Last night the video game industry had its own very special red carpet event in the form of The Game Awards 2015. Hosted by industry personality Geoff Keighley and attracting talent like the stunning Camilla Luddington, Kiefer Sutherland, and Deadmau5. It was the veritable Oscars of the gaming world, with some sizzling new game debuts making an appearance during the show.
Whether you're jonesing for the thrill of the hunt, high-octane thrills and treasure hunting, or time-bending experiments, there's a game coming in 2016 (and later this month) for you. Here are five of the coolest trailers to have premiered during The Game Awards 2015.
Far Cry Primal
Far Cry goes back to the Stone Age with its latest excursion, and the latest trailer gives us a brief glimpse into the past with sabertooth tigers, makeshift bows, and some extremely brutal spear takedowns. It's a dog-eat-dog world out there, with man against beast and man against his fellow man. See what all the latest cave paintings are going to be about when you dig into Far Cry Primal in February 2016. It looks like this might be the most raw we've seen Far Cry yet.
Remedy's Quantum Break looks like a pretty gripping piece on time travel, and we can't wait to get our hands on it this April. The Xbox One exclusive is from the creators of Max Payne and Alan Wake, and this trailer does a great job of showing off all the time-freezing and time-manipulating powers you'll have at your disposal. Some of the mechanics might be a little hackneyed, but it still looks pretty sweet, and the trailer totally nails the aesthetic and mood.
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is said to tie all of the previous Uncharted games together, giving a context to Nathan Drake's story that we haven't yet seen before. The latest trailer shows off a brand new character, voiced by Laura Bailey of inFamous: Second Son: Nadine Ross. It's a barrage of non-stop action that'll get you hankering for a good ol' slice of exploration and shootin' dudes.
Rock Band VR
Guitar Hero Live revitalized the music game by putting players front and center onstage while rocking out. Rock Band VR seeks to capitalize on that idea by introducing VR into the fold. Thus, Rock Band VR was born, which will utilize Oculus VR technology to put players in the shoes of the rock stars they wish to be onscreen. What's next? virtual groupies?
Star Citizen's latest trailer shows off the Alpha version 2.0 of the upcoming space combat simulator, and things are looking especially posh. This game, famous for being one of the most popular crowdfunded video game projects of all time, will feature Mark Hamill himself as Commander Steve "Old Man" Colton, Gary Oldman as Admiral Ernst Bishop, and other familiar faces. We've been waiting for this one for a while, and it was nice to get another glimpse at a game that seemed to have vanished over the last few months.