13 Bold Gaming Predictions For 2019

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2018 has been one hell of a wild ride for gamers: it's a year where Telltale Games went bust totally out of nowhere, Rockstar Games was outed for their torturous crunch culture, Sony held Fortnite accounts hostage, and Fallout 76 ended up one of the most embarrassing duds in recent AAA gaming history.

If these moments taught players anything, it's that you should always expect the unexpected, and no matter how foregone an outcome might seem, there's always room to have your jaw dropped.

And with that spirit in mind, here are some not-so-likely - yet certainly not impossible - predictions for the next 12 months in gaming.

From rumoured new hardware which may or may not land in 2019, to Metacritic predictions and forecasts for Game of the Year, they're far from dead-certs, but also still entirely possible.

With the current gaming generation winding to a close and all the big players prepping to stun both gamers and their competition with shiny new hardware, there's probably never been a better time to stake some left-field, out-there predictions for the year of video games ahead...

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