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Top 10 Gaming Predictions of 2016

2. The Elder Scrolls VI will be teased

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We’re going to slam our fists on the table and shove all our chips into the middle. The next major Elder Scrolls release is finally coming. It’s going to be a little way off yet, but this year will be the year of the tease. We will see a teaser at E3, nothing but a literal snippet of The Elder Scrolls logo, and a little later, a glorious gameplay trailer for a next gen Elder Scrolls will be released. If you thought we weren’t mental enough – the game will be set in the land of Elsewyr. All in. Welp.

 

1. Crash Bandicoot will be reborn

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Remember when PlayStation’s Shawn Layden trolled us by wearing a Crash Bandicoot t-shirt at PSX 2015? We understand that he can wear what he wants, we shouldn’t speculate blah blah blah. But he made a conscious decision to wear that shirt with the knowledge that he’d spark a reaction, and although this is more a hopeful prediction than a truly informed one, we predict we’ll see our beloved Bandicoot’s glorious return later this year.

In an interview with the Official PlayStation Magazine back in May 2013, Crash Bandicoot’s co-creator Andy Gavin stated: “Crash needs a total reboot. There’s an opportunity to reset the history, and go back to his creation story and the original conflict with Cortex. In that context, you could reprise classic Crash 1 and 2’s settings and villains. It would make sense to use a more modern, free-roaming style. I would concentrate on Looney Tunes-esque animation and really addictive action. That’s what we did with the original Crash, and there’s no reason it couldn’t be done today. Given [Activision’s] Crash games, people forget that he was once cool. [Naughty Dog’s] Crash had a certain whimsical edge to him. Sure, it was goofy — but it wasn’t dumb.”

In the words of Shia Lebouf and Nike – “Just do it”.

What are your gaming predictions for 2016? Do you agree with us, or do you think we’re way off the mark? Let us know by commenting below!

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Editor in chief // Kim's been into video games since playing Dizzy on her brother's Commodore 64 as a nipper. She'll give just about anything a go, but she's got a particular soft spot for indie adventures. If she's not gaming, she'll be building Lego, reading a thriller, watching something spooky or... asleep. She does love to sleep.