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Death Stranding 2 and Other Highly Anticipated Upcoming Games

Whichever is your favourite online gaming genre, it is always exciting to know there are more great titles in the pipeline for you coming soon. When you have spent hours of your downtime battling through all the levels in your chosen game, you feel elated on completion. However, there is always that question of what is next. Rather like when you finish a great TV series and have lived alongside the characters for the duration, there is a gap in your life when the titles roll for the last time.

Fortunately, the entertainment industry – whether that be game, TV show, or film – understands you want to continue your journey. This is one of the reasons why sequels are so popular.  However, some people like the continuity of the genre but choose a whole new narrative. Others prefer to try something completely different. 

Whatever your style of playing, here are some of the most exciting games on the radar at the moment. Sadly, you might still have to wait a bit longer to get your hands on all these games. However, one is ready to go right now.

Death Stranding 2

Death Stranding 2 is in development. However, as yet, there is no definite date for its release. The first game in the franchise is considered to be one of the best games ever released. Death Stranding has sold over five million copies to date.

Kojima Productions have confirmed they are making a sequel. This was revealed at the Game Awards 2022 when Hideo Kojima presented a trailer giving a first look at the game and details of the cast. Death Standing 2 is one of the most anticipated games around. The game will be available on PS5, and it is assumed there will also be a version for PCs.

Death Stranding 2 is a working title – the finished version might have a very different title by the time it launches. Norman Reedus, who plays Sam Porter Bridges, said they had just started the second instalment. If what he says is true, it is unlikely fans will get to play in this post-apocalyptic landscape before 2024.

Troy Baker is set to return as Higgs, and Léa Seydoux as Fragile. Elle Fanning and Shioli Kutsana are also joining the cast. To date, very little is known about the narrative or structure other than it appears to be set a long time after the original game. The trailer showed a much older Sam. However, this is speculation, as we all know game makers and storytellers can play around with timelines.  All fans can do is wait and see. Fingers crossed, the wait will not be too long.

The Witcher 4

Meanwhile, CD Projekt Red has confirmed that The Witcher 4 is in development. Adam Kicinski referred to the project by name for the first time on March 30th. Previously only referred to as Project Polaris, he accidentally let slip the name The Witcher 4. 

Despite its name, The Witcher 4 will be the first game in a multi-game saga in this popular RPG franchise. Therefore, it is safe to assume that there will be 5 and 6 to follow at some time in the future. 

Fans have been waiting eight years for a follow-up to one of the best RPGs ever: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The Witcher Polaris is due for release on Unreal Engine 5. This marks a change in direction for CDPR, who have previously released games on their proprietary RED engine.

Last October, Adam Kicinski told investors that the release date was at least three years away. He said they needed extra time to deliver the project, mainly due to the shift to Unreal Engine 5 and the development of new technology.

It is hard to know what the game will be called or when it will be released. In 2018 Kicinski said it would not be called Witcher 4, then five years later, he referred to it by that name. The latest speculation is that the game will not be with us before 2025, so fans might have to find an alternative title to amuse themselves in the meantime.