Considering we're only a few days into it, 2019 is already shaping up to be an incredible year for gaming. With some absolute corkers like God of War, Spider-Man, Celeste, and of course Red Dead Redemption 2 released last year, we've had some of the most definitive and emotive moments in gaming happen in record time, as well as those that changed the industry as we know it.
From RDR2's incredible authorship of every small detail, to scaling haunted mountains that challenge what a platformer can be, to taking on the Gods themselves, should you think you're hard enough, and offering a meta comment on all we've experienced in the years action games have developed - the way the industry has grown, and changed, is impossible to ignore.
Luckily, studios are hard at work on keeping that reflective and innovative energy high, with incredible concepts lining up neatly to roll out as 2019 continues - and whilst not all these games have confirmed releases, it's likely we'll catch them before the year is out.
From new mechanics to old favourites, these are the titles with the potential to wield the future in their hand-pixels for the games of the future.