With 2021 having little to no impact in terms of hardware, it is a good year in terms of software - primarily games. 2021 has left many people excited for the new releases, however factors stemming from Covid-19 as well as other sources have presented certain issues, mainly delayed release dates.
The following article contains the latest information for 2021's most-anticipated games (in no particular order).
Horizon Forbidden West
Continuing from Horizon Zero Dawn, Horizon Forbidden West is one of the most-anticipated upcoming PS5 games set to be released this year. The game's antagonist Aloy takes her journey west to explore new realms while running into more threats, friends and enemies. GamesRadar got their first look at the game at the PS5 Future of Gaming event in June 2020 and it has been confirmed for both PS4 and PS5.
God of War: Ragnarok
God of War: Ragnarok, originally scheduled to be released in 2021, is rumoured to have been delayed until 2022. While Sony hasn't confirmed a delay, a confirmed release date has not been set and the lack of an update on the game during PlayStation’s February 2021 State of Play has left people expecting a dleay in release, writes TechRadar.,
Originally scheduled to release along with the release of Xbox Series X Halo Infinite is stated to be released in November 2021, according to Verlon Roberts, a voice actor who plays Spartan Griffin in the game in a recent interview on the Fadam and Friends Podcast.
The creative team behind Arkane Studios' highly-anticipated Deathloop video game announced it has delayed the game's release until later in 2021, according to CBR.com.
Resident Evil Village
AestheticGamer, who is also referred to as Dusk Golem, a Resident Evil leaker who has been more reliable than not, states that Resident Evil 8, also known as Resident Evil Village, will be the second instalment in a trilogy that started with Resident Evil 7.
AestheticGamer took to Twitter, stating that Resident Evil 7,8 and 9 have an interlocked, planned-out story.
Returnal, an upcoming third-person shooter game, is looking to combine its signature gameplay with a stronger narrative, according to developer Housemarque.
Developer Housemarque, which is famous for games such as Resogun and Nex Machina, has decided to shift from the more arcade-like experience shown in previous titles that tended to focus more on the action rather than the narrative to something new when it comes to Returnal.
Far Cry 6
Fans of the Far Cry franchise are left wondering if the game will be released in 2021 following a Twitter reply made by game design director Ted Timmins in response to a fan by the name of Boris, who asked when people would be able to see gameplay footage.
Ted Timmins responded by saying that the team needs more time, but it will soon have ‘exciting things’ to show the fan community.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade
Revealed on the PlayStation Store last week was a listing for Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade featuring an updated ESRB rating, according to The Gamer. It still maintains the same ESRB rating as the previous 2020 game. Intergrade will also include the addition of blood for the first time in the franchise.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
The latest State of Play Livestream on Thursday revealed the new release date of 24 August as well as its latest trailer for the upcoming Kena: Bridge of Spirits. The game is described as an action adventure and is made by Ember Lab.
It is set to be released in PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC formats.
The legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD
Argos is already offering consumers the chance to pre-order The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword at a £5 (around R100) discount despite it being uncommon for Nintendo Switch deals involving games to be implemented before the game's launch, and especially rare considering the popularity of the title.
Previously, Briefly News reported on the 10 best gaming PCs in the country.
1. Dell ALIENWARE Aurora R10 Gaming Desktop
Is 8GB RAM good for gaming? Why not find out with the Dell Alienware Aurora? What puts this gaming desktop on this watch list is its Windows 10 Home 64-bit operating system, the AMD Ryzen 5 3500 processor, AMD Radeon RX 5300 graphics, and a 3GB GDDR6 graphics card.
2. MSI Trident 3 10SI-003US Gaming PC
This PC has a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 10700, Windows 10 Home OS, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 60 super dedicated graphics card with 64GB RAM.
Find out about the the other eight here.
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