The holiday season have finally arrived and with it comes a host of festivities, an unhealthy amount of food, and a flood of video game deals. However, before Thanksgiving totally fades, let's profess our thanks to the fact that the deluge of game releases is finally slowing down for the season.
The last three months of the year always experience the respective year's most anticipated releases. Recently, this seasonal influx has expanded to September, but the idea stands the gamers save up for the first eight months of the year only to then blow all their money on the big titles that define the holiday shopping season. 2019 was no exception to this rule and, thankfully, it appears to be mostly over.
In fact, the year's most major releases have all been released. Starting with Gears 5 in early September, games like Red Dead Redemption II on PC, The Outer Worlds, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Luigi's Mansion 3, Death Stranding, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and Shenmue III have all released to varying degrees of success. The only major releases left are really Terminator: Resistance, Blair Witch on PS4, and Halo: Reach and Detroit: Become Human's PC ports.
While many gamers have likely already blasted through the aforementioned releases, there are others who have yet to even get their sought-after titles, either as holiday gifts or as purchases made on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. However, the point that being thankful that the game release train is coming to a stop stands since there is only so much time to explore the landscape of Death Stranding, bust ghosts as Luigi in Luigi's Mansion 3, or fight the good, if violent, fight in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Now, gamers will be spending their "release anticipation" time waiting for the likes of 2020's Cyberpunk 2077 and The Last of Us: Part 2. In the meantime, we can all fall in love with the titles named above.
Are you gracious that the release floodgate is closed? Which titles are you thankful for this holiday season? Let us know in the comments!