Seven Big Names Mysteriously Absent from Next Gen (So Far)


At this point, gamers have a pretty good idea of what the first few months to a year of the next console generation will look like. Between Sony and Microsoft’s individual console reveals and this month’s E3 expo, all three major players in the console market sketched out a basic outline of what features and games we can expect to see from the Xbox One, the Wii U and PlayStation 4 going into next year. Heavy hitters like Killzone, inFamous, Halo and Super Smash Bros. were all on display earlier this month.

However, a handful of major franchises were mysteriously absent. Here, in no particular order, are a handful of major players we’re surprised we haven’t heard from (yet) as we head into the next era of home console gaming.

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Matt Liparota is a news reporter and editor for Stick Skills and professional newspaper designer working in Madison, Wis. Playing games his entire life has engendered an unabashed love of the industry, flaws and all. He'll try almost any kind of game at least once and also enjoys long walks on the beach, puppies and fine cheeses. Follow him on Twitter @mrliparota.