Oh no! I simply checked out a calendar in spite of everything these online game showcases and realized that later this 12 months has turn into actually, actually packed, with Alan Wake II, Spider-Man 2, and extra all launching in a 10-day span of time later this fall (and that’s after Treatment introduced it was delaying the Alan Wake sequel to keep away from all this insanity). Put together yourselves. And your wallets.
After the non-E3 mess that’s Summer time Sport Fest 2023 ended, we’ve been in a position to catch our collective breath and look again at all the pieces introduced up to now at occasions just like the Xbox showcase. Taking inventory of the following few months of interactive leisure, one factor has turn into obvious: October 2023 now formally has too many video video games!
We realized that the following main Forza Motorsport installment can be launched on October 10. That lands proper in the midst of a bunch of different large video games touchdown within the spooky month. And October solely acquired extra crowded on June 21 after the newest Nintendo Direct, the place even extra video games acquired crammed into this month like they had been just a few extra socks getting shoved into an overstuffed suitcase. After which in August, Sega introduced that Sonic Superstars is dropping within the packed month of October, too.
All the large video games popping out this October
Right here’s the listing, up to now, following Gamescom Opening Night time 2023, Summer time Sport Fest’s opening occasion, Nintendo’s newest Direct, and the Xbox showcase:
- Hellboy Internet of Wyrd – October 4
- Detective Pikachu Returns – October 6
- Forza Motorsport – October 10
- Murderer’s Creed Mirage – October 12
- Lords of the Fallen – October 13
- Sonic Superstars – October 17
- Spider-Man 2 – October 20
- Tremendous Mario Bros. Marvel – October 20
- Cities Skylines II – October 24
- Alone within the Darkish – October 25
- Ghostrunner 2 – October 26
- Alan Wake II – October 27
Which may already seem to be loads. However issues get wilder and extra hectic should you develop the window to only a bit earlier than October, as the brand new Cyberpunk 2077 DLC—Phantom Liberty—releases on September 26. And Mortal Kombat 1, Payday 3, and Starfield drop in September, as effectively, all inside just a few weeks of one another.
After which just some days after October, we get Star Ocean: The Second Story R on November 2 and WarioWare Transfer It! launches the following day. That is all reminding me of the logjam we acquired in February 2022.
And remember the fact that whereas we’re performed with Geoff Keighley’s not-E3 online game extravaganza, it’s nonetheless potential that between now and October extra video video games can be introduced with October launch dates. So it’s solely potential one other few video games find yourself getting shoved into the already-bursting-at-the-seams month that’s October. Regardless, I hope you’ve got some cash saved up and a few sick days to burn as a result of fall 2023 goes to be packed.
Replace 8/21/2023 at 10:50 a.m. PT: Up to date to incorporate Ghostrunner 2 launch date and Alan Wake II delay.
Replace 8/24/2023 12:45 p.m. ET : Up to date so as to add Sonic Superstars and Hellboy Internet of Wyrd.