In this article, I have shared a list of 18 new upcoming open-world games for 2023 and beyond, available on PS5, Xbox, PS4, Switch, and PCs.
The 18 Upcoming Open-World Games 2023 and Beyond
Announced through the PlayStation showcase almost a month ago, the first time I think we’re mentioning it here, we’ve got a brand new Unreal Engine 5 project in the making called Exiledge. It is technically developed by a Chinese team and is their first work. Exiledge is a first-person shooter and hack-and-slasher, and it is currently exclusive to PC. Only a trailer has been released so far, and the Exiledge is still in its very early stages of development.
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2. Helldrivers 2
Next up is the long-awaited sequel from Arrowhead Studios, a game called Hell Drivers. This new game, Hell Drivers 2, is coming to PC and PlayStation 5 exclusively by the end of the year. Helldrivers 2 a third-person shooter that mixes elements from the original game, which was released seven years ago, with a science fiction theme. Additionally, another upcoming game called Orgraders will be released alongside it.
3. Sand Land
Number three is from the same team behind the Dragon Ball games, hence the resemblance you’ll witness in a second. We’ve been going over it since last month – an open-world adventure going by the name Sand Land. Sand Land an action-adventure game that draws inspiration from the company’s previous books, featuring cell-shaded graphics and set in a vast desert during a post-apocalyptic era, game is said to be coming to PC and all consoles early next year.
4. ARC Raiders
Number four comes with a new trailer. Finally, we have All Creators, which is being developed by the same team of veterans in charge of two more upcoming AAA games. One of them is called Creative Playground, and the other one is The Finals. However, among the bunch, All Creators stands out as an extraction-style shooter that was originally announced as a co-op PVE game using Unreal Engine 5. Currently, ARC Raiders is in its beta phase, available only for the next generation consoles, with a full release scheduled later this year.
5. Like a Dragon Gaiden: The man Who Erased his Name
Sega and developers Rio Studios have just released a new trailer, revealing more about the story, cast, combat, and locations of Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name. I won’t go into detail about it here, but the game is an adventure brawler that follows the story of Kazuma, a man who erases his name. Like A Dragon Gaiden will be released on November 9 for PlayStation 5, Xbox consoles, and PCs, priced at $50.
A first-person shooter with some inspiration from the stalker genre, developed by an indie developer called Pioner. At that time, there was only a cinematic trailer available, with a very short gameplay trailer mixed in. Pioner has been a while since we received an update on the game, but a few days ago, we finally received news that it is coming to PC, expected to release in the early to mid part of next year. Not only that, but we were treated to a legitimate gameplay showcase, revealing that it is actually an MMORPG in nature.
Just like the previous one, after almost two years of nothing but a cinematic trailer, we have finally received some gameplay footage of Avowed, which is Obsidian Entertainment’s take on Skyrim. Technically, we thought it would be similar, but Avowed turns out this game is even more choice-driven, with a specific focus on the companions you encounter and the decisions you make, shaping the story as it progresses. Avowed is set to release exclusively for PC and Xbox consoles in the early part of next year.
8. Steel Seed
Coming up after that, we have a stealth action-adventure game called Steel Seed: Covenant Fresh. It revolves around a story set a thousand years after the human race intentionally destroyed Earth, prompting AI machines to take all necessary means to save a portion of humanity. The Steel Seed game is coming to PC and the next generation of consoles, expected to release in the early to mid part of next year.
Moving on, we have Ferocious, previously titled Project For Workshops, as they were uncertain about the name. This indie first-person shooter is being created by a single person. It’s a semi-open world survival game, similar in vein to the Far Cry series, but with dinosaurs roaming all around. Take a look! Ferocious is expected to be released fairly soon, possibly by the end of the year, and it will be available for PC and the next generation of consoles.
10. Dungeons of Hinterberg
Number ten, as one of the most noteworthy mentions on the list today, is Dungeons of Hinterberg. We have been eagerly awaiting this game and have discussed it before, although I can’t recall exactly. It is a stylish action RPG with a comic book aesthetic, featuring cel-shaded graphics. It places a significant emphasis on social elements. You might also recall the game Hi-Fi Rush that unexpectedly appeared earlier; this one seems to draw inspiration from it, with different protagonists and some puzzle elements. Check it out! It is actually an exclusive Microsoft platforms.
Now, Palworld, on the other hand, has finally received a new update trailer after a whole year of silence since its initial reveal. The palworld is confirmed to be coming exclusively to PC and Xbox consoles as a Microsoft exclusive, scheduled for release in January next year. palworld revolves around living a relaxing and leisurely life with a variety of creatures known as Pals, Similar to Pokémon, you can capture, train, and bond with them, creating a fun experience reminiscent of Harvest Moon.
12. Breathedge 2
Coming from the same developers behind The Void Train and its predecessor, Breathedge 2, a couple of years ago, Red Ruins has just unveiled the official trailer for its sequel, Breathedge 2. The game is set to release exclusively for PC in the final quarter of 2023.
Number 13 brings us Witchfire once again, which is one of the most highly anticipated shooters in recent years, Its’s a dark fantasy first-person shooter developed by the same team that worked on games like Painkiller. Witchfire has been in development for over eight years, And it is finally scheduled for release on September 20th 2023, exclusively for PC.
Perhaps around the same time last year, we finally have some news on Exekiller, a first-person single-player game with a Western theme set in a retro-futuristic post-apocalyptic world. Exekiller game shares some similarities with the recently released game, Wild West, although it is played in a first-person perspective rather than third-person. We stumbled upon a trailer for X Killer a few days ago, and word has it that the game is set to release in 2025, exclusively for PC.
15. Monolith: Requiem of the Ancients
Next up, at number 15, we have a brand new game called Monolith: Requiem of the Ancients, Its an ambitious third-person action-adventure that promises a thrilling journey across a mystical world that is under threat from dark forces. Monolith is Coming to PC and both generations of consoles, with an expected launch in the first quarter of 2024.
16. Bounty Star
Bounty Star, is an action game with a third-person perspective. Last year, we heard rumors that the game would be released in 2023, and now developers have confirmed that Bounty Star will be coming out of Early Access and releasing soon to PC, as well as both generations of consoles.
At number 17, we have Reka, which was showcased in last year’s indie game event. If you recall, it was described as an atmospheric base-building game set in late 90s rural Europe. In the game, you play as a medicine witch or doctor, embarking on travels to the countryside to collect ingredients, craft medicine, and perform magical healing. Reka is scheduled for release exclusively on PC, in the early part of next year.
You’ve got quite a collection in your flock. The boomerang ones are the Cosmets, and I have a few different varieties. Then there’s the Thrip and a big Henry. And last but not least, I believe I mentioned this one a month ago during the Annapurna Interactive showcase. Let’s take a look at the game called Flock, a cooperative couch club interactive puzzler that shares similarities with Sky: Children of Light. Here’s a trailer. The game is set to release for PC and both generations of consoles in the final quarter of 2023.