2021 will home some of the biggest and boldest triple-A titles the gaming community will have ever seen. Plus, with the launch of the next-gen consoles, these highly-anticipated adventure games will more than likely smash new boundaries and recruit even more players to the latest tech and catalogue. From indie-platformers to nail-biting survival horrors — these five should be at the top of your list for 2021. And, if they don’t make the cut — then we’ll be sure to plaster another five on gaming.net real soon. So, keep your eyes peeled!
It’s the beginning of a new year, and already we’ve been teased with cutting-edge concepts and glossy presentations. Trailers have proved to be a hit with the community, and already players are lining up their to-do lists for the upcoming year. But from what we’ve seen so far — it might be a rather weighty list to boot. Still, we can’t complain over the range of ambitious games that are due to drop this year. There’s a little something for everyone, of course — but we think these five should definitely be jotted down in your diaries. Are you ready to embark on your next epic adventure?
5. Far Cry 6
When it comes to throwing players in the deep end of all-out warfare — Ubisoft know exactly what they’re doing. Ever since Far Cry launched back in 2004, tales have been exploding with jaw-dropping plotlines, iconic antagonists — and mounds upon mounds of immersive narratives. And now, Far Cry will be striking hard with a sixth major instalment to the series. And yes — you’ll more than likely have to climb a radio tower of some sort at one point or another. Oh, and be led to dethrone an evil governor or ascend the ranks of a rebellion faction, too. You know — the usual Far Cry concoction.
Far Cry 6 is slated for a 2021 release on Xbox, PlayStation and PC.
4. Resident Evil Village
Following on from the Biohazard chapter, Village will be picking up where we left off as Ethan from the Lousianna plantation. Although branching away from the Baker family tree, Ethan’s journey appears to be far from reaching its deadly conclusion just yet. In fact, with the introduction of malicious witches and anxious residents joining the roster — Village is shaping up to be the biggest obstacle in the series yet. We’re just hoping Capcom can deliver an experience as stellar as the previous adventure.
Resident Evil Village will be released on May 7th on Xbox, PlayStation and PC.
3. Halo: Infinite
Although open to more cutting-edge content in the main storyline, Halo Infinite has been confirmed to be the final standalone entry in the series. After publishing five major chapters, triple-A developer 343 Industries has paved a way for a new future in light of Halo’s 2021 conclusion. In a nutshell, that means the Master Chief story might be drawing to a close — but we’re still likely to see plenty more material published in later years. However, rather than spreading small pockets of content over separate titles, Infinite will stand as the centrepiece for the foreseeable future. So, you can rest assured that Halo Infinite will not be the feared bow that many have whispered about. In fact — it’s just the beginning of a whole new adventure.
Halo: Infinite will be hitting the shelves at some point in Q4 2021. We’ll be sure to give you a heads up the moment the exact date drops.
2. Horizon: Forbidden West
One of the PlayStation 4’s most exciting exclusives is back for a second round on next-gen hardware. Not only is the ambitious Forbidden West bringing back the almighty redhead hunter — but also broadening the horizons on the open-world genre as we know it. With an entire fleshed-out world packed full of stray mechanical armies and heartwarming lore, this second entry is shaping up to be just as wondrous and emotionally invigorating as the Zero Dawn chapter.
Horizon: Forbidden West is set to release at some stage in 2021. Again, we’ve not been given a definite date on this one. However, we’ll be sure to give you a heads up when the news rolls in.
1. God of War: Ragnarok
You know a franchise is globally celebrated when a whole room resorts to pure silence the moment a new trailer drops. Even if it is just a few symbols and a melancholic score whispering in the background. If backed by a timeline of iconic hits — that can honestly work wonders if placed in front of a hungry crowd eager for the next big thing. Of course, God of War has been clutching on to that power for years now — and we’re always eager to see where Santa Monica Studios will set their weighty anchor next. For now, however, all we can set our minds on is the rather cryptic title and mysterious preview. Ragnarok is coming.
God of War: Ragnarok will be released over the course of 2021. Sadly, we’ve not been given any additional details. But we’ll be doing our thing by keeping our eyes peeled for the next big drop. Hang in there, God of War fans. Our next big adventure is right around the corner.