Even though 2022 is almost over, there are still quite a few high-profile video game releases left for this year. However, the schedule for 2023 is already looking tremendously good, dare we say, better! It’s sad that delays happen frequently in the gaming industry, therefore it’s not yet known if all of these games will maintain their current release dates.
The games that will be released next year nevertheless feature a remarkable range of genres. The focus is on important RPGs like Square Enix’s Final Fantasy series and Bethesda’s open-world sci-fi project, as well as thrilling action-adventure titles like the eagerly awaited Spider-Man 2. Let’s dive in and take a look at what’s to come for 2023!
Final Fantasy XVI
The MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV’s stunning recovery following its problematic debut is widely attributed to game producer and designer Naoki Yoshida and his crew; now, this creative team and more are taking the helm for the next major numbered entry in the JRPG giant. Final Fantasy XVI is ready to return to a traditional fantasy environment, this time with a dark fantasy flair.
The game’s intense fighting system and the compelling political and character drama that will unfold have already been seen in trailers. They have also shown how crucial the Eikons (summons) are to the plot. It will debut for PlayStation 5 in the summer of 2023 and has the potential to be among the best Final Fantasy games to date.
Resident Evil 4 Remake
Despite the fact that the original Resident Evil 4 is frequently cited as one of the best survival horror games ever created, Capcom’s recent success implies that players may expect a treat from the impending remake.
Dedicated followers will undoubtedly have expectations. It should be intriguing to see the remake adopt a more “horror” approach in the manner of the critically praised Resident Evil 2 remake from 2019. However, given that the original game was faithfully remastered and ported numerous times, it should be. The remake will be released on March 24th in 2023 for PS5, XSX|S, and PC, so fans won’t have to wait long from revelation to release.
A sequel to Insomniac’s 2018 Spider-Man game, which debuted to rave reviews and rapidly rose to the top of the list of available contemporary superhero games, is inevitable. The navigation was wholly liberated, the combat was thrillingly acrobatic, and the plot was hailed for being a loving respect to the character’s Marvel Comics lore.
Spider-Man has sparked a lot of fans in the entertainment industry. The character has appeared in solo movies such as the highly reviewed Spider-Man: No Way Home and also as a side-character in other movies including Avengers: Infinity War. Spider-Man is also a favourite character with young fans who proudly sport merchandise of their favourite superhero on T-shirts, pencil cases, lunch boxes, among other items. Of course, Spider-Man is also popular in the gaming industry with popular video games like Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions and Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Change and at online casinos including the Spiderman slot game by Playtech, a giant software company that provides games for many of the top online casinos.
In light of Mile Morales’ promotion of the new titular Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2 has a lot to live up to. The PS5 version of this new narrative will be released somewhere in 2023, and the unveiling trailer teases an exciting battle between Venom and Kraven the Hunter.
Street Fighter 6
With Street Fighter 6, Capcom will release yet another blockbuster game and bring back its venerable fighting game franchise. With Street Fighter 6 maintaining and expanding on its many enduring gameplay characteristics in addition to a new story-driven mode, it appears to be the most ambitious entry in the mainline series to yet.
Players will be able to participate in classic local, online, and arcade gaming modes as well as a World Tour mode that employs action-adventure gameplay where players travel 3D settings to advance the plot. This mode is complemented by a colourfully brilliant new art direction. The Drive Guage appears to be a brand-new essential gameplay element that requires players to think outside the box and decide which of five special tactics to use first. In 2023, Street Fighter 6 will be released for PS4, PS5, XSX|S, and PC.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
Fans had been waiting for one of the best Star Wars games in recent memory, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order delivered after EA wasted the gaming license for so long. Along with a unique fusion of gameplay mechanics like Souls, Metroidvania, and action games with a concentration on using a lightsabre, it offered an engaging new tale and cast of characters that fit within the canon of the universe.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor has been finally announced and will take place five years after the events of its predecessor. The sequel has long been one of the poorly kept secrets in the business. There isn’t much else known about the game, but fans are hopeful that Respawn Entertainment will take advantage of the positive press surrounding Fallen Order and develop Cal Kestis into a more interesting protagonist. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will be released sometime in 2023.