ByPeter Moulding, writer at Creators.co
"How the little piglets would grunt if they knew how the old boar suffered."
Peter Moulding

2016 was a good year for first-person shooters, no actually it was a great year. We got to add Battlefield 1, Overwatch, Doom and Titanfall 2 to our collections, just to mention the biggest and the best. But, 2017 is looking just as exciting, if not more so. Here are all the FPS we are looking forward to next year.

1. 'Quake Champions'

Developer: id Software

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Quake Champions, like Doom did last year, is set to revive a long-lost (but not forgotten) FPS series. This will be a thoroughbred game built for multiplayer, with fast, skill-based arena action. However, the developers of the game, id Software, have already announced that it will only be released on Microsoft Windows. A pretty heavy blow for console gamers worldwide.

2. 'Destiny 2'

Number 2 is on its way. [Credits: Destiny/ Bungie]
Number 2 is on its way. [Credits: Destiny/ Bungie]

Developer: Bungie

Publisher: Activision

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Destiny marked Bungie’s first major franchise since Halo, with players taking on the role of the Guardians in their attempt to defend earth. This first game gave players a pretty solid online FPS experience, despite disappointments when it came to the singleplayer campaign. Destiny 2, I hope, will build on the successes of the first game while fixing the singleplayer experience.

3. 'Prey'

Developer: Arkane Studios

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

2017 will be the year of the comeback kings, with Prey being right there at the top. However, with Prey, there is quite a bit of a twist. From what we know already, the game will not be at all connected to the original. In fact, it will have new characters, a new setting and (this probably should have come first) a new alternative reality. Despite that, or because of that, this game does look straight-up thrilling.

4. 'Space Hulk: Deathwing'

Heavy metal. [Credits: Space Hulk: Deathwing/ Cyanide]
Heavy metal. [Credits: Space Hulk: Deathwing/ Cyanide]

Developer: Cyanide

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

For those of you that are into your Warhammer 40k, but especially for those of you that aren’t, then you’ll be in for a real treat with Space Hulk: Deathwing. In this game, you’ll get to play as a Space Marine—from playing the Warhammer 40k tabletop game a lot, I can tell you that these guys are dangerous. It’s set on a Space Hulk, a floating mass of ancient spaceship and debris, which means plenty of intense and claustrophobic FPS action.

5. 'Sniper Ghost Warrior 3'

Send the drone to do the dirty work. [Credits: Sniper Ghost Warrior 3/ CI Games]
Send the drone to do the dirty work. [Credits: Sniper Ghost Warrior 3/ CI Games]

Developer: CI Games

Publisher: CI Games

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is the first major sniping FPS game set to be released in 2017, with it arriving on April 4th. Unlike its opposite number, this game takes place in a modern day conflict somewhere in Georgia. The big features in this game are, of course, the ability to use drones and a wide variety of cool modern weapons, as well as the massive open world in which you’ll have to survive.

6. 'Strafe'

This looks insanee! [Credits: Strafe/ Pixel Titans]
This looks insanee! [Credits: Strafe/ Pixel Titans]

Developer: Pixel Titans

Publisher: Devolver Digital

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Mac

If I had to pick what looked like the most face-melting hardcore sci-fi FPS game to come out this year, I would just have to pick Strafe. It is meant to hark back to the exact year of 1996, when FPS games were all about how much gore you could send flying across the screen and onto your face. All the trailers look excellent and hilarious, so I’ll definitely be keeping my eye out for this one.

7. 'Battallion 1944'

This game should feel like the classics. [Credits: Battallion 1944/ Bulkhead Interactive]
This game should feel like the classics. [Credits: Battallion 1944/ Bulkhead Interactive]

Developer: Bulkhead Interactive

Publisher: Bulkhead Interactive

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Battallion 1944 has been a long time coming, especially for those fans and gamers that have poured their heart, soul and money into it. This game was first conceived on Kickstarter, selling itself as the FPS WW2 game that hardcore FPS gamers will love. Why? Well, because it’s got the graphics of a modern day bestseller, but the gameplay from that generation of gritty skill-based shooters (Call of Duty 2 and Medal of Honor).

8. 'Sniper Elite 4'

Some serious WW2 action. [Credits: Sniper Elite 4/ Rebellion Developments]
Some serious WW2 action. [Credits: Sniper Elite 4/ Rebellion Developments]

Developer: Rebellion Developments

Publisher: Rebellion Developments

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

The second major sniping FPS game of 2017, Sniper Elite 4, is also set to be released very early in the year—the 14th Feb to be precise—and is really eyeing up its rival down its scope. The big difference is obviously the setting. This game, like all its predecessors, will be set in WW2, but this time you’ll be playing in Italy. What makes these games so good are their extensive singleplayer campaigns, so we can expect something pretty special here.

9. 'Star Wars: Battlefront 2'

I can't wait to see what the new game looks like. [Credits: Star Wars Battlefront/ EA Dice]
I can't wait to see what the new game looks like. [Credits: Star Wars Battlefront/ EA Dice]

Developer: EA Dice

Publisher: EA

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Although we don’t know a great deal about it just yet, Star Wars Battlefront 2 is set to be released in the fall of 2017. What the developers have said is that it will have much bigger and better worlds, a deeper offering in terms of gameplay as well as content from all the new movies. Sign me up!

10. 'Rising Storm 2: Vietnam'

Those choppers. [Credits: Rising Storm 2: Vietnam/ Tripwire Interactive]
Those choppers. [Credits: Rising Storm 2: Vietnam/ Tripwire Interactive]

Developer: Tripwire Interactive

Publisher: Tripwire Interactive

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

The last game on my list features a setting that is not often seen in shooters: Vietnam. Rising Storm 2: Vietnam comes from the same team that brought us the Red Orchestra series, which means we should expect some pretty realistic settings, weapons and storylines. But it is not just the authenticity that will bring this game alive, as there is some serious incorporation of some pretty hefty gameplay mechanics in there too.

Which FPS are you most looking forward to in 2017?

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