As if our wallets weren’t already quivering with fear in the aftermath of E3 this year, there’s one day that stands out as the day our wallets might very well go on strike, leap from our back pocket and run straight into traffic rather than face the stress we’re set to put them under.
February 22, 2019 is the slated release date for four big-name titles, all of which could reasonably mount a case for its purchase.
Having moved on from Mass Effect for the moment, Bioware’s new sci-fi franchise, Anthem, is looking to bring gamers together with a huge shared world and unarguably badass Iron Man-like exo-suit traversal. There’s Sony Bend’s return to the scene with Days Gone, a post-apocalyptic, 28 Days Later-esque open-world title with a bikie lead so handsome he’d make all of the Sons of Anarchy blush. The troublesome Crackdown 3 even managed to rear its head during Microsoft’s conference and announce that it, too, was finally seeing release on this day, though if any of the four are going to mysteriously ‘slip’ from this date, Crackdown already has a long history of delays. Rounding out the list is Metro: Exodus, the third entry to one of gaming’s most underrated franchises which feature ghastly mutant creatures, a bleak Russian dystopia and a lot of neat weapons to play with.