2022 has been an excellent year for gaming, with IPs like Elden Ring and Horizon Forbidden West amassing love from fans and critics alike. However, it could have been even more magnificent if not for many development issues that the high-profile titles set for this year faced.
But 2022’s loss is 2023’s gain as fans now have a slew of exciting titles coming next year to lick their lips over. With the coming year having the potential to stand out from the rest, a recent study analyzed Google’s data to discover ten titles that fans are looking forward to the most, and the result might not surprise you.
According to a study conducted by Solitaired, Starfield is the most anticipated game of 2023, followed by Hytale and Ark 2. However, it should be kept in mind that the study might not be accurate as it only focuses on data compiled on June 21, leading to skewed results.
The top ten is as follows:
3. Ark 2
4. Resident Evil 4
5. Street Fighter 6
6. Off the Grid
7. Payday 3
8. Final Fantasy 16
9. Dead Space
10. Kerbal Space Program 2
It’s no shocker to see Starfield grab the top spot, given that it was spotlighted at the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase held in June. The same goes for Ark 2 as well since it was also boasted at the said event.
Now coming to Resident Evil 4 Remake and Street Fighter 6, both of them were unveiled at the recent State of Play that took place in June, followed by a Capcom event that gave fans another look at them.
To sum it up, all the games that were revealed or received important updates around June found themselves on this list because, naturally, a vast horde of fans must have searched about them on Google.
This also explains why the untitled Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel missed out on making it to the list. The original Legend of Zelda is perhaps one of the best games you’ll ever get your hands on, so it’s absurd to think that IPs like Hytale and Off the Grid are creating a more considerable buzz than its sequel.
Nonetheless, this list ultimately does provide players with an insight into what the gaming community is excited about, and it’d be fun to see how many of these games actually achieve what is expected of them.
Starfield is an upcoming space exploration game being developed by the popular video game company, Bethesda. The game had its teaser launched back in 2018. Not many updates have been provided about the game ever since.
Starfield will take players to the deepest depth of space. Being a Sci-Fi game, one can expect it to be brimming with stupendous weapons and supersonic spacecraft while offering a magical tone that is enough for one to get lost in.