The Most Awaited Upcoming Games (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch)

Here is a list of the most anticipated upcoming games (along with the official gameplay trailers) of 2021-2022 for PC, PlayStation, Xbox and/or Nintendo Switch. The games are arranged based on their release date.

The Ascent

Genre: Action RPG with Isometric View
Release Date: 29 July 2021
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Modes: Single-Player and online Co-op (2-4 players)
Developer: Neon Giant

The Ascent is a solo and co-op Action-shooter RPG set in a cyberpunk world. The Mega-Corporation that owns you and everyone, The Ascent Group, has just collapsed. The Ascent is presented from a top-down view (isometric view) overlooking the character(s). It is a twin-sticked shooter, which includes the ability to aim both high and low on enemy targets, allowing the player to differentiate between shooting enemies closer or further away. It also acts as the cover system, as the player can aim at enemies over the top of props in the environment. The player can fully customise their character’s appearance and augment their character with cyberware upgrades to get new skills and abilities. Players also have the ability to hack using a cyberdeck.


Far Cry 6

Genre: First-person shooter
Release Date: 07 October 2021
Platforms: PC, Ps4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Modes: Single-Player and online-multiplayer
Developer: Ubisoft

Far Cry 6 is the sixth main installment of the series developed by Ubisoft Toronto and published by Ubisoft. Far Cry 6 takes place on the fictional Caribbean island of Yara, which is inspired by Cuba and described as “the largest Far Cry playground to date. It is ruled by, Antón Castillo, a fascist dictator who is also guiding his son Diego, who is unsure of his own future, to follow in his footsteps. You’ve to take down a Dictator and his son to free Yara. The player takes the role of a local Yaran named Dani Rojas, a former soldier in the Yaran armed forces turned guerrilla soldier fighting for freedom who attempts to restore their nation to its former glory. The player can select Dani’s gender at the start of the game.


Metroid Dread

Genre: 2.5D Action-adventure
Release Date: 08 October 2021
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Modes: Single-Player
Developer: Mercury Steam Entertainment

Metroid Dread (aka Metroid 5) is the fifth main entry in the Metroid franchise and the sequel to Metroid Fusion (2002). The players will control the bounty hunter Samus Aran as she faces a new robotic enemy on the planet ZDR. Samus’ story continues after the events of the Metroid™ Fusion game when she descends upon planet ZDR to investigate a mysterious transmission sent to the Galactic Federation. The remote planet has become overrun by vicious alien lifeforms and chilling mechanical menaces. The game retains the side-scrolling gameplay of previous Metroid games, and adds stealth elements.


Battlefield 2042

Genre: Action, First-person shooter
Release Date: 22 October 2021
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Modes: Single-Player and online-multiplayer (2-128 players)
Developer: EA DICE / Digital Illusions CE

Battlefield 2042, seventeenth installment in the Battlefield series, is a first-person shooter video game developed by DICE and published by Electronic Arts. The game focuses on multiplayer gameplay. The game will give us seven vast and varied maps and for the first time in Battlefield’s history, 128 players can join the all-out war at the same time. The battlefields will be constantly changing due to military actions and also due to weather transitions. The all-new Hazard Zone is a thrilling new addition to the franchise where you can discover unexpected battles and enter the wide universe of Battlefield. In the months leading up to launch, EA will host an Open Beta available to all players across all platforms.


Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: 26 October 2021
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch
Modes: Single-Player
Developer: Eidos Montreal

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is a third-person action-adventure game developed by Eidos-Montréal and published by Square Enix. The plot of Guardians of the Galaxy takes place several years after a massive intergalactic war. In the universe which is still dealing with the devastating consequences of the war, the players will take on the role of Peter Quill / Star-Lord. The players can use Star-Lord’s elemental gun to fight enemies, and fly using his jet boots. Players can issue commands to other members of the titular team during combat. The players will also have to make key decisions at various points of the game that will affect the outcomes of certain missions. But, the main story will still remain the same and the game will have only one ending.


Age of Empires IV

Genre: Real-time strategy
Release Date: 28 October 2021
Platforms: PC
Modes: Single-Player and online-multiplayer
Developer: Relic Entertainment / World’s Edge

Age of Empires IV is the fourth installment of the Age of Empires series, best-selling series of strategy games published by Microsoft. It’s a real-time strategy video game developed by Relic entertainment (creators of the Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War series and the Company of Heroes series) and published by Xbox Game Studios. The game has been exclusively developed for PC. Game events are set to be in the Middle Ages telling a story about Norman Conquest of England.


Forza Horizon 5

Genre: Racing
Release Date: 9 November 2021
Platforms: PC, Xbox Series X/S
Modes: Single-Player and online-multiplayer                                                                      
Developer: Playground Games

Forza Horizon 5 is an open-world racing game developed by Playground Games and Turn 10 Studios, following the Horizon Festival in Mexico. Set in Mexico, a world of striking contrast and beauty, players can drive across living deserts, lush jungles, historic cities, hidden ruins, pristine beaches, vast canyons and a towering snow-capped volcano. The game has an Evolving Open World with awe-inspiring weather events such as towering dust storms and intense tropical storms as Mexico’s unique, dynamic seasons change the world every week.


Dying Light 2: Stay Human

Genre: Action RPG
Release Date: 07 December 2021
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Modes: Single-Player and online-multiplayer (2-4 players)
Developer: Techland

Dying Light 2 is a sequel to the 2015 release, Dying Light. Set 20 years after Dying Light, players take the role of a new protagonist, Aiden Caldwell, and traverse a ruined city infested by zombies. The game is set in The City, a massive urban open world set in Europe that players can explore freely. The map, which is four times bigger than the original game, is broken into seven distinct regions and each has its own landmarks and locations. In the game, players meet different factions and settlements and have to make different decisions that would fundamentally change the state of the game’s world and how non-playable characters view Aiden. The consequences are far-reaching, with the player being able to bring prosperity to a faction while completely destroying another settlement. Making certain decisions will open up or seal-off areas in the city, encouraging players to complete multiple playthroughs.


Halo Infinite

Genre: First-person shooter
Release Date: 2021 (TBA)
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Modes: Single-Player and multiplayer
Developer: 343 Industries

Halo Infinite is an upcoming first-person shooter game developed by 343 Industries and published by Xbox Game Studios and is the sixth main entry in the very popular Halo series, and the sixteenth Halo game overall. The players will once again assume the role of Master Chief, who is tasked with saving humanity. It picks up the story of the Master Chief, following Guardians. It’s not an actual open-world game but the game will have areas that can be revisited. Halo Infinite’s multiplayer mode will launch as a free-to-play title, and you can look at Master Chief Collection’s free “battle pass” system for a peek at how the new mode may work.


Jurassic World Evolution 2

Genre: Simulation, Strategy
Release Date: 2021 (TBA)
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Modes: Single-Player
Developer: Frontier Developments

Jurassic World Evolution 2 is the much-anticipated sequel to Frontier’s highly successful Jurassic World Evolution, building upon the groundbreaking and immersive 2018 management simulation. It introduces a compelling, new narrative campaign, incredible new features, and awe-inspiring new dinosaurs brought to life with captivating authenticity. Together with expanded construction and more customization options, the result is an even bigger, better and authentic Jurassic World game.


Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach

Genre: Survival-Horror
Release Date: 2021 (TBA)
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5
Modes: Single-Player
Developer: Steel Wool Studios       

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach is the tenth installment of the Scott Cawthon’s popular horror series Five Nights at Freddy’s, and introduces the new antagonist – Vanny. The game takes place in Freddy Fazbear’s Mega Pizza Plex shopping center. The player takes on the role of a boy named Gregory and must battle murderous animatronics headed by the rabbit-dressed Vanny, continuing the legacy of William Afton.  The aim of the game is to survive and get out of the complex. To achieve this, you need to avoid the animatronics patrolling the facility. Elements of the environment are helpful in this case, thanks to which you can hide or block the opponents’ way.


Scorn

Genre: Survival Horror
Release Date: 2021 (TBA)
Platforms: PC, Xbox Series X/S
Modes: Single-Player
Developer: Ebb Software

Scorn, a blend of horror and science-fiction genre, is a first person action game mostly inspired by the works of a Swiss painter, H.R. Giger, the creator of the xenomorph from the Alien franchise. Scorn is set in a nightmarish universe of odd forms and sombre tapestry. It is designed around the idea of “being thrown into the world”. Isolated and lost inside this dream-like world, you will explore different interconnected regions in a non-linear fashion. Every location contains its own theme, puzzles and characters that are integral in creating a cohesive world.


Elden Ring

Genre: Action RPG, Soulslike
Release Date: 21 January 2022
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Modes: Single-Player and multiplayer
Developer: FromSoftware

Elden Ring is an upcoming dark fantasy action role-playing game developed by FromSoftware (known for the Dark Souls series) and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game is a collaborative effort between game director Hidetaka Miyazaki (who played the same role in the production of Dark Souls, Bloodborne, Dark Souls III, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice) and fantasy novelist George R. R. Martin (writer of the book ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ on which the Game of Thrones TV series was based).


S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl

Genre: First person action-adventure game with RPG elements
Release Date: 28 April 2022
Platforms: PC, Xbox Series X/S
Modes: Single-Player
Developer: GSC Game World

The game combines FPS elements with RPG and tactical gameplay.  The events of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 take the players to the post nuclear world. You’ll find yourself in the Exclusion Zone, where the radiation is so extreme that it mutates the present life forms. Discover the vast Chernobyl Exclusion Zone full of dangerous enemies, deadly anomalies and powerful artifacts. Unveil your own epic story as you make your way to the Heart of Chernobyl. Make your choices wisely, as they will determine your fate in the end.


Redfall

Genre: Action, First-person shooter
Release Date: Summer 2022
Platforms: PC, Xbox Series X/S
Modes: Single-Player and online-multiplayer (2-4 players)
Developer: Arkane Studios

Redfall is an open-world single-player/co-op FPS from Arkane Austin, the award-winning team behind Prey and Dishonored. The quaint island town of Redfall, Massachusetts, is under siege by a legion of vampires who have blocked out the sun and cut the island off from the outside world. Trapped with a handful of survivors against diabolical enemies threatening to bleed the town dry, choose your hero from a diverse roster, grouping up with others to create the perfect team of vampire slayers. Redfall blends single- and multiplayer options, allowing the player to venture into the darkness alone or to squad-up with up to three players for four-player co-op.


Starfield

Genre: Science-fiction RPG
Release Date: 11 November 2022
Platforms: PC, Xbox Series X/S
Modes: Single-Player
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios

Starfield is the first new universe in 25 years from Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4. In this next generation role-playing game set amongst the stars, create any character you want and explore with unparalleled freedom as you embark on an epic journey to answer humanity’s greatest mystery. Starfield will be playable in both first- and third-person where the players will take on the role of space travelers.


Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora

Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: 2022 (TBA)
Platforms: PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S
Modes: Single-Player
Developer: Massive Entertainment / Ubisoft Massive

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora™ is a first-person action-adventure game, set in the Avatar movie universe, developed by Massive Entertainment – an Ubisoft studio, in collaboration with Lightstorm Entertainment and Disney. The game is developed exclusively for the new generation of consoles and PC. Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora brings to life the alluring world of Pandora with all of its beauty and danger in an immersive, open world experience. In this new, standalone story, play as a Na’vi and embark on a journey across the Western Frontier, a never-before-seen part of Pandora. Explore a living and reactive world inhabited by unique creatures and new characters, and push back the formidable RDA forces that threaten it.


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

Genre: Third-person action-adventure game
Release Date: 2022 (TBA)
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Modes: Single-Player
Developer: Nintendo

The game is being developed by the Nintendo Studio and is a direct continuation of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, published in 2017. It’ll be an open-world action-adventure game, where the players will again assume the role of Link and will set on to explore and save the kingdom of Hyrule.


Elex 2

Genre: Action RPG
Release Date: 2022 (TBA)
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Modes: Single-Player
Developer: Piranha Bytes

ELEX II is the sequel to ELEX, the vintage open-world role-playing experience from the award-winning creators of the Gothic and Risen series, Piranha Bytes. ELEX II returns to the post-apocalyptic Science Fantasy world of Magalan – with massive environments that can be explored with unrivaled freedom via jetpack, you will be able to move through the epic story any way you want. Several years after Jax defeated the Hybrid, a new threat arrives from the sky, unleashing the dangerous powers of dark Elex and endangering all life on the planet. In order to defend the peace on Magalan and the safety of his own family, Jax has to go on a mission to convince the factions to unite against the invaders and find his own son, Dex, who got separated from him. Interact with a lived-in world, full of unique NPCs, who will have an effect on the story.


A Plague Tale: Requiem

Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: 2022 (TBA)
Platforms: PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch
Modes: Single-Player
Developer: Asobo Studio

A Plague Tale: Requiem is a continuation of the award-winning adventure game, A Plague Tale: Innocence, released in 2019. A Plague Tale: Requiem is set in the 14th century medieval Europe, after the events presented in the original. Amicia and her brother Hugo once again embark on an intense new quest for hope, as a terrifying curse hunts them down. The plague that struck France is not over yet, just like the wars that were tearing it apart. Sacrifice your innocence to save the one you love, facing the savagery of a collapsing world as it’s overwhelmed in a sea of teeth and claws.


Baldur’s Gate III

Genre: Isometric RPG
Release Date: 2022 (TBA)
Platforms: PC
Modes: Single-Player and online Co-op (2-4 players)
Developer: Larian Studios

Baldur’s Gate III, the third main game in the Baldur’s Gate series, is a role-playing video game that is being developed and published by Larian Studios (authors of the Divinity: Original Sin series). Unlike previous games in the Baldur’s Gate series, Baldur’s Gate III has turn-based combat, similar to Larian’s earlier games Divinity: Original Sin and Divinity: Original Sin II. Baldur’s Gate 3 takes place about a century after the events presented in Throne of Bhaal, an expansion to Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn. On the day of its early access launch, Baldur’s Gate III became the best-selling game on both Steam and GOG.com.


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