Even if there are still some interesting releases before the end of 2022, it’s time to plan what we’re going to play next year… As you’ll see, on the single-player video game side, there’s a lot to get your teeth into! Between Spider-Man, Zelda, Star Wars, there will be plenty to do…
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
Let’s start with something heavy: Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, the sequel to the excellent Marvel’s Spider-Man of 2018. For now, we don’t have a more precise date than “2023”! This is the year mentioned in the first – and for the moment only – trailer for the project, broadcast during the PlayStation Showcase in 2021… So we have to take our troubles a little more patiently, but what is certain, c is that Spider-Man and his colleague Miles Morales will return in great shape. This time, their common adversary is called Venom ! We hope for a blockbuster worthy of the last episode.
Release date : 2023Platform(s): PS5
Much closer in terms of release, here comes Forspoken… a new action-RPG from Square Enix, and a new license to boot! Here, you play as Frey, a young New Yorker who arrives – without warning – in the magical world of Athia! A world ravaged by a cataclysm called The Break and controlled by the mysterious matriarchs. The heroine will have to manage with all this, but can count on her magical powers. The game thus reserves dynamic fights and movements which are just as dynamic with a “parkour” system aided by magic.
Release date : January 24, 2023Platform(s): PC, PS5 (later on Xbox Series)
Do you want to live a superb adventure in the stars? So you should watch Starfield, the “Skyrim in space” as it is nicknamed… Because yes, this game is developed by Bethesda and should benefit from all the writing qualities of the studio. On the program, 150,000 lines of dialogue and more than 1,000 planets to explore. Obviously, Starfield shouldn’t fall into the same trap as No Man’s Sky, with millions of lifeless flying pebbles. We therefore hope for an adventure with choices that matter | interesting places to visit. Answer: 2023.
Release date : 2023Platform(s): PC, Xbox Series
Dead Space (Remake)
If the dive into the horror of The Callisto Protocol did not satisfy you, another big survival horror is about to be released in 2023… Yes: the first Dead Space will be the subject of a remake, piloted by EA Motive . It’s kind of funny when you think about it, knowing that Glen Schofield (creator of the base game) is behind The Callisto Protocol. In short, if you don’t know Dead Space, it’s a reference in its category, with a gloomy atmosphere in space and a gameplay based on the cutting of enemies. With better graphics, it will be even better.
Release date : January 27, 2023Platform(s): PC, PS5, Xbox Series
Final Fantasy 16 / Final Fantasy Rebirth
As you know, if you follow the news of Square Enix’s flagship license, 2023 will be a very good year for Final Fantasy fans! On the one hand: Final Fantasy XVI is expected for the summer of 2023, on the other hand, we will also soon be entitled to the sequel to the first part of Final Fantasy Remake, namely Final Fantasy Rebirth. Yes, the new version of cloud adventures will very soon reveal the rest of its plot, and it promises to be hard-hitting… For the sixteenth opus in the series, we expect dantesque fights, a more political story and a solid production.
Release date : Summer / Winter 2023Platform(s): PS5
Want even more magic after Forspoken? Of course, you know that Hogwarts Legacy is about to arrive, in early 2023. For those who aren’t in the know, it’s the long-awaited open-world RPG set in the universe ofHarry Potter ! Here you can create the wizard of your dreams, choose between the four Hogwarts houses, take part in courses, quests. However, your main objective will remain to lift the veil on a mysterious black magic… Enough to take you to the confines of the famous magic school, as well as outside its mysterious walls.
Release date : February 10, 2023Platform(s): PC, PS4, PS5, One, Xbox Series, Switch
Also, in February:
Wild Hearts, Monster Hunter-like by the Dynasty Warrior team (February 17, 2023)Atomic Heart, a very promising open-world retro-furist FPS (February 21, 2023)Like a Dragon Ishin, remake of an opus only released in Japan (February 21, 2023)Wo Long Fallen Dynasty, Souls-like by Nioh devs (March 03, 2023)
Resident Evil 4 (Remake)
After Dead Space, another dive into horror awaits you in 2023. Because the great Resident Evil 4 will return very soon in an envelope brand new, with a remake! Much like the redesign of Resident Evil 2, a lot of things will change. The graphics, of course, but also the artistic direction (darker than originally) and the gameplay… Believe it or not, it will finally be possible to shoot while moving backwards, a small revolution in this specific case. We also imagine some surprises in terms of structure, as for the second opus. We can’t wait.
Release date : 24 mars 2023Platform(s): PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series
Zelda Tears of the Kingdom
Yes, 2023 will mark the return of The Legend of Zelda license and the sequel to Breath of the Wild, with Tears of the Kingdom… In this episode, we will find the open world of the last episode but in a completely different nature. A strange cataclysm has caused a beautiful part of the Kingdom of Hyrule to fly away (probably the strange mummy seen in the first trailer). Result, Link is now walking in the clouds | take advantage of new powers. It will be possible to cross matter as well as go back in time. Undoubtedly one of the future best games of next year.
Release date : May 12, 2023Platform(s): Switch
Also, in March-April:
Skull & Bones, Ubisoft’s Sea of Thieves-style pirate game (9 mars 2023)Dead Island 2, sequel to the open and action game with zombies (28 avril 2023)
Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League
After the pleasant Gotham Knights, 2023 will mark the return of the Rocksteady studio (Batman Arkham) to the controls of the DC universe. For the occasion, no Dark Knight on the program, but his sworn enemies in Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League. Because yes, you will be able to go to the dark side of superheroes: by playing either Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang or King Shark. All can be enjoyed in co-op but also solo. So it’s up to you to decide which you prefer. From the first images, the whole thing looks engaging. It looks solid.
Release date : Spring 2023Platform(s): PC, PS5, Xbox Series
Assassin’s Creed Mirage
Yes, it’s not the Animus playing tricks on you! In 2023, Assassin’s Creed will be back with a homecoming episode. The name of the game: Assassin’s Creed Mirage. Here we will take control of Basim, who we have already had the opportunity to see in Valhalla alongside Eivor. Direction: the Middle East, such as the city of Baghdad. The hero will have to use the crowd to his advantage, prepare his assassinations, use the secrets of dense cities, yes, as in the first episodes of the series. We can’t wait to see all of this in action.
Release date : 2023Platform(s): PC, PS4, PS5, One, Xbox Series
Do you want to play a very good hack’n’slash next year? Well, hold on tight, because the king of the genre is about to make a comeback. In 2023, we will have the opportunity to discover Diablo IV, still being developed by Blizzard studios… Originality about this episode: it will be open world, which changes a lot of things compared to the other games in the series. It will therefore no doubt be possible to cross the map to find a dungeon, high-level equipment – and then continue on your way. We can’t wait to see how the change will impact the franchise.
Release date : 2023Platform(s): PC, PS4, PS5, One, Xbox Series
Star Wars Jedi Survivor
Definitely, 2023 will be the year of sequels of all kinds. Another candidate on this list, the Star Wars saga, with the last adventures of Cal Kestis (Fallen Order) on Star Wars Jedi Survivor. An episode that will obviously be darker than the previous one… In any case, this is what we can deduce from the first trailer, which puts the hero in front of a new adversary not really reassuring, strange vats, places where we have without probably forgot to pay the electricity bill. We should find the lightsaber, all in an action-adventure at the Uncharted.
Release date : 2023Platform(s): PC, PS5, Xbox Series
Avatar Frontiers of Pandora
Come on, one last for the road, as they say. As you know, Ubisoft is currently working on a new adaptation of James Cameron’s license, Avatar. The name of the project: Frontiers of Pandora. It is obviously an open world (or at least in open areas) where it will be possible to move around on the back of flying creatures or with the nimble feet of the Na’vi. Yes, it must be said that Avatar has everything it takes to create a pleasant experience, with its lush area and full of life, without forgetting its big villains. A next very nice surprise?
Release date : 2023-2024Platform(s): PC, PS5, Xbox Series
Also, in 2023:
Lies of P, Pragmata, Alan Wake 2, Little Devil Inside, Alone in the Dark, STALKER 2.