Now, we’re in here again! Back in April, we compiled a list of video games that won’t be released until 2022, and since then, that list has gained even more weight. This year, the video game industry began to feel the effects of the coronavirus. It seems that the studios’ work has been properly interrupted and slowed by the restrictions imposed by the epidemic. But it was also possible that cyberpunk’s gigantic scandal around 2077 would make no one risk being half-finished in handing out games. Or maybe it’s just that modern toys take so long to make.
Whatever the explanation, 2021 feels like a somewhat poor year for video game releases, but 2022 promises to be increasingly dense. Sure, just until I push back some of next year’s releases. We’re not a good guy, so let’s look at 10 more games that we’ve recently revealed (mostly on E3) that we won’t be playing until next year.
January 21, 2022 (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X)
Considering the schedule on which FromSoftware announces and releases its games, it was time to finally show the Elden Ring at this year’s E3 after a long silence. There was some glimmer of hope that the action RPG might be released later this year, but that ultimately remained a fantasy. However, the news of the January release was more of a joy than a disappointment. The Elden Ring’s gameplay trailer makes it a little outdated from a graphic point of view compared to, say, the PS5 Demon’s Souls. Still, the new tourable world and its epicly grotesque creatures once again offer a powerful atmosphere. Many people think that the Elden Ring will not deviate much from Dark Souls, even though the mere fact that the much-valued Miyazaki Hidetaka is making an open-world game has serious prospects. We are very confident that the legendary developer will show how to fill such large tracks with content. By comparison, it’s almost incidental that Game of Thrones writer George R. R. Martin has come up with the myth and main characters of the Elden Ring.
April 28, 2022 (PC, Xbox Series X/S)
The first S.T.A.L.K.E.R. was released back in 2007, and the sequel was announced in 2010. It was then trashed in 2012 and re-announced in 2018. Given these facts, we could hardly believe that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 had an exact release date at this year’s E3. In this section, we will be adventured around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant after the reactor exploded for the second time in 2006. As lone stalkers, we will hunt precious relics on an open-world course, while mutants, hard-to-interpret anomalies and war-fighting factions will make our lives miserable. They promise a lot of equipment and nonlinear stories for the game, but let’s be honest, the most amazing thing about the game is how shockingly lifelike and evocative its graphics are.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
Early 2022 (Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, PC)
Gearbox Software was expected to announce a new game soon, as their latest creation, Borderlands 3, was released back in 2019. That said, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands doesn’t go far from the beaten path. It will also be a looter shooter, essentially making a standalone game out of Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep DLC for Borderlands 2. So it’s also about the hyperactive and whimsical Tina telling the story of dungeons & dragons-like (or rather, mocking) role-playing game Bunker & Badasses, and we’re living her adventures as a video game. The atmosphere will be 24/7, and there will be a sea of weapons to choose from, but this time we’ll be killing in a fantasy world, and besides the guns, we’ll be shooting melee weapons and spells. It’s not a very risky prediction that borderlands fans will enjoy it most.
Summer 2022 (PC, Xbox Series X/S)
Redfall, announced at the E3 joint conference between Xbox and Bethesda, is apparently the one many people are angry about. On the one hand, because for a long time, we thought Redfall was the code name for The Elder Scrolls VI. On the other hand, it also seems like a typical cooperative shooter, with four colourful and funny characters writing horror creatures (this time vampires) in the first trailer. And that, let’s say, doesn’t sound like an original idea at all. But an important factor in this game is that it is made by Arkane Studios, one of the rare teams that have not yet relisted the need to create complex game mechanics for its AAA games. We’re curious to see how dishonoured and prey developers in 2017 envision a cooperative shooter, but they haven’t shown us the gameplay yet.
November 11, 2022 (PC, Xbox Series X/S)
Another game Bethesda’s care for is in the same shoes. Starfield was announced years ago. Todd Howard, the infamous developer of Bethesda Game Studios, always talks about it as a project that the studio has long wanted to do. Surprisingly, the game has already been given an exact release date (probably because Skyrim was released on 11 November), but based on its first trailer, it is still not clear what role-playing game it is now. Howard warned the audience in an interview that the game wasn’t going to be as big as you’d think based on the sci-fi environment, so it’s not the No Man’s Sky universe that needs to be imagined. It’s a slightly smaller void. But to discover this, they promise at least unparalleled freedom. But Bethesda’s promises aren’t worth betting on.
A Plague Tale: Requiem
2022. (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X)
One of the pleasant surprises of 2019 was A Plague Tale: Innocence, a historical drama by Asobo Studio, close to Microsoft, which presented a France full of violence, plague and rat barrels, moaning about the hundred-year war. And this year’s E3 was a pleasant surprise with the sequel’s announcement to this game, A Plague Tale: Requiem. According to the trailer, rodent barrels will flow through the streets like rivers in this game. Amicia and Hugo’s main characters from the previous episode will return, but nothing concrete has been revealed. We hope that the gameplay will be assembled with the same dedication as the world and the story in this section.
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
2022. (PC, Stadia, PS5, Xbox Series X/S)
They’ve been talking about Ubisoft making a video game based on James Cameron’s Pocahontas transcription of blue extraterrestrials. Still, it hasn’t been given a sign of life for so long that we thought the French company itself had forgotten its existence. So it was a real surprise to unveil the frontiers of Pandora’s E3, whose gameplay has still not been revealed. Based on the information available to you, we will control a na’vi from an inside view of the game. We will be adventured in an unprecedented location on pandora’s planet, the Western Front. As we’re used to from Ubisoft, it will be an open-world game with a “live and responsive” world. Now we want to know if the gameplay will be varied.
God of War sequel
2022. (PS4, PS5)
However, what didn’t surprise many was that the hugely popular 2018 god of war sequel could not be made until the end of 2021. So far, only a rabbit’s tail of video has been thrown out to announce its (no longer current) release year. Still, we don’t even know anything about it, not even its title, although according to one of the subtitles in the trailer, most people have booked it as Ragnarok. Sony says the crown virus may have slipped with it while also announcing it won’t be a PS5-exclusive title. After that, we wouldn’t be caught off guard if horizon forbidden west couldn’t be hammered before 2022.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake
2022. (PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One)
Ubisoft has several game series that it has been neglecting for a painfully long time (Heroes of Might & Magic, Splinter Cell), including Prince of Persia, which once delighted audiences with a series of trap-friendly action platformers. Last year, it was finally announced that the 2003 episode, which had successfully modernized the IP, would be processed. Hopefully, the company wants to assess whether there is a need for a full-fledged sequel, but the public reaction is not very encouraging at this time. Although the re-engineered The Sands of Time may indeed be called a remake, the trailers make it look like it’s been adapted to the machines of an older generation of consoles. Ubisoft quickly sensed the hare of an impending catastrophe, so they decided to postpone the game until 2022, hoping that their Indian studios would be able to slap the visuals by then.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
2022. (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
At the end of Square Enix’s E3 conference, an exceptional game was announced: Stranger of Paradise. The protagonist tells me so many times that he wants to kill Chaos that even the older woman next door knows that he has never seen a video game in his life. Joking aside, Team Ninja combines souls like (or rather Nioh’s) game format with final fantasy, so it features characters who say hello from the very first FF. The story is still a little vague, but if it’s really closely tied to the cult JRPG, then something extraordinary can come out of it from lore’s point of view. We’ve had the pleasure of trying out the PS5 demo –it’s still a bit unpolished, but its combat system has the potential, which they may have time to take full advantage of by 2022.
These are the more popular video games that were recently revealed to be released only in 2022. Of course, these titles aren’t all of these titles, and if you think we’ve unreservedly forgotten something, feel free to write it below in the comments section.