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The best upcoming PC games: 2023 and beyond

While the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X might dominate the gaming news spotlight, PC continues to be one of the best gaming platforms out there. The past few months have seen a variety of high-profile releases, but the coming year looks to be even better.

If you’re searching for your next big PC game (or want to see what’s on the horizon before investing in a new rig), here are the best upcoming PC games set to arrive in 2023 and beyond.

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2023 releases

Hogwarts Legacy - February 10, 2023
Hogwarts Legacy - February 10, 2023
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Developer Avalanche Software
Publisher Portkey Games
Release February 10, 2023

Ready to explore the magical world of the Harry Potter series like never before? In Hogwarts Legacy, you can explore an open-world, 1800s Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry — get sorted into one of the four school houses, learn all sorts of spells, and battle magical beasts while learning about dark magic like the Unforgivable Curses. This giant game has been delayed multiple times and has suffered major PR blowback from the series’ author J. K. Rowling’s ongoing transphobic comments, but we’re hoping longtime Potterheads will be happy with the game.

Hogwarts Legacy – Official 4K Reveal Trailer
Wild Hearts — February 17, 2023
Wild Hearts — February 17, 2023
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Adventure
Developer Omega Force
Publisher Electronic Arts
Release February 17, 2023
Hailing from Electronic Arts and Omega Force — the studio best known for the Dynasty Warriors games — Wild Hearts is a most akin to Monster Hunter. In it, you and up to two other friends team up to take down massive beasts, each with their own distinct powers and fighting styles. The one thing about Wild Hearts that stands out from the Monster Hunter games is that it looks far more realistic and, in some ways, more vibrant. But Wild Hearts also does a fantastic job of onboarding the player, and thanks to its simplified UI and accessibility options, it could reach a large audience.
WILD HEARTS Official Reveal Trailer
Atomic Heart - February 21, 2023
Atomic Heart - February 21, 2023
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Shooter, Adventure
Developer Mundfish
Publisher Focus Entertainment
Release February 21, 2023
Atomic Heart is an adventure first-person shooter, the events of which unfolds in an alternate universe during the high noon of the Soviet Union. In this alternative history, the USSR developed advanced robots to fight Nazi Germany, but some of the robots have gone haywire following the war. Players will explore the world as a KGB special agent ordered to rectify the situation.
Atomic Heart - Announcement Teaser Trailer
Company of Heroes 3 - February 23, 2023
Company of Heroes 3 - February 23, 2023
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Real Time Strategy (RTS), Strategy, Turn-based strategy (TBS), Tactical
Developer Relic Entertainment
Publisher Sega
Release February 23, 2023
This legendary real-time-strategy series is finally back in 2023. Company of Heroes 3 will drop players into a stunning Mediterranean theatre, featuring next-generation destructible environments. Command ground, air, and naval forces and build supply lines to crush enemy advances in offline solo play or competitive multiplayer modes online. Good luck, soldier.
Sons of the Forest - February 23, 2023
Sons of the Forest - February 23, 2023
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows)
Genre Simulator, Adventure, Indie
Developer Endnight Games Ltd
Release February 23, 2023

A follow-up to 2014 survival horror fan favorite The Forest, Sons of the Forest looks like a stellar expansion on the original. Sent to find a missing billionaire on a remote island, you find yourself in a cannibal-infested hellscape. Craft, build, and struggle to survive, alone or with friends, in this terrifying new open-world survival horror simulator. 

Octopath Traveler II — February 24, 2023
Octopath Traveler II — February 24, 2023
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Platforms Nintendo Switch
Genre Role-playing (RPG), Turn-based strategy (TBS)
Publisher Square Enix
Release February 24, 2023
Octopath Traveler was a hit, and since Square Enix loves making sequels, it makes sense that Octopath Traveler II is on the way. This entry will utilize the same HD-2D art style as the previous entry, giving it a distinct look and personality. Like the last game, you’ll have eight different characters to choose from, each with different origins and abilities. Octopath Traveler II takes place in a land called Solistia, and it’ll feature a day/night cycle. This entry will include the Break and Boost system from the previous game, but Square Enix also notes that new mechanics and features will be added, too.
OCTOPATH TRAVELER II - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch
Like a Dragon: Ishin! - February 22, 2023
Like a Dragon: Ishin! - February 22, 2023
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Role-playing (RPG), Hack and slash/Beat 'em up, Adventure
Developer Ryū Ga Gotoku Studios
Publisher Sega
Release February 22, 2023
This long-lost Yakuza game is a remake of the 2014 game Ryuu ga Gotoku Ishin! It launched in Japan but never came to the West, so this remake will be playable to many more players. It’s being rebuilt from the ground up using Unreal Engine 5 and sends players to feudal Japan with an action-packed story. It stars Kazuma Kiryu from the mainline Yakuza games but will also see the return of other familiar characters. 
Like a Dragon: Ishin! | Announcement Trailer
The Last of Us Part I - March 3, 2023
The Last of Us Part I - March 3, 2023
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5
Genre Shooter, Adventure
Developer Naughty Dog
Publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment
Release September 01, 2022

The Last of Us Part I doesn’t need much of an introduction anymore, but the remastered version of this gritty action game from Naughty Dog is finally hitting PC. Enjoy a total overhaul of the original experience, faithfully reproduced but incorporating modernized gameplay, improved controls, and expanded accessibility options.

The Last of Us Part I - Announce Trailer
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty - March 3, 2023
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty - March 3, 2023
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Developer Team NINJA
Publisher Koei Tecmo Games
Release March 03, 2023
Coming from Team Ninja, which has just come off major hits with the Nioh titles, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty appears to be taking influence from the Souls formula, though with a heavy dose of the fantastic also playing a part.
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty - Reveal Trailer - Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022
WWE 2K23 - March 17, 2023
WWE 2K23 - March 17, 2023
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Simulator, Sport
Developer Visual Concepts
Publisher 2K
Release March 17, 2023

Queue up My Time is Now because John Cena himself is gracing the cover of WWE 2K23. The franchise has been a bit rocky overall, but we enjoyed WWE 2K22 and hope things keep moving in the right direction. Expect all of your favorite WWE wrestlers present and past to be included in this game full of all your favorite game modes and ringside antics.

Resident Evil 4 — March 24, 2023
Resident Evil 4 — March 24, 2023
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Puzzle, Adventure
Publisher Capcom
Release March 24, 2023
Serving as a remake of the 2005 original, Resident Evil 4 aims to reimagine Leon Kennedy’s grueling adventure as he searches for the president’s missing daughter. This won’t play out like other Resident Evil games, as the deadly enemies aren’t zombies but infected villagers who are just as terrifying as the undead. This game seems like it will follow in the footsteps of the Resident Evil 2 remake, giving us the same story with gameplay improvements and 4K visuals for modern consoles. It’ll launch in March 2023.
Resident Evil 4 - State of Play June 2022 Announcement Trailer | PS5 Games
Minecraft: Legends - April 18, 2023
Minecraft: Legends - April 18, 2023
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Strategy, Arcade
Developer Mojang Studios, Blackbird Interactive
Publisher Xbox Game Studios
Release December 31, 2023
Hold on to your blocks, folks, there’s a new Minecraft game coming! We already had a great spinoff with Minecraft Dungeons, but now Mojang will let us become legends with this new action and story-focused experience in the familiar world of blocks, Creepers, and Pigmen. Minecraft Legends looks to be the most ambitious side project for the series yet, appearing to be mainly third-person and have a slightly more stylized art style, plus a story that promises to be far more important than anything else we’ve seen in that universe.
Dead Island 2 — April 28, 2023
Dead Island 2 — April 28, 2023
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Shooter, Role-playing (RPG), Hack and slash/Beat 'em up
Developer Deep Silver Dambuster Studios
Publisher Deep Silver
Release February 03, 2023
After being in development hell for the better part of a decade, Dead Island 2 will finally launch in 2023. The game was first revealed at E3 2014 and has since undergone numerous developer changes. Currently, Dambuster Studios is leading the development and, based on the game’s recent re-reveal, it seems Dead Island 2 is nearing completion. This installment will be comically violent, with a slew of RPG mechanics and cooperative play, building upon the features from the original 2011 game. The sequel’s tone seems to have remained consistent throughout its development, with an emphasis on ridiculousness rather than a grounded take on a zombie story. 
Dead Island 2 - Gamescom Reveal Trailer [4K Official]
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor - April 28, 2023
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor - April 28, 2023
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Adventure
Developer Respawn Entertainment
Publisher Electronic Arts
Release March 17, 2023
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor takes place five years after the events of the predecessor, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Cal Kestis returns in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor alongside his trusty droid companion, BD-1. One thing is for certain, Survivor is going to be a lot darker that its predecessor.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor - Official Teaser
Redfall - May 2, 2023
Redfall - May 2, 2023
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S
Genre Shooter
Developer Arkane Austin
Publisher Bethesda Softworks
Release June 30, 2023

The newest game from Arkane Austin is a brand new and very exciting concept. Set in an open world called Redfall, this will be a co-op-focused shooter where players are let loose on an island infested with vampires. The sun has been blocked out, making you, a human, constantly in danger in a sort of <em>30 Days of Night-</em>style scenario. Using a suite of guns, magic, and anti-vampire tech, you and your squad need to survive against the bloodthirsty hunters.

Redfall - Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2021 - Official Announce Trailer
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League - May 26, 2023
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League - May 26, 2023
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Shooter, Adventure
Developer Rocksteady Studios
Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Release May 26, 2023
British developer Rocksteady Studios, the team behind the acclaimed Batman: Arkham series, is working on a new game called Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. Much like Gotham Knights, this game will also emphasize cooperative play, allowing you to take on the roles of Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark. It’s set in the Arkham universe from the previous games and sends players on a mission to take out Brainiac, an evil villain who uses his mind-control powers to control Justice League members such as Superman. It was supposed to launch in 2022 but has been delayed to 2023.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Official Reveal Trailer -- "Alpha Target"
Street Fighter 6 - June 2, 2023
Street Fighter 6 - June 2, 2023
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Fighting, Arcade
Developer Capcom
Publisher Capcom
Release June 02, 2023
Following Street Fighter 6‘s showing at Summer Game Fest, excitement has gone through the roof, thanks to its impressive visuals, presentation, and features. It’ll offer three main modes, including Fighting Ground, World Tour, and Battle Hub, and has six confirmed characters thus far, including Chun-Li, Guile, Jamie, Kimberly, Luke, and Ryu. More will be announced as we get closer to the game’s release in 2023. This one certainly seems to be an exciting return to form for Street Fighter, especially considering the fifth installment’s lackluster initial response. Capcom is aiming not to repeat the same mistakes from before, and you can tell based on what’s been shown of Street Fighter 6.
Street Fighter 6 - Announce Trailer
Diablo IV - June 6, 2023
Diablo IV - June 6, 2023
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Role-playing (RPG), Hack and slash/Beat 'em up
Developer Blizzard Entertainment
Publisher Blizzard Entertainment
Release June 06, 2023
Diablo IV, the long-awaited follow-up to the last entry, will launch in 2023, featuring more of the dungeon-crawling action fans know and love. It will play much like its predecessors but will also incorporate new mechanics such as an open world and even a PvP system that will surely shake things up. So far, we know the Barbarian, Sorceress, Druid, Rogue, and Necromancer classes will be added, but fans are expecting more to be announced before the game launches. This one won’t be out for a while, but based on the marketing material thus far, it’s shaping up to be a monumental release.
Diablo IV Official Gameplay Trailer
Baldur's Gate 3 - August 2023
Baldur's Gate 3 - August 2023
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, Google Stadia
Genre Role-playing (RPG), Strategy, Turn-based strategy (TBS), Tactical, Adventure
Developer Larian Studios
Publisher Larian Studios
Release October 06, 2020
Baldur’s Gate 3 is finally coming out of early-access and is getting a full release in 2023. An ancient evil has returned to Baldur’s Gate, intent on devouring it from the inside out. The fate of Faerun lies in your hands. Alone, you may resist. But together, you can overcome.

Possible 2023 releases

Skull and Bones — March 9, 2023
Skull and Bones — March 9, 2023
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Platforms PlayStation 5
Genre Adventure
Developer Ubisoft Singapore
Release November 08, 2022

Skull and Bones has been delayed for a sixth (and hopefully final) time, andhas now been given the vague release date of “early 2023 to 2024.” The final version of Skull and Bones is a mix of Ubisoft’s open-world titles, survival games, and a more detailed version of the Assassin’s Creed series’ naval combat. Are players still interested after the title has seen so many delays? And will it stack up against the success of Sea of Thieves? Only time will tell./dt_media]

Starfield
Starfield
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S
Genre Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Developer Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher Bethesda Softworks
Release November 11, 2022
Starfield – Official Announcement Teaser
As the first new series from Bethesda in over two decades, fans couldn’t be more excited for Starfield. The game will take place in the 2300s and sees you exploring an interstellar world with “unparalleled freedom” as you attempt to solve one of humanity’s greatest mysteries. Exploration will clearly drive Starfield forward, but we’re uncertain how the rest of the game will play out. Todd Howard claims the title will be “like Skyrim in space,” so expect lots of player-driven actions and plenty of side quests to get lost in.

Skull and Bones: E3 2017 What You Need to Know | Ubisoft [NA]
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S
Genre Shooter, Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Developer GSC Game World
Publisher GSC Game World
Release February 02, 2023

Set in a post-apocalyptic, open-world environment, Stalker 2 invites you to discover a mystery hidden deep in the Heart of Chornobyl. A unique amalgam of FPS, immersive sim, and horror, the non-linear story is hoping to give you unprecedented freedom in how the action unfolds. It’s all driven by Unreal Engine 5, and ultra-realistic graphics will push your GPU to its limits. And if the tense single-player action isn’t enough, you’ll be glad to know that multiplayer will be available sometime after launch as part of a free update. Originally set to release in Spring 2022, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 has been pushed back to sometime in 2023 due to the ongoing Ukrainian-Russian conflict which has affected the city of developer GSC Game World.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 – Official Trailer #1 [4K]

Games with no release window

The Elder Scrolls VI - Unknown
The Elder Scrolls VI - Unknown
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S
Genre Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Developer Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher Bethesda Softworks
Let’s be clear: we have no clue when The Elder Scrolls VI is going to be released. It’s definitely a ways off and there are very, very few details on the project, but there are always plenty of rumors and we know it’ll definitely make its way to PC.
The Elder Scrolls VI – Official Announcement Teaser

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