I had a love-hate relationship with October this year. It was set to be an awesome month for games, but there were simply far too many scheduled for release so close to each other. Now it seems October isn’t too bad. It’s November that we have to worry about.
Yes, there are still a whole bunch of awesome games coming in October including Shadow of Mordor, Alien Isolation, The Evil Within, Borderlands the Pre-Sequel, Civilization: Beyond Earth, Sunset Overdrive, Super Smash Brothers and the Definitive Edition for Sleeping Dogs. That’s definitely nothing to sneeze at. However, November is really after your money. Just check out these releases.
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
- Skylanders Trap Team
- The Crew
- PES 2015
- Assassin’s Creed Unity
- Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
- Far Cry 4
- GTA V (new generation)
- Dragon Age: Inquisition
- Little Big Planet 3
- Project Cars
- WWE 2k15
- Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby
- Farming Simulator 15
Maybe it’s just because we have so many awesome games this year, but it feels like the season is just chock full of things to make my wallet cry. However, with the movement of some games out of October and into November and even next year February, I’m hoping that this is a sign of a shift in gaming’s calendar. Perhaps it made sense for most games to be released leading up to the holiday season in the past – the majority of gamers were kids who had to wait until the holidays to get games as presents. However, now most gamers are adults who can shop for their games at any time of year. I hope that we see more games released throughout the year instead of all grouping in the September-December window; it will mean more attention for them and less heartache for those who want to play all the things.
What looks appealing to you in the major launch window? Are you glad all the games are grouped together like this, or do you also wish they’d spread the love a bit more?
Last Updated: September 23, 2014