With a business where so much money is at stake there is little room for surprises. And yet, game developers and publishers typically find a few ways to catch gamers off guard. In some cases that means creating a feature or announcing something gamers never knew they needed, while in others that means making a good game where there seemingly was none.
Whatever the case, 2013 had quite a few pleasant surprises, many of which centered on the next-gen consoles or "next-gen" experiences. Here are the 5 biggest surprises of the 2013.