2021 was yet another great year for gaming. This year saw the release of quite a few current-gen exclusives as well as the return of fan favorite protagonists. Even so, plenty of things got pushed back yet again, making 2022 another stacked year for releases.
Here's few** to get excited about :
◘ Stray ⁍ BlueTwelve Studio's first project is an unique new game lets player take control of a stray cat who roams around a dystopian city open-gameworld inhabited mainly by robots. Yea, the game's "protagonist" is a cat.
◘ Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League ⁍ Rocksteady's next superhero game after Arkham Knight. No Batman this time. Or is it? But the infamous DC anti-hero team takes center stage this time and ... tasked to take down the Brainiac-controlled members of the Justice League? Okay .... Chaotic? Looks like it.
◘ S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Heart of Chernobyl ⁍ GSC Game World is back again after 12 long-years hiatus with another "cheeki-breeki" survival horror sequel set in the infamous Exclusion Zone. NFT? Nope. Bugs? Yet to be confirmed.
◘ God of War Ragnarok ⁍ Sony Santa Monica's "BOY" ver. 2.0.
◘ Starfield ⁍ Hype is strong with the Bethesda's first original RPG in 25 years. Set in the grounded and realistic space of the 2300's. Space adventurers be warned of knee-targeting space arrows.
◘ Horizon Forbidden West ⁍ Guerrilla Games' upcoming Aloy adventure. Features Big ... very Big Machine Cobras and Mammoths.
◘ Atomic Heart ⁍ From the new studio Mundfish comes a new first person RPG that can only be summed up as Soviet-Bioshock.
◘ Hogwarts Legacy ⁍ Avalanche Software upcoming open-world, action RPG set in the Wizarding World. "Muggle quidditch" not confirmed.
◘ The Invincible ⁍ A new project from a new Studio, Starward Industries, comprised mainly of ex-CDPR & Techland devs. The game is a Retro-Futuristic, Atompunk First Person Sci-Fi Thriller based on a Fictional Novel bearing the same name.
Shouldn't get delayed, one can hope.
◘ Arc Raiders ⁍ The first game from EA’s former chief designer's new studio Embark Studios is a Sci-Fi third person shooter involves repelling a mechanized alien invasion featuring unique enemy AI system. To micro-transact or not is the question.
◘ Pragmata ⁍ A sci-fi "Hideo-Kojima-esque" game from Capcom featuring a mysterious young girl.
◘ Shadow Warrior 3 ⁍ The offbeat first-person shooter sequel from Wild Hog Games featuring the headstrong & perverted protagonist Lo Wang.
Honorable Mention ‣
FFXVI ⁍ The next big Final Fantasy entry from the Square Enix division behind the Final Fantasy XIV. Chocobos? Check.
2022 release? TBA.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2022 ⁍ Strange to include a CoD but its Infinity Ward's turn next year for the next CoD. The revamped IW team was responsible for the mold-breaking Modern Warfare 2019. And the recent leaks points towards the studio bringing more innovation and revamps to the CoD formula.
** Elden Ring not included