Release date: Q2/Q3 2016
Below is an adventure game viewed from a top-down perspective. The player-character is a "tiny warrior exploring the depths of a remote island". The game is about exploration, though that goal is contingent upon the character's survival. Microsoft's Phil Spencer described the game at E3 2013 as a "creative take on roguelike gameplay" in a "mysterious world". The environments are randomly generated.
The game is designed to be difficult, with "brutal but fair combat" and permanent death.
2. Rain World
Release date: 2017...but I have a sneaking suspicion that it might just actually be this year. If not, 2017 it is.
Rain World is a survival platformer set in an abandoned industrial environment ravaged by a shattered ecosystem.
Bone-crushingly intense rains pound the surface, making life as we know it almost impossible. The creatures in this world hibernate most of the time, but in the few brief dry periods they go out in search of food.
You are a nomadic slugcat, both predator and prey in this land. You must hunt enough food to survive another cycle of hibernation. Other — bigger — creatures have the same plan.
3. No Man's Sky
Release Date: 9th August 2016
No Man’s Sky is a game about exploration and survival in an infinite procedurally generated galaxy.
What can I say, it's the colours...
4. Battlefield 1
Release Date: October 21, 2016
No description really needed here, the title says it all.
This...just looks great. I'm in it for the multiplayer.