With 2020 just about wrapped up, a new and thrilling year of games is approaching fast. Compared to 2020, 2021 is shaping up to be an even more exciting year, as Sony and Microsoft–with their successful launches behind them–will undoubtedly have to prove the worth of their new-generation consoles. Games are everything for a new console’s success, so the quality of the output delivered will be key this year. And let’s not forget Nintendo; the tenured company certainly has a lot to deal with this year, maintaining the momentum of its success in the wake of PS5 and Xbox Series X|S entering the market.
Fortunately, there’s quite a promising schedule ahead in the first six months of 2021, and that’s likely to expand with exciting new games as we get more confirmation from publishers and developers around what’s coming. While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impose challenges upon the games industry at large, there still seems to be no shortage of thrilling new games to play in the new year.
Below we’ve pinpointed the release dates for 2021’s biggest games in tables for your reference, which include big games like Halo Infinite, Hitman 3, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Persona 5: Strikers, and more. We’ve not listed every game under the sun, but the most notable ones that are worth keeping an eye on. At the very bottom, you’ll also notice a table containing other massive games that are without release dates, which includes a slew of new-generation and old-generation games. We’ll likely hear more details about when these are launching in the months ahead, so be sure to check back often as we update this feature with the latest confirmed dates.