From Hogwarts Legacy to Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom to Final Fantasy 16, 2023 will be dropping several huge video games. Let's dive into all the major video games lined up for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, and PC, as well as release dates.
After a stellar year of big releases in 2022, you might anticipate things to slow down over the next 12 months. Elden Ring and Horizon: Forbidden West made a lot of noise early in the year, followed by more AAA behemoths in the form of God of War: Ragnarok and Modern Warfare 2.
However, the 2023 lineup is already looking quite slick, with a large amount of hotly anticipated games set to hit stores this year.
All of the major AAA games scheduled for 2023 on PS5, Xbox Series X, Switch, PC, and Stadia are listed right here, as well as some release dates to mark in your calendar.
In 2023, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC, Steam, and Stadia video games
Release Date for Hogwarts Legacy: February 10, 2023
For years, Potterheads have desired an open-world game set in the wizarding world, and Hogwarts Legacy promises to fulfill that dream. Players will be able to select their house, learn spells, and even collect fantastic beasts, all while unraveling the mystery at the core of the story.
From the bustling Diagon Alley to the school of witchcraft and wizardry itself, there are plenty of interesting places to see. In 2023, there will be no game more essential than your Wingardium Leviosa.
Release date for Atomic Heart: February 21, 2023
The horrific, yet fascinating world of Atomic Heart seems to draw a lot of its inspiration from Bioshock, which is by no means an awful idea given the legendary trilogy's reputation.
The USSR was actually the one who overthrew Germany in World War II, thanks to the use of robots created in 1931. You'll discover the mysteries of Facility 3826 through its innovative FPS elements and unique weapons that only add to the overall plot's intriguing twist.
The release date for Destiny 2 Lightfall is set for February 28, 2023.
Lightfall, Destiny's second-to-last expansion, is the second-to-last, with only The Final Shape yet to come, and players received a huge amount of footage and insight via the 2022 Game Awards.
The whole story will continue and be set in Neomuna, the new city. A Darkness-based subclass will be added to the mix, along with the usual main story content, perhaps a new Raid, and some other stuff.
The release date for Star Wars Jedi Survivor is scheduled for April 28, 2023.
Many consider the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to be one of the finest Star Wars games ever made, therefore a sequel was almost inevitable. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor continues the story of Cal Kestis and the Mantis' crew as they fight the Empire.
Survivor promises to take Cal and his friends into much darker territory, while interacting with some of the galaxy's darker characters. There's no shortage of legend to draw from, and we can't wait to see which familiar faces from George Lucas' space opera make an appearance.
The release date for Resident Evil 4 is set for March 24, 2023.
The Resident Evil 4 Remake from Capcom continues the company's tradition of reimagining the popular franchise's earlier titles for a new generation with some of the most advanced hardware on the planet.
With intuitive, modern-day mechanics, Leon Kennedy's adventure may have been tampered with here and there, but make no mistake that this is one of the most anticipated games of 2023.
Release Date for Dead Island 2: April 28, 2023
Deep Silver finally showed off gameplay from the sequel to Dead Island at Gamescom 2022, as well as announcing its long-awaited release date.
Dead Island 2 will give players the run of a zombie-infested Los Angeles, with more deadly weapons to craft and heads to pop than ever before. After almost a decade of development, a return to the series seems long overdue.
Release Date for The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom 2: May 12, 2023
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, one of the most critically-acclaimed games of all time, might be the most anticipated game of 2023. Back in 2017, gamers fell in love with Nintendo's reimagining of the classic franchise, and they continue to make new discoveries today.
Link will be able to take to the skies and push the creative limits even further when it comes to exploration and combat.
Release Date for Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League: May 26, 2023
Rocksteady is shifting the focus away from the caped rogue's gallery for the fifth entry in the critically acclaimed Batman Arkham series. This time, players step into the shoes of Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark, and can switch between them at will.
The Suicide Squad has been assigned to hunt down the formally heroic Justice League, which is under the influence of Brainiac. It should offer a fresh perspective on the Arkham universe as well as the tough-hitting combat that the games are known for.
Street Fighter 6's release date is set for June 2, 2023.
Every new release of Street Fighter 6 is a special occasion in 2023. Thanks to its stunning graphics, Street Fighter 6 appears to haven't aged in a day.
In an attempt to reclaim victory once more, expect tens of thousands of matches to be played with a roster of both old and new players.
Release Dates for Diablo 4: June 6, 2023
It's hard to believe that there hasn't been a mainline release in the Diablo series since 2008. It's no surprise that Diablo 4 users are chomping at the bit for it to finally release. But Blizzard aren't resting on their laurels for the next gloomy descent.
Thanks to the Paragon system, Diablo 4 will offer nearly 150 dungeons to hack, slash, and loot through, as well as a revamped endgame. You can also customize your warrior and get immersed in the dark, mysterious world.
The release date for Final Fantasy 16 is scheduled for June 22, 2023.
Final Fantasy is one of the most popular games on the market, with a history stretching back over 35 years. Every new iteration in the franchise generates a tremendous amount of anticipation, so expect Final Fantasy 16 to be a major event when it finally arrives.
Square Enix is returning to the franchise's roots this time, taking on a medical setting while retaining the fully open-world approach of its predecessor. Nevertheless, it will still retain the fast-paced action that has become the norm in recent years.
Starfield's release date is set for early 2023.
Starfield is the product of at least six years of development, and promises to transform the studio's unique RPG style into the stars, in a way described by director Todd Howard as "Skyrim in space."
When Bethesda's Game Pass arrives in 2023, there will be around 1,000 planets and moons to explore, as well as tons of enemies to kill, loot to discover, and wildlife to discover.
Release dates for Skull & Bones are scheduled for 2023 – 2024.
Skull & Bones was pushed back again in January 2023, indicating the sixth delay for the pirate party game's development. The game's development and publisher have now slated a much more general release date for 2023-2024.
Skull & Bones is a third-person pirate party that allows you to take on the role of an outcast Pirate Captain and live out your wildest swashbuckling fantasies.
The player will need to upgrade their ship, strengthen their crew, craft the finest items, and finish a difficult day's work with a tankard of grog. Hopefully, the delays will be worth the wait.
These were the most anticipated AAA games to be released in 2023. We'll be updating this page throughout the year with all of the important announcements and any unexpected delays.
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