2021 Gaming Forecast: The most anticipated video games in the new year

2020 finally came to an end and with the dawn of the new year, another chapter opens for the world of video games.

The next generation of consoles, the PlayStation 5 by Sony and the Xbox Series X/S by Microsoft, are ready to bring new fantasy worlds to life for gamers to explore and indulge in. With steady technological progress, computers are able to showcase even bigger and more life-like digital worlds.

Hundreds of interesting new games have already been teased for 2021, some with a fixed release date. No matter your preference, there will be Triple-A titles and unique new creations coming to all platforms.

And of course, to fully enjoy the glory and new breath-taking graphics, you need to set up the perfect portal to enter the virtual realms: a fitting monitor that can display the upcoming games appropriately.

Meet up with renowned characters in sequels or start journeys in brand-new games

2021 will bring a lot of sequels and new stand-alone titles from already established franchises. There are several highlights to look forward to and on top of the beloved series, the new year also opens the door for a range of promising newcomer games.

Lag-free through missions like a smooth criminal

IO Interactive is working on Hitman 3, a third-person stealth-game that will come to all major platforms in January. If you mix with action with survival and horror elements, you get Resident Evil Village. The tenth part of the series will be available for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series with no date given yet. Fans of tabletop role-play games can get ready for Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood, coming to all platforms except for the Nintendo Switch in February.

Of course, you don’t want to be interrupted by lags while on a sneaky mission. So, make sure your monitor is fully prepared. A great example would be the Philips 272E1GAJ/00 with a 144 Hz refresh rate and FreeSync Premium, ensuring you won’t experience any delays.

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Explore beautiful new universes

For those who prefer to complete missions as a Greek god who explores the North Mythology, an untitled God of War sequel for PS5 seems to be the perfect choice. The release date is not yet known. Or you can go into the future with Halo Infinite, which is planned for Q3/Q4 2021. The game will be the sixth title of the main Halo series where players can roam around as Master Chief on PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series. In mid-2021, action RPG Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin will hit the Nintendo Switch and lets players hunt some fantasy beasts again. Witches, wizards and muggles alike can be excited about the upcoming Hogwarts Legacy by Warner Bros that will be available on all platforms, except for the Nintendo Switch. The new year also gives indie developers the chance to shine with their creations, such as Solar Ash by Heart Machine for the PS5.

To explore the impressive fantasy realms in all their beauty and details, your monitor needs to be able to display the environment perfectly. A product such as the Philips 326M6VJRMB/00 is ideal to start the journey into the cinematic worlds: with the 4K-HDR-display, Ambiglow and extensive colour gamut of over 1.07 billion shades, all images look beautiful and realistic.

Console players can upgrade their setup with the Philips 278M1R/00.  The IPS-panel provides the perfect surface to display every setting as vividly as possible. A solid contrast, Ambiglow and an extremely rich colour gamut turns games into movie-like experiences.


Don’t lose your overview and stay alert

Probably the most nerve-wracking game in 2021 will be The Outlast Trials. Fans of the horror series can dive into a story surrounding test subjects in a cold war experiment. Platform and release date are still to be announced. For the brave souls that are ready for even more horror, The Medium is waiting in January on PC and Xbox Series where they can travel into the spirit realm.

Dark and gloomy worlds can quickly become a puddle of different shades of grey and shadows. Therefore, your monitor needs a broad contrast option. An example is the Philips 436M6VBPAB/00, as the 4K-HDR model features a contrast ratio of 4.000:1 and a fast response time of 4ms, so the horror scenarios unfold fast and vividly in front of your eyes.

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Pinpoint your opponents with precision

The new year also features the next instalment of Tom Clancy’s tactical co-op FPS series with Rainbow Six Quarantine to be released on all major platforms, except for the Nintendo Switch. Fans still have to wait for a release date. Staying in the realm of shooters but adding a dash of fantasy leads to Outriders where players create custom characters with special skills. The game comes to all major platforms except the Nintendo Switch in February.

For shooters, pretty colours are of course of marginal importance as precision and smooth FPS matter. Therefore, the Philips 242E1GAEZ/00 can aid you through your adventures with an MPRT of 1ms, FreeSync Premium and a refresh rate of 144 Hz.

Philips 558M1RY/00

If you are a console player and basically require the best of all worlds and genres, you might want to get your hands on the Philips 558M1RY/00. The large 55” VA-display comes with DisplayHDR 1000, 4,000:1 contrast ratio, high luminosity, 4ms response time and is a top choice for any title you pick for your next gaming session.

As these top titles are only the tip of the pixel-iceberg in 2021, the year will definitely bring long gaming sessions and many masterpieces to dive into. Which 2021 video game release are you looking forward to the most?