Fall belongs to the big guys in the gaming world

While the year was first dominated by games exclusive to Sony’s PlayStation 5, this fall will be marked mainly by large-budget cross-platform releases. After a long pandemic hiatus, the major studios are resuming service with their consumer offering, just in time for the holiday season.

Battlefield V, the latest installment in EA’s hugely popular franchise, is almost three years old. At the time, he had received a rather mixed reception. The next, Battlefield 2042, to be released on October 22, is one of the most anticipated shooter games this fall, with new game modes like Hazard Zone and, most importantly, Battlefield Portal, which will allow players to tailor the experience to their tastes. .

Speaking of hit shooting games, Call of Duty : Vanguard will launch two weeks later on November 5. Activision’s franchise returns to WWII, where players will experience the influential battles of Europe, the Pacific and North Africa.

Still in the shooting games category, Ubisoft launches on October 7 Far Cry6, a new installment in its series of high-octane action games. This time, we play as a resident of Yara, a fictional country ruled by a brutal dictator (played by Giancarlo Esposito), called to fight using the best guerrilla tactics and weapons to free his people.

Fans of the franchise have been Left 4 Dead, these critically acclaimed cooperative shooter games, are hoping for a worthy sequel to the first two games. The creators decided to answer the call with Back 4 Blood. We were able to play its beta earlier this summer, and it promises. To be released October 12.

Several times criticized for its lack of innovation, will EA’s NHL franchise do better this year? To be released October 15, NHL 22 will be the franchise’s first iteration on next-gen consoles and the first on the Frostbite engine. This time around, the game promises some exciting new features, including a series of skills that will help star players stand out.

The American studio Blizzard may be in turmoil, sued by the California state over serious allegations of a sexist and toxic work climate, the remake of his cult role-playing game Diablo II : Resurrected is still expected by many nostalgic players. We will face monsters and demons there on September 23.

Console exclusives

Microsoft will have the biggest exclusive releases this fall with its games for Xbox Series X and S consoles and for PC. First will come the new entry in its series of its open world racing game Forza Horizon 5. We will be able to roar our engines from November 9th. Will come next Halo Infinite, which is now scheduled for release on December 8. Microsoft’s in-house studio responsible for the legendary shooter series 343 Industries promises the return of its hero Master Chief in a new single-player campaign and a thrilling multiplayer mode.

On the Sony side, we are impatiently awaiting the new game from the studio Superbrothers, Jett : The Far Shore. We will discover a new planet for humanity in this space exploration game tinged with spirituality. Will the independent Quebec studio be able to repeat the feat of its first game, Sword & Sworcery ? We will know from October 5 on PlayStation consoles and on PC.

Finally, on Nintendo Switch from Nintendo, we are waiting Metroid Dread, a new entry in the sci-fi series that returns to its two-dimensional platform game sources. We can put on the armor of the heroine Samus Aran again from October 8.

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