Top Upcoming Sci-Fi Video Games Of 2019

Crackdown 3
  • Developer: Reagant Games, Sumo Digital
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: February 22, 2019

Since the release of Crackdown 2 in 2010, we’ve been waiting for a brand new installment to the franchise. The Crackdown 3 video game announcement came in 2014 and it has since been in development under Ruffian Games. Now the video game is gearing up for a launch in 2019 where players will once again step into the role of an agent.

The Agency has dealt with the last terrorist organization a number of years ago but now a new terrorist threat has emerged. This new terrorist group had managed to kill power across the entire world forcing The Agency to deal with this new threat.

We can still expect the overall same gameplay mechanics from the past installments but there is a heavy emphasis on destruction. Developers have created a game in which entire structures can be brought down during combat which we imagine will make for some very action-packed moments.


Starfield
  • Developer: Bethesda
  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • Platforms: TBD
  • Release: TBD

Starfield is a brand new IP RPG title from the development team at Bethesda. The development studio may be known more for their line of Fallout and The Elder Scroll titles but unfortunately, the team has yet to make any real reveals. Outside of its official announcement of an RPG title set in space during their press conference event at E3 2018, we don’t have much more to go off on. The title is supposedly developed for next-generation consoles and will release before The Elder Scrolls VI. For now, we’ll have to wait and see if any new information is released during this year’s E3 expo.


Control
  • Developer: Remedy Entertainment
  • Publisher: 505 Games
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

From the development team that has brought out the Max Payne franchise along with the IP Alan Wake comes their next big release, Control. The game acts much like their other line of video game titles as players will be going through the game as a third-person shooter. From what we know so far about the game, Remedy Entertainment is telling a story of a woman named Jesse Faden. Jesse was granted unexplained supernatural powers after a childhood traumatic experience and it’s her goal to finally get some questions answered about her past. Joining up with The Oldest House, a Federal Bureau headquarters that study supernatural phenomena, Jesse ends up with more than she bargained for. A new otherworldly force has invaded The Oldest House leaving Jesse to fight back using any means necessary and perhaps at the end of it all, some of her questions may finally get answered.


Doom Eternal
  • Developer: id Software
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Doom was a massive hit originally and the franchise recently had a resurgence thanks to the 2016 reboot. Players once again stepped into the role of Doom Guy as he completely demolished the demonic threat that came his way.

This new installment slated to launch in 2019 where players will be taking on the role of Doom Guy as he embarks back down to Earth and fights off a new alien invasion. It looks like all of the game mechanics and over-the-top action is back with this new installment along with a few additional features. For instance, players should be able to see the enemy decay depending on the attack damage delivered. Only a brief gameplay footage has been released since the game was officially announced, though we expect more information will be released during this year’s E3 expo.


Cyberpunk 2077
  • Developer: CD Projekt Red
  • Publisher: CD Projekt
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: TBA

Cyberpunk 2077 is the next big title release from developers CD Projekt who you may be familiar with for The Witcher series. The video game is set in the future where it seems that most of the humanity has fallen on hard times after big corporations and companies took control of modern life. Likewise, there seems to be an emphasis on augmentations for humans which will help them in various tasks. We expect some similarities in regards to the Deux Ex franchise but we’re still waiting for more information to be released on that front.

We’re also interested in seeing just how well CD Projekt delivers after their success with The Witcher series, especially since the upcoming title doesn’t already have source material for the developers to go off from. So far gameplay shows a drastically different world than what gamers were presented in The Witcher series. Players will be introduced to a futuristic world full of androids and tech that allows big corporations society to thrive.


The Outer Worlds
  • Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
  • Publisher: Private Division
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Obsidian Entertainment is a well-known and beloved video game development studio after they have released countless iconic RPG titles. For instance, the developers were responsible for Fallout: New Vegas and during The Game Awards 2018 came the announcement of The Outer Worlds. This is a brand new experience which resembles a bit like their past Fallout: New Vegas work. Within the game players will be embarking on an adventure set in the distant future where mankind has colonized space. So far we know that players will be investigating megacorporations to find just how strong of a hold they have on life and the colonized worlds.

Just like with past RPG titles developed under Obsidian Entertainment, the gameplay narrative will present players with multiple answers and options. Depending on the options selected may result in various branching storylines. Unfortunately, we don’t have to many details regarding the game narrative and gameplay mechanics. However, as mentioned, this is an RPG adventure so players can still expect to see various customization options and a massive world to explore.