Video Game Release Dates Of 2021: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Here are the release dates for the biggest games coming in 2021, which include Halo Infinite, Horizon Forbidden West, and more.

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With 2020 wrapped up, a new and thrilling year of games has begun. 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.

January

Hitman 3
Hitman 3
Release DateGamePlatform
January 8Iris.FallPS4, Xbox One, Switch
January 12Five Nights at Freddy's: Core CollectionPS4, Xbox One, Switch
January 14MXGP 2020PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Stadia
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game - Complete EditionPS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
January 20Hitman 3PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, Stadia
January 21Ride 4PS5, Xbox Series X|S
January 22Bladed FuryPS4, Xbox One, Switch
January 26Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret FairyPS5, PS4, Switch, PC
Cyber ShadowPS5, PS4, Switch, PC
January 28The MediumXbox Series X|S, PC
The Yakuza Remastered CollectionXbox One, PC
January 29Gods Will FallPS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Stadia

February

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Release DateGamePlatform
February 2ControlPS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC
Destruction AllStarsPS5
Ys IX: Monstrum NoxPS4
February 4Werewolf: The Apocalypse – EarthbloodPS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, PC
February 5Nioh Remastered - The Complete EditionPS5
Nioh 2 Remastered - The Complete EditionPS5, PS4
The Nioh CollectionPS5
February 11Little Nightmares 2PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
February 12Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's FurySwitch
February 18The 25th Ward: The Silver CaseSwitch
The Silver CaseSwitch
February 23Persona 5 StrikersPS4, Switch, PC
February 25Ghosts 'n Goblins: ResurrectionSwitch
February 26Bravely Default 2Switch

March

Monster Hunter Rise
Monster Hunter Rise
Release DateGamePlatform
March 2Harvest Moon: One WorldPS4, Switch
Yakuza: Like a DragonPS5
March 4Sea of Solitude: Director's CutSwitch
March 7Disgaea 6: Defiance of DestinyPS5
March 16Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-ReckoningSwitch
Samurai Shodown Xbox Series X|S
March 18Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time RemakePS4, Xbox One, PC
March 19ReturnalPS5
March 23Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive TownSwitch
March 25Yakuza 6: The Song of LifeXbox One, PC
March 26Balan WonderworldPS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC
It Takes TwoPS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC
Monster Hunter RiseSwitch
Terminator: Resistance EnhancedPS5
March 30Evil Genius 2: World DominationPC
March TBADisco Elysium: The Final CutPS5, PS4, PC, Stadia

April

Guilty Gear Strive
Guilty Gear Strive
Release DateGamePlatform
April 1OutridersPS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC
April 9Guilty Gear StrivePS5, PS4, PC
April 18The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IVSwitch
April 22HumankindPC, Stadia
April 23Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139...PS4, Xbox One, PC
April 30New Pokémon SnapSwitch
ReturnalPS5

May

Deathloop
Deathloop
Release DateGamePlatform
May 7Resident Evil VillagePS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC
May 10Hood: Outlaws & LegendsPS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC
May 20Rune Factory 5Switch
May 21DeathloopPS5, PC
May 25BiomutantPS4, Xbox One, PC

June

Back 4 Blood
Back 4 Blood
Release DateGamePlatform
June 22Back 4 BloodPS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, PC

October

Ghostwire: Tokyo
Ghostwire: Tokyo
Release DateGamePlatform
October TBAGhostwire: TokyoPS5, PC
StrayPS5, PC

Big Games Confirmed for 2021

Below you can find a list of the biggest games that don't have specific release dates but are confirmed to release sometime in 2021. We'll be moving each of these games into the release date sections above as soon as official release dates and windows become available.

GamePlatforms
12 MinutesXbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC
Apex LegendsSwitch
Aragami 2PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC
Axiom Verge 2Switch
Braid: Anniversary EditionPS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Chivalry 2PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC
ChorusPS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, Stadia
Clockwork AquarioPS4, Switch
Control: Ultimate EditionPS5, Xbox Series X|S
Cris TalesPS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Stadia
CrossfireXXbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Cyberpunk 2077PS5, Xbox Series X|S
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of AshesPS5, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC
Digimon SurvivePS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Dirt 5Stadia
Disco Elysium: The Final CutXbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch
Disgaea 6: Defiance of DestinySwitch
Doctor Who: The Edge of RealityPS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Dynasty Warriors 9: EmpiresPS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Elden RingPS4, Xbox One, PC
Evil Dead: The GamePS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Evil Genius 2: World DominationPC
Far Cry 6PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, Stadia
Five Nights at Freddy's: Security BreachPS5, PS4, PC
GhostrunnerPS5, Xbox Series X|S
New God of War SequelPS5
Gotham KnightsPS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC
Goodbye Volcano HighPS5, PS4, PC
The Good LifePS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Grand Theft Auto VPS5, Xbox Series X|S
Gran Turismo 7PS5
GriftlandsPC, Switch
The GunkXbox Series X|S, PC
Halo InfiniteXbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC
Horizon Forbidden WestPS5, PS4
Jett: The Far ShorePS5, PS4, PC
Kena: Bridge of SpiritsPS5, PS4, PC
Little Nightmares 2PS5, Xbox Series X|S
The Lord of the Rings: GollumPS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Marvel's AvengersPS5, Xbox Series X|S
Mass Effect: Legendary EditionPS4, Xbox One, PC
MechWarrior 5: MercenariesXbox Series X|S, Xbox One
Metro ExodusPS5, Xbox Series X|S
Microsoft Flight SimulatorXbox Series X|S
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of RuinSwitch
NEO: The World Ends with YouPS4, Switch
No More Heroes IIISwitch
Oddworld: SoulstormPS5, PS4, PC
Overwatch 2PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Psychonauts 2PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2PC
Ratchet & Clank: Rift ApartPS5
Ruined King: A League of Legends StoryPS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC
SableXbox Series X|S, PC
SaGa Frontier RemasteredPS4, Switch, PC
Sam & Max: This Time It's VirtualPC
Serious Sam 4PS4, Xbox One
Scarlet NexusPS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC
Shadow Man RemasteredPS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Shadow Warrior 3PC
Sherlock Holmes: Chapter OnePS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD RemasterPS4, Switch
Shin Megami Tensei VSwitch
SkatebirdXbox One, Switch, PC
Solar AshPS5
SpelunkySwitch
Spelunky 2Switch
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2Xbox Series X|S, PC
TemtemPS5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six QuarantinePS4, Xbox One, PC
Unknown 9: AwakeningPS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC
Warhammer 40,000: DarktideXbox Series X|S, PC
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete EditionPS5, Xbox Series X|S
Windjammers 2Switch, PC, Stadia
Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster WorldPS4, Switch, PC

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Jeez, gonna be hard for me to resist non-Game Pass for PC games (my goal, to only buy "musts" and rely on Game Pass for PC for my games. But Nier Replicant, GGSt, P5S are ones I doubt will be on Game Pass for PC and are as close to "musts" as possible for me. Same for 12 Minutes, Chorus, STALKER 2, Sable, Gotham Knights, Ghostwire Tokyo, and Deathloop! Tho since STALKER 2, 12 Mins, and Sable are XB-only, maybe they'll be on Game Pass for PC, too...

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