Sony and PlayStation have undoubtedly made a name for themselves with their massively successful video games. The tastes of Unexplored, The last of us, God of the war, Spider Manand others have become play tents.
That being said, Microsoft through the Xbox One, Series X | S and PC as well as Nintendo through the best-selling Switch console have a lot to add to the diverse pool of gaming IPs. In recent years sequels, remasters and remakes have become the biggest contributors to the industry. , and there are plenty of big-name sequels on the way to systems outside of the PS4 or 5.
ten The Elder Scrolls VI
Even though the video game landmark that was The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released nearly 11 years ago, Bethesda’s sixth mainline entry is still nowhere near launch. All fans need do is a brief, non-revealing teaser of Bethesda’s E3 2018 showcase, which was mostly meant to confirm its existence.
However, that doesn’t change the fact that this is one of the most anticipated video game sequels (somewhere) on the horizon. Skyrim was acclaimed for the way it revolutionized open-world settings and dense RPG fantasy storytelling, world-building, and player freedom. This makes fans salivate at what VII will have in store for the modern gaming scene. The Elder Scrolls VI will be released on Xbox Series X|S and PC on an undisclosed date.
9 Tale 4
While Bethesda has arguably planted the biggest flag in the Western fantasy RPG genre, it’s not the only role-playing IP on the way. the Fable was a beloved RPG franchise from the original generation of Xbox and Xbox 360 consoles, but it unfortunately saw its quality and relevance plummet.
It’s about to try and get a second life, though, as Playground Games revealed before the Series X | S or PS5, the series will get a reboot. The game is also very little known – and even “Fable 4” is just a familiar title – but longtime fans are hoping it’s a long-awaited revitalization. the Fable reboot is set to launch on Xbox Series X|S and PC.
8 The Outer Worlds 2
Developers Obsidian Entertainment (from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II and Fallout: New Vegas fame) have taken their turn on the dystopian sci-fi RPG formula of Fall in The Outer Worlds. The game was well received for its dark and satirical story, humorous characters, and player customization.
During the Xbox E3 2021 showcase, the studio confirmed that The Outer Worlds 2 is in early development – in addition to their other RPG Declared. Fans who don’t already play on Xbox or PC will have to look for one if they want to play this sequel, because, although the original is available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch, The Outer Worlds 2 will come exclusively to the X series | S and PC.
7 Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II
The Ninja Theory Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was one of the most inventive and psychologically engrossing games ever made. The game was set in a dark fantasy world where the titular warrior Senua was on a bloody quest to save the soul of her dead lover from Hela, the Norse god of the underworld.
It featured intense and challenging combat, horror elements, and a compelling, tactful exploration of the psyche and sanity. Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II will drive the narrative forward, with motion capture and stunning graphics like its predecessor. The game is in a situation similar to the above The Outer Worldsas the original finally released on PS4 and Switch, but the sequel will be exclusive to the X|S series and PC.
6 Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Although the Xenolame franchise technically stems from Square Enix’s former Xenogears series, Monolith Soft has fleshed out this JRPG property into a Nintendo tentpole. The original was praised for its open-world setting and real-time action combat, as well as the anthology-style approach to its fantasy worlds and stories.
Monolith Soft has become a beloved studio for the quality and efficiency in developing these games, which thrilled fans with this year’s reveal of Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Fans were even happier to learn that the original September release date has been moved to July 29, exclusively for Nintendo Switch.
5 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel
Although it hasn’t been in limbo for as long as something like The Elder Scrolls VIthe sequel to the famous 2017 album The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is another game that many gamers say is slipping away from them.
It was revealed during Nintendo’s E3 2019 Direct and instantly became one of the most anticipated games – and still is – but news about the game has been an agonizing stream. Much of the game is still a mystery to the point that fans don’t even know his real name. breath of the wildThe sequel was recently postponed to the first half of 2023.
4 Splaton 3
Nintendo’s resident shooter franchise has been a successful way for the largely family-owned publisher to work in this competitive genre. Splatoon takes paintball and fantastically endearing character designs and mixes them together for an engaging third-person shooter experience, with the second game showing how the developers can keep the concept fresh.
Splaton 3 aims to build on the friendly competitive side of the game – as well as a shared co-op mode – while having a strong, story-driven single-player mode. Splaton 3 will be released on Switch on September 9th.
3 Bayonet 3
After spending years in radio silence, the developers at Platinum Games have finally revealed more about the upcoming Bayonet 3. The game was announced five years ago before receiving its first gameplay trailer last year.
Bayonet has become a cult classic series to fully embrace the explosive story and high-octane action of 2000s era PS2 games like the devil may cry. The series’ protagonist has since become an icon in her own right, and although the first game was released on Xbox and PlayStation consoles, Bayonet 3 is coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch this year.
2 Metroid Prime 4
Staying with games in development limbo, the coveted Metroid Prime 4 had a rocky road behind the scenes. The game was also announced in 2017, under Bandai Namco Studios reported development, however, it was rebooted internally in 2019 under the original Prime Retro Studios developers.
Fans have reason to be more optimistic, however, as the recent critically acclaimed hit Metroid Dread revitalized the popularity of bounty hunter Samus Aran to new, deserved heights. Prime 4 still doesn’t have a release window – let alone a specific date – but will be released exclusively for the Switch.
1 Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
After spending several of the last generations in the 3D space becoming progressively more obsolete, the recent Game Freak Pokemon Legends: Arceus finally broke the monotony with an addictively charming (semi) open-ended RPG. Part monster hunter and part breath of the wildthis new franchise formula will be taken up and expanded in the coming Pokemon Scarlet and Purple.
This time the game will be a large and seamless region of the open world moving to the next stage of Legends‘ monster hunter-similar areas. Pokemon Scarlet and Purple are inviting lists of hopefuls from fans, and I hope Game Freak continues to follow the new direction of the series well in late 2022.
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