2018 Video Game Release Schedule

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2018 Video Game Release Schedule

If you're wondering what games are coming up in 2018, we've put them all in one convenient location. This list will be continually updated to act as a living, breathing schedule as new dates are announced, titles are delayed, and big reveals happen. This should help you plan out your next several months in gaming and beyond.

New additions or changes to the list are in bold.

As the gaming calendar is constantly changing, we highly recommend you bookmark this page. You'll likely find yourself coming back to this to find out the most recent release schedule for the most anticipated games across PC, consoles, handhelds, and mobile devices. If you notice that we've missed something, feel free to let us know! Please note that games will not get assigned to a month until they have confirmed release dates.

Epic Jokingly Acknowledges Tilted Tower Meteor Speculation In Fortnite

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Epic Jokingly Acknowledges Tilted Tower Meteor Speculation In Fortnite

Over the last few weeks, speculation has been rampant about comets in the sky in Fortnite Battle Royale. Now, it seems Epic is happy to help throw fuel on the fire.

At this point, the community is pretty sure that a meteor is going to hit Tilted Towers, a popular landing spot in the game's Battle Royale mode. Earlier today, a Redditor on the game's subreddit noticed four signs that indicate Epic is playing along in a decidedly non-helpful way.

The four signs indicate a building, a hardhat, a meteor, and the word "Today" scratched out and replaced with "Tomorrow." Assuming the signs aren't meant to be taken literally, Epic seems to be poking fun at the doomsayers who are predicting the destruction of Tilted Towers with certainty on any given day. One comment points out that it seems to be a reference to Independence Day, with a party on a roof of a skyscraper was held to welcome the aliens with less than positive results.

Death Road To Canada Console Release Delayed Due To Tragedy In Toronto

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Death Road To Canada Console Release Delayed Due To Tragedy In Toronto

Ukyo Games and Rocketcat Games, the publishers and developers respectively of indie title Death Road to Canada, have made a decision to delay the game due to yesterday's tragedy in Toronto.

The game was originally intended to release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch tomorrow. However, an assailant in Toronto used a rental van in a vehicular attack yesterday, killing 10 people and injuring 15 others. As such, the developers of Death Road to Canada have decided to delay the game due to the title's similarity to the attack.

The game itself holds no theming or content that matches the events, but the developers are obviously put off by the title's juxtaposition to them.

Far Cry, Sea Of Thieves, And Kirby Sail To The Top Of March U.S. Sales

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Far Cry, Sea Of Thieves, And Kirby Sail To The Top Of March U.S. Sales

The March National Purchase Diary, or NPD, sales rankings have been released, showing that March's biggest releases have floated to the top.

In terms of software, Ubisoft's Far Cry 5 topped the charts for March despite releasing late in the month and is now the top selling game of 2018 so far. Sea of Thieves followed behind, with MLB 18 and Kirby: Star Allies just behind that, making places 2 - 4 all console exclusives. Software is overall lower than last March, though that was also the launch of the Switch, which naturally was a higher month for software than a non-console launch month. Overall, software in 2018 is 8 percent higher, a number the NPD group attributes to Switch software sales.

Sea of Thieves sets a record for Rare as the highest launch month sales for any of the studio's games since the NPD group started tracking in 1995. That means the most notable game that would exclude is Donkey Kong Country on the Super Nintendo.

Kongregate Digital Store Kartridge Outlines Details Of Developer Revenue Share

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Kongregate Digital Store Kartridge Outlines Details Of Developer Revenue Share

Kartridge, the upcoming digital store from the Gamestop-owned Kongregate, has announced their methods for revenue sharing with developers selling games on the service.

For the first $10,000 of a game's sales, the developer gets 100% of the revenue from the sale. This had previously been announced as a timed promotion for developers, but has since been extended indefinitely. This is on a per-title basis, so developers with multiple games get it on every game.

To encourage exclusivity, Kongregate extends that number to $40,000 for exclusive content with a 90% share going to developers. Developers can opt out of exclusivity when they want, but unlike the base $10,000, this is a timed promotion. Developers need to opt in before the end of October to take advantage of this.

April Xbox One Update Arriving Today Adds New Streaming And Display Features

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April Xbox One Update Arriving Today Adds New Streaming And Display Features

The latest Xbox One update, which has been available to beta testers for a while now, is available today for all Xbox One owners.

Microsoft's latest update makes a number of big technical options for the display. Players can now toggle an automatic low latency mode to have the console tell TVs with game modes to turn it on when using Xbox family devices. The new update also supports AMD Freesync with compatible displays, a technology that helps to eliminate vertical tearing and reducing input latency.

Speaking of displays, the Xbox One X and Xbox One S now support 2560 x 1440 (1440p) resolution for games and media. Developers can support 1440p games natively now if they so choose.

Sonic Mania Sells One Million Copies

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Sonic Mania Sells One Million Copies

Sega has revealed that Sonic Mania, the lauded latest 2D entry in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, has sold over one million copies.

The news comes from Japanese magazine Famitsu, which announced a Japanese version of Sonic Mania Plus, a re-release of Sonic Mania with new characters and new modes. Within the article, Sega says that Sonic Mania has sold over one million copies worldwide across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch.

Additionally, Sega has confirmed that new Sonic Mania Plus details will come tomorrow, and a second animated short will arrive next week.

Albert Penello Leaves Microsoft After Eighteen Years

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Albert Penello Leaves Microsoft After Eighteen Years

Albert Penello, the senior marketing director for Microsoft's Xbox division, is leaving Microsoft after nearly twenty years with the company.

Penello made the announcement today on Twitter, remarking "Today is a crazy day."

Well today is a crazy day. I've made the decision after 18 years to leave Microsoft. To say it's been a "once in a lifetime" experience is an understatement. The team at #Xbox has meant so much to me and I'll be cheering them on - there is so much great stuff still to come.

Bungie Reveals What Players Can Expect From Destiny 2's Warmind Expansion

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Bungie Reveals What Players Can Expect From Destiny 2's Warmind Expansion

Bungie has finally detailed most of the changes coming to Destiny 2 with the Warmind expansion, which includes a new campaign, wave-based mode, and changes to PvP.

Mars, the expansion's new destination, looks similar to how it did in the first Destiny (it is the Red Planet, after all), but Warmind takes players a little further north, near Mars' ice caps. The single-player campaign focuses on the Warmind Rasputin, a hyper-intelligent AI, which has a large role in Destiny's lore. Clovis Bray, the fictional corporation which fueled much of the Golden Age technology early in Destiny's timeline, also plays a large role. Anastasia Bray (a rumored love interest of Rasputin) will act as a companion and vendor for players in Warmind.

Warmind also features a new wave-based activity, Escalation Protocol. It's designed as a challenging endgame activity, as a response to complaints most of Destiny 2's endgame wasn't too challenging. Available only to those who purchase Warmind and similar to public events, Escalation Protocols can be taken on by ad-hoc groups of players wandering around Mars, though players can also activate them manually whenever they want. When activated, waves of enemies will spawn. Each wave has its own bosses, with a final boss capping off the encounters. The final boss will rotate every week, and will offer boss-specific rewards.

Tacoma Coming To PlayStation 4 On May 8

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Tacoma Coming To PlayStation 4 On May 8

Tacoma, the space exploration narrative adventure from the creators of Gone Home, is coming to PlayStation 4 this May.

The title was released last year on Xbox One and PC after initially being announced at The Game Awards in 2014. In Tacoma, players take on the role of an investigator tasked with exploring the abandoned Tacoma space station. Equipped with an augmented reality device, the player can view recorded conversations from different angles and scrubbing through different times to solve puzzles and the greater mystery of what happened on the station.

You can find our review of Tacoma here. You can also find Elise praising Tacoma's interactive storytelling and giving it the accolade of best graphics for an adventure game last year. Tacoma releases on PlayStation 4 on May 8 with a new commentary mode featuring two hours of commentary from the team.