Top Upcoming Open World RPGs of 2017

Top upcoming 2017 open world RPG video games for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Wii U, and Nintendo Switch.

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Open world based RPG video games seem to naturally do well. There have been countless successful titles within the genre over the past few years and already there are a number of open world RPG video games we can’t wait to get our hands on in 2017.

Take a look at some of our favorite upcoming open world RPG titles currently set to launch in 2017. Also, let us know what upcoming open world RPG video games you’re looking forward in playing by leaving a comment down below!


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Mass Effect: Andromeda

Developer: BioWare
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
Release Date: Q2 2017

The next installment of the Mass Effect franchise will be launching during the second quarter of 2017. From what we know so far, Mass Effect: Andromeda will be taking place hundreds of years after the events of Mass Effect 3.

Set within the Andromeda Galaxy, players take on the role of an N7 Special Forces soldier, more specifically, a Pathfinder. These Pathfinders are an operative task force that is in charge of discovering new planets for the Human species to colonize.


Horizon Zero Dawn

Developer: Guerrilla Games
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PS4
Release Date:  February 28, 2017

Horizon Zero Dawn will mark as the first IP developed by Guerrilla Games since their release of Killzone in 2004. This is an action role-playing video game title that is set a thousand years into the future.

Mankind has mysteriously fallen with cities only a shell of a once thriving society. Now only small tribal groups remain with giant mechanical predatory beasts roam the world openly. The plot will revolve around a female hunter named Aloy who sets out on a journey to explore the open world, meet with other tribes, and potentially learn of the reason mankind fell to being with.


Cyberpunk 2077

Developer: CD Projekt RED
Publisher: CD Projekt
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
Release Date: TBA 2017

Cyberpunk 2077 is an upcoming video game from the developers who brought you The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. We don’t know too much about the upcoming video game release though it will be based on the previously released cyberpunk role-playing title, Cyberpunk 2020.

So far we know that the video game will be based in a metropolis area known as Night City in which the inhabitants will communicate in an unknown language. Players will be able to purchase advance translator implants to make out conversations, though depending on how advance the translator is will determine just how well you’ll be able to understand the conversations.

Though the video game can be played in third-person, there will be an option to enjoy the game in a first-person perspective. Likewise, outside of the single-player story, there will apparently be an included multiplayer component to Cyberpunk 2077.


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Developer: Nintendo EPD
Publisher: Nintendo
Platforms: Wii U, Nintendo Switch
Release Date: TBA 2017

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will mark as the nineteenth main installment to The Legend of Zelda franchise. This time around, players will be placed in a large open-world environment with the ability to play through the game’s dungeons in any order.

Within The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, players will take on the role of Link after he awakens from a deep slumber that lasted a hundred years. A mysterious voice alerts link to reach a ruined Kingdom known as Hyrule where he will learn of Calamity Ganon, the antagonist who had previously destroyed Hyrule, though, during the process, he had trapped himself within the kingdom. Ultimately, Link will have to train and prepare for a battle against Calamity Ganon before he escapes and destroys the world.


Shenmue III

Developer: Neilo, Ys Net
Publisher: Ys Net
Platforms: PC, PS4
Release Date: December 2017

Shenmue was a popular franchise when it first launched into the market for the Sega Dreamcast. The series was set to have a series of installments to fully unveil the narrative story. However, due to the development cost, the Shenmue series was ultimately shelved after its second installment.

That was until E3 2015 when Shenmue III was officially unveiled with a Kickstarter hoping to reach a goal of $2 million USD. Fans couldn’t flock to the campaign faster as the goal was accomplished in just eight hours with the total campaign reaching just over $6 million USD.

From what we know so far about Shenmue III is that the title will follow the events of Shenmue II with Ryo Hazuki seeking out his father’s killer, Lan Di. During his journey, Ryo meets a mysterious girl named Ling Shenhua who has appeared in his dreams. The two pair up to learn why destiny has united a path between them.


Kingdom Hearts 3

Developer: Square Enix 1st Production Department
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PS4, XB1
Release Date: Expected 2017

Everyone should be well aware of the Kingdom Hearts franchise. The third installment is expected to release in 2017. Since the release of Kingdom Hearts 2, The Walt Disney Company had acquired Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Entertainment, and Lucasfilm, which could result in seeing a new variety of characters and worlds from these three new acquired companies.

As before, Sora will be the leading protagonist of the video game though he will have help in his journey from Riku, Donald Duck, Goofy, King Mickey, among a series of other Final Fantasy and Disney characters.


Scalebound

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Developer: PlatinumGames
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Platforms: PC, XB1
Release Date: TBA 2017

PlatinumGames has had its share of great releases in the past and we’re interested in one of their more hyped up upcoming Microsoft exclusive video game titles, Scalebound. This is an action role-playing video game that’s set in a modern fantasy world.

Players will be taking the role of a protagonist named Drew and a dragon named Thuban. It’s revealed that within this world, the two are connected and as such, both characters will die if either Drew or Thuban’s life comes to an end. What’s in store for the duo remains a mystery for gamers to unfold when the game launches at some point next year.


Kingdom Come Deliverance

Developer: Warhorse Studios
Publisher: Warhorse Studios, Deep Silver
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
Release Date: TBA 2017

Developers Warhorse Studios is attempting to deliver a historically accurate and realistic video game set in the medieval Kingdom of Bohemia. Gamers may notice the period-accurate armor, clothing, combat techniques, and even real-world castle recreations.

In the video game’s campaign, the old king of Bohemia had passed with his heirs lacking the ability and power to secure the throne. Using this opportunity to take advantage and claim the rights, the old king’s brother takes control of Bohemia.

Players will be taking on the role of a blacksmith’s son whose family had been murdered by an invading army. With revenge burning in his heart, the son seeks out his family’s killer while also restoring the throne to the rightful heir.

 


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