Within the space of three weeks, gamers are going to be presented with three major franchises. If you pre-ordered and paid a small fortune, you'll be able to play Battlefield 1's campaign and multiplayer today. Titanfall 2 comes out the following week, and shortly after that players will have two Call of Duty games to pour over: Infinite Warfare and the Modern Warfare remaster.
That's a lot of heads to shoot. Question is: which game are you going to shoot more heads in?
Just to qualify, there's plenty of other games coming out. The Skyrim remaster lands on the 28th. Dishonoured and Watch Dogs are both getting sequels within weeks. Civilization 6 comes out this week. The new Jackbox Party Pack hit Steam and PSN just this week.
But if you're a Bro Gamer, or just want to shoot something in the head, those three games are the ones that will capture your attention. And for good reason.
Battlefield's campaign is getting a pretty good rap of late. That's intriguing, since Battlefield campaigns in the past have been pretty damn awful. The original Bad Company was the exception to the rule, and I've heard a lot of comparisons drawn between that and BF1 — which can only be a good thing.
But you know what BF1 doesn't have? Giant mechs. On top of that, being able to fly through maps while wallrunning is a massive drawcard for Titanfall 2. Respawn should have a little more launching on all platforms simultaneously this time too, with the original Titanfall being an Xbox-only affair for a while.
And then there's Call of Duty. Like Battlefield, it comes with an already established fanbase — important if you know you're going to be spending tens of hours grinding away in the multiplayer. But having two full campaigns is also a good incentive, even if one of them isn't a fresh offering.
I'm planning on playing all three at this stage, for the campaigns at the very least. My brother is a huge Battlefield fan, and I spent plenty of time growing up at LAN parties playing the original Modern Warfare.
Titanfall does look bloody good at 4K though ... that's hard to pass up.
What about yourselves? Which one of the big shooter franchises are you picking up, and which one do you think you'll end up spending more time with come the end of the year?