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Title: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: Con on March 10, 2019, 11:25:49 AM
I really haven't purchased any games apart from Pillars of Eternity in the last year.  I dont know if its because of lack of time or the current releases not really grabbing me.  That got me thinking what games would I buy this minute without reviews money no objection etc if they became available.  Its a surprisingly short list

Command Ops 3 (Eastern Front)
War in the East 2
CMANO 2.0 with ground combat
Another Witcher title (not super excited about the cybrepunk series)
Flashpoint Campaigns next version
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: solops on March 10, 2019, 11:57:47 AM
"MUST" haves? None.
Developers have totally burned the idea of "must have" out of my psyche by their constant release of incomplete, buggy products. Now, I wait, sometimes a year or more, to see what's real and what's hot air hype.
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: Huw the Poo on March 10, 2019, 12:06:47 PM
The Division 2 - which, thankfully, is coming on Friday. :)

Apart from that, not a lot really.  I don't get particularly excited about up-and-coming games any more because I have such an insane number of games to play already.  I'm following a lot of games in early access on Steam though, and I am keeping an eye on Driftland: The Magic Revival and Empires of the Undergrowth in particular.
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: bbmike on March 10, 2019, 03:57:07 PM
Age of Wonders: Planetfall and Field of Glory: Empires for starters.
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: Destraex on March 10, 2019, 04:06:25 PM
F14 in dcs
Carrier module in dcs
Steel division 2
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: Gusington on March 10, 2019, 04:15:44 PM
GAH bbmike ninja'd me with Field of Glory: Empires.
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: MengJiao on March 10, 2019, 04:32:22 PM
I really haven't purchased any games apart from Pillars of Eternity in the last year.  I dont know if its because of lack of time or the current releases not really grabbing me.  That got me thinking what games would I buy this minute without reviews money no objection etc if they became available.  Its a surprisingly short list

Command Ops 3 (Eastern Front)
War in the East 2
CMANO 2.0 with ground combat
Another Witcher title (not super excited about the cybrepunk series)
Flashpoint Campaigns next version

Gosh those all sound great!  Sign me up!
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: nelmsm on March 10, 2019, 04:58:43 PM
Imperator Rome
Flashpoint Campaigns: Southern Storm
JTS's next WWI game if it makes it out this year
Grigsby's War in the East if it makes it out this year
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: Kushan on March 10, 2019, 07:08:48 PM
Imperator Rome
Flashpoint Campaigns: Southern Storm (is this actually still happening or has it been axed?)
CMANO v2.0 (I am in no way confirming it, if it actually exists, what might be included, etc.)
CMANO Desert Storm
The Division 2
F-14 for DCS
Prepar3d v5
Subnautica Below Zero
Whatever the Stellaris team is working on

List was longer then I originally thought. I was thinking it was going to be a quiet year and catching up on some current games.
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: Vintage Dude on March 10, 2019, 07:36:07 PM
Field of Glory: Empires
Imperator: Rome
Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865)
Unity of Command II
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: -budd- on March 10, 2019, 08:07:32 PM
Don't know about must haves, there a couple will definitely buy and others i'm keeping an eye on.

Will buy
CS Vietnam
Serious Sam 4-Planet Badass

keeping an eye on:
WITE 2
Close Combat - The Blood First
FOG Empires
Ultimate Admiral- Age of Sail
The Light Keeps us Safe
Subnautica- Below Zero
Heathen-The sons of the law
Generation Zero
The Beast Inside
Pathologic 2
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: planetbrain on March 10, 2019, 08:43:11 PM
Rule the Waves 2
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: planetbrain on March 10, 2019, 08:49:05 PM
And I'm looking forward to the kickstarter Carrier Battles coming out about mid-year!
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: al_infierno on March 10, 2019, 10:37:59 PM
I have 3:

Rule the Waves 2

War in the East 2

Command Ops 3


Nothing else is a "must have" for me.
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: FlickJax on March 11, 2019, 02:52:07 AM
FoG Empires, Panzer Corps 2
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: jomni on March 11, 2019, 03:16:46 AM
你好! 我要買 「全面战争 三国」

Guess what game I mentioned.
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: MikeGER on March 11, 2019, 05:12:04 AM
i am surly cross the bridge (actually many bridges  ;) ) , when it comes to it.
 
THX to Grogheads i will hear about them when they are close on the horizon, or just got released just the other day…
i am so tired on waiting, and personally taking track, and checking on dev forums and there are no news about progress or release days since i last checked month ago…

Nowadays i prefer the surprise when a game title is suddenly the top-five topic here when i open the Grogheads forum page :)
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: mbar on March 11, 2019, 05:55:52 AM
UBOAT

It may or maynot release this year. Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: Anguille on March 11, 2019, 06:07:29 AM
There's one game i am really looking forward to:

Horizon 2 can't wait to have more information on that one.

Others i know of:

Field of Glory: Empires
Imperator Rome (but i don't think i will buy it when released).
Lord of Rigel
Unity of Command 2
Interstellar Space Genesis
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: Gusington on March 11, 2019, 07:07:17 AM
The above posts jogged my memory for Ultimate Admiral - Dreadnoughts.

It could end up being my favorite game of all time.
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: -budd- on March 11, 2019, 07:13:01 AM
For those who have Command Ops on your list, here's an update, they will Not be charging for updating your data on new engine releases which they were originally going to do for any engine upgrades with major features added. Here's a copy and paste of the original post.

I've been having a rethink on all of this. It's obviously very confusing to most people. I've also found out that it's going to take a lot of developer resources to implement this on Steam. So, I'm going to forego charging users to update their data content. We'll do this for free. Each time we put out an update that requires conversion of data content, we'll provide new versions of the data modules for existing users to download. You still won't be able to automatically convert stock scenarios using the editors but you will be able to convert non-stock data - ie the stuff you generate.

The core engine will still be free. You will not need to maintain multiple versions of the core or data- just the latest core engine and the latest version of the data you have purchased.

Now this means we forego revenue and god only knows we need it. But we'll be relying on your support in buying our data modules. We'll monitor how this works.


Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: ArizonaTank on March 11, 2019, 07:13:58 AM
General Staff

http://general-staff.com/ (http://general-staff.com/)

The game is by Ezra Sidran, who goes way back into PC wargaming history. He was the guy behind UMS (Universal Military Simulator) in 1988 and UMS II, back in 1991.
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: IICptMillerII on March 11, 2019, 07:40:58 AM
Right now my most anticipated release is Field of Glory: Empires. Its a concept that I have craved ever since I first played Rome: Total War, being able to manage your empire on a grand scale while still being able to fight out the decisive battles on a tactical layer. For me, it combines my two primary interests in the Classical era, the way of nations (Athenian democracy, Roman marble pillars and concrete, etc) and classical warfare (the Roman Legions, the phalanx, etc) I cannot overstate how excited I am for this game. The Dev Diaries they have posted are quite fun to read as well. Would highly recommend them to those interested/questioning the game.

Otherwise I have been excited for Flashpoint Campaigns: Southern Storm for a while now. Work is still continuing on it according to their developers over on the Matrix forums, but it is certainly well past its projected release date. IIRC it was first supposed to be out a few years ago. Still excited for it when it eventually releases though, as I am a big fan of FCRS.

I'm also excited for the teased but not officially revealed CMANO 2. Big fan of CMANO and I'm very excited to see what new features will come with a version 2.

Plenty of other minor things to be excited about as well, but right now those are my big 3.
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: Barthheart on March 11, 2019, 09:35:00 AM
The above posts jogged my memory for Ultimate Admiral - Dreadnoughts.

It could end up being my favorite game of all time.

Gus, have you seen this site:

https://www.ultimateadmiral.com/

Also:

Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: Gusington on March 11, 2019, 10:54:57 AM
Thanks Bart - I had not seen the site yet, thank you. Age of Sail interests me less than Dreadnoughts but it still interests me. I will get both 😎

Looks like Age of Sail will be released first...
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: al_infierno on March 11, 2019, 11:44:01 AM
I forgot about Grand Tactician: The Civil War 1861-1865.  It's looking super promising, but whether it's a "must have" or not depends on its reception at release.
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: CJReich46 on March 11, 2019, 12:21:58 PM

1. Get new PC built.  :buck2:

Now to the list:

Rule the Waves 2

Field of Glory: Empires

as far as I know. The rest are already out but my current PC is too old.

Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: acctingman on March 11, 2019, 01:01:55 PM
Steel Divisions 2 (however, I need more time in SD1 before I buy this)
CC: The Bloody First
Burden of Command (although there is no 2019 release date, but it's looking like they're close to their first beta)
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: airboy on March 11, 2019, 01:12:59 PM
None.  I'm trying to play my huge backlog of games I know are excellent based on reviews and observations here and elsewhere.
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: Phantom on March 11, 2019, 01:24:24 PM
Echo the earlier post - Carrier Battles PC port.
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: Rayfer on March 11, 2019, 03:24:05 PM
General Staff

http://general-staff.com/ (http://general-staff.com/)

The game is by Ezra Sidran, who goes way back into PC wargaming history. He was the guy behind UMS (Universal Military Simulator) in 1988 and UMS II, back in 1991.

+1 on General Staff
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: jomni on March 11, 2019, 04:13:34 PM
General Staff

http://general-staff.com/ (http://general-staff.com/)

The game is by Ezra Sidran, who goes way back into PC wargaming history. He was the guy behind UMS (Universal Military Simulator) in 1988 and UMS II, back in 1991.

+1 on General Staff

Thanks for letting us know about this. When is it due? Late for a year already?
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: Ian C on March 11, 2019, 04:30:27 PM
General Staff

http://general-staff.com/ (http://general-staff.com/)

The game is by Ezra Sidran, who goes way back into PC wargaming history. He was the guy behind UMS (Universal Military Simulator) in 1988 and UMS II, back in 1991.

I had the pleasure of corresponding with Ezra a few years back about AI in games. He very kindly sent me a copy of UMS II. I got that for the Amiga back in the 90's and the game copy I bought had no editor on the disk!
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: planetbrain on March 11, 2019, 06:38:45 PM
Military Operations (not the benchmark) is another that I'll certainly get.
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: CJReich46 on March 11, 2019, 08:36:59 PM
None.  I'm trying to play my huge backlog of games I know are excellent based on reviews and observations here and elsewhere.

I'm kind of in that boat myself, and buying Diablo over last week did not help that backlog.

Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: jomni on March 11, 2019, 08:56:15 PM
None.  I'm trying to play my huge backlog of games I know are excellent based on reviews and observations here and elsewhere.

I'm kind of in that boat myself, and buying Diablo over last week did not help that backlog.

Backlogged games are meant to be forgotten.
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: Gusington on March 12, 2019, 06:51:07 AM
^That is the saddest post I’ve read here today.
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: ArizonaTank on March 12, 2019, 07:33:11 AM
General Staff

http://general-staff.com/ (http://general-staff.com/)

The game is by Ezra Sidran, who goes way back into PC wargaming history. He was the guy behind UMS (Universal Military Simulator) in 1988 and UMS II, back in 1991.

I had the pleasure of corresponding with Ezra a few years back about AI in games. He very kindly sent me a copy of UMS II. I got that for the Amiga back in the 90's and the game copy I bought had no editor on the disk!

I have a similar story...back before email was common, he answered one of my questions on UMS with a typed snail mail note. I remember thinking he was a great guy as well...at least from a customer service perspective.
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: FlickJax on March 12, 2019, 07:47:37 AM
UMS was great I used to spend hours making my own fantasy units from all the books I read;
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: Anguille on March 12, 2019, 08:25:26 AM
Forgot:

Knights of Honor 2  :bd:

Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: Gusington on March 12, 2019, 11:51:04 AM
Is that actually slated for this year?
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: Huw the Poo on March 12, 2019, 12:05:27 PM
Knights of Honor 2  :bd:

NO WAY!!!!  Really?  OK, that's going on my must-have list!!!
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: Anguille on March 12, 2019, 01:29:52 PM
Is that actually slated for this year?
They are being very secretive about it. I hope it will come out this year.
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: Gusington on March 12, 2019, 01:51:10 PM
Damn them and their hush hush attitude!!
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: Toonces on March 15, 2019, 11:37:27 AM
I am simply assuming it's still in development, but Mount and Blade 2 is a definite day 1 buy for me.
Title: Re: What potential upcoming games are your must haves
Post by: ArizonaTank on March 15, 2019, 02:53:08 PM
I am simply assuming it's still in development, but Mount and Blade 2 is a definite day 1 buy for me.

++++11111

They seem to be actively working on it. 

Check out: 
https://steamcommunity.com/games/261550/announcements/detail/1797406038079052327 (https://steamcommunity.com/games/261550/announcements/detail/1797406038079052327)

Interesting thing about Taleworlds. These guys were doing a paid beta for Mount and Blade I when the entire PC gaming community was hanging devs over incomplete releases. Now that almost everybody releases games before they are complete, Taleworlds went the other way. I think I read that Bannerlord has been in development since 2012.