Looking Back At Looking Forward
The world of video games is a swirling, ever-changing place where nothing is guaranteed–games no one thought would exist come out of nowhere, while others that seem like foregone conclusions get delayed into oblivion. We cover an industry that’s often extremely tough to predict, which is exactly why each year, we try to make predictions about the coming 12 months. Sure, anything could happen, but it always feels great to be right–and we’ve got some good evidence on which to base some educated guesses.
In 2018, our predictions ranged from some safe-seeming bets like remasters, to wishful ports across the Pacific, to announcements that happened much differently than expected. Our editors made 11 total guesses for 2018. Not all of them were wrong–but how many do you think we got right? You’ll have to read on to find out.
As long as we’re thinking about what didn’t come true in 2018, it’s worth taking a look at the great games that did make it into our hands. Check out our Best of 2018 hub for rundowns of all the games that caught and kept our attention last year, the gaming moments that defined the year, and the titles we’re most looking forward in 2019.
We’ll also have predictions for 2019 coming soon, so be sure to check those out. And if you’ve got predictions of your own, or stories of amazing prognostications that came true in 2018 despite all odds, be sure to leave them in the comments below.