Happy New Year, everyone! 2020 brought us two new consoles, but what about the upcoming 12 months? Let’s take a look at the 6 most anticipated games of the year in no particular order!
Halo Infinite (Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, PC)
Fall 2021. We finally have a firm release window for Master Chief’s next gen debut. It promises to deliver the biggest story campaign in franchise history, on top of the always-chaotic and addictive multiplayer fun. The developers over at 343 Industries have been working on upgrading the game’s art and graphics, as well as the gameplay of course. There are still some question marks here, especially surrounding the “Infinite” in the title. Can we expect endless events and new modes to be added over time, in order to build the ultimate Halo experience? Time will tell!
Hogwarts Legacy (Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, PS4, PS5, PC)
You’re a wizard, Harry. We all wanted to hear those words when we were younger, now we can finally play out our dream of being a student at Hogwarts with Hogwarts Legacy. The open-world action RPG transforms you into the 1800s. You’ll discover the magical school as a student, but not just any ordinary one. You possess the ability to master Ancient Magic, which you will need in order to help save the wizarding world.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 (Switch)
Ok, there’s no firm 2021 date for this one yet, but we want to believe! Nintendo hasn’t said anything about the direct sequel to the most popular The Legend of Zelda game of all time since its announcement, that doesn’t stop us from anticipating the second game in Link’s open-world adventure, trying to defeat Gaon and bring peace over the land of Hyrule. Will Zelda be a playable character? Will there be multiplayer of any kind? What does Hyrule look like after the events of the first game? And could Breath of the Wild 2 be a launch game for the long-rumoured Switch Pro? We can’t wait to find out!
Horizon: Forbidden West (PS4, PS5)
One of the biggest surprise hits on PS4 is getting a sequel on PS4 and PS5 this year. You will play as the courageous and smart Aloy once more as she travels far West to the forbidden frontier. In these dying lands you will find even bigger machines and more tribes you need to work together with in order to prevent the Earth's extinction.
Fable (Xbox Series S/X, PC)
The utterly charming British series had its comeback announced some time ago. We don’t know much about this reboot, but we do know that we want to play it right now! (Also, we expect loads of fart jokes in this one. You know… British humour.) We expect to see, hear and of course finally play a completely new Fable game this year.
God of War 2 Ragnarok (PS5)
Ragnarok is coming! Here’s a small refresher in Norse mythology for you. Ragnarok describes a series of events in which a number of gods die, the world is submerged in water and other natural disasters roam the land…. In other words: the end of the world. There was a tiny, tiny teaser at the end of the first game and a nice twist to wrap things off, now let’s see how the story of Kratos and his son continues.