New games 2024: The biggest video game release dates for PS5, Xbox Series X, PC, Switch, and more

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Take a few minutes to look at the lineup of new games of 2024 and it's clear that we've got another incredible year of play ahead of us. The video game release date schedule is starting to take shape, with Microsoft Gaming dating one of its biggest upcoming Xbox Series X games for early spring, and Sony pushing a smattering of fantastic third-party upcoming PS5 games that are exclusive to the platform over the first quarter. Admittedly, it is looking a little light on the upcoming Switch games roster, but that's to be expected when rumors of the Nintendo Switch 2 continue to swirl. 

Given that the best games of 2023 act as a showcase for one of the greatest years for gaming in decades, we're still curious to see whether this year has what it takes to match the previous. But with so much promise and potential in the new games for 2024 that we know about already – including some incredible new PC games, and the last handful of upcoming PS4 games and upcoming Xbox One games – we're convinced that it's going to be a year to remember. 

Below you'll find the biggest video game release dates of 2024. You can use the navigation bar to jump between the months that have games confirmed, and at the bottom of this article we run through the key new releases that are yet to receive firm windows. Additionally, because we know how hard it can be to sort through all the noise, every month we spotlight the five biggest new games of 2024 that we think you need to know about and then follow with the rest of the key releases. So keep on reading to find your essential guide to the year ahead.  

Recent updates

Our tracker of the biggest new games of 2024 was updated on February 21 with release dates for Prison Architect 2 and Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree.

BIGGEST GAMES RELEASED IN JANUARY 2024

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  • Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown (PC, PS5, PS4, NS, XSX, XBO) – January 18
  • Turnip Boy Robs a Bank (PC, NS) – January 18 
  • Another Code: Recollection (NS) – January 19
  • The Last of Us: Part 2 Remastered (PS5) – January 19
  • Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy (PC, PS4, NS, XBO) – January 25
  • Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (PC, PS5, PS4, XSX, XBO] – January  26
  • Tekken 8 (PC, PS5, XSX) – January 26 

SPOTLIGHT: BIGGEST GAMES OF FEBRUARY 2024

Skull and Bones

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Platform(s): PC, PS5, Xbox Series X | Release date: February 20, 2024

After seven years of development (and just as many delays) Ubisoft is finally ready to deploy Skull and Bones, its tactical action game where you're able to live the life of an up-and-coming pirate. Set during the Golden Age of Piracy, you'll have the opportunity to sail open seas in your very own ship, customizing everything from its look to its crew to its weaponry. With support for solo and cooperative play, Skull and Bones should offer a solid alternative to Sea of Thieves when it launches on February 20, 2024. 

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RELATED: Ubisoft reflects on the long road to releasing Skull and Bones

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Pacific Drive

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Platform(s): PC, PS5 | Release date: February 22, 2024

Pacific Drive is being pitched as a survival game for players who aren't super in tune with the survival game genre. Played from a first-person perspective, you'll be tasked with exploring the Olympic Exclusion Zone – an area of the Pacific Northwest that has been ravaged by strange and deadly anomalies. But you won't be exploring it all on foot, but rather from the driver's seat of an old station wagon. Between runs, you'll need to conduct vehicle diagnostics from a base of operations, upgrading and repairing your car to ensure it's ready for longer and more perilous drives. 

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RELATED: Pacific Drive hands-on preview

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Nightingale

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Platform(s): PC | Release date: February 20, 2024

Developed by former BioWare veterans, Nightingale is a new open-world survival crafting game that will leave you and your friends free to explore the mysterious Fae Realms – a sprawling fantasy land connected by a series of malfunctioning portals. Whether you want to become a Realmwalker, heading off on adventures to seek fame and fortune, or a settler, crafting massive bases of operations while farming exotic resources, is your decision to make. Nightingale is set to enter Early Access on February 20, with developer Inflexion Games planning to evolve and expand the experience over time in tandem with community feedback. 

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RELATED: How ex-BioWare devs hope to conquer the survival genre

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Sons of the Forest 

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Platform: PC | Release date: February 22, 2024

After a year spent in Early Access, developer Endnight Games is finally ready to unleash Sons of the Forest. We've been impressed by everything we have played of this survival horror simulator so far, with the experience offering a fantastic blend of crafting, building, and story across a cannibal-infested hellscape. Endnight says that it has been using player feedback to help shape its ongoing refinements, with the studio pushing for a larger arsenal of weapons, a stronger crafting and building system, and a raft of quality-of-life improvements .

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RELATED: Sons of the Forest Early Access review

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Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

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Platform: PS5 | Release date: February 29, 2024

The biggest PS5 exclusive of 2024 is just around the corner, with Square Enix positioning Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth as an essential RPG for new and returning players alike. It may be the second installment in a planned trilogy, but the developer is pitching this sprawling adventure as something of a standalone experience – an opportunity to join Cloud and the Avalanche crew as they attempt to see off a catastrophe that could swallow the world. With smart refinements to the tactical-action combat system, a host of new characters joining the fray, and mysterious twists to an iconic story planned, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is going to be unmissable.  

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RELATED: Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth hands-on preview

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OTHER NEW GAMES OF FEBRUARY 2024:


  • Granblue Fantasy: Relink (PC, PS5, PS4) – February 1
  • Persona 3 Reload (PC, PS5, PS4, XSX, XBO) – February 2
  • Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League (PC, PS5, XSX) – February 2
  • Foamstars (PS5, PS4) – February 6
  • Helldivers 2 (PC, PS5) – February 8
  • Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden (PC, PS5, XSX) – February 13
  • Lysfanga: The Time-Shift Warrior (PC) – February 13
  • Ultros (PC, PS5, PS4) – February 13
  • Tomb Raider Remastered (PC, PS5, PS4, NS, XSX, XBO) – February 14
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong (NS) – February 16
  • Bandle Tale: A League of Legends story (PC, NS) – February 21
  • Last Epoch (PC) – February 21
  • Pentiment (NS) – February 22
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake (PC, PS5, XSX) – February 28
  • Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster (PC, PS5, XSX) – February 28

NEW GAMES OF MARCH 2024

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  • The Outlast Trials (PC, PS5, PS4, XSX, XBO) – March 5
  • WWE 2K24 (PC, PS5, PS4, XSX, XBO) – March 5
  • As Dusk Falls (PS5, PS4) – March 7
  • Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley (PC, PS5, NS, XSX) – March 7
  • Unicorn Overlord (PC, PS5, PS4, XSX) – March 8
  • Lightyear Frontier (PC, XSX) – March 19
  • Alone in the Dark (PC, PS5, XSX) – March 20
  • Dragon's Dogma 2 (PC, PS5, XSX) – March 22
  • Princess Peach: Showtime! (NS) – March 22
  • Rise of the Ronin (PS5) – March 22
  • South Park: Snow Day! (PC, PS5, NS, XSX) – March 26
  • Planet Zoo (PS5, XSX) – March 26
  • Open Roads (PC, PS5, PS4, NS, XSX) – March 28
  • Pepper Grinder (NS) – March 28

NEW GAMES OF APRIL 2024

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  • Europa (PC) – April 16, 2024
  • Grounded (NS) – April 16, 2024
  • Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes (PC, PS5, NS, XSX) – April 23, 2024
  • Tales of Kenzera: Zau (PC, PS5, NS, XSX) – April 23, 2024
  • SaGa: Emerald Beyond (PC, PS5, PS4, NS) – April 25, 2024
  • Sand Land (PC, PS5, PS4, XSX) – April 25, 204
  • Stellar Blade (PS5) – April 26, 2024
  • Braid Anniversary Edition (PC, PS5, PS4, NS, XSX, XBO) – April 30, 2024

NEW GAMES OF MAY 2024

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  • Endless Ocean Luminous (NS) – May 2, 2024
  • Prison Architect 2 (PC, PS5, XSX) – May 7, 2024
  • Gift (PC, PS5, NS, XSX) – May 9, 2024
  • Homeworld 3 (PC) – May 13, 2024
  • Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 (PC, XSX) – May 21, 2024
  • World of Goo 2 (NS) – May 23, 2024

NEW GAMES OF JUNE 2024

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NEW GAMES OF AUGUST 2024

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  • Revue Starlight: El Dorado (PC, NS) – August 8, 2024
  • Black Myth: Wukong (PC, PS5, XSX) – August 20, 2024

NEW GAMES OF SEPTEMBER 2024

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TBC 2024

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There's no shortage of new games of 2024. The wider video game release date schedule is taking shape, and as you will see in the list below, there's still plenty out there for publishers to firm up.

  • 33 Immortals (PC, XSX) – TBC 2024
  • The Alters (PC) – TBC 2024
  • Ara: History Untold (PC, XSX) – TBC 2024
  • Ark 2 (PC, XSX) – TBC 2024
  • Avowed (PC, XSX) – TBC 2024
  • Broken Roads (PC, NS, XSX) – TBC 2024
  • The Casting of Frank Stone (PC, PS5, XSX) – TBC 2024
  • Diablo 4: The Vessel of Hatred (PC, PS5, XSX) – TBC 2024
  • Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn (PC, PS5, XSX) – TBC 2024
  • Frostpunk 2 (PC) – TBC 2024
  • Greedfall 2: The Dying World (PC) – TBC 2024
  • Hades 2 (PC) – TBC 2024
  • Hyper Light Breaker (PC) – TBC 2024
  • Indiana Jones and the Great Circle (PC, XSX) – TBC 2024
  • John Carpenter's Toxic Commando (PC, PS5, XSX) – TBC 2024
  • Little Nightmares 3 (PC, PS5, NS, XSX) – TBC 2024
  • Lost Records: Blood and Rage (PC, PS5, XSX) – TBC 2024
  • Luigi's Mansion 2 HD (NS) – TBC 2024
  • Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater (PC, PS5, XSX) – TBC 2024
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 (PC, XSX) – TBC 2024
  • MultiVersus (PC, PS5, XSX) – TBC 2024
  • Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door HD (NS) – TBC 2024
  • The Plucky Squire (PC, PS5, NS, XSX) – TBC 2024
  • Reka (PC) – TBC 2024
  • Skate Story (PC) – TBC 2024
  • Silent Hill 2 Remake (PC, PS5) – TBC 2024
  • Star Wars Outlaws (PC, PS5, XSX) – TBC 2024
  • Still Wakes the Deep (PC, PS5, XSX) – TBC 2024
  • Towerborne (PC, XSX) – TBC 2024
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 (PC, PS5, XSX) – TBC 2024
  • The Wolf Among Us 2 (PC, PS5, XSX) – TBC 2024
  • Zenless Zone Zero (PC, PS5) – TBC 2024

TBC 2025

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Publishers are already locking in the release windows for some of the biggest upcoming video games of 2025. While we don't have any firm dates just yet, there are some massive games confirmed to launch next year. 

  • Death Stranding 2: On the Beach (PS5) – TBC 2025
  • GTA 6 (PS5, XSX) – TBC 2025
  • Instinction (PC, PS5, XSX) – TBC 2025
  • Monster Hunter Wilds (PC, PS5, XSX) – TBC 2025
  • Professor Layton and the New World of Steam (NS) – TBC 2025

TBC

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The following upcoming video games have been officially unveiled but are yet to receive firm release dates. While we await more details, keep scrolling to find some of the most anticipated (and mysterious) games on the horizon. 


Looking for something new to play while you wait for your most anticipated new games of 2024? Check out our pick of the best PS5 games and the best Xbox Series X games

Josh West
UK Managing Editor, GamesRadar+

Josh West is the UK Managing Editor of GamesRadar+. He has over 10 years experience in online and print journalism, and holds a BA (Hons) in Journalism and Feature Writing. Prior to starting his current position, Josh has served as GR+'s Features Editor and Deputy Editor of games™ magazine, and has freelanced for numerous publications including 3D Artist, Edge magazine, iCreate, Metal Hammer, Play, Retro Gamer, and SFX. Additionally, he has appeared on the BBC and ITV to provide expert comment, written for Scholastic books, edited a book for Hachette, and worked as the Assistant Producer of the Future Games Show. In his spare time, Josh likes to play bass guitar and video games. Years ago, he was in a few movies and TV shows that you've definitely seen but will never be able to spot him in.