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PC Gaming: The most anticipated titles in 2023

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It’s always exciting when fresh new titles for PC gaming you’ve been waiting years for finally release. PC gaming enthusiasts have a lot to look forward to in 2023 and beyond, with some high-profile names, awesome-looking Indie releases, and AAA titles that are sure to look absolutely stunning on a high-end PC gaming build. We’ve limited the list to our top 10 favorite titles we can expect to see on the PC in 2023.

List of fresh new titles for PC Gaming

1. Diablo 4

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Developer: Blizzard Entertainment Release
Date: 6th June 2023

Diablo IV is the ultimate action RPG experience with endless evil to slaughter, countless abilities to master, nightmarish dungeons, and legendary loot. Embark on the campaign solo or with friends, meeting memorable characters through beautifully dark settings and a gripping story, or explore an expansive end game and shared world where players can meet in towns to trade, team up to battle world bosses, or descend into PVP zones to test their skills against other players – no lobbies necessary – with cross-play and cross-progression on all available platforms. Even though it has only been recently released at the time this article was written, according to developer Blizzard Entertainment, it’s already the company’s fastest-selling game. 

Minimum requirements:
Operating System: 64-bit Windows
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2500K or AMD™ FX-8350
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660 or AMD Radeon™ R9 280
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Storage: SSD with 90 GB available space

2. Starfield

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Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Date: 6th September 2023

Starfield is the first new universe in over 25 years from Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4. In this next generation role-playing game set amongst the stars, create any character you want and explore with unparalleled freedom as you embark on an epic journey to answer humanity’s greatest mystery.

In the year 2330, humanity has ventured beyond our solar system, settling new planets, and living as a spacefaring people. You will join Constellation – the last group of space explorers seeking rare artifacts throughout the galaxy – and navigate the vast expanse of space in Bethesda Game Studios’ biggest and most ambitious game.

Minimum requirements:
Operating System: Windows 10 version 22H2 (10.0.19045)
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X, Intel Core i7-6800K
Graphics:  AMD Radeon RX 5700, NVIDIA GeForce 1070 Ti
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Storage: SSD with 125 GB available space

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Developer: GSC Game World
Date: December 2023

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl is a next-gen sequel to the award-winning PC game franchise developed by GSC Game World, set to deliver a unique action experience of survival in the post-apocalyptic Chornobyl Exclusion Zone.

Chornobyl Exclusion Zone has changed dramatically after the second massive explosion in year 2006. Violent mutants, deadly anomalies, warring factions have made the Zone a very tough place to survive. Nevertheless, artifacts of unbelievable value attracted many people called S.T.A.L.K.E.R.s, who entered the Zone for their own risk striving to make a fortune out of it or even to find the Truth concealed in the Heart of Chornobyl.

Minimum requirements:
Operating System: Windows 10
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1600X / Intel Core i5-7600K
Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Storage: SSD with 150 GB available space

4. Assassin’s Creed Mirage

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Developer: Ubisoft Bordeaux
Date: 12th October 2023

Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be the thirteenth major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series and the successor to 2020’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The game will follow Basim Ibn Ishaq (a character first introduced in Valhalla) and his transition from street thief to fully-fledged member of the Assassin Brotherhood, who fight for peace and liberty, against the Templar Order, who desire peace through control. The game has been described as a return to the series’ roots, with a bigger focus on linear storytelling and stealth gameplay than more recent installments, which primarily focused on role-playing and open world elements.

Minimum requirements:
Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 / Intel Core i5-4590
Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 380 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Storage: SSD with 50 GB available space

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Developer: Ubisoft Bordeaux
Date: 21st September 2023

PAYDAY 3 is the much anticipated sequel to one of the most popular co-op shooters ever. Since its release, PAYDAY-players have been reveling in the thrill of a perfectly planned and executed heist. That’s what makes PAYDAY a high-octane, co-op FPS experience without equal.

Step out of retirement back into the life of crime in the shoes of the Payday Gang, the envy of their peers and the nightmare of law-enforcement wherever they go. Several years after the crew’s reign of terror over Washington DC has ended, they assemble once again to deal with the threat that roused them out of early retirement.

Minimum requirements:
Operating System: Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core i5-9400F
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1650 (4 GB)
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Storage: SSD with 100 GB available space

6. The Day Before

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Developer: Fntastic 
Date: 10th November 2023

The Day Before is an open-world MMO survival set in a deadly, post-pandemic America overrun by flesh-hungry infected and survivors killing each other for food, weapons, and cars.

The gameplay of The Day Before has been likened to The Division meets The Last of Us and features a sprawling open world filled with infected and hostile players alike. Players will have a third-person camera perspective and navigate a dangerous world in search of loot and resources.

Minimum requirements:
Operating System:  64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core i5-4430 / AMD FX-6300
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB / AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB
Memory: 10 GB RAM
Storage: 75 GB available space

7. Lords of the Fallen

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Developer: CI Games 
Date: 13th October 2023

Lords of the Fallen introduces an all-new, epic RPG adventure in a vast, interconnected world more than five times larger than the original game. It is styled as a reboot, however the game is a sequel to the original in terms of story and will be set over one thousand years after the original game.

After an age of the cruellest tyranny, the demon God, Adyr, was finally defeated. But Gods… do not fall forever. Now, aeons later, Adyr’s resurrection draws nigh. As one of the fabled Dark Crusaders, journey through both the realms of the living and the dead in this expansive RPG experience, featuring colossal boss battles, fast challenging combat, thrilling character encounters, and deep, immersive storytelling. Will your legend be one of light… or one of darkness?

The series takes inspiration from FromSoftware’s games and plays a lot like Elden Ring, Dark Souls, and Demon’s Souls. Like the Souls series, the game features tactical combat, various class options, and nonlinear gameplay. Players also lose progress when they die, but have the chance to retrieve their lost experience.

Minimum requirements:
Operating System: Windows 10 64bit
Processor: Intel i5 8400 | AMD Ryzen 5 2600
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX-1060 | AMD Radeon RX 590
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Storage: SSD with 45 GB available space

8. Nightingale (TBC)

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Developer: Inflexion games
Date: 2023

Nightingale is a first-person, PVE, open-world survival crafting game played solo or cooperatively with friends. Build, craft, fight and explore as you venture through mystical portals into a variety of amazing and fantastical realms.

You are stranded beyond our world, cut off by the collapse of the arcane portal
network. This catastrophe has left you fighting to survive in a labyrinth of beautiful and dangerous Fae realms.

Your goal: become a skilled Realmwalker, and navigate the web of transdimensional portals. Only then can you discover your way to the magical city of Nightingale, the last known bastion of humanity.

Minimum requirements:
Operating System: Windows 10 64-Bit
Processor: 3.0 GHz Quad Core
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD RX580
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Storage: SSD with 100 GB available space

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Developer: Ubisoft
Date: 2023

The world of Skull and Bones is a treasure trove to explore as you sail to the furthest reaches of the Indian Ocean. From the coasts of Africa to the East Indies discover distinct regions each with their own unique ecosystems.
Learn to use the wind to your advantage by trimming your sails to increase your speed as you try to survive treacherous waters, dangerous rogue waves, and deadly wildlife.

Minimum requirements:
Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit version)
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.2 GHz, Intel Core i7-4790 @ 3.6 GHz
Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 570 (8 GB), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB)
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Storage: SSD with 65 GB available storage

10. Hades 2 (TBC)

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Developer: Supergiant Games
Date: 2023 (early access)

Hades II is the bewitching sequel to their rogue-like dungeon crawler, in which you’ll battle beyond the Underworld using dark sorcery to take on the Titan of Time. It introduces a new cast of characters and expanded combat systems helping to push this series to new heights. 

Hades 2 has been slated for early access release in 2023 for PC Gaming. While not many technical or story details have been released yet, it follows the same genre of gameplay and storytelling as Hades, and most of the essential information has been confirmed by Supergiant Games. It will also be centered around Greek mythology, but the protagonist will shift to Zagreus’ sister, Melinoe, a goddess daughter of Hades and Persephone who’s closely associated with nightmares and madness. 

Minimum requirements (Predicted):
Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core i5 / AMD Ryzen 3
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Storage: SSD with 50 GB available space

It’s worth noting that as technology advances and new games are released, the hardware requirements tend to increase. So, for the latest and most graphically demanding games, a more powerful PC will generally provide a better gaming experience.

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