21 Big Upcoming Games We Still Don’t Have Release Dates For

We’re right smack dab in between E3’s at the moment, which leaves a lot of big 2015 games announced, but without confirmed release dates.

That means that over the next few months, publishers will be deciding what is going to make the cut for this year, and what needs to be delayed to give the developers a little more time to work. Here are 21 games that still don’t have release dates, as well as our guess as to how likely it is they’ll get pushed back.

1. Assassin’s Creed Victory

Assassin’s Creed Victory

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Chance It Might Slip to 2016: Astronomically Low

The only reason we know about Victory is because of a leak (Ubisoft quickly rushed an official confirmation out the door soon after). Because of that, we still haven’t gotten an actual release date on the game, aside from a vague mention of “late” 2015. Don’t worry though, the odds that this one will get delayed to next year are slim to none. Ubisoft has been pushing annual Assassin’s Creed games out like clockwork for years now. They have this under control.

2. Halo 5: Guardians

Platforms: Xbox One, PC

Chance It Might Slip to 2016: Next To Impossible

Could Halo 5 get delayed? Sure. Will it? Almost certainly not. Microsoft has a huge amount riding on the release of this game, the least of which is a TV tie-in produced by Steven Spielberg. Unlike a lot of other blockbuster franchises, Halo has yet to adopt an annualized model, so now that Microsoft has got a hype train going for the fifth installment, delaying the game until next year would likely cost them millions in marketing dollars.

3. Whore of the Orient

whore-of-the-orient

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Chance It Might Slip to 2016: Very Likely

To be frank, Whore of the Orient might not even get finished, much less hit the planned 2015 release date. The game has been struggling to gain some momentum for the past three years, including several points where it looked like funding might run out. It’s been a very troubled development so far, and with very little to show for it, I think the odds that this one will be re-targeted for 2016 are pretty high.

4. Dead Island 2

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Chance It Might Slip to 2016: Fairly Low

While it’s true that the original Dead Island was delayed for a full two years after its original release date announcement, Deep Silver is a much more experienced publisher now. Plus, with Sony throwing some marketing muscle behind the game, Deep Silver is doubly obligated to make sure this current-gen exclusive doesn’t miss 2015.

5. Fable Legends

Platforms: Xbox One, PC

Chance It Might Slip to 2016: Very Low

Lionhead Studios hasn’t even given any indication on when this four player Fable spin-off will be available, aside from confirmation that 2015 is the release window. That doesn’t sound very promising, but we got a chance to play it at E3 last year, and the game was practically done then. Progress may have hit a few snags with the decision to go free-to-play (we don’t know how late into development that decision was made), but otherwise, Fable Legends is not an incredibly complex game. I would be very surprised if it wasn’t out the door before the end of the year.

6. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Platforms: PS4

Chance It Might Slip to 2016: Quite Possible

Sony is going to want a big PS4 exclusive for the holiday season, but that doesn’t mean they’ll get it with Uncharted. After all, the game has been plagued with development issues and staff departures over the past year, including both the senior writer and game director leaving the studio entirely. We still don’t know what the story is behind that, but in any case, it certainly didn’t help matters. With Sony publishing, a 2015 release date still seems likely, but no far from certain.

7. Homefront: The Revolution

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Chance It Might Slip to 2016: Decent Odds

The Homefront sequel’s development has been a mess from day one, and the fact that we’ve seen almost nothing from the game since E3 2014 is not a big confidence booster. Adding to this is the fact that developer Crytek hasn’t released a console game since 2013’s Ryse, and outside of Homefront, seems to be focusing exclusively on F2P games. Homefront: The Revolution will almost certainly be released, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this one gets pushed back to 2016.

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