Every Monday morning, I have a little Skype meeting with my boss since he’s in Serbia and I’m in the US and we’ll most likely never meet in person. This morning, we were going over the state of reviews for February (of which I told him I have given my Dragon Age Inquisition disc to my husband to hold onto until I finish reviewing The Order: 1886 and Homeworld), and then we looked into the rest of Spring before the summer doldrums. We both had remembered early 2015 being a madhouse, akin to last October/November. However, after all of the delays and whatnot, from looking at the current list of games releasing through June, it’s rather dearth of titles.
March is the busiest of the next several months, with Battlefield Hardline, Pillars of Eternity, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and Bloodborne. April has Mortal Kombat X and Project CARS, and then May has The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
That is IT.
On the one hand, I’m thrilled as it most likely means I have more time to finish up some games I left hanging from 2014. On the other hand, I’m terrified of what all will be packed into the Fall.
I am the first to admit I know squat about what goes into determining a game’s release, other than when it gets finished. My big hope for the world of gaming is that they spread out releases over a year instead of cramming them all into the Fall in hopes for Christmas sales. How many people have to choose one game over another because they can’t justify buying 2-3 games in one month? I barely can, and it’s my job!
Even if money isn’t a factor, time always is, hence why so many of us have stacks of shame. Although, I should start calling mine a graveyard instead of a stack of shame.
I’m not saying I’m not grateful for the lull this Spring, as it has given me time to focus on Dragon Age and other games, but I’m just worried about how it will affect the Fall since so much was pushed out of the Spring. I tried giving up sleep and sanity in the name of gaming last Fall, and it turns out that I’m too old and tired to do so. Maybe it is time to look into boarding school for the kids…