Autumn is slowly coming into our lives, and along with rainy, colder days, some very interesting titles await you. Let’s see what exactly it is about.
Every year in the fall season you have the opportunity to see several new editions of major video games. Since the fall of this year comes as a kind of culmination of the first year of the new generation consoles, i.e. of PS5 and Xbox Series X generation, it means that a lot of titles, which will be oriented primarily to these consoles, are expected.
It should be noted that in order for a game to ‘qualify’ to our list in this article, it must have a confirmed release time for this fall, which means that games like LEGO Star Wars: Skywalker Saga (that does not have a specific release time) or games like God of War (that has been postponed for an unknown date) will not be listed here.
What exactly awaits us in the fall? What games you will enjoy? Read more about it below…
1. Efootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2023
Expected release time: September 30
Every year, Konami releases a new sequel to Pro Evolution Soccer, or PES for short, to its football fans but also the bettors who increasingly include matches of this video game in their bet slips at online bookmakers specialized in eSports markets, which are gathered at one place at Bookmaker-Expert.com. Since last year, PES has been given the letter “e” and renamed into “eFootball”. Konami wanted to make it clear that every next sequel to PES will have an emphasis on online, competitive gameplay.
This year’s iteration of PES, i.e. eFotball, brings many novelties, some of which are not so dear to the players. One of the novelties is the “cross-play” option, which means that, for example, the user of an Android smartphone will be able to play online against (or with) a player who uses consoles or a PC. What exactly it will look like is not yet known. Some talk about lowering the quality of graphics for console and computer users in these situations, but nothing is known for sure yet.
What is known is that the new eFootball PES will be a virtually free game. Konami says that with this it wants to get as close as possible to the masses and that it wants to follow what “battle royale” games like Fortnite or PUBG do. In essence, the game will be free in itself, but rumors have surfaced that players will have to buy the mods they want to play. Master league for an additional 5-10 euros? Many will not like it…
The game will be done on a new version of the Unreal Engine, which should mean that the graphics will be improved, as well as the movement of players and balls (hopefully the artificial intelligence of players, especially defensive ones, will be improved).
All in all, a demo version of the game has already appeared, while the game itself was supposed to be available on the market between September 7 and 10, but this has been moved to September 30.
2. Life is Strange: True Colors
Released on September 10
Life is Strange: True Colors is the third sequel to the franchise, this time by Deck Nine developers instead of the DONTNOD Entertainment team. That is the only game-related change.
Although still based on chapters, the game will be sold as a whole that can be played from start to finish. In it, the players take on the role of Alex Chen who, unlike the other protagonists of Life is Strange, has been dealing with her powers for some time. She sees them as a curse because she is capable of feeling other people’s emotions, and if the emotions are too strong, they can affect her as well. It is an interesting premise that should have equally interesting implications in the way the game is played.
Life is Strange: True Colors came out September 10 for PC, PS4, PS5, Stadium, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
Released on September 14
Games in which the player has the ability to influence the passage of time are becoming increasingly popular. Given that, Deathloop could prove to be one of the greats of the genre. In it, players control the Colt, unless they are in multiplayer, where they control Julianna. Colt’s mission is to kill the visionaries, break the time loop, and get off the island where he got stuck, while Julianna’s mission is to stop him. Every time he dies it is not the end because retaining that information, learning more about the visionaries, and then coming out the other side as a winner is the very core of the Deathloop game loop.
The game was released on September 14 for Windows PCs and exclusively for the Playstation 5.
4. Far Cry 6
Expected release time: October 7
After the delay, we learn that Far Cry 6 will be released very soon. The next sequel to the long-running Ubisoft franchise will put players in the role of a person named Dani Rojas, to whom you will be able to assign a male or female gender. Dani will clash with Antón and his son in the game. There are still many questions about how exactly this will happen and unfold, but luckily we will not have to wait long to find out the answers to all the questions you have.
Furthermore, it is known that the game will also get a DLC, in which you will have the opportunity to find out additional explanations of the roles of the villains from the franchise, including Vaas, Pagan Min, and Joseph Seed.
Far Cry 6 will be released on October 7 for PC, PS4, PS5, Stadium, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
5. Metroid Dread
Expected release time: October 8
Metroid Dread game is certainly one of the biggest surprises of this year’s E3 fair, and the fact that, at the moment, it is only 10 days until its release contributes to that.
Metroid Dread, a game not to be confused with Metroid Prime 4, completes the primary course of the story established between Samus and the being of Metroid. After seven EMMI robots are sent to the ZDR, Samus must travel there to investigate their disappearances and find out what else is going on with the ZDR.
Metroid Dread will be released on October 8 for the Nintendo Switch.
6. Back 4 Blood
Expected release time: October 12
Back 4 Blood is a game run by the same development team that devised the super-successful Left 4 Dead games, which means that Back 4 Blood would be in a way the successor to Left 4 Dead 1 and 2 games.
Given the popularity of Left 4 Dead, Back 4 Blood has already done a lot. This time, players will face a horde of zombies known as Ridden. Each of the characters you will have the opportunity to choose will have separate personalities, which will undoubtedly further contribute to the playfulness and originality, regardless of whether the player chooses Walker, Holly, Hoffman, Evangel, Karlee, Doc, Jim, or Mom to fight the hordes of the undead again.
Back 4 Blood will be released on October 12 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X console.
7. Battlefield 2042
Expected release time: October 22
Battlefield 2042 as a game wants to set itself up as a definitive Battlefield experience. Although there is no single-player campaign, the story will be told through multiplayer modes.
Due to events with Kessler syndrome (a hypothetical space phenomenon caused by space pollution), 70 % of satellites around the Earth crash into the planet, resulting in global eclipses. In about two years, or until 2042, the tensions associated with these events escalated into a war between the United States and Russia.
The All-Out Warfare game mode includes Conquest (two teams fight to win checkpoints) and Breakthrough (one team tries to take control of the other team), while Battlefield Portal serves as a mode for creating custom multiplayer modes and maps.
Battlefield 2042 comes out on October 22 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
8. Forza Horizon 5
Expected release time: November 9
Forza Horizon 5 will take franchise fans to Mexico, along with hundreds of the world’s most renowned cars. The open-world environment is shown in incredible detail as are the cars you will be able to drive. The open-world is described as social, evolving and changing, and diverse and adventurous. In addition, the game is a kind of Microsoft exclusive.
The fifth iteration of the Forza Horizon game comes out to us on November 9 for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox
Series X consoles.
9. Dying Light 2
Expected release time: December 7
After years of waiting, we finally got confirmation of the release of the new Dying Light game.
The plot of the game will take place 20 years after the original, and the players will take on the role of the new protagonist Aiden Caldwell, who will be one of the inhabitants of The City. With the invasion of the undead and Caldwell’s ability to parkour, The City seems to be one of the game’s most important features. It is divided into seven different regions filled with various factions and settlements, with players having to make decisions that will save some and ruin others. This will lead to player decisions leading to even bigger changes in the state of the world in which the game takes place, as well as the way NPCs interact with Aiden, which means you should get even more and better things than what you had in the first Dying Light.
Dying Light 2 comes out on December 7 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.