We remember that in the mid-2000s, when consoles like the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 came out with things like hard drives and Internet connections, people were saying PC gaming was dead. Now, in the year 2023, not only is PC gaming alive, it’s thriving. In fact, Activision Blizzard recently reported that the publisher made more money from PC games than console games in the second half of 2022, and in the first quarter of 2023.
The advent of digital stores such as Steam, GoG.com, and more recently the Epic Games Store has allowed PC games of all kinds to be sold almost everywhere. A few weeks ago, we published our list of the most anticipated Xbox Series X/S games of 2023, so we decided to do the same with PC games as well.
We’ll mention that all of our games on the Xbox 2023 slate will also be released on PC as well. We didn’t want to repeat our Xbox list of our most anticipated PC games, so we handpicked more upcoming titles, many of which will either be released exclusively for PC or first on that platform (although some games may appear on other platforms as well). .
system shock New edition – May 30th
Developer: Nightdive Studios
publisher: prime minister
what’s yours: You have entered a space station controlled by an evil artificial intelligence, and you have to fight all kinds of enemies in order to defeat them. Good luck with that.
Why do we want to play it: Nightdive has already taken a long time to finish this remake, but based on what they promise, it will take the original game’s mix of first-person action and role-playing to new levels, and we can’t wait to check it out.
Amnesia: The Crypt – June 6
what’s yours: During World War I, you play a French soldier in a bunker with a gun and flashlight. That’s all you have to face some terrifying horrors.
Why do we want to play it: the memory loss A series from Frictional Games has been among the scariest computer games ever released, and there’s no reason to think that this new entry won’t be very scary and fun.
Baldur’s Gate III – August 31, 2023
Developer: Larian Studios
publisher: Larian Studios
what’s yours: you have the bad luck of implanting a parasite in you, which will eventually turn you into a brain. You team up with some other adventurers to defeat this evil and, most importantly, save yourself
Why do we want to play it: Where BioWare left off, Larian Studios aims to be the ultimate Dungeons and Dragons RPG PC game. It’s been in early access for a while but we definitely want to get the full game this year.
Counter Strike 2 – Summer 2023
what’s yours: Cooperate with your friends online and shoot other friends online in anti-terrorist and counter-terrorist matches.
Why do we want to play itIt is the long-awaited remake of Source Engine 2 counter strike. Who wouldn’t want to play it? Best of all, it’s free to play.
Cities: Skylines II – TBD 2023
Developer: massive arrangement
publisher: Paradox Interactive
what’s yoursIt’s time to create the city of your dreams, with all kinds of cool buildings, highways and other infrastructure
Why do we want to play it: The Colossal Order picked up the ball and developed a true spiritual sequel to the Sim City series with the original Cities: Skylines. It looks like this sequel will have more of what we loved about that game.
Stalker 2: The Heart of Chernobyl – TBD 2023
Developer: GSC GameWorld
publisher: GSC GameWorld
what’s yours: In the near future, the area around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor has been turned into a radiation-infested wasteland filled with mutated creatures and strange events.
Why do we want to play it: We also wait a long time for a new one stalker Game. Brief glimpses of the sequel in the trailers have given us high hopes that it will be worth the wait of more than a decade.
Finals – TBD 2023
Developer: Embark Studios
publisher: Embark Studios
what’s yours: In a futuristic version of the reality show, you compete with friends on a virtual battlefield for money and fame.
Why do we want to play it: Embark’s recent beta test of this game created a lot of buzz, mostly because almost everything on the game’s maps could be destroyed. We believe that the developer will use the beta feedback to give us a multiplayer shooter with some unique twists.
Homeworld 3 – TBD 2023
Developer: Blackbird Interactive
publisher: Deploy the gearbox
what’s yoursA mysterious force is slowly taking over the galaxy and now an advanced civilization is sending its fleet of ships to find and defeat this evil.
Why do we want to play itBlackbird Interactive has some of the original team members who worked on the first two games in this popular sci-fi RTS series. Based on trailers and information, Homeworld 3 It could be the ultimate space RTS game.
Hades II– TBD 2023
what’s yours: The Princess of the Underworld will try to defeat the Time Titan with some help from the Olympian Gods.
Why do we want to play it: Hades The original was a refreshing new take on a dungeon crawler title, and we think the experience from that game will help make the sequel a deeper, more enjoyable experience.
Payday 3 – TBD 2023
Developer: Starbreeze Studios
publisher: prime minister
what’s yoursIt’s time to come out of retirement and start robbing banks again, taking care of anyone who gets in our way.
Why do we want to play it: Starbreeze has had its problems, but it looks like the studio will finally catch up on popularity payday The mothballs co-op shooter series is in for a brand new installment, and we can’t wait to see it.
This is our list of the most anticipated PC games of 2023. Again, we’ll update this list every now and then as more games are announced, and other games get release dates.
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