While the Summer Game Fest is in full swing, gamers have noted that the calendar for the year 2023 has been busy in terms of video games. Here are the most anticipated titles coming to Switch, PlayStation, Xbox and PC next year.
It should be noted that this calendar will be regularly updated according to the announcements that will be made. The games are presented according to their release dates or periods.
DEAD SPACE REMAKE (JANUARY 27, 2023)
“In space, no one will hear you scream,” said the poster for “Alien, the eighth passenger” (1979). A formula that applies to the space thriller Dead Space, which became one of the most cult horror games of the PS3/Xbox 360 era when it was released in 2008. 2023 will mark its 15th anniversary, and with it a remake premier game is shaping up to open the year on Xbox Series X/S, PS5, and PC.
THE DAY BEFORE (MARCH 1, 2023)
The exploration of a post-apocalyptic world will be at the heart of the experience offered by The Day Before. A massively multiplayer online game that requires you to explore and survive hostile lands. Initially planned for the summer of 2022, it will finally be necessary to wait until March 1, 2023 for this ambitious game planned for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series.
RESIDENT EVIL 4 REMAKE (MARCH 24, 2023)
After the brilliant remakes of the first three installments of Resident Evil, Capcom could not miss the highly appreciated 4th episode, which has become legendary since its release on GameCube in 2005. A section which features Leon S. Kennedy, who has gone to investigate in Spain on the trail of the daughter of the President of the United States, kidnapped by a sect. If it proves to be up to the previous remakes, this new RE4 should be a must-have for 2023 on consoles and PC.
ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD 2 (SPRING 2023)
Counting among the masterpieces of video games, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will have a direct sequel that Nintendo is preparing in the greatest secrecy for Switch. A time hoped for in 2022, it will be necessary to wait until the spring of 2023, announced Nintendo. The first images take us to the skies, where Link will explore all the verticality of the enchanting kingdom of Hyrule.
FORZA MOTORSPORT (SPRING 2023)
While Gran Turismo 7 made its mark in 2022 for PS5 owners, the expected return of the other great car simulation Forza Motorsport should delight fans of beautiful mechanics on Xbox Series X/S and Windows PC in 2023. The graphics engine has been reviewed with impressive attention to detail in the new trailer unveiled in early June.
FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH (WINTER 2023)
The release of Final Fantasy VII Remake in 2020 had the effect of a bomb on PS4, with confinements which served as a pretext to dive back into the adventures of Cloud and his band. Beautifully redesigned, this episode nevertheless ended in frustration, because we had to wait for another episode to know the rest. Good news, winter 2023 should put an end to this wait, since Square Enix promises a 2nd episode called Rebirth. However, this will only be a transition, since a third and final episode is already in the works.
STALKER 2 (1ST SEMESTER 2023)
Paused due to the war in Ukraine, the development of STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl has resumed with the aim of releasing it in the first half of 2023. It must be said that the GSC Game World studio is based in Kiev and that the deadlines initially announcing a release this year have been pushed around. The war with Russia also had the logical effect of changing the title of this game from being called Heart of Chernobyl to Heart of Chornobyl in order to uproot its narrative from Ukraine.
STARFIELD (1ST SEMESTER 2023)
Starfield will undoubtedly be one of the very big pieces of 2023. This Xbox Series and PC exclusive transports us to 2330 and invites you to create your own avatar to go explore space and tread the country several hundred planets among different solar systems. A colossal game that wants to be one of the most ambitious of the last ten years.
FINAL FANTASY XVI (SUMMER 2023)
Besides Final Fantasy VII Rebirth: 2023 should mark the arrival of a new canonical opus of the saga. Final Fantasy XVI is announced for the summer of 2023 by Square Enix, which will give us a much darker adventure than the previous installments. The universe depicted there is warlike and bloody, closer to the dark fantasy of an Elden Ring.
STREET FIGHTER 6 (CURRENT 2023)
A new Street Fighter for a new generation of fighters. Capcom formalized in early June the arrival of the 6th canonical opus of its famous fighting game saga scheduled for 2023. Street Fighter 6 promises renewal with different game modes. If Versus Fighting remains the heart of this title, players will be able to including venturing into an open world in search of their next opponent. Capcom also promises to introduce real-time commentary, in order to reinforce the sports side of the game, as well as new combat mechanics.
REDFALL (1ST SEMESTER 2023)
The Arkane Austin (Prey) studio is behind a new FPS that is particularly appealing to horror fans. Entitled Redfall, this shooting game invites players to combine their efforts to eradicate hordes of vampires who have come to populate an island. A game where cooperation will be the key to surviving in this open world, expected on Xbox Series and PC.
STAR WARS JEDI: SURVIVOR (CURRENT 2023)
A real surprise (in a good way) of the year 2019, Jedi: Fallen Order could not remain without a sequel. And 2023 should mark the return of Cal Kestis, the hero of this opus who had learned to master the Force after an epic quest. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor marks its return as part of a story set five years after the events of Fallen Order. Cal, still hunted by the Empire, will have to survive against new dangers. The Electronic Arts title is planned for PS5, Xbox Series and PC.
ALAN WAKE 2 (CURRENT 2023)
Become cult since its release on Xbox 360 in 2010, Alan Wake will be entitled to a sequel. The writer of the same name will take up his flashlight again to explore the paranormal in 2023. A title inspired by horror novels à la Stephen King, the first opus offering a dizzying and harrowing setting.
DIABLO IV (CURRENT 2023)
Announced thanks to a cinematic as fascinating as it is bloody during Blizzcon 2019 , Diablo IV has been talked about again this year. A highly anticipated game that intends to resume its title of hack’n slash “bleeder” when it is scheduled for release in 2023. It contains all the elements that have forged the image of this legendary saga. The title should be released on Xbox Series, Xbox One, PC, PS5 and PS4.
THE PLUCKY SQUIRE (CURRENT 2023)
It’s arguably one of the cutest games this June’s Summer Game Fest has revealed. In just 1 minute and 15 seconds of video, The Plucky Squire entered the hearts of gamers. A title created by the All Possible Futures studio, which signs its first test there. We discover a little hero who leaves his world in 2D à la Zelda to venture into a child’s room all in 3D. A tribute to Nintendo titles that should catch the eye when released on Switch, PC, PS5 and Xbox Series in 2023.