2022 was a great year for the video game industry and even though we still play a lot of the titles released in the last 12 months, we can’t help but start to look to the future. 2023 is about to start and with it, a huge list of games that we are already dying to try both on our PlayStation, Xbox, PCs and of course, Nintendo. The truth is that things are looking really good and choosing only five of those we most expect was not an easy task, since the number of releases already confirmed and with an exact date is truly considerable. Our recommendation is that you carefully plan your finances, since things are going to get really intense. What is the 2023 game you are most looking forward to?
final fantasy 16
Square Enix had a fairly outstanding 2022, in which it decided to bet on AA games of minor production but with many achievements. 2023 will be markedly different for the Japanese giant, since its chips will now be on the AAA side, since in addition to opening the year with what will be the expected Forspoken, a new numerical installment of its star series has been confirmed. What has been shown so far in Final Fantasy XVI looks more than spectacular, making it clear that this specific title represents the next step in the big-budget Japanese role. We just can’t wait for it to be June 22 and we can enjoy it on our PS5 and PC.
Ever since it was first shown, we were all blown away by how Hogwarts Legacy looked and the overall vibe it had. Games based on the super popular Harry Potter movies always had something special, but the truth is that they never managed to be something much more transcendent. Now that the saga of JK Rowling’s novels boasts a certain maturity, it was decided that it was time to do it justice with a single player AAA that immerses us in that magical world. The delays have not been long in coming, but we already know that next February 10 we will be enjoying it on current generation consoles, while in the past, it will be on April 4. What about the Switch? Well, that version will have to wait until July 25.+
resident evil 4
Capcom has taken the stance of remaking several of the core Resident Evil titles almost from scratch. The result with the second and third installments was fantastic, so we all wondered what the next step would be. For many, retouching the legendary Resident Evil 4 was not so necessary, however, when we saw the first look at this new remake, our mouths fell to the floor and we couldn’t help but feel great emotion, to the point that it is indeed of what we most expect from 2023. It will be time to take control of Leon again to survive in the terrifying Spanish countryside when it arrives on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X | S and PC this March 24. Yeah, it won’t be on Xbox One.
The situation of the Xbox Game Studios is worrisome. Despite the dozens of companies that Microsoft bought, we’ve gone nearly a year and a half without any major first-party releases. The great bet of 2022 was the highly anticipated Starfield from Bethesda, one of the largest acquisitions by the parents of Windows in recent years; however, and as anticipated, the developer was not ready to release such an ambitious game in 2022, so it had to be delayed. Now, it is promised that this gigantic science fiction RPG will finally reach Xbox Series X | S and PC before the end of the first half of 2023. Let’s hope that this matter is fulfilled and above all, that the high-quality work that has been promised.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
The wait has been truly agonizing. After being announced at E3 2019, it looks like Nintendo is finally ready for the long-awaited sequel to Breath of the Wild to hit the market. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is, without a doubt, the most anticipated game of 2023 and one that will surely give more to talk about due to the huge last name it carries and of course, because it is the continuation of what is considered by many to be one of the most important titles in history. The return to Hyrule along with Link and Zelda has been agreed for next May 12, of course, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.