With 2023 on the horizon, it’s time to get excited about what video games will cause the biggest splash. There are plenty of sequels and a few remakes to look forward to for those who love specific franchises, and there are games across consoles and genres to consider adding to your roster. Whether you prefer playing online with friends or exploring vast worlds on your own, there’s certainly a title out there for everyone. Read on to hear what we’re excited about and why for 2023.
It’s hard not to get excited about Starfield – this release will be the first new premise from Bethesda Game Studios in twenty-five years. If you don’t recognize the name, they’re the ones who created games like Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Players will explore outer space in an open world where you create your own character, and it’s expected to be highly immersive. Originally, Starfield was scheduled to be released on November 11, 2022, but in May 2022 Bethesda announced that the space game would be delayed until 2023.
When it comes to Diablo, anticipation is high. The franchise’s fans have been waiting a long time for Diablo 4, and at last, we’ve finally got a release date. Thanks to the trailers revealed at The Game Awards, the wait is almost over! Diablo 4 will launch on June 6, 2023, on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It’s only a matter of time before the game is released.
Set to release on PlayStation 5 in the fall of this year, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will continue the stories of Peter Parker and Miles Morales as they face off against new villains and challenges. The game is exclusively available on the PS5, which makes it an excellent candidate to push graphics forward while also delivering a compelling narrative.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
This is one of the few games for 2023 with a tentative release date – of May 12. Given how beautiful and enjoyable Breath of the Wild was, and this being a sequel to that game, there is a lot of enthusiasm around the newest Zelda installment. Expect to dive into the mysterious past of Hyrule through an open-world map.
Final Fantasy XVI
Finally, we’re looking forward to discovering medieval Europe through a fantasy lens with the sixteenth installment in the Final Fantasy franchise. This game is expected to break records and offer breathtaking visuals that will undoubtedly please the many fans of this series. The game is scheduled to be released on June 22, 2023.
While this is just a short list of exciting games coming in 2023, there are so many more we can’t wait for. What games are you looking forward to playing?