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9 open-world games to look forward to in 2023


9 open-world games to look forward to in 2023

Immerse yourself in worlds and explore strange landscapes - that's what open-world games are all about. In addition, they often offer you many hours of playing time.

We have made you a list of the most important new releases for 2023 so that you will definitely not miss the releases and can fuel your anticipation.


The action-adventure Forspoken awaits you from Square Enix in early 2023. In it you slip into the role of Frey, who suddenly finds herself in the cruel land of Athia.

In the beautiful and far-reaching landscapes of this unknown place, you must defend yourself against monsters using magical abilities.

When is Forspoken coming out? Already on January 24th, you can take the open-world game to heart. It will appear on PC and PS5. If you want to get a taste of the PS5 demo.

Hogwarts legacy

Hardly any other game is as high up on the wish lists of players as Hogwarts Legacy.

Set in the Harry Potter universe, the open-world game will let you experience Hogwarts like never before. The adventure takes place well before the events of Harry Potter, around 1800.

The gloomy game is only intended to mark the start of a franchise of games from Warner Bros.

When is Hogwarts Legacy coming out? After some postponements, it should finally be released on February 10, 2023. It comes for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, and Switch.

Atomic Heart

Atomic Heart is action-packed and brutal. The intense shooter will send you into an open world filled with robots, machines and mutants turned against humanity.

With various weapons and an instinctive combat system, you will finish off your opponents in a spectacular way. The trailers are reminiscent of Fallout, BioShock, or Dishonored-in nuances.

When will Atomic Heart be released? After several postponements, it should be on February 21, 2023. It will be released for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, and Xbox One. Atomic Heart will also be available in Game Pass upon release.

Diablo 4

Diablo 4 and Open World? Yes, you read that right. With the new part, Activision Blizzard ventures into an open world for the first time and banishes the loading screens.

Even traveling the world on the back of mounts will be possible. With shared worlds, you will also meet one or the other player outside of story missions and dungeons.

When is Diablo 4 coming out? All hell breaks loose on June 6, 2023. Then you can enjoy it on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, and Xbox One.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum

With The Lord of the Rings: Gollum you can expect a darker adventure than you are used to from the franchise. For the first time, you find yourself in the scattered head of Gollum and have to walk with him in stealth through the open world.

When is The Lord of the Rings: Gollum coming out? The open-world game should actually be released in September 2022, but Daedalic Entertainment has postponed the release by several months. There is no fixed date, but Gollum should still honor you in 2023.

It will be released for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, and Switch.


In 2023, Bethesda RPG enthusiasts will likely have all their eyes on Starfield. After more than 25 years, there is finally a fresh IP from the Skyrim publisher's workshop.

Create your own character and discover the endless expanses of foreign worlds. More open world is probably not.

When is Starfield coming? The graphically demanding game is scheduled for release in 2023. Exactly when is not yet known. It's coming to PC and the Xbox family and will be available in Game Pass. PlayStation players are left in the dark.

Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl

Fans of the Stalker series had to wait a long time for a sequel. With Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl there is finally a direct sequel to the 2007 released Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl.

Much will therefore look familiar to players, but with a rich and new open-world approach, there will also be a change.

According to the developer, you can put over 100 hours into the shooter's missions - perfect for immersing yourself in a spooky world.

When is Stalker 2 coming? The current release date is December 2023. It will be released for PC and Xbox Series. It will also be included in Game Pass from Day 1.

Assassin's Creed Mirage

In Assassin's Creed Mirage, Ubisoft wants to go a little further back to the roots of the series. So you can expect more of an action-adventure game than an action role-playing game.

However, the developer will not change anything about the usual open-world formula. A living, immersive world awaits you. You will take on the role of Basim and you can even travel to Alamut, the legendary homeland of the assassins.

When will Assassin's Creed Mirage be released? There is no official date yet, but it is expected to be released in 2023. You can then play it on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, and Xbox One.

Ark 2

An open-world game that many have surely forgotten: Ark 2.

The sequel to the popular dinosaur spectacle was presented in 2020 and scored with an impressive trailer. Starring none other than Vin Diesel.

The second part will therefore come with more story than its predecessor and show a huge world with dynamic events.

When is Ark 2 coming? Studio Wildcard plans to release it in 2023. It will be released for PC and Xbox Series. An appearance in Game Pass is quite conceivable.