Here, I shared the top 20 upcoming open-world games of 2024, including Dragon’s Dogma II, the highly anticipated Helldriver’s 2, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, and also these games are coming on PS5, Xbox Series X, PC, PS4, Xbox Series S, and Nintendo Switch.
1. Star Wars Outpost
Number one, we have Star Wars Outpost open world game with a whole new direction and coming out for PCs and the next generation of consoles in late 2024. In case you’re familiar with Star Wars Outlaws, just take a look, we already know there are about five, six, or maybe even seven Star Wars games in the making, but Outpost easily takes the cake, with Ubisoft, Lucasfilm, and even Disney as partners.
2. Dragon’s Dogma 2
This might have been the longest wait in history, but we’ve finally got our first look at the long-awaited, probably one of the most anticipated games in the past few years, Dragon’s Dogma II. A couple of months ago, Dragon’s Dogma sequel was announced, and it’s now coming to PCs and the next generation of consoles. Following an almost 12-year development, we’re still anticipating a release date.
3. Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden
Next up is Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden, is a narrative-driven action-adventure from Focus Entertainment, the same developers of Life is Strange games. It seems to be taking inspiration from Assassin’s Creed, Bloodborne, and even Vampire. Banishers were announced earlier in 2023 with a vague release window. The Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden is now releasing on February 13 next year 2024 instead of November this year 2023 on PCs and the next generation of consoles only.
4. Project Mugen
Marry’s Games just revealed a new open-world action RPG called Project Mugen, Supposedly a PC and PlayStation 5 exclusive with crossplay with Android and iOS. Mugen appears as though looks could be deceiving; it’s a bit like the Justice League open-world game. Set in an open roller where humans coexist with supernatural entities, the combat in Project Mugen game can be team-based or you could say it’s a tactical hack-and-slasher, and fully free to play when it releases in 2024.
5. Towers of Aghasba
On the other hand, Towers of Aghasba just came out and revealed another trailer, Towers of Aghasba is also an open-world building game that was released earlier this year 2023 with a cinematic. The Towers of Aghasba is now coming to PlayStation 5 and PCs next year 2024, It’s basically an island management sim where you explore a huge place, learn about the ecosystem, gather materials, and hunt so you can eventually manage a civilization, and it’s specifically made with family-friendly components.
6. Crimson Desert
Just went on and re-revealed Crimson Desert, before we even got here MMORPG or action RPG we had seen for almost three years. Following an even bigger reveal last year, if you’ve been waiting for this thing, we got a rather lengthy new look at its gameplay, offering a rather Breath of the Wild-looking or even New Zealand kind of world. On top of that, it has a released window of late 2024. Check it out.
7. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
As technically the biggest PlayStation 5 exclusive almost ever, number seven is the second game in the Final Fantasy VII Remake Trilogy, Rebirth. It basically follows up on the divisive ending of Final Fantasy VII Remake, taking place in an alternative timeline, meaning the story is different than the first game. That’s all there is to it. Square Enix announced the Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will be coming out on February 29, 2024, for PCs and the PlayStation 5 only.
8. Helldivers 2
Moving on, we have the longest-awaited Arrowhead Studio sequel to a seven-year-old top-down shooter game called Helldivers 2 and it’s coming to PlayStation 5 and PCs only, not by the end of the year 2023, but on February 8th next year 2024. It’s a third-person shooter that mixes Returnal, the PlayStation 5 exclusive from last year, with the upcoming formula of the game, all created in-engine and also the combat.
Coming up behind that, we have Soulframe, this is like 30 more minutes of its legit 4K gameplay, which we included like a minute of it, Coming from the same dude who directed Warframe, which if you’re new to, is a fantasy MMO or action RPG, obviously a free-to-play game. The two games, by the way, have nothing in common except the gameplay elements and some designs. The Soulframe takes place in a single large open world heavily influenced by nature, a lot of exploration, and some Japanese fantasy.
Number 10, we have one of the most anticipated and off-the-radar open-world games from an indie developer. There’s a AAA and an Unreal Engine 5 project. In fact, sort of development over five years ago, a game called Everywhere. Here’s an update on that finally, and only the words out of the company, and I quote, a multi-world gaming experience that seamlessly blends gameplay, adventure, creativity, and discoveries.
11. Rise of the Ronin
Next up, we have Team Ninja’s new IP, ever since their latest game, assuming you’re not keen on this one yet, the folks are bringing another Samurai game around called Rise of the Ronin. It’s a PlayStation 5 exclusive by Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo together, promising a multi-layered story that showcases the 19th-century Japanese Samurai life that has been abandoned by its Master. Rise of the Ronin an action-sim game and a hack-and-slasher and coming to the PlayStation 5 exclusively early next year, 2024.
12. Dragon Age: Dreadwolf
Number 12, we have Dragon Age: Dreadwolf still in the works, it’s been quite some time since we’ve had a major update on the new entry. But as for gameplay, unfortunately, there has been none, but we do know recently is the dreadwolf is supposedly delivered to PCs and the next generation of consoles at its latest by the end of 2024. The Dreadwolf is actually the official new title for Dragon Age 4, We’re also seeing Solas making a comeback as the protagonist.
After more than two years of nothing but a cinematic, we finally received some gameplay on Avowed, which is Obsidian Entertainment’s take on Skyrim or what we believed it to be initially when it was revealed. Later on, it turned out to be a much heavier choice-driven game in nature, kind of Skyrim meets The Outer Worlds, which kind of makes sense. Avowed is coming to PCs and Xbox consoles only early to mid 2024.
Nightingale has been around since last year’s Game Awards, I mean since the announcement, and has ever since been one of the most anticipated games on the horizon. We all thought it was going to be coming in 2023. However, the word just came out that it’s going to be released on PCs only on February 22nd next year 2024. Now, the good news is the Nightingale is coming to the Early Access phase first, so there’s a good chance we get a console release too. In case you missed it, it’s a fantasy open-world survival third and first-person crafting shooter.
15. Sand Land
Number 15, from the same team behind Dragon Ball games, hence the resemblance that you’re going to see in a second, we’ve got to be even since last month, the Oakland World adventure game going by the name Sand Land. Sand Land is an action-adventure, quite a bit inspired by the company’s previous works with cell-shaded graphics set in a vast desert in a post-apocalyptic time era. It’s a trailer, and the Sand Land is said to be coming to PCS, Nintendo Switch and all consoles early next week in 2023.
16. Phantom Doctrine 2: The Cabal
Coming after five years of wait since its original, and number 16, we have Phantom Doctrine 2: The Cabal, a turn-based tactics game about espionage. The sequel over here, Phantom Doctrine into the Cabal, seems to be a rather third-person solver kind of game, pretty much like the Hitman games. The Cabal also presents an alternative version of the events of 1986 in the previous game, in which the Chernobyl explosion is the beginning of a circus of terrorist attacks.
17. Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth will launch both physically and digitally for the PlayStation 5, Xbox series, PCS, and the past generation of consoles on January 26 next year. Sega announced that this time, Ichiban and Kazuma go on a pretty larger-than-life adventure across Japan and Hawaii, where you will experience one-of-a-kind combat with dynamic, fast-paced RPG battles, where the battlefield becomes your weapon, using over-the-top moves as much as you can.
18. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 recently received the release window of late 2024, possibly releasing at the same time now except next year. And if you’re wondering, yes, this game was supposedly releasing about three years ago and already in development for over four years. We’ve only seen a glimpse of gameplay from which we know it’s a third-person stealth action RPG, semi-open world in nature. It’s going to be coming to PCS and the next generation of consoles as it was announced recently.
19. GreedFall II: The Dying World
Number 19, we have over here the sequel to the long-awaited open-world BioWare-style RPG, GreedFall. Now, the story seems to be starting three years before the events of the first game, and this time you play as a native in the old world, ravaged by war, plague, and a political scheme. Therefore, you need to regain your freedom and control, get the hang of your own destiny. This game is coming to PCS and both generations of consoles sometime next year, 2024.
20. We Kill Monsters
And last but not least, I had pretty much no clue where this even came from, still don’t know even though it’s been months. We’ve got something here going by the name We Kill Monsters, what I’ve gathered to be in development since only last year. It’s a mix of Horizon Death Stranding, Shadow of Colossus, and even Genshin Impact, looking pretty much better than all four, I mean, not really but kind of. Unfortunately, the game is that we just know the game is going to be coming out next year, 2024.