After the packed yr that was 2023, it looks like 2024 could also be a bit extra of a bridge yr, though there’s nonetheless lots for the motion fan to sit up for over the subsequent 12 months. A variety of this yr’s motion video games are going huge, with Rise of the Ronin and Star Wars Outlaws being full open world, and Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II on the very least being a lot bigger than its predecessor (Ninja Idea hasn’t confirmed whether or not they’re going outright open-world but). Definitely, the whole lot on this listing is pushing the technical bar laborious, whether or not or not it’s the dizzying motion of Stellar Blade or the UE5 visuals of Steel Gear Stable Delta. Listed below are Wccftech’s prime 5 motion video games you’ll be battling by means of in 2024.
Be aware: Solely video games with confirmed 2024 launch dates are eligible for these lists. Stuff that’s solely rumored or imagined to be popping out is relegated to the honorable mentions.
Rise of the Ronin (PS5, March 22, 2024)
Launching completely on PlayStation 5 in simply a few months, Rise of the Ronin is the newest from the Group Ninja of us who made the acclaimed Nioh video games. This time round, Group Ninja casts apart the supernatural stuff, telling a extra grounded samurai epic set in an expansive open-world model of nineteenth Century Edo Japan. When you gained’t be taking over demons, you possibly can nonetheless count on loads of blood-soaked, thumb-straining Group Ninja fight. For PlayStation followers ready impatiently for one more Ghost of Tsushima sport, it seems like Rise of the Ronin may fill the hole properly.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II (PC & Xbox Collection X/S, 2024)
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II was one of many first video games introduced for the Xbox Collection X/S all the best way again in 2019, and it appears we’re lastly going to get our arms on the sport someday in 2024. We nonetheless haven’t seen that a lot of Hellblade II in motion, however developer Ninja Idea is promising cutting-edge facial animations and a stunningly practical photogrammetry-assisted recreation of Icelandic surroundings. And don’t fear, Senua continues to be lots adept with a sword, axe, and different lethal weapons. Senua’s new nightmare has been a very long time coming, however it seems like one gamers gained’t quickly neglect.
Stellar Blade (PS5, 2024)
We’ve been listening to about Stellar Blade for some time (it was included in Wccftech’s Most Anticipated Motion Video games listing final yr as effectively) however it looks like 2024 would be the yr it truly arrives. Initially often known as Venture Eve, the Korean-developed motion sport has garnered consideration for its spectacular visuals and the truth that Sony is investing within the venture. Stellar Blade’s revealing (and uh, not terribly supportive) costumes have raised a couple of eyebrows, however the sport’s mixture of high-octane PlatinumGames-style fashionable motion and spectacular tech is undeniably alluring.
Steel Gear Stable Delta: Snake Eater (PC, Xbox Collection X/S & PS5, 2024)
Even amongst the numerous different acclaimed entries within the collection, Steel Gear Stable 3: Snake Eater stands out due to its distinctive story, setting, and bold mechanics. There’s some motive to be cautious about Konami’s upcoming remake Steel Gear Stable Delta: Snake Eater given Kojima isn’t concerned, however early UE5 footage has seemed pretty spectacular, and once more, the supply materials is great. Sony has indicated Steel Gear Stable Delta is coming this yr, so we’ll discover out if this sport’s nonetheless the large boss quickly sufficient.
Star Wars Outlaws (PC, Xbox Collection X/S & PS5, 2024)
The Division creators Large Leisure have quietly emerged as one of the proficient and technically proficient studios below the Ubisoft umbrella, and now they’re turning their consideration towards that galaxy far, far-off with Star Wars Outlaws. A full-on interplanetary open-world action-adventure specializing in the rougher facet of the Star Wars universe, gamers will tackle the position of scoundrel Kay Vess as she tries to tug off one of many largest heists the Outer Rim has ever seen. Early gameplay footage of Outlaws has been spectacular, and the entire venture seems to convey a handy guide a rough, enjoyable tone that’s been lacking from lots of latest Star Wars content material. There have been rumors of a late 2024 launch window, though Ubisoft has since mentioned that point out was a mistake. Nonetheless, the sport is deliberate to launch this yr, barring any unlucky delays.
Honorable Mentions and Attainable Surprises
Early 2024 sees the discharge of a few main live-service actioners in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League and Cranium and Bones which have impressed a blended response pre-launch, however who is aware of? Perhaps they’ll form up higher than anticipated. Later within the yr, video games like Black Delusion: Wukong, Ark 2, and Changed maintain loads of promise. In fact, there are additionally the video games which can be rumored to be coming in 2024 however haven’t been introduced or nailed down a launch date but. Ken Levine’s new joint Judas and MachineGames’ Indiana Jones sport are each rumored for this yr, and who is aware of what Nintendo could be cooking up for the Swap successor they’re doubtless dropping someday in 2024?
These are the video games you’re going to be grappling with in 2024! Any promising motion video games we right here at Wccftech missed? Spherical up your individual listing and share it within the feedback!