Every year, devoted gamers all over the world become excited for the anticipated release of new video games. Releases of new games, new chapters of beloved franchises, and remakes of classic games all add to the enthusiasm. Along with the excitement, some disappointments come as some long-awaited releases inevitably get delayed. Even though release dates tend to be in flux, most studios try to keep to scheduled release dates to satisfy their loyal fans. Studios typically only provide a hard release date once they are confident the game will be ready and have a confirmed distribution schedule. The video game recruiting companies that work with the studios are just as tight-lipped.
Because most gamers have budgetary constraints, it can be a big decision when deciding what new games you have to try first. To help with these difficult decisions, here is a list of some of the major PC and console games pending release in 2023:
• Hogwarts Legacy
Scheduled Release: February 2023
Platforms: PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox Series, Windows PC, and Nintendo Switch
Hogwarts Legacy is the much anticipated Wizarding World simulator that many feel has been way too many years in the making as some people have begun losing interest in the franchise. However, the trailers have showcased incorporating the best parts of the Harry Potter series to create an entirely new saga set in enchanting lands with strange new creatures. The new release will undoubtedly keep all the Harry Potter loyalists returning to the magical franchise long into the future.
• The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Scheduled Release: May 2023
Platform: Nintendo Switch
This major sequel in the Legend of Zelda has finally been confirmed for a May 2023 release, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will see the return of Link to the land of Hyrule. While Nintendo has been tight-lipped about the game’s details, fans of Breath of the Wild can expect more of the same in Tears of the Kingdom, but on a much larger scale. The trailer shows glimpses of sweeping new adventures with plenty of intrigue and puzzle-solving.
• Street Fighter 6
Scheduled Release: 2023
Platforms: PlayStation, Xbox Series, and Windows PC
Capcom has recently confirmed Street Fighter 6 will be available sometime in 2023 with an entirely new look to the fight game. Capcom has labored to make Street Fighter 6 the new standard of fight games with a completely new control scheme that will allow players of all skill and experience levels to jump right into the action. Improvements to netcode will provide the game with a sporty new look along with an array of skilled fighting characters that will make fans feel it was worth the wait.
• Resident Evil 4 Remake
Scheduled Release: Mid 2023
Platforms: PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Windows
Hardcore fans of this franchise have been chomping at the bit for the release of the fourth installment of the series that redefined the landscape of third-person action games. While fans of Resident Evil claim it is one of the greatest games ever conceived, many gamers have been apprehensive about the release since Capcom announced the remake in 2021. While the original Resident Evil 4 did have issues, many gamers were concerned about whether Capcom could capture the original spirit of the insanely popular survival-horror game. While Capcom has yet to set a hard release date, fans should be able to learn the answers to these questions sometime in mid-2023 finally.
Scheduled Release: June 2023
Platforms: Xbox Series and Windows PC
Initially scheduled for launch in late 2022, Bethesda now has Starfield scheduled for release by June of 2023. Due to unforeseen production glitches with the intergalactic adventure, Bethesda pushed back the release date to iron out some coding and rendering issues to ensure the game wouldn’t disappoint players as they channel their inner James Kirk while exploring the stars seeking out new life and new civilizations.
• Tron: Identity
Scheduled Release: 2023
Platforms: PlayStation, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS
For gamers who need yet another Tron game to choose from, Tron: Identity allows you to play a detective trying to decipher visual clues to solve the mystery of who stole what. The trailer doesn’t offer much insight other than the music and neon glow of the game being reminiscent of the earlier Tron movies. However, for the die-hard Tron fans, that should be enough to make the game interesting enough for a look.
• Company of Heroes 3
Scheduled Release: February 2023
Sega has announced the much-anticipated sequel to the real-time strategy game Company of Heroes 2 will be released in 2023. Company of Heroes 3 is set in the North African and Italian World War II war theaters. It features an all-new package of action, tactics, and strategy, along with a tactical pause system. Players will be able to take command of the engagements and make real-time decisions that will change the course of the battles.
• Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2
Release Date: Mid 2023
Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Microsoft Windows
The original Warhammer 40K: Space Marines was a good third-person space-action game that allowed players to experience what it would be like to be a superhuman Space Marine. While a dull and uninspired storyline flawed the original release along with static environments, the trailer for the new installment depicts a dynamic fight scene with Captain Titus and his team going up against their old enemies, the Tyranids. The trailer also shows that Titus has been spending some time in the gym, becoming an even bigger and tougher version of himself.
With all the new games slated for release, 2023 is shaping up to be a very successful year for video game companies and an exciting time for gamers. Gamers can expect more will be added in the coming months. With all the new games being released each year, the video game industry seems to get more competitive. If you have thought about a new career in the video game industry, the future is bright for game designers, programmers, and engineers, as there are plenty of opportunities for remote video game jobs.
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