2012 is going to be a good year for PC gaming. We’ve all barely had our fill of the 2011 games, but we’re already excited about the new additions set to tease and show us just how inferior 2011 truly is.
This is not to say that 2011 wasn’t a good year for gaming. Far from it, it was one of the greatest, especially for fans of PC games. The visuals were greatly improved and everyone has found enjoyment in the games that have surfaced online in the last year or so: whether they be on the newest version of Minecraft or Angry Birds, or long-time gaming sites like partypoker. 2012 looks to be bigger though.
PC fans shouldn’t expect there to be any changes in terms of how games are played or accessed, but we can look forward to some new games. Firaxis is in the process of making XCOM: Enemy Unknown. For anyone expecting it to be a shooter game like XCOM which is currently in development at 2k Marin, the game will actually be a turn-based strategy game which will mirror the original game-play.
February is going to be a big month for releases. The début of Crusader Kings II is eagerly anticipated by Windows game users. We can also look forward to Syndicate. The game which is developed by Bullfrog Productions and made by Starbreeze Studios, will be available on your PC, Play Station 3 and Xbox 360. Only it will be a First Person Shooter (FPS), rather than a Tactical Shooter.
We can also look forward to Mass Effect 3 to play on PS3, Xbox 360 and Windows. The action role-playing game, has been in development since December 2010, and is set to be the last in the Mass Effect trilogy. The game will follow on from Mass Effect 2 and complete the story arc of Commander Shepard. It will also be possible to import saved files from the first two games into the new one.
So with just this sneaky peak of what is to come, we can all look forward to more announcements as the year progresses.