Top Upcoming Sci-Fi Video Games of 2017

Top upcoming 2017 sci-fi games for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One.


There are plenty of great video game titles that are set within a sci-fi fantasy world. These titles offer a unique look at the game world which is full of thrilling gameplay and a unique cast of characters.

We selected some of our most anticipated upcoming 2017 video games with sci-fi elements. Take a look at our picks down below and let us know what title you’re looking forward to playing most by leaving a comment!

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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 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.


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 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.

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 who is set to be a Pathfinder. These Pathfinders are an operative task force that is in charge of discovering new planets for the Human species to colonize.

Injustice 2

Developer: NetherRealm Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: Mobile, PS4, XB1
Release Date: TBA 2017

The Injustice video game series will make a return with Injustice 2. Players will once again, be able to choose from a wide catalog of characters from DC Comics. In fact, the new title will not only return some of our favorite heroes and villains previously available within the first installment, but also bring out other new characters, some of which may be a bit more obscure. Some of the new confirmed characters to enter the roster includes Atrocitus, Blue Beetle, Deadshot, Gorilla Grodd, and Supergirl.

As for the story, Injustice 2 will follow the events from the first Injustice: Gods Among Us title. Batman and his Insurgents attempt to bring society back together during Superman’s Regime, though a new threat arises that will put all of Earth at risk.

Halo Wars 2

Developer: 343 Industries, Creative Assembly
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Platforms: PC, XB1
Release Date: February 21, 2017

The sequel to Halo Wars, Halo War 2, will be launching in February of 2017. With this installment of the Halo franchise, Halo Wars 2 takes place nearly thirty years after the events of Halo Wars and shortly after the events of Halo 5: Guardians.

With the Spirt of Fire declared lost with all hands, the crew emerges from their cryosleep at the Ark. It’s here that the crew runs into a new Alien faction known as the Banished, a group that broke away from the Covenant after their demise.

Detroit Become Human

Developer: Quantic Dream
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: Expected 2017

From developers Quantic Dream, comes Detroit: Become Human. If you enjoyed the past video game releases from the development team such as Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls, then you’ll likely feel right at home with their upcoming video game release.

Detroit: Become Human is an action-adventure video game where players will be taking control of multiple characters. In the neo-noir thriller story, these characters can die and as a result, the storyline will adapt and continue without them. Furthermore, there will be a series of choices players can make which will also result in the narrative story being branched out further.

Nier Automata

Developer: PlatinumGames
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PC, PS4
Release Date: TBA 2017

Nier: Automata is an upcoming action role-playing video game. Taking place after the fourth ending of the previously released Nier installment, Nier: Automata follows YoRHa, androids sent to Earth in order to fight the invading force in a proxy war.

Being set in an open world environment, players will control multiple characters with combat mainly focused on melee weapons. Unfortunately, while Japan has a confirmed release date within 2017, a specific western release date was not officially revealed.


Developer: Fullbright
Publisher: Fullbright
Platforms: PC, XB1
Release Date: TBA 2017

From the development team that has previously brought out Gone Home, comes Tacoma. This is a new upcoming exploration video game title that is set in space, a total of 200,000 miles from Earth.

We don’t know too much about the upcoming title other than that players will be taking on a role of a technician. This technician has a new job located on the Lunar Transfer Station Tacoma. Though it seems that something is amiss with this station that lacks inhabitants leaving players to uncover the mystery alone in the vast openness of space.

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 be an included multiplayer component to Cyberpunk 2077.

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