The game year 2023 must be great just because of the postponements in 2022

The game year 2023 must be great just because of the postponements in 2022

There probably never was such a February packed with gaming highlights like this year. Just saying: Horizon Forbidden West, Elden Ring, Total War: Warhammer 3, Lost Ark, Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons, WoW Patch 9.2, SWTOR: Legacy of the Sith, Destiny 2: The Witch Queen and Dying Light 2: stay human And who did we have to thank for this super month? Well, most of the games just listed should have been released in 2021.

A comparable picture could await us next year, only a whole corner crass. Because especially in the past summer weeks, various exciting games were pushed from 2022 to 2023. Overall, we’re already coming up with enough postponed games to turn almost all of 2023 into “February 2022,” and 2022 has more than four months to go. Let’s go through the list of postponed games together.

Shifted beacons of hope

A few days ago, it was freshly fluttered Postponement of Hogwarts Legacy into the house. Surely not only my wife and I were really looking forward to exploring the magical school from the Potter universe around Christmas. So now it should be February 10, 2023.

Hogwarts Legacy: Wet Dream for Potterheads

One of my personal beacons of hope is also Starfield moving (along with Redfall) from November 11, 2022 into the first half of 2023 was pushed. The fact that I’m looking forward to the SciFi RPG, although there was talk of 1,000 explorable planets in more than 100 systems, is simply because that Bethesda develops special role-playing games that are not available in the form of any other studio. Yes, they always have their rough edges, but also that certain something that I simply like.

Starfield: More than just No Man’s Skyrim

Hope number 3 is Final Fantasy 16, which is currently scheduled to be released in summer 2023. I’m very excited to see what influence Naoki Yoshida (Final Fantasy 14) will have on his first single-player FF. The Dominance trailer from June definitely made you want more with the smartly staged esper summons.

Final Fantasy 16: The new trailer for the new role-playing epic

Might be fun, but not until 2023

My hopes in the postponed queue are joined by several games that I’m very excited about for various reasons, but also a little skeptical. Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora for example, just looked fat in the first trailers, but so far there has been so little information about the gameplay that we could just as well expect a non-starter here. Of the The release date is currently not very specific in the 2023/2024 financial year.

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora – Snowdrop engine with ray tracing in the video

I’m also excited about squares Forspoken. I find the starting point of Frey’s open-world trip to the fantasy world of Athia fundamentally exciting, but the game has since been postponed several times. As of now, the game is scheduled to be released on January 24, 2023.

Forspoken: Athias Fauna eerily beautiful… and pretty deadly!

I’m also excited about the two superhero games Marvel’s Midnight Suns and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, which could hardly be more different. The first Marvel adventure is an XCOM-esque tactical game with a deck system, while the DC game comes from Rocksteady (Batman Arkham series) and in the trailers looked more like a whimsical firework of action and sayings. Let’s see which one is more fun in the end. There are no concrete release dates after the respective postponements in either case.

Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League: TGA trailer with gameplay

Marvel’s Midnight Suns | PREVIEW | More than XCOM with superhero skin

Otherwise I hope so Throne and Liberty will actually appear in Europe in 2023 at the latest. Sometimes online RPGs from Asia take their time with their western release, don’t they, Lost Ark? Whether the MMO will be good in the end is anyone’s guess. In any case, the development so far has been very bumpy, which is unfortunately very often noticeable in the quality of the respective game.

Throne and Liberty: Project TL has a name and a fat gameplay trailer

Lastly, I’m very up Nightingale curious; excited. I find the fantasy setting of the survival adventure extremely exciting, the gameplay scenes so far look great and since former Bioware developers are working on the project, I’m optimistic that the PC game will end up being fun. However, it has recently become clear that the early access phase should not start at the end of 2022, but in the first half of 2023. The reason: The developers are moving to the Unreal Engine 5.

Nightingale: Gameplay trailer for the new survival game from former Bioware developers

Further postponements to 2023

With these ten games alone, I could have some fun in the coming year. But these are far from all the games that have been postponed from 2022 to 2023. Here are the games I haven’t mentioned yet:

  • Arc Raiders: From late 2022 to 2023
  • Atomic Heart: Rumors of a postponement from 2022 to 2023.
  • The Lord of the Rings: Gollum: From September 01, 2022 to “indefinitely”.
  • Deliver Us Mars: From September 27, 2022 to February 02, 2023
  • home world 3: From the end of 2022 to the first half of 2023.
  • Metal Slug Tactics: From 2022 to 2023.
  • Planet of Lana: From 2022 to 2023.
  • Sea of ​​Stars: From 2022 to 2023.
  • stalker 2: From April 28, 2022 to December 08, 2022 to 2023.
  • Test Drive Unlimited: Solar Crown: From September 2022 to 2023.
  • The Day Before: From Summer 2022 to March 01, 2023.

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