Yesterday we discussed the ten most disappointing, in my opinion, premieres on the gaming market in 2023. We have already said goodbye to the old year, and a dozen or so hours ago we welcomed the new year, 2024. The next 12 months are ahead of us, which will be full of more or less anticipated game premieres. A lot of good things will appear on PC as well as PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles. We can only hope that the coming year will bring us many more refined games compared to what we received in 2023. Because although the last 12 months were rich in terms of premieres, many of them turned out to be very disappointing from a technical point of view. What should we count on this year? On the horizon you can see, among others: the new Prince of Persia, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, Hellblade 2: Senua’s Saga, Star Wars Outlaws or the long-awaited STALKER 2.
Author: Damian Marusiak
First of all, I would like to mention that the list will not include Marvel’s Wolverine from Insomniac Games. The production was announced in 2021, and recently the game became famous due to one of the most daring hacker attacks on the manufacturer’s servers. A lot of materials from early versions of Wolverine have appeared online, presenting various aspects of the gameplay. Shortly thereafter, Insomniac Games issued a statement confirming that Wolverine remains in the early stages of production. This means that if anyone still had any hope for a premiere in 2024, they should abandon it for good. With good winds, Marvel’s Wolverine will be released in 2025 (in fiscal year 2026, as indicated by the stolen data), so it will have to face Grand Theft Auto VI, which was officially announced in early December 2023.
There was already a TOP 10 disappointing premieres of 2023 on the gaming market. Now it’s time to list the ten most interesting games of 2024.
TOP 10 most disappointing games of 2023 – There is nothing else to do but sit down and wring your hands over these titles
Overall, looking at the announcements for 2024, Sony seems to be in a pretty bad situation. There’s really nothing here from PlayStation-owned studios. The only thing we can count on is, above all, Rise of the Ronin, which is created by a third-party studio, but at the same time financed (and published) by Sony. In addition, there is also Stellar Blade, although it is still difficult to say whether the game will actually be the hit it promises to be. However, Sony has guaranteed itself another potential exclusive hit for PlayStation 5 – Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth. We should also receive Silent Hill 2 Remake from Bloober Team in 2024. This survival horror is coming to PC and PlayStation 5, although the quality of the game is a huge question mark, as Konami has not released any gameplay materials since its announcement in October 2022. We want to believe that it will be a hit, but we also know perfectly well what kind of company Konami is today. So we will wait for the final result and see what the Krakow studio is able to extract from the Unreal Engine 5, which is used to create the remake of the cult Silent Hill.
The new year 2024 promises to be solid for Microsoft. Two highly anticipated games should hit the market in the next 12 months. The first is Hellblade 2: Senua’s Saga, which is to be a demonstration of the capabilities of Unreal Engine 5. We cannot also forget about Avowed from Obsidian Entertainment, in which we will return to the world of Pillars of Eternity. In addition, the long-awaited STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl should finally be released on PC and Xbox Series consoles, but we cannot be sure of its final quality either. Who knows, maybe Microsoft will surprise us with something else in 2024… I can only wish myself and all readers that this year everyone will find games that they will have great fun with. And, of course, I hope that the debuting games will be much better technically than those from 2023.