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Now that the latest generation of gaming hardware has had a full calendar year to marinate in the industry, 2022 is poised to put it to the test — coming out swinging with Elden Ring in February and keeping a steady pace with practically every month following, it's shaping up to be a big year in gaming. To summarize with an all-encompassing cliche: we've got a lot to look forward to.

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Updated January 14, 2022: We've turned the corner into 2022! And it's definitely going to be an absolutely massive year for gaming. We've updated our calendar with the latest as we sail right into the new year.

This Week's Highlights

  • Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl was pushed back into December, leaving April's current roster a little sparse.
  • FAR: Changing Tides, however, received a solid release date in March.
  • We've made various additions throughout the calendar and TBA sections to keep things up to date.

January 2022 Games

Screenshots of Weird West, Rainbow Six Extraction and Pokemon Legends Arceus

With only a handful of games to start off the year, January 2022 nonetheless carries with it a few strong game launches. After a delay from 2021 to this year, the next installment in the Rainbow Six series makes a long-anticipated appearance with Extraction. And not only that, but it is launching day one on Xbox Game Pass. Both Monster Hunter Rise and God of War are getting their PC ports this month too. And if that wasn't enough, a new Pokemon game in the form of Pokemon Legends Arceus releases toward the end of the month. This might seem like a small bunch of games, but anything looks small in comparison to the gargantuan pile of releases happening in February.

  • January 4 - Deep Rock Galactic (PS4, PS5)
  • January 12 - Monster Hunter Rise (PC)
  • January 13 - Astroneer (Switch)
  • January 14 - God of War (PC)
  • January 18 - Nobody Saves The World (Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • January 20 - Rainbow Six Extraction (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Stadia, PC)
  • January 21 - Baby Storm (Switch)
  • January 22 - Shadow Man Remastered (Switch)
  • January 28 - Pokemon Legends Arceus (Switch)
  • January 28 - Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collections (PS5, PC)

February 2022 Games

Screenshots of Elden Ring, Destiny 2 Witch Queen, and Horizon Forbidden West

As mentioned, February is poised to practically define 2022's gaming calendar with an absurd litany of heavy-hitting titles. Dying Light 2 Stay Human sets the tone nicely, but Horizon Forbidden West? Total War: Warhammer 3? Elden Ring? All in the same month? This is either the best timeline or one that's been broken beyond belief. Best to set aside an entire paycheck for this one.

  • February TBA - Evil Dead: The Game (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC)
  • February 1 - Life is Strange: Remastered Collection (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, Stadia, PC)
  • February 4 - Dying Light 2 Stay Human (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC)
  • February 8 - Sifu (PS4, PS5)
  • February 10 - CrossfireX (Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S)
  • February 11 - Lost Ark (PC)
  • February 15 - Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, Stadia, PC)
  • February 17 - King of Fighters XV (PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • February 17 - Total War: Warhammer III (PC)
  • February 18 - Horizon Forbidden West (PS4, PS5)
  • February 22 - Destiny 2: The Witch Queen (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Stadia, PC)
  • February 25 - Grid Legends (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • February 25 - Elden Ring (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)

March 2022 Games​​​​​

Screenshots showing Tiny Tina's Wonderland, Gran Turismo 7 and Final Fantasy Origin

A modest selection of games are set to release in March. But at least it's a delightful mixture of genres for gamers to enjoy. From the tactical role-playing of Triangle Strategy to the gun-toting, looting-shooting of Tiny Tina's Wonderland, there's a little bit of something for everyone. There's even a brand-new Chocobo racing game for anyone who is both a fan of Final Fantasy and racing.)

  • March TBA - Have A Nice Death (PC)
  • March 1 - Far: Changing Tides (Switch)
  • March 1 - Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous (PS4, Xbox One)
  • March 3 - Babylon's Fall (PS4, PS5, PC)
  • March 4 - Gran Turismo 7 (PS4, PS5)
  • March 4 - Triangle Strategy (Switch)
  • March 10 - Chocobo GP (Switch)
  • March 16 - Tunic (Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • March 17 - Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (PS4, Switch, PC)
  • March 18 - Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • March 22 - Rune Factory 5 (Switch)
  • March 25 - Tiny Tina's Wonderlands (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • March 25 - Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Switch)
  • March 31 - Starship Troopers: Terran Command (PC)
  • March 31 - Weird West (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)

April 2022 Games

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We've been waiting for Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl for a long time, and it's currently one of our most anticipated games of 2022. There might not be much scheduled for an April release date, but we're content with Stalker 2. For now.

  • April 12 - 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (Switch)

May 2022 Games

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With springtime comes new video game releases, and we currently have Vampire: The Masquerade — Swansong as the most prominent game launch this month. More titles are sure to fill up May with new releases, but for now, it's nice to see this upcoming RPG based on the popular tabletop game get a chance to be in the spotlight.

  • May 19 - Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC)
  • May 20 - Sons of the Forest (PC)
  • May 24 - Forspoken (PS5, PC)

June 2022 Games

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June is still looking pretty sparse when it comes to game releases, but fans of AI: The Somnium Files can look forward to the launch of its sequel this month.

  • June TBA - Steelrising (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • June 30 - AI: The Somnium Files – Nirvana Initiative (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • June 30 - Cuphead In The Delicious Last Course (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)

July 2022 Games

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As of the last time this calendar was updated, nothing is slated to launch in July. But given the eternal hunger of gamers to play games and the boundless creative drive of developers to make them, we're sure something will get scheduled. Eventually.

August 2022 Games

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As summer and the year 2022 begin to draw to a close, we are treated to a long-awaited game. The Saints Row franchise has gone through many changes during its lifetime. August will see the series given a breath of fresh air thanks to a Saints Row reboot scheduled for release late in the month. We've definitely been waiting more than a year for this one.

  • August 23 - Saints Row (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)

September 2022 Games

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There aren't many games set to release in September, but one title that will be racing to gamers is Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown. However, you can expect more games to be shuttling your way as more announcements for new releases trickle in.

  • September 22 - Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC)

October 2022 Games

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As of the last time this calendar was updated, nothing is slated to launch in October. But given the eternal hunger of gamers to play games and the boundless creative drive of developers to make them, we're sure something will get scheduled. Eventually.

November 2022 Games

Bethesda's Starfield Spaceship Cockpit

Though November is currently looking pretty bare in terms of game launches, the one confirmed release set in our calendars is quite a doozy. Bethesda's highly-anticipated Starfield is set to launch November 11, and this date is surely marked down in a lot of calendars. It's not every day Bethesda presents us with a new IP, so it's like the holidays came early.

  • November 11 - Starfield (Xbox Series X|S, PC)

December 2022 Games

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December 2022 feels like ages away at this point, so it's no surprise that there are few game launches attached to this month. As of the last time this calendar was updated, only Homeworld 3 was set to release at an unspecified day in December.

  • December TBA - Homeworld 3 (PC)
  • December 8 - Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl (Xbox Series X|S, PC)

To Be Announced 2022 Games

Though none of these titles have release dates that are set in stone, they are all hotly anticipated games that are hopefully seen sooner rather than later.

  • Advance Wars 1+2: Re-boot Camp (Switch)
  • Arc Raiders (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • Arctic Awakening (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC)
  • Ark 2 (Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Stadia, Amazon Luna, PC)
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 (Switch)
  • Bayonetta 3 (Switch)
  • Bear and Breakfast (Switch, PC)
  • Bloodbowl 3 (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC)
  • Bomb Rush Cyberfunk (Switch)
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S)
  • Chivalry 2: House Averfell (PC)
  • Cult of the Lamb (PC)
  • Destiny 2: Lightfall (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • Digimon Survive (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
  • Dolmen (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • Don't Starve Together (Switch)
  • Dragon Age 4 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • Dune: Spice Wars (PC)
  • Earthlock 2 (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • Evil West (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch)
  • Flashback 2 (PS5, PC)
  • Ghostwire: Tokyo (PS5, PC)
  • God of War: Ragnarok (PS4, PS5)
  • Goodbye Volcano High (PS4, PS5, PC)
  • Gotham Knights (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • Grand Theft Auto V (PS5, Xbox Series X|S)
  • Grime (Switch)
  • Hello Neighbor 2 (Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • Hogwarts Legacy (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • Kerbal Space Program 2 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC)
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Switch)
  • Marvel's Midnight Suns (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch PC)
  • Metal: Hellsinger (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • Metal Slug Tactics (Switch)
  • Midnight Fight Express (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
  • Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak (Switch, PC)
  • Oxenfree II: Lost Signals (PS4, PS5, Switch)
  • Park Beyond (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • Party Animals (Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • Planet of Lana (Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Project Eve (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • RWBY: Arrowfell (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC)
  • Redfall (Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • Replaced (Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • Resident Evil Re:Verse (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • Salt and Sacrifice (PS4, PS5, PC)
  • Scorn (Xbox Series X|S)
  • Second Extinction (Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S)
  • Senua's Saga: Hellblade II (Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • Shadowrun Trilogy (Switch)
  • Shredders (Xbox Series X|S)
  • Slime Rancher 2 (Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • Sniper Elite 5 (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S)
  • Somerville (Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • Sonic Frontiers (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC)
  • Soulstice (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • Splatoon 3 (Switch)
  • Star Trek: Resurgence (PC)
  • Star Wars: Eclipse (TBA)
  • Stray (PS4, PS5, PC)
  • Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • Synced: Off-Planet (PC)
  • Tchia (PS4, PS5, PC)
  • Telltale's The Expanse (TBA)
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre (TBA)
  • The Callisto Protocol (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 (Switch)
  • The Lord of the Rings: Gollum (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC)
  • The Outlast Trials (PC)
  • Thirsty Suitors (PC)
  • Trek To Yomi (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
  • Two Point Campus (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC)
  • Undernauts: Labyrinth of Yomi (PS5)
  • Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt (PS5, PC)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (Xbox Series X|S, PC)

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