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Most awaited games that are coming to PS5, Xbox Series X in 2021

By Christian Imperio Published Dec 17, 2020 12:27 pm

The entire gaming community patiently waited for the arrival of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. 

With no official announcement from Sony and Microsoft during the onset of the lockdown, rumors of the machines' official price and release date started popping up all over the cyberspace, with numerous leaks and theories further hyping up the next-gen console war.

After being hounded by a slew of leaks on social media, Microsoft was forced to reveal the much-anticipated details about its prized gaming hardware and also confirmed the existence of its lower priced Xbox Series S. A few days later, Sony followed suit during an early live stream showcase and set a November release date for the PlayStation 5. 

Then that fateful day happened. And we all witnessed what kind of a catastrophe that was.

But even though a lot of people would probably have to wait until next year just to get their hands on Sony and Microsoft's next-gen consoles (thanks to the scalpers and the retailers' "extremely" limited stock), let’s check out for now some of the biggest games that are coming to both platforms in 2021.

Far Cry 6

  • Platform: Xbox Series X | S, PlayStation 5
  • Developer: Ubisoft Toronto
  • Release date: 2021

The new installment in the Far Cry franchise features The Mandalorian and Breaking Bad actor Giancarlo Esposito as President Anton Castillo, a brutal tyrant who rules over the tropical island of Yara. Players will take the role of Dani Rojas, a freedom fighter who will start a revolution against the government of the fascist leader.

Resident Evil 8: Village

  • Platform: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Release date: 2021

First announced during PlayStation’s Future of Gaming last June, Capcom’s eighth entry in the best-selling Resident Evil series will elevate the survival horror experience to new heights. Resident Evil Village is set after the events of RE7 biohazard, with players assuming the role of a distraught and shattered Ethan, who is seeking to uncover the mysterious new horrors that plague a once peaceful village. 

Halo Infinite

  • Platform: Xbox Series X | S
  • Developer: 343 Industries
  • Release date: Fall 2021

Halo Infinite, the highly-awaited entry in Microsoft’s flagship first-person shooter franchise, promises to feature Master Chief’s most expansive story yet. It reportedly boasts an environment several times larger than the last two Halo games combined, with sprawling landscapes filled with natural wonder and mystery.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

  • Platform: Xbox Series X | S
  • Developer: Fatshark
  • Release date: 2021

The upcoming four-person co-op action game from the makers of the critically acclaimed Warhammer: Vermintide will see players in the hive city of Tertium as they face off against unrelenting hordes of enemies.

Elden Ring

  • Platform: TBC
  • Developer: FromSoftware
  • Release date: TBC 2021

Elden Ring is an expansive fantasy action-RPG developed by the studio behind popular Soulslike games Bloodborne and Sekiro. The game’s lore is a collaboration between FromSoftware’s Hidetaka Miyazaki and A Song of Ice and Fire series author George R. R. Martin.

Hogwarts Legacy

  • Platform: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S
  • Developer: Avalanche Software
  • Release date: 2021

Hogwarts Legacy is an open-world, single-player, action role-playing videogame set in the 1800s wizarding world. The game offers players to experience the life of a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where they can master powerful spells, hone combat skills and select companions to help them face off against deadly enemies.

Deathloop

  • Platform: PlayStation 5
  • Developer: Arkane Studios
  • Release date: June 2021

Arkane Lyon’s Deathloop is about two supernatural assassins caught in a perpetual clash in an island called Blackreef. Colt is at the receiving end of a never-ending manhunt and his only way of getting out of the time loop is to eliminate the eight Visionaries responsible for it.

The developer of Dishonored and Prey previously said that its next-gen game was slated to come out later this year but due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the studio opted to delay its launch.

Hitman 3

  • Platform: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S
  • Developer: IO Interactive
  • Release date: January 20, 2021

Agent 47 returns in the final installment of the Hitman trilogy. The new stealth game from IO Interactive will feature six meticulously detailed locations packed full of creative opportunities. Players will have the freedom to complete their objectives in an environment that responds to everything that they do.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2

  • Platform: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S
  • Developer: Hardsuit Labs, Inc.
  • Release date: 2021

The successor to the iconic RPG Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, Bloodlines 2 will feature reactive storytelling, fast-paced melee combat, and intriguing characters with their own hidden motives. The upcoming game will allow players to become the ultimate vampire as they stalk the city streets for prey, maneuver complex political relationships, and balance their need for blood against their withering humanity.

Final Fantasy XVI

  • Platform: PlayStation 5
  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Release date: TBC 2021

Final Fantasy XVI is a PlayStation 5 exclusive single player action-RPG that follows the story of Clive Rosefield, a young man dedicated to mastering the blade and tasked to guard his younger brother Joshua. The game’s synopsis says unexpected events set Clive on a dark and dangerous road to revenge. 

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