Look forward into the future and see the best games of 2016 with Nerd Interests.

With the 2015 year coming to a close, it’s time to look ahead at the 2016 year and which game you should be excited to get your hands on for the next 365 days. From big-brand titles to indie studios, quality can come at any level. Take a good look at these titles before they break out into the main stream.

Dreadnought –  GreyBox, 6Foot, Yager

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With the emergence of the Space Simulation style in 2015, Dreadnought has been in development since 2014 and it scheduled to release in 2016. Featuring a PVP-focused game play style similar to World of Tanks, Dreadnought breaks the simplicity of a standard environment with true three dimensional combat scenario. While we had a hands-on with Dreadnought at PAX 2015, we also sat down with the title to have a look at previously unreleased content showcasing customization options in these beautiful and massive ships. We originally saw Dreadnought as your favorite game of 2016, and the sentiment may still hold true today. Have a look at the full Dreadnought preview here for more details. To get straight to the sign-up process, head over to the official website.

Fortnite – Epic Games

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Staged as a survival game, themed similarly to Team Fortress, Epic Games is on the run with Fortnite. Throughout your adventures in Fortnite you’ll be tasked with building forts, fighting monsters and saving the world. “Basically, the best apocalypse ever!” Featuring extravagant fort building, you can protect your fortress with insane weapons and traps, fighting off the darkness. Currently in Alpha testing, Fortnite creep forward to release, but you can sign up to play today over on fortnite.com.

Mighty No. 9 – Comcept, Deep Silver

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The next generation of side-scrolling adventure games is here with Mighty No. 9. As an indirect derivative of the Mega Man series, original creator Kenji Inafune leads a team of reputable Mega Man developers to help create what its original publisher would not allow. Mighty No. 9 is ready  to take up the long-lost mantle of playable platformer titles with focused 2D game play and a unique blend of 2D and 3D animation. Main character Beck will feature Jumping, Shooting, and Dash to employ core fun not seen in generations.

Tom Clancy’s The Division – Ubisoft

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Tom Clancy’s The Division serves as a beacon of hope in an otherwise generic and flat Ubisoft publishing lineup set before it. While Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry don’t always hit the mark, The Division is setting a scene and story at the highest quality. If Ubisoft delivers, The Division could be the biggest in PVP gaming in 2016 with post-apocalyptic action focused on but PVP and PVE interactions.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Naughty Dog

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Adding on to the biggest series on PlayStation, Uncharted 4 will continue with its reputation of intense, heart beating action in A Thief’s End. As one of the most popularly hyped titles on the PlayStation brand, this is one of the few games you can be sure is worth your time and money – even as its completely hyped by the full force of Sony. Get your hands on Uncharted 4 this April.

No Man’s Sky – Hello Games

Exploration is at the core of all space games, and with No Man’s Sky there is no limit.  Packing in revolutionary development skills, No Man’s Sky is created to be unlimited in depth and scale. With more than a real lifetime of content available, you can play alone or with your friends and interact with a real living universe as you explore the depths of your galaxy.