2021, 2022, and TBA
The games listed on this page are expected to release in 2021 or 2022. There are also others with release dates that have yet to be announced.
Hitman 3 (IO Interactive): January 20
Agent 47 returns to bring death to his targets.
Stronghold: Warlords (FireFly Studios): January 26
Stronghold: Warlords is all about shoring up your castle’s defenses or storming the walls in a siege battle. The focus would be on the Far East, as you get to control Warlords — khans, samurai, imperial generals, and more — during your conquests.
The Medium (Bloober Team): January 28
Use your psychic powers, solve puzzles, uncover mysteries, and survive the arrival of evil spirits. The Medium uses a “dual-reality system,” where you travel between the physical world and the spirit realm.
Outriders (People Can Fly): February 2
A devastated world, akin to cyberpunk (no, not the game, the genre itself) meets Mad Max, greets you in Outriders. You’ll even face off against terrifying foes.
Wrath: Aeon of Ruin (KillPixel): February 25, 2021
From the makers of Quake, Duke Nukem 3D, and Prey comes this shooter powered by the classic Quake engine.
Skull and Bones (Ubisoft): March 2021
A swashbuckling, open-world multiplayer pirate title.
Nier: Replicant (Toylogic Inc./Square Enix): April 23
The game Nier was originally released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 back in 2010. There was, however, an alternate version that was released only in Japan (also for PS3). It was called Nier: Replicant and it featured a younger protagonist. Following the stellar success of Nier: Automata, we’ll eventually see a remaster of that alternate version come to PCs.
Cris Tales (Dreams Uncorporated): Early 2021
Cris Tales is an ode to classic JRPG art and mechanics, where you get to glimpse into the past all while altering the present and future.
Guilty Gear Strive (Arc System Works): Early 2021
The next game in the Guilty Gear franchise comes out in 2020.
Roller Champions (Ubisoft): Early 2021
A competitive sporting game where you take on the opposing team on your rollerblades. Perhaps it will give Rocket League a run for its money?
New World (Amazon Games): Spring 2021
Journey to the mystical world of Aeternum in this MMORPG from Amazon.
Deathloop (Arkane Studios): June 2021
Are you a master of time, or a master of none? Deathloop emphasizes the combat we’ve come to expect from the creators of the Dishonored series. Judging by the reveal, it looks like something janky is going on with time itself, and we seem to be stuck in a time loop.
Kerbal Space Program 2 (Star Theory Games): Fall 2021
The sequel to the hit indie game, start your space flight program and reach for the stars… or die trying.
Halo Infinite (343 Studios): 2021
Witness the return of Master Chief in the latest addition to the Halo mythos. Halo Infinite will be releasing for the Xbox One, PC/Windows, and the Xbox Series X/S, Microsoft’s next-gen console.
Rainbow Six Quarantine (Ubisoft): 2021
Imagine Rainbox Six with zombies, and that’s what you’ll get from Quarantine. It will feature a team of three operators versus mutated hordes. This and a couple of other major titles from Ubisoft have been delayed, with no definite release date as of yet. This is following the poor reception of Ghost Recon Breakpoint which led Ubisoft to adjust their financial targets.
Far Cry 6 (Ubisoft): 2021
Take control of a guerrilla fighter as you bring down a dictator (played by Giancarlo Esposito).
Everspace 2 (Rockfish Games): 2021
The sequel to the hit space shooter will arrive in 2021.
Phantom Doctrine 2: The Cabal (CreativeForge Games): 2021
Take down a terrorist organization in various locales around the globe.
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (Fatshark): 2021
From the makers of the Vermintide games comes this co-op shooter set in the Warhammer 40K universe.
Alaloth – Champions of the Four Kingdoms (Gamera Interactive): 2021
Play as a human, elf, dwarf, or orc and explore a massive world in this ARPG. Alaloth is being developed in collaboration with Chris Avellone.
Chernobylite (The Farm 51): 2021
A survival action game where you explore the deadly contaminated zones surrounding Chernobyl. The game is currently part of Steam’s early access program and is expected to officially release in 2021.
Darkest Dungeon II (Red Hook Studios): 2021
The follow-up to the hit rogue-lite title featuring grim locales and damned characters arrives as an Early Access title in 2021.
Evil Genius 2: World Domination (Rebellion): 2021
The first game released all the way back in 2004. The sequel will be releasing in 2020 and it’s ready to kick down the doors of the baddie’s lair. No, wait — you’re the bad guy, and it’s up to you to set up your defenses and train your minions to stave off the heroes.
GhostWire: Tokyo (Tango Gameworks): 2021
From the mind of Shinji Mikami — director of Resident Evil, Dino Crisis, and The Evil Within — and Tango Gameworks, comes GhostWire: Tokyo. The city’s residents are disappearing, and it’s up to you to uncover the mystery. Yet, instead of zombies and mutated monstrosities, you’ll have to deal with the supernatural beings and horrifying creatures from Japanese folklore.
Humankind (Amplitude Studios): 2021
Amplitude Studios (Endless Space/Endless Legend) already considers Humankind their magnum opus. In this turn-based 4X strategy game, you design your avatar and you lead your civilization as it continuously evolves. Your avatar and culture evolves as well, taking shape similar to ones that existed in history, or something else entirely that’s of your own making.
Songs of Conquest (Lavapotion): 2021
A turn based game where you build a kingdom, raise armies and control powerful magicians called Wielders.
The Ascent (Neon Giant): 2021
This ARPG takes place in a cyberpunk-themed world.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes (Supermassive Games): 2021
The third entry in The Dark Pictures Anthology has been revealed via a premonition in Little Hope. It releases in 2021. You can watch the teaser trailer below.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 (Hardsuit Labs/Paradox Interactive): 2021
The return of the cult classic RPG set in the World of Darkness. The sequel has been slightly delayed. It will no longer release in the first quarter of 2020, though it’s still expected to come out some time next year.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong (Big Bad Wolf): 2021
The game based on the tabletop RPG’s 5th edition might be a worthy addition to the franchise.
IGI: Origins (Antimatter Games): 2021
Set in an alternate 1980s while the Cold War rages, you’ll control an MI6 agent as he attempts to unravel a global conspiracy.
Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine): 2021
The long-awaited sequel to one of gaming’s greatest cult classics. It’s getting closer one agonizing year after another. It’s been delayed to 2020 because, hey, it’s Psychonauts 2.
Read Only Memories: Neurodriver (MidBoss): 2021
The game combines narrative-driven adventure and point-and-click-based gameplay. There are even some easter eggs and tie-ins to Va-11 Hall-A.
The Lord Of The Rings – Gollum (Daedalic Entertainment): 2021
An action-adventure game with Smeagol, releases in 2021.
Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix): 2021
Reported as a timed-exclusive for the PlayStation 4 until 2021, we might see a PC version down the line just like what happened with Death Stranding.
Dark Envoy (Event Horizon): 2021
A non-linear RPG inspired by the likes of the Divinity, Dragon Age, and XCOM series.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV (Nihon Falcom): 2021
The final chapter of the JRPG saga.
Roadwarden (Moral Anxiety Studio): 2021
Set out on a journey in this text-based RPG that combines pixel art and visual novel flair.
Gotham Knights (WB Games Montreal): 2021
Robin, Nightwing, Batgirl, and Red Hood team up to face countless foes in this action game.
Homeworld 3 (Blackbird Interactive): Q4 2022
Now under development after a crowdfunding campaign, the futuristic RTS is expected to release in a couple of years.
Trip the Ark Fantastic (Gamechuck): 2022
An adventure game set in the animal kingdom while a social and industrial revolution is brewing.
Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy (Ludomotion): 2022
A rogue-like game set in the overworld and far from the confines of dank dungeons.
Age of Empires IV (Relic Entertainment)
Details are somewhat scarce at the moment, but one thing that is known is the developer, Relic (of Homeworld, Company of Heroes fame), is helming the project.
Ancient Cities (Uncasual Games)
Relive the past… the very distant past, that is, in this strategy/city-building game set in the ancient era of mankind.
Atomic Heart (Mundfish)
An FPS set during an alternate timeline Soviet Union with all the steampunk and high-tech flavor it can muster.
Barkley 2 (Tale of Game’s Studios)
Beyond Good & Evil 2 (Ubisoft)
Michael Ansel spent much of 2017 teasing the next game in the series and this follow-up is a prequel to Jade and Pey’j’s story. Gamers have been waiting a long time for this one. It still remains in development with more news to come in 2019.
Bioshock 4 (Cloud Chamber/2K)
No release date has been confirmed, but we do know that the next game in the Bioshock franchise has been in development since 2015. Initial plans were scrapped until the project was passed onto one of 2K’s in-house studios, Cloud Chamber.
Blood (Nightdive Studios)
A classic FPS from the glorious 90s, Blood pits you against deranged supernatural horrors. No launch date for this re-release has been provided yet. For now, just enjoy the old game.
Dark Moon (Jujubee): TBA
Gather resources, upgrade your mobile base, and survive. Oh, and make sure to stay in the shade. The scorching hot sun will burn you to cinders.
Diablo IV (Blizzard)
The game was said to be in development years ago almost as a “Souls-like” type of offering. It’s since been rebooted to the Diablo IV that we’ll eventually see in the future. Lilith, the daughter of Mephisto, will be the arch-villain of the game. And yes, we’ll still have mobile phones by then.
Divinity: Fallen Heroes (Larian Studios/Logic Artists)
Continues the story of Divinity 2, and will be more tactics-oriented. Put on hold indefinitely.
Dragon Age IV: The Dread Wolf Rises (Bioware)
With only a teaser during the 2018 Game Awards, we’ve yet to find out more about the next Dragon Age game.
Elden Ring (FromSoftware)
We’ve only seen bits and pieces here and there, but we do know two things:
- It’s made by the people behind Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Sekiro.
- It’s a collaboration with none other than Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin.
Are there other things, besides Keanu at E3 2019, that will make everyone release a collective gamer nerdgasm? Probably not.
The newly announced game developed by Rare is shrouded in mystery. What can be gleaned from the X019 trailer is that it’s got a mix of fantasy and adventure given strange yet familiar creatures.
Genesis Noir (Feral Cat Den)
The game’s Steam description would do it justice:
A noir adventure set before, during and after the Big Bang. Explore black holes, primordial Earth, and jazz cafes. Witness the birth and history of mankind. Find comfort in a glass of gin. Search for a way to destroy creation.
In The Valley Of The Gods (Campo Santo)
A new first-person exploration game from the makers of Firewatch. Egypt is the setting. The game’s development has been put on hold.
Magic: Legends (Cryptic Studios/Perfect World)
You’re a Planeswalker, and it’s not just because you’ve got a deck of cards. Magic: Legends allows you to control your own avatar in an MMORPG world.
Midnight Ghost Hunt (Vaulted Sky Games)
There’s a bit of spooky fun going on. Midnight Ghost Hunt will be a 4v4 prop-hunting game where spirits control said props, and ghost hunters try to find them. The roles are reversed once the clock strikes midnight.
Natural Instincts (DreamStorm Studios)
Marvel at the wonders of nature and help animals survive against disasters and the presence of humans.
Path of Exile 2 (Grinding Gear Games)
Recently announced during the first-ever ExileCon held in New Zealand, the sequel to the hit indie ARPG promises to deliver the goods. We’ll see improved character models, special effects, monsters, loot, and locations. But, because GGG did not want to split up the player base or let purchases go to waste, they’ve ensured that content from previous leagues and even your stash tabs and cosmetics will be made available for both games.
Path of Exile 2 will provide a seven-act campaign that’s different from the original game. Newly-created exiles will also be able to choose from 19 new ascendancy classes that are vastly different from those that currently exist.
Prologue (PlayerUnknown Productions)
Brendan Greene (also known as PlayerUnknown of PUBG fame) is looking to create “worlds at scale,” gigantic locales that thousands of players can explore online to find new experiences.
Ruined King: A League of Legends Story (Airship Syndicate/Riot)
A turn-based tactical RPG where you control League of Legends heroes to find out more about the titular “Ruined King.”
Samurai Shodown (SNK)
A reboot of SNK’s classic fighting franchise. Get to play as Haohmaru, Nakoruru, Galford, and more. Samurai Shodown has been available for consoles since July but PC players will have to wait a bit longer.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II (Ninja Theory)
The sequel to Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice will release in 2020 for the Xbox Series X. But, don’t fret, because it might eventually become available for Xbox Game Pass for PC subscribers.
Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass (Croteam)
Serious Sam is back and he’s bringing all the big guns.
Sons of the Forest (Endnight Games)
A spinoff title from the makers of The Forest.
Bethesda’s first new IP in over 20 years. More details to come.
Succubus (Madmind Studio)
A brutal, gory, and, needless to say, mature/NSFW game from the makers of Agony. Play as a succubus, using your claws, fangs, hooves, and lustfulness to wreak havoc on enemies.
Tales of Arise (Bandai Namco)
The seventeenth (!) entry in the Tales franchise.
The Elder Scrolls VI : (Bethesda)
Highly anticipated and announced at E3 2018. More details to come.
The Outlast Trials (Red Barrels)
A survival horror game with four-player co-op. The Outlast Trials is set in the Outlast universe in the midst of the Cold War. No release date has been announced yet.
The Wolf Among Us 2 (AdHoc Studio/Telltale Games)
This comes a surprise considering that Telltale had shut down in 2018. Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Games managed to salvage The Walking Dead: The Final Season‘s concluding episodes, and it looks like Telltale veterans will look to kickstart The Wolf Among Us 2 using the Unreal Engine.
Tunic (Andrew Shouldice): TBA
A cutesy adventure featuring a heroic fox.
Twelve Minutes (Luis Antonio/Annapurna Interactive)
A romantic evening with your wife turns into a disaster when police break into your home and beat you to death. And then, you wake up, twelve minutes before your impending doom. You relive the moment over and over, stuck in a time loop, unless you can figure out a way to solve the mystery.
Unto the End (2 Ton Studios)
A father must reunite with his family, but he’ll encounter dangerous creatures along the way.
Weird West (WolfEye Studios)
An RPG which is set in the wild west, except it’s overrun by monsters and other fantastical creatures.
Witchfire (The Astronauts)
The Astronauts (Ethan Carter) are returning to their Painkiller/Bulletstorm roots for a fantasy shooter.
This PC Game Release Dates 2020-2021 list is updated regularly. If there is a game missing or you think should be included let us know in the comments below.