Game Infinite's Most Anticipated Games of 2021 (JUNE UPDATE)
So at the beginning of the year I wrote a Most Anticipated list for 2021, and now that we are half way through 2021 I think it time for a mid-year update! Many games have received delays to 2022 since the original post. Some games have released and won our hearts or failed to live up to the anticipation. Many games have still not released and remain on the list. So far 2021, has really failed to deliver many exciting new titles. My list of great games for the end of year lists is looking quite bare so far, but all hope is not lost as many amazing games still have 2021 release dates, windows, or presumed windows and I have many new ones for this list! I will say that while this list of games I can't wait to play, the order is less important as game announcements come and go. In general, all of these games look exciting. I was originally going to update this list earlier, but with E3 here fresh with new game announcements, here is a June update that includes anticipated titles I have come across since January, including new ones from Summer Game Fest 2021 and E32021. Not all of these games have confirmed 2021 release dates, especially with the uncertainty of the post-Covid world. However, games that are confirmed 2022 are listed as honorable mentions at the end, with some games listed on the main list still with unknown release dates.
25. Vampire: The Masquerade BLOOD HUNT
So Vampire Masquerade was supposed to get a new full game release this year, and in what felt like moments before it was supposed to release, the game was delayed indefinitely with the entire development team being fired. Honestly I would love to read a Jason Schrier article on what happened to that. Big release games don't get delayed that close to release with an entire loss of staff without drama. And here we are a few months later, with now a Vampire Battle Royale?? Was this just a quickly made cash grab to hold us over, to make money why they hired a new team for the other game?
I smell something odd here. It just doesn't feel right. Part of me expects Bloodhunt to be a buggy, bad, cash grab attempt at a free to play title that will crash and burn miserably. The other part of me enjoyed the trailer and the concept, so therefore I want it to be good. However, wanting it to be good and expecting it to be good is a different thing. I expect it to struggle in the BR space filled with games of much bigger brand reconginiton, but I still put it on the list because I am intrigued.
24. Babylon's Fall (Moved from 2020 list!)
(Update 2021 - post E3 2021. We got a new look at Babylon's Fall at E3, and I will say it looked a little rough. It dropped a bit on my excitement level, as honestly it just looks like a less pretty version of Godfall; and Godfall didn't review that well either by most circles. I still have it on this list, as it could still turn out to be fun. It is going to be a Fantasy set Live Service game._
(2019 Original Post) Well, we aren't getting Scalebound, and it doesn't seem like Bayonetta 3 is ever actually arriving. So while Xbox and Nintendo fans may be left disappointed, Playstation fans seem to be closer to a new game from Platinum Games than the rest. This game looks to be a highly stylized hack'n slash (surprise surprise) set in a medieval magical world. I hope that the time on Bayonetta and Scalebound haven't taken the energy out of Platinum so they can deliver something eventually.
23. Crossfire X (Moved from 2020 list!)
(Update 2021 - Post E3 2021. With no news at E3 2021, I have little expectation of this game coming out in 2021)
Crossfire X went from a blurb during Xbox's E3, where we saw a vague cinematic teaser for a military shooter to an exciting game with a free multiplayer component and an actual campain. It was only really noteworthy for being a much needed Xbox console exclusive during a time when Xbox was struggling to deliver them. We have heard pretty much nothing about it since that reveal, and all of a sudden a open beta dropped. I had a blast in the game even though there was only one "modern' mode. The beta contained legacy modes from the old pc game. The legacy was old and ugly bland version I largely skipped. The new modern polished mode was super fun. I am very excited for more competition in the modern military shooter genre, and I think there is plenty of room for Crossfire X.
22. Sword of Legends Online
An upcoming JRPG MMO, SLO looks like a fun new free to play entry in the fantasy MMO genre.
21. Nakara Bladepoint
Naraka is an upcoming asian set Battle Royale game that seeks to make a name for itself in the popular and saturated BR space by going for a JRPG/MMO aesthetic, replacing the traditional BR elements with swords and asian art styles. I got the opportunity to play the beta, and I will say the game looks really fun.
20. Nier Reincarnation
I am a huge fan of the Nier franchise, with 2B being one of my all time favorite female or android characters in gaming. So when a new Nier title was announced that wasn't the Replicant remaster, I was excited! However, it ranks low on this list because it is a mobile only title. This makes me worry about its quality. I'm not a mobile hater, in fact I want MORE games to come to mobile, but they need to be like Genshin Impact or Fortnite where they also come to all the other platforms. We need mobile games that are on mobile and others to show that they are "real" games. Being mobile only makes me worried. Why not at least PC? We also have seen very little of the gameplay, and the little bit we have seen is mostly the "3D" moments, where I fear some of the game might not be as much Automata as we would like or even expect. Also a reason it ranks low is that some of the impressions I've read from the international version (not here in the US yet) has been mixed to negative. That all being said, I really really hope that when the English version arrives in the West, that it will still manage to impress us.
19. Aliens Fireteam
Will Fireteam end up being Colonial Marines or Isolation? Few franchises have such quality variety as the Aliens franchise in gaming, but I will admit I am quite intrigued by the coop hoard mode shooter concept because it just seems painfully obvious for the sci-fi setting. This is a universe built for this mode that I wonder why it took so long for Fireteam to be made.
18. Crimson Desert
(Update 2021 - Post E3 2021. With no news at E3 2021, I have little expectation of this game coming out in 2021)
I was really disappointed by Black Desert. From the beautifully obscured graphics hidden from an insanely messy and overcrowded HUD, to boring gameplay and combat, I just couldn't get into it. Which is such a shame because I anticipated it so much, and to this day has one of the best character creators and character models I have seen. Crimson Desert is their next game, and looks even more amazing than Black Desert. Hopefully the beautiful gameplay we have seen so far won't be hidden by a screen full of HUD garbage, and will feature more natural feeling and active combat.
17. Tales of Arise
Tales of Arise is another game that sold me with a trailer. There are ALOT of games that look like this. There just are a lot of anime or cartoon jrpg's, and honestly they start to just blur together to me as an outsider to the genre. This one managed to stand among the rest to me with this exciting gameplay trailer from the Summer Game Fest 2021.
17. Scarlet Nexus
I waited to do my mid year update for this article until after E3 to see if any major changes would happen with the game news. Much to my dismay, I didn't get many new game announcements that looked exciting to me. However, one small silver lining is unlike other entries on this list, we won't have to wait long for Scarlete Nexus as it is mere days away at time of writing this section. Scarlet Nexus looks to be an action packed anime-inspired game from Bandai that looks like it could be a sleeper hit for 2021.
16. Stray (Moved from 2020 list!)
So, "That PS5 Cat game" made my list because of its weirdness, art, and premise. One of the indie titles revealed to us during Playstation's 2020 Future of Gaming event, showed some really great indie games coming to PS5. Stray is about a cat living in a world populated by robots. That sentence alone got it on this list.
15. Perfect Dark
(Update 2021 - Post E3 2021. With no news at E3 2021, I have little expectation of this game coming out in 2021)
When Xbox revealed a Perfect Dark remake/reboot was coming, I was really excited. This was one of those franchises that I always regretted missing back in the day but has since aged out of my ability to appreciate it the way I would have back then. It's too old to play and appreciate, so a remake return is just what I wanted. We don't know much about the game with just a cinematic trailer at the time of writing, but I really look forward to playing this series with modern visuals.
14. Code Syn (Moved from 2020 list!)
Tencent is trying to become the Disney of games as they slowly buy ownership of many major studios and most recently announced new AAA studios in the US. They got a little bit of flack by some for this trailer as some believed it to be a Cyberpunk 2077 ripoff, but honestly, I think that the artistic style of Cyberpunk has room for more games. I thought this game looked more fun than some other outlets initial impressions. I am always down for another good sci-fi RPG. This one let's you have a giant cybernetic pet bear. If that doesn't peak your interest, watch the trailer for yourself and see what you think.
13. Battlefield 2042
I would rank Battlefield 2042 higher based on just the trailer. This trailer is just on fire, making me want to be excited for this game. However, DICE delivered a real stinker in Battlefield V. The game was pretty bad and largely unliked by critics and players. Instead of reassuring players with quality, they have stripped this game way down to a point where I think it being a premium AAA title is a bit of a stretch. While in the past, the Battlefield campaigns have been bland and forgettable, that just means they should do better not scrap it. Battlefield 2042 is launching multiplayer only and I think that is a huge mistake at 60 or more dollars. This game will be competing with the 2021 Call of Duty which I highly expect to offer a campaign, zombies, integration into Warzone, in addition to regular multiplayer. Come fall will players choose between COD which will offer 3/(4ish) modes or Battlefield which offers one, Especially with Battlefield V still fresh in players minds?
The biggest selling point Battlefield 2042 has so far is its new massive player count, another reason I am hesitant of their 60$ AAA strategy as player count is going to matter in this game. I really hope I am wrong and this game will be amazing and successful, but time will tell. Despite my concerns, I still rank it high out of pure optimism.
12. Solar Ash (Moved from 2020 list!)
This game makes this list for one reason and one reason only. It is the first game I have seen that has the newly understood scientific realistic depiction of a black hole. Now there may be other good things about it but that's all I needed to see before I was sold. Thanks to mathematical models used to create the black hole in the movie Inception, and a confirmation of accuracy by the first image taken of a black hole, we now reasonable know what they look like. Now that we know, I want to see more depictions of them in entertainment media and pop culture, because not only are Black Holes mysterious and weird, they look cool as hell. Solar Ash has a black hole in it and that's all I needed to see from the trailer to make it a must play for me.
11. Kena Bridge of Spirits (Moved from 2020 list!)
Do you want your own pet Porgs? Well, you can't have one. This is the closest you may ever get as this is a game about living in some magical forest with a huge host of little black furry creatures as your pets. That may be all that most need to know about this game to make them interested...little furry cute things. Many of us are excited for this Disney Pixar-esque looking game that promises to deliver a quality action platformer in the art of a Pixar movie.
10. Lost Soul Aside (Moved from 2020 list!)
Apparently this game has been announced for like 3 years, and it completely skipped my radar. I want to thank my friend, former #GiFriends streamer, and fellow gaming news blogger REDXMAUDE for introducing me to this awesome game. It gives me some Final Fantasy, Code Vien vibes. It is a really cool looking open world jrpg, and it is now on my list. What is interesting is this started out as a one man developer, but interest picked up turning it into a larger team making the game.
9. Recompile (Moved from 2020 list!)
When it comes to third person indie games, the best kinds are the ones that strike you with their art style or colors. The main character being a glowing being of light is a nice touch and the trailer sold me on the game's premise. It is unique and beautiful looking indie games like this that really excite me.
8. Bright Memory Infinite (Moved from 2020 list!)
Will Bright Memory Infinite be the game that forever ruins indie games for me? Normally I have a very different system of measurement and expectation for indie games than I have for AAA. There just is understandably a difference in what one person can do than what a team of 100 or more can do. What can a game made in a basement compare to a game with a 200 million dollar budget? Bright Memory Infinite however seeks to forever change the game with the "if one man could do that..." effect. That alone is why I am playing it. This looks like a AAA military shooter from a large team and it is indie, a small team. Early reports say it isn't very long, but who cares JUST LOOK AT IT! The game Bright Memory is already out as a "unfinished version" with Infinite coming as a sequel/expansion of the original. I can't stop thinking of how gorgeous this game looks. If this game is any good it will forever raise the bar for what I think will be possible by indie games.
7. Life is Strange True Colors
Life is Strange is a series I have a weird relationship. The first one is one of my absolute favorite games of all time. I think Life is Strange 1 is top ten all time material. It has an amazing story, gameplay, premise, characters. It is an absolute gem. However, Life is Strange 2 is a game I absolutely hated. I hated the story, the message, the characters, the premise. It is probably one of my lowest ranked games in recent memory. So, so far, we have a 10/10, 0/10, and a really weird spinoff. What I really really wanted from Life is Strange "3" was to give us back Max and Chloe and time travel because that is what worked, but that is not what we are getting. Again we are getting a new character and new ability.
I will say that I have some faith as with an Anthony, every new game is a clean slate and a chance for greatness. I also am giving it a chance because this is a new developer, and I hope that means it can focus on being a good game with a good story. It will also be the first LIS game to not launch episodic with the entire game dropping at release.
6. Lego Star Wars Skywalker Sage (Moved from 2020 list!)
I have never really played a Lego game very much, as they always never seemed to really appeal to me. However, thanks to advances in visuals and now including voice acting, this collection of the full Skywalker saga actually looks interesting. Players will be able to play maps across all 9 movies, and a vast lineup of even the most obscure characters. Lego also seems to be the only platform we are going to get for any sequel era video games. I desperately want more stories and more video games set during the sequel era of Star Wars. This might be very early 2000's of me, but I wouldn't mind games that just play through the events of the sequels. The scope and quality of this Lego Star Wars games however, excites me to try it for the first time.
After multiple delays, hope remains that this will still release in 2021, hopefully we will hear more soon!
5. Boundary (Moved from 2020 list!)
(Update Early 2021** With a "2020 release" for pretty much all of 2020, 2020 came and went with silence from the developer. Like many on this list, I am presuming COVID was a factor in its delay to 2021. I realize this smaller lesser known title ranks high on my list, and it may not end up being the quality a high ranking deserves, but I have just been looking forward to this game for quite some time.)
(Update Mid 2020: We still are no closer to a release date, and with COVID I suspect the game will be further delayed. However, my excitement level for this space shooter has only increased. It is a lesser known more niche title, but it is one I am personally looking forward to)
I did not hate Call of Duty Ghosts as much as most of the fan base did. I enjoyed many aspects of the game from having a dog companion to fighting aliens in multiplayer. One of the things I loved most about Call of Duty Ghosts was the opening mission in ORBIT. The opening mission of Ghosts was super cool even to the biggest hater. Now, we get combat in space in other games but most often it feels super sci-fi like Halo. This put us in white astronaut suits floating around white space station-like areas with guns. It felt both sci-fi and realistic at the same time. Boundary is a multiplayer shooter game super reminiscent of that setting. Low earth orbit combat with astronaut suits and zero-g combat. Ever since coming across this title I have been super excited to play it.
4. Project Eve
You probably haven't even heard of this game, which is why I understand if this unknown title surprises you for ranking so high on my list. However, If you haven't heard of this game you must watch the trailer. It promises some of the best graphics and photo realistic character models. The detail on the character's face is just so impressive. This looks like next generation more than anything I have seen so far. Plus the gameplay looks much like Nier Automata. With amazing graphics, fluid gameplay, and more, it ranks ultra high for me.
3. Far Cry 6
I absolutely loved Far Cry 5. New to the franchise, I played it past the campaign, and went around doing every side mission I could find. I loved having animal companions, flying airplanes, sniping enemy pilots out of the cockpit, or helping a crazy scientist make contact with aliens. It was just a vast, fun, and amazing experience. This is why when they announced Far Cry 6, I was very much excited. Much of what I liked about Far Cry 5 was the setting, so I am hesitant in this being a different game. I am very excited for Giancarlo Esposito as the main villain as I think he is a very talented actor who can really portray an intimidating antagonist.
2. Final Fantasy XVI
I have long been outside the Final Fantasy franchise, only ever playing bits and pieces of games I wasn't interested at the time. That all changed when I played Final Fantasy 7 Remake. A phenomenal 10/10 game that forever made me a fan of the franchise. Since then I have gone on to play some of 15, 14, and 13. While I have a long way to go to catch up on the franchise, I am excited for the future with Final Fantasy XVI. I am excited for a more fantasy setting than the modern era games I have played so far. Final Fantasy 7 remake and the excitement for 16 were two very big reasons why we launched the Gi Channel Final Fantasy Infinite! Check it out for regular Final Fantasy news and entertainment content!
2022+ Confirmed Delayed or Confirmed 2022 Games as Honerable Mentions
Before we get to our number 1 pick, here are some honorable mentions. These games were either originally on the list for 2021 and have been since officially delayed to 2022+ or they are are just confirmed/announced to be 2022 titles. I felt necessary to include them on this article, as they would rank very highly otherwise if they were included.
To say that Elden Ring gameplay was highly anticipated is quite an understatement. We just got the first look at the gameplay in the Sumer Game Fest opening kick off event, and it did not disappoint. It looks like an absolutely gorgeous fantasy game, an open world Dark Souls. We even got a January 2022 release date; much sooner than I would have thought.
What looked like a fantasy new IP, turned out to be instead a fantasy spinoff of the Borderlands games called Wonderlands. Clever title aside it was confirmed to be it's "own thing" and not in the same world per-say as Borderlands other than having Tiny Tina. This will be a game that answers the question of what Borderlands style and humor would look like in a fantasy setting instead with magic and dragons.
Overwatch 2 (Update: Officially Delayed to 2022)
(Update: Officially Delayed to 2022+)
(Updated 2021): Good god Blizzard will this ever get an update? We have heard pretty much nothing so far.)
(Updated Mid 2020: Overwatch 2 is becoming the Avatar 2 of games. I am not convinced it will ever actually come, and when it does, will we still care? It dropped several tiers because I haven't played Overwatch in quite some time because it seems to be in content limbo. Nothing new happens, and it is getting old. I have put enough hours of my life into it that I am happy to wait for OW2 to come, but will it be too little too late? This was an expansion that really needed to come out in early 2020 to keep it relevant. Blizzard has had multiple controversies in 2020 from Blitchung to the BLM Protest backlash, that they desperately could have used some positive press with this pseudo-sequel. Since we have heard almost nothing about it, I predict this being pushed to a 2021 title and by then the hype may have dropped too low)
Do I even really need to explain why Overwatch 2 is on my list? I am a huge Overwatch fan. I have put more hours in Overwatch than I think I have any other game. I love the characters, the lore, and everything. It almost, almost was my Game of the Decade beat out so slightly by Mass Effect 2. I am also excited because I think I have played enough of it for a while; I am ready for something new. Overwatch 2 is the only game on this list that hasn't been in some way announced or implied as coming out in 2020, but I highly suspect it will come out. I doubt Blizzard would announce this more than a year before release, and they will want to capitalize on the new console launch with Holiday 2020 promising to bring in some real money to the gaming industry.
More than just being a massive Overwatch fan, Overwatch 2 promises to redefine our expectations of what a "sequel" means. Overwatch is an example of what good looks like in the Live Service genre. In a genre where failure seems common, the few successful stories like Overwatch and Fortnite have their own problems. How do you make sequels to massively successful live services that entire business model revolves around people slowly hoarding loot and skins over long periods of time. These games are directly measured in player bases and twitch views. A sequel usually implies a completely restarted game, different player bases, and starting over on loot. With super successful live services games it could be disastrous to split player bases. It also could discourage people from wanting to buy skins/loot because they don't feel like they can keep it forever. Fortnite and Overwatch both took new approaches to the sequels. Unlike a new "Season", slapping a 2 on the game can excite even more people into coming back and can boost player bases. Fortnite saw some record numbers with their "Chapter 2" stunt. Overwatch probably will as well as long as it is priced properly. Blizzard is promising cross compatible multiplayer, all your skins will migrate over, and the thing every Overwatch player has been clamoring for for years, a Story Mode. Overwatch 2 has been called a "glorified expansion" and that might end up being the case, but if the content is large enough as they say, and the effort there, I don't care if they call it Overwatch 2 or even feel like it should be paid. I am excited for Story Mode in Overwatch.
Forspoken (Formally Known as Project Athia)
Forgive me but Athia is just a cooler name than Forspoken... Change my mind. That being said, Forspoken promises to be an exiting and gorgeous open world RPG built on Unreal 5's next gen powers.
Destiny 2 The Witch Queen (Update: Officially Delayed to 2022)
(Update: Officially Delayed to 2022)
When Bungie announces their new vision for Destiny 2 going forward was to be an ongoing service, with several major expansions, with no plans for a traditional "Destiny 3" on the horizon, the announcement of Beyond Light really excited me. It encouraged me to go back and play through all the expansions I never played after finishing the main campaign. Some extra time in quarantines allowed me to visit some older games I never would have had the chance to, and the opportunity to play through Forsaken and Shadowkeep both were really fun. At the time of this writing I am still enjoying Beyond Light, and thanks to the roadmap Bungie gave us, we already know that The Witch Queen will be the major expansion in 2021. It would be higher on this list, if we knew anything more than a title.
God of War "Ragnarok" (Update: Officially Delayed to 2022)
(Update: Officially Delayed to 2022)
God of War Ragnarok has a hell of a lot to live up to. God of War 2018 blew it out of the water with a legendary soft reboot to the franchise, sweeping many, including our own, GOTY nominations and wins. A sequel to such an amazing game will have much to prove, but I am confident in the teams ability to not just live up to but surpass the previous. God of War was amazing, but it managed to be a GOTY without one of the things that God of War is known for, massive grand scale god boss battles. Kratos only fights one godlike character the whole game, and while visceral, was still fairly small scale. We never get to see Kratos fully just UNLEASH. I want to see the face off teased at the end with Thor. Thor vs Kratos is something that can truly take God of War Ragnarok to 11/10. Let us fight ODIN.
Hogwarts Legacy (Update: Officially Delayed to 2022)
(Update: Officially Delayed to 2022)
There are so many amazing tv/film franchises that are just begging to be turned into a quality video game. I can't believe no one has made a open world RPG set in Game of Thrones! Why is the billion dollar franchise for Fast and Furious never gotten a serious quality attempt? Well, Harry Potter has been on that list, in that it is long over due for a quality AAA attempt at a game.
Mass Effect "Will Continue?"
I stipulate that with a teaser announcement, that doesn't even come with a project name, let alone an actual name, the untitled Mass Effect sequel has 0.000000001% chance of releasing in 2021. In fact, EA has called this "early development" which means even in ridiculous Anthem hellish development of 16 months wouldn't drop it in 2021. As well, I wouldn't want them to. I don't want them to rush this. I want this to be a well crafted, phenomenal, GOTY shoe-in. I don't want this in 2021, or even 2022. I want this to be perfect. I just couldn't think of a game I am more anticipating for. I absolutely love the Mass Effect series; it is my all time favorite series. I remember sitting there with my friend, watching the 2020 Game Awards, and when Liara wipes off the N7 Logo, standing up and cheering. It was the best moment of the night, and one of the most exciting pieces of news of the year. Knowing that a Mass Effect sequel is happening to continue the story is my dream. Words can't truly explain how excited I am for more Mass Effect.
All we know so far about Mass Effect 4? 5? Something else?, is that Liara is in it, and it takes place in the Milkyway Galaxy some unknown possible 900 year period after ME3.
1. Halo Infinite (Moved From 2020 List!)
(Update Post-E3 2021: We have gotten a look at Halo Infinite multiplayer and a new brief story campaign. The past half year delay already has given us a night and day improvement to the game. It is finally starting to look up to the standard we expect. While nothing looks truly "nex-gen" about it, it does now look like a solid Xbox One era Halo. The gun textures, map environments, and more are starting to look good.)
(Update 2021: In a shocking turn of events, the Flagship title for the Xbox Series X, after being announced almost two years ahead of it's promised Holiday 2020 release window, Halo Infinite was finally shown to the public only to meet rampant meme-worthy disappointment by fans. In fact the gameplay reveal was so bad, that I wrote an entire article about how I thought that Youtube Livestreaming was jeopardizing next-gen's reputation. Beatiful 4k 60 next-gen games with amazing graphics were constantly being shown to the public for the first time in awful compressed 1080 30 fps, combined with awful checker boarding and compression on Youtube. Twitch is almost as bad but all these YouTube reveals are really killing the first impression. To make it worse, it can make average looking games look even more awful. This is what happened with Halo Infinite's reveal, the gameplay later direct uploaded looked much better the livestream everyone saw, but far worse than it should have been. I went back and looked at images of Halo 4, which for the record debuted on the Xbox 360, and I can't wrap my head around the fact that Halo Infinite somehow looks worse than a game from two console gens before. It might have something to do with 343's really odd decision to go back to a very old art style for Halo, that even with the best graphics somehow looks old and dated. The feedback was so negative Microsoft chose to delay the game that was supposed to be months away to some unknown date. We now know that Halo Infinite has seen much development turbulence with delays, behind the scenes issues, and leadership losses. Honestly, I don't know where my expectations are for the game. I am torn between being excited for one of my favorite franchises of all time, and the realistic expectations that perhaps this game won't be very good. One small silver lining is they at least had to foresight to delay the game, and when it does arrive it will be on GamePass.)
--- Original 2019
What could possibly be more anticipated than Cyberpunk 2077? Well, for me it has to be Halo Infinite. I grew up as a massive Halo fan, it was one of the first game series I ever played. It was the reason I bought a Xbox 360 over a Playstation3, and Halo 3 was the first game I bought for it. I have played each game countless time. I stood in line for hours at GameStop waiting for Reach, Halo 4, and 5 to come out. One of my favorite con moments was getting to meet the voice actor for Master Chief himself, Steve Downes. It is easy to say Halo is one of my favorite series of all time so that is a big part makes this so high on my list. It has also been the longest game between Halo games EVER. There has never been more than a three year gap in-between Halo games and it has been 5 years since Halo 5! After Halo 5 was largely disliked by fans (mostly for side-showing the main character we all love... Shocking!) 343 really went back to the drawing board to take their time on the next game. They also are calling it some kind of spiritual reboot? We know little of the story. It has a different art style. It may not be a real Halo 6, but it is a new Halo game running on a new better engine and it has longer time to develop than any previous game. My hopes for this game are beyond anything else, but it has to be good. Like I said for Cyberpunk that I hope that the games I hope the most for wont be like last year with massive disappointments. All we Halo fans want is a new good Halo game, and hopefully Infinite will be that.