Now that the new year is a few weeks behind us, it’s time to look ahead and see what the future holds for gaming. We’ve already seen what Nintendo Switch and the Xbox Series have in store that’s leaving PlayStation 5 right now. So let’s take a look and see what PS5 owners should look forward to in 2023.
Leaving – January 24th
The year begins by taking PlayStation 5 owners into the fantastical realm of Athia. Developed by Luminous Productions, this game revolves around the magical protagonist, Frey, who searches for a way to return to her home in New York City, while also helping the residents of this new mystical land with the ever-growing threat of corruption threatening their existence.
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Hogwarts Legacy – February 10th
While many of us were looking forward to ending 2022 with an extended stay at Hogwarts, Avalanche Software decided they needed a little more time before opening the doors to the famed School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. That’s why the highly anticipated Hogwarts Legacy will now be released in February instead. Regardless of that decision, the fantasy action-RPG will seek to harness the magic of the series and create an open world that fulfills the dreams and lives up to the expectations of this dedicated fanbase.
PS VR2 & Horizon Call of the Mountain – February 22nd
Sony will not only bring the improved PS VR2 system this month, but also a collection of brand new games to mark the launch window. The most striking of them all is Horizon Call of the Mountain, a virtual reality take on Guerrilla Games’ stunning post-apocalyptic sci-fi world that seeks to deliver a narrative in which the iconic Aloy isn’t actually present at the center.
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You can find the PS VR2 specs here and the full list of Launcher games here.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor – March 17
Cal Kestis’ exciting story continues later this year when Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is released. Set years after the events of Fallen Order, this sequel features a darker and tougher Cal, still eluding the Empire as he seeks to fight for and protect those in need of help in this desperate era between the stars .
Resident Evil 4 Remake – March 24th
While you’re no doubt familiar with this brilliant horror game, Capcom’s efforts to overhaul its older and popular games means we can’t help but be really excited for Resident Evil 4’s return. Seeing the original story enhanced and enhanced with modern technology for truly immersive visuals, this is the best way to experience one of Leon S. Kennedy’s greatest adventures.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League – May 26th
From the same team that delivered the amazing Arkham series, Rocksteady, this new take on a superhero game puts players in the shoes of the villains – who happen to be the heroes in this case. Yes, it’s all a bit upside down, but when the Justice League is overwhelmed and turned against the people they’re meant to protect, who else do we have to rely on but a bunch of highly unreliable maniacs wielded by implanted deadly ones Explosives are motivated their minds.
Final Fantasy XVI – June 22nd
2023 is one of the biggest Final Fantasy years in a long, long time as we have not one, but two massive projects in the series scheduled for release over the course of the year. First on the map will be Final Fantasy XVI, the latest mainstay in the long-running franchise, while unlike some of its more recent predecessors it’s a standalone single-player RPG. Revolving around the protagonist Clive Rosfield, this game aims to deliver a gripping story of revenge, power struggles and tragedy.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 – Fall 2023
We’ve been wondering what Peter Parker and Miles Morales have been up to since their last few games ended, but that question will soon be answered when the sequel launches later this year. Insomniac Games has been careful not to divulge many details about the plot so far, but at least we know that Venom will show up and likely cause all sorts of trouble for the Spider duo.
Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth—Winter
Cloud and the gang will be back soon, continuing their adventure where the team last left Midgar to find answers elsewhere in the world. Continuing the massive narrative of Final Fantasy VII, this stunning version of a remake will arrive sometime this winter for PlayStation 5 – although the exact date is yet to be confirmed, meaning Rebirth is unlikely to arrive as early as 2024.
Alan Wake 2 – 2023
It’s been far too long, but arguably Remedy Entertainment’s most iconic character is set to make a comeback very soon. This survival horror sequel will feature an atmospheric and multi-layered twisted psychological storyline similar to what we got back in 2010 when the original debuted. We don’t currently know when exactly Alan Wake 2 will be released, but Remedy has promised it will be sometime in 2023.
Armored Core VI: Fire of Rubicon – 2023
2022 was another big FromSoftware year as Elden Ring arrived and took the world by storm, but 2023 will see the famed Japanese developer turn its attention back to an older and existing franchise: Armored Core. This installment will be the sixth entry in the series, and so far it has only been mentioned that this game will put players in their own mech and then ask them to take on a variety of fast-paced 3D missions with a collection of dynamic movements and attacks , which are likely to attract and entertain all manner of Soulslike fans.
Pragmata – 2023
You may have forgotten all about this Capcom game by this point, and that’s because the developer hasn’t exactly made a big fuss about it since it was announced in 2020. Still, 2023 is poised to be the year that weird sci-fi title Pragmata arrives, bringing with it a lunar adventure with a deep story and stunning graphics.
These are just a few of the games coming to the PlayStation 5 over the course of the year. If you’re interested in seeing what Xbox Series and Nintendo have to offer, you can find out more about those platforms here and here, respectively.