The gaming industry is always evolving, and there are always new and exciting games on the horizon. Recently, ExpressVPN conducted a deep dive into the upcoming games coming to various platforms and found that based on search volume and online chatter, some games are more highly anticipated than others.
In their piece, they found the top 10 games that gamers in the U.S. and the UK are excited about. We’ve decided to look at the top five below:
Starfield is an upcoming action role-playing game (RPG) created by Bethesda Game Studios. The game, which is Bethesda’s first franchise in over 24 years, is one of the most anticipated games of 2023. Unlike the other games created by the company—The Elder Scrolls and Fallout—Starfield will take place in a hyper-realistic space setting.
The open-world game will supposedly feature more than 1,000 planets, moons, and space stations. It’ll also include numerous features like character, weapons, and vehicle customizations that excite players. In particular, Bethesda has developed a ship customization suite that will allow players to design and assemble different parts from various ship manufacturers throughout the game.
The hype around Starfield is also linked to the fact that Bethesda fans are loyal to the company and trust that it’ll do a brilliant job with its game offerings.
Starfield is slated for release on September 6, 2023, for Windows and Xbox Series X/S.
2. EA Sports FC 24
One game fans in the UK are most looking forward to is EA Sports FC 24. Developed by EA Vancouver, the game will replace FIFA 24 after it was scrapped because of licensing issues.
So far, EA Sports FC 24 has promised to provide the same level of excitement through its various leagues, tournaments, and playable athletes. While it might not have the same level of allure as FIFA does, what EA Sports FC 24 does offer is its unique partnership with other notable football organizations like the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, and UEFA Women’s Champions League.
EA Sports FC 24 is slated for release on September 29, 2023, for PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.
3. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
Another game that’s exciting and highly anticipated by both U.S. and UK audiences is Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.
The game, a production of Insomniac Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment, charts the adventures of Peter Parker and Miles Morales, both controllable characters. They confront a powerful enemy, Venom, brought to life by the voice of Night of the Living Dead‘s Tony Todd. The game delves into themes of dual nature and internal strife, promising fans a rich and captivating story. The game also introduces a unique feature known as Web Wings that will enable Spider-Man to glide through the skies effortlessly. Players can also look forward to refined fighting and movement systems, all crafted using the proprietary Unreal Engine 5 from Insomniac Games. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 also features a stunningly realistic open-world representation of New York City, adding yet another fun element to the game.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is slated for release on October 20, 2023, for PlayStation 5.
4. Assassin’s Creed Mirage
This upcoming Assassin’s Creed game was developed by Ubisoft Bordeaux and will take place in a fictional city known as Agrabah, inspired by cities in the Middle East. In the action-adventure game, players will assume the role of Basin, a street thief facing cunning enemies and nightmarish visions. Throughout the journey, Basin becomes part of an ancient organization and discovers a new creed that changes his destiny.
One of the most exciting parts of the upcoming game is its novel approach to gameplay, seamlessly blending physical-world exploration with augmented reality (AR). Players can use their smartphones or tablets to dive into an AR universe superimposed onto their real-world surroundings. This groundbreaking feature enables thrilling interactions that immerse players in actions like throwing objects, scaling walls, and fighting enemies.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage is slated for release on October 12, 2023, for Windows, PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Amazon Luna.
5. Baldur’s Gate 3
Baldur’s Gate 3, an eagerly awaited RPG set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe, has attracted huge interest from American and British gamers. This might also be because the franchise’s recent live-action film starring Chris Pine and Michelle Rodriguez was a huge hit. Developed by Larian Studios, this game lets players traverse the Forgotten Realms, a world from Dungeons & Dragons, while fighting alien invaders and mind flayers.
Its captivating narrative, diverse characters, and expansive world offer players an immersive experience. Key features include turn-based combat, character customization, and an exploration-focused storyline.
Baldur’s Gate 3 has already been released and is available on multiple platforms.