Early in the year, we had a total mess on our hands with the release schedule that saw a tonne of big games releasing on the same day in February with everything wanting to seemingly get out of the way of Anthem. Metro, Days Gone, and Crackdown 3 all eventually ended up budging, Metro in fact releasing a week earlier.
While it’s not on the scale of that traffic jam, one day in October is threatening to ask too many difficult questions of gamers already. October 25th sees the release of The Outer Worlds, MediEvil, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
The Outer Worlds, which will be coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One, was announced with the October 25th release date as part of Microsoft’s E3 2019 briefing. A medium-scale RPG developed by Obsidian, it will presumably be the last multi-platform title Obsidian make now that they are part of the Xbox family.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will probably walk away with the vast majority of sales, whether you like it or not. As a reboot of Call of Duty’s most beloved sub-franchise that already has plenty of goodwill thanks to it dropping the season pass and its nostalgia factor, it will be hard for any to dislodge it from sales charts.
That’s why you should probably spare a thought for Medievil on PS4, a remake of the PlayStation classic that held the release date spot before the others. Medievil has always been a bit of a cult favourite, so maybe the poor odds will suit it down to the ground.
It remains to be seen whether one or more of these games will change their release date for a better chance — or even if more games will be announced with E3 2019 barely even started. What are you looking forward to most?