Saw this at the Shack, lets make 2007 gaming predictions. Here is my list
In the year 2007
Alan Wake, DNF, Fallout 3, Spore, GTA4, and HL2: Episode 2 will not be released in 2007.
Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 will be annouced but will not ship in 07.
To expand on HL2: Episode 2, I am predicting that will merg it with what was planned of Episode 3 and release Ep1-3 as Half Life 3: Orange in 2008. TF2 may be released in 2007 as a seperate product.
Mass Effect will end up being a not a big deal like Jade Empire. Lucasarts and Bioware will annouce a new Starwars MMORPG that is not Star Wars Galaxy but in fact based on KOTOR 1/2 story lines and expanded universe.
Star Trek Online will be an unexpected sucess.
Sin episode 2 is canceled.
EA will release a new Sim City that will take the series towards a more “animated look” and will be the easiest Sim City yet. It will be out before Spore.
After the mega sucess of the 3rd Pirates of the caribbean movie, LucasArts will finally put a new Monkey Island game in production but it will not be an adventure game.
Sierra will annouce a new Kings Quest. Watch it be released on gametap like Sam and Max.
Take Two will annouce new versions of Xcom and Civilization.
The world will be stunned as Interplay actually begins development on Fallout online because the gaming community fails to realize that investors have more money than brains. I don’t expect it to ever finish or ship in any year.
The Wii will take a significant lead this year. However it will show signs of weakness towards christmas as both the PS3 and Xbox 360 bring out their big titles. The PS3 will stay in 3rd place for 2007 and 2008 but will rise to the top at the end of the generation because of its additional untapped power. The 360 will be sucessful for the entire generation but it will always be second place. (disclaimer: I’m a 360 fanboy)
Atari will be bought and will fad away as a name once again.
Vista, DX10, and Live Anywhere will rock.
(what sucks is about half of these, there are people on this forum that know if they are true or not)