

I’ve personally been looking forward to this title for a while now. It has been slated for release in March 2018 after delays. Sea of Thieves is basically a team-based multiplayer loot hunt but as a pirate. Always fancied yourself a bit of a Jack Sparrow? Now you can actually play your swashbuckling fantasy out from behind your pc or Xbox.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Ever wondered what Skyrim would look like if it were set in a historically accurate medieval setting in Bohemia? No, me neither. But boy does it look good in Kingdom Come Deliverance. This action-rpg from Warhorse sure looks the part and according to IGN it’s quite promising. Available in February on Xbox One, Ps4 and PC.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Platform games are awesome. Well, at least when they are done right. Ori and the Blind Forest, the first game in the series, was received very well and looked amazing. From the trailers of Will of the Wisps, I can’t draw any other conclusion than that this game will also look the part. Available next year for Xbox (and probably Windows 10).

Surviving Mars

Don’t think that strategy fans have nothing to look forward next year. Paradox Interactive is bringing a survival-based city builder called Surviving Mars. And just before you ask: Mars really is a very safe place, so you’ll be fine. At least that is what Paradox is trying to hammer home in the trailers. Not sure if they are being honest there. I wouldn’t get too attached to your colony though, just to be safe. Available on anything except Nintendo.

Anno 1800

Another great strategy title coming in 2018 is Anno 1800. If you’ve ever played an Anno game you probably know what is coming. Trading, city building and warfare in one game. You’ll start with just one ship and build an empire for yourself.

There are loads more games coming out. Luckily there are multiple publications that have done similar previews. They are good reads, so take a look: