7 Upcoming Releases That Warrant A Next-Gen Console Purchase


Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Microsoft and 343 Industries are at it again giving next-gen gamers the ability to enjoy their favorite Halo titles with updated graphics and the same killer gameplay that made the franchise so popular. Within this single copy, you'll get access to the full Halo 1, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4 titles all remastered with next-gen graphics. Everything comes already unlocked so you can instantly enjoy your favorite missions from the campaign as well as jump into classic multiplayer battles with the same matchmaking and ranking systems found in the original titles.
Pre-order: Amazon – GameStop – Best Buy
Release Date: November 11, 2014
Supported Platforms: Xbox One



EA has never made a soccer game look so real thanks to the next-gen hardware which is capable outputting the most impressive FIFA graphics to date. In addition to the improved look of the title, the increased console performance also offers fewer loading times, better dynamic game elements, and more detail when dealing with the soccer players themselves including an all new 'emotional intelligence' component.
Pre-order: Amazon – GameStop – Best Buy
Release Date: September 23rd, 2014
Supported Platforms: Xbox One, PS4,  PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, PC, PS Vita


Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare

The next installment of Call Of Duty is nearly here and the game focuses on a rather different approach than we are used to. This time around they added more futuristic elements (including weapons, vehicles, and power-ups) and faster gameplay to spice up the traditional COD experience. The game looks stunning on the next-gen consoles and offers extra resources for greater detail, less load times, and higher multiplayer match potential. Pre-ordering the title's ‘Day Zero Edition' offers great incentive as you get the game 24 hours before its official release as well as exclusive unlockable weapons and gear.
Pre-order: Amazon – GameStop – Best Buy
Release Date: November 3rd, 2014
Supported Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, PC


NHL 15

EA Sports will soon release NHL 15 to both next-gen and previous consoles so hockey fans can get a chance to experience the game like never before. As expected, you can expect the graphics to be improved as well as a greater attention to detail. This includes a new hockey physics engine which will have a positive affect on the puck and player collisions. The skill stick has been improved to offer more control of each player and fan-packed areas now harness over 9,000 individual crowd models (more than any other game).
Pre-order: Amazon – GameStop – Best Buy
Release Date: September 9th, 2014
Supported Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360



Bungie was originally made famous for their creation of Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, & Halo 3. However, they put the Halo franchise on the back-burner (343 Industries has since taken the reins) to focus on a brand new futuristic MMO title dubbed Destiny. The game is expected to be wildly popular with next-gen gamers and it very well should be as it holds the record for the most expensive game to date, costing over $500 million in development expenses. Late last month, Bungie opened up a short beta period for gamers to download test out the new title. Most were left with a positive impression and I personally thought the gameplay I experienced was refreshingly enjoyable.
Pre-order: Amazon – GameStop – Best Buy
Release Date: September 9th, 2014
Supported Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360


Madden 15

Football fans can now purchase Madden 15 as it just was officially released this morning. The screenshot above shows how truly breathtaking the next-gen graphics are and it is tough to distinguish Madden 15 gameplay footage from the real thing. Along with the improved visuals, the title packs new strategic tools, camera angles, broadcast elements (announcers, re-plays, etc.) and a revamped Skills Trainer that offers a much greater depth. If you're an avid Madden fan, the 2015 experience on an Xbox One or PS4 can not be beaten.
Purchase Link: Amazon – GameStop – Best Buy
Release Date: August 27th, 2014
Supported Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360


Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

The most notable PS3 exclusive is likely the Uncharted franchise and the PS4 is planned to receive their first installment in the series in sometime later this year or early next year. The game is already available for pre-order through the three main retailers below however the official release date is unknown as is most of the other details about the game. One thing that I do know is Naughty Dog (the developers) always seems to amaze me with their virtual masterpieces and the success of their recent release The Last Of Us was a true testament to their potential.
Pre-order: Amazon – GameStop – Best Buy
Release Date: December 31st, 2014 (tentative)
Supported Platforms: PS4