This week the Game Informer community asks about beloved media franchises that would make for great games, if 2022 is going to be a historic year for video games, and whether we’re more excited for Grand Theft Auto 6 or Elder Scrolls VI. During our new segment, titled Heat Map, our community members call in to share their gaming hot takes!
“I was wondering what TV show, Movie, Book, etc. You would like to see brought to a video game and how that game would play. I personally have always wanted a proper Avatar: The Last Airbender game. That world is so full of lore that could be used to make a great game. I’d like to see an open-world adventure game in the same vein as Horizon. I don’t think it would be necessary to have any of the main cast of the show involved in the game at all. You pick your type of bending and grow into a powerful bender as the game progresses. So, are there any beloved series that you have always wanted to see turned into a video game?” – Ganon from Hyrule
“Is 2022 going to become one of those historic epic years for games? We’re getting 3 historically proven studios creating 3 games of the year competitors for each major console: God of War Ragnarok, Starfield, and Breath of the Wild 2. Not to mention several other games dated for 2022 now with Horizon Forbidden West, Elden Ring, Stalker 2, Redfall, and countless others. Do you think the pandemic-adjusted timelines and delays caused us to catch up and pack the year instead of spreading them out over time? Is it just coincidence and this is the sweet spot in the console life cycle like there is every generation?” – John from Tampa, FL
“With it being the 10 year anniversary of Skyrim and year 8 of GTA5 I was wondering which new game in these series were you looking forward to more and why? Both came out two generations ago and have current console versions. Thanks for all you do!” – Cole Harper from Nashville, TN