April was quite the impressive month for new Xbox One games. As Xbox One gamers, we saw the release of one of the best fighting games to date, Mortal Kombat X, as well as the new generation release of a great zombie game, State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition. There is another highly anticipated Xbox One game releasing in May that will likely top the list of the best games of 2015: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. But aside from The Witcher 3, there Xbox One games release calendar doesn’t look too promising for May. Still, there are a few great upcoming Xbox One games on the horizon that will hit before E3 2015.
Here are 3 upcoming Xbox One games releasing in May 2015 that you should be looking forward to:
1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Developers: CD Projekt Red
Publishers: CD Projekt Red
Release Date: May 19, 2015
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in my top 3 most anticipated games of the year, and is certainly leading the pack as far as May’s Xbox One games go. The Witcher 3 looks incredible on so many different levels. Both graphics and gameplay look absolutely stunning, and there will be over 200 hours of gameplay (which is even more than last year’s great RPG, Dragon Age Inquisition). The story is non-linear and it’s set in a massive, highly-detailed open world. Player choice and tactical combat both play important roles in the game. Players are also given a unique economy system that varies the price of goods based on their place of origin and the surrounding conditions. I’m hoping I can finish it before the release of Batman: Arkham Knight in June, otherwise I’m going to have to take a break from it, beat Arkham Knight, and then come back to it. Either way, we can’t wait to get our hands on it, and stay tuned to Heavy’s Gaming Section this month for our The Witcher 3 review.
2. Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
Publishers: Bethesda Softworks
Release Date: May 5, 2015
RPGs just aren’t for everyone, and that’s okay! If you’d rather play a shooting game, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood will likely be your game of choice for May 2015. It is a standalone prequel to The New Order which takes you through a story involving an attempt to break into Castle Wolfenstein to steal coordinates of a Nazi compound. Gameplay will be incredibly similar to The New Order, but if you’re interested in the story (which sounds pretty intriguing), you’ll want to check out The Old Blood.
3. Project CARS
Developers: Slightly Mad Studios
Publishers: Bandai Namco
Release Date: May 8, 2015
After numerous setbacks and delays, Project CARS is finally going to be arriving on PS4 on Friday, May 8, 2015. PS4 fans have definitely been less-than-enthused by DriveCLUB, especially since we were promised a free PS Plus version and have still not received. Hopefully, Slightly Mad Studios can pick up the slack from DriveCLUB and show us a truly next generation racing game. The Project CARS trailers and screenshots look fantastic, but the question is whether or not online racing modes will hold up. Here’s to hoping that Project Cars PS4 will do just that.