What happened to these next generation games?

With the next generation of consoles looming, there are a lot of great new games on the horizon. A new God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, Fable and other major franchises are set to hit the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, along with new IPs. 

Whatever happened, though, to some previously revealed games? Have they disappeared into the ether? 

Let's take a look at the following:

The Elder Scrolls 6

Announced over two years ago, little has been heard from about the game. The gaming press has collected various leaks and tidbits (such as this post from Gamesradar).

No-one is sure where the game will be set. It could be High Rock or Hammerfell or even both. The story, too, remains a mystery. Will this be a prequel to Skyrim? Who knows. 

One thing is certain: the game will be a way away and should hopefully appear on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and PC (along with Stadia if it's still around).


The first new IP from Bethesda in 25 years and counting, Starfield is well...nobody knows. The teaser trailer shown off two years indicates a sci-fi game of precisely what nature, no-one can say. 

It could be an open world sci-fi RPG but that would be too predictable, too easy. Until Bethesda reveals gameplay, wild speculation is the norm. 

One thing is guaranteed: we should see Starfield before The Elder Scrolls 6. A tweet from Pete Hines indicated that it's coming before The Elder Scrolls 6

Why the silence then? It could have been cancelled or is being reworked. If it does appear, it should pop up on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and PC.

Open World Harry Potter Game

The open world Harry Potter game in development at Avalanche Software hasn't been officially unveiled by Warner Bros yet. 

No-one is sure what the plot is but gameplay footage that has leaked, indicate you'll play as a Hogwart's pupil exploring locations from the franchise, battling enemies, using magic and so forth. 

According to the gaming press, this is supposed to hit the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and possibly PC next year. 

Whether it will, remains to be seen.

Beyond Good and Evil 2

Video source: Ubisoft North America

Ah, Beyond Good and Evil 2. How many times have we gone down this road?

Since 2007, there have been leaks, trailers and promises made about the game. Even Duke Nukem Forever managed to get out of the gate. 

This was supposed to have been out at varying times in the last few years but no-one knows for sure. Assuming it's still happening, this should hit the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and PC god knows when. 

Dead Island 2

Finally, we have Dead Island 2. This has been going on for so long, no-one is sure whether it will ever come out. 

It's gone between different developers and a playable build has leaked, so it remains to be seen whether it will see the light of the day. 

Koch Media CEO Klemens Kundratitz told Gameindustry.biz not long ago that: "It's a great story to tell everyone that it's on its third studio, but we like to be judged on the end result and we're really confident that when it comes out it's going to be a kick-ass zombie game. We'll certainly give it all our power."

If it does appear, it should hit PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and PC. Fingers crossed, eh?

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