Upcoming PC Releases
The final quarter of the year 2020 is almost upon us, and as we slowly but surely creep towards the beginning of 2021, as far as video games go, things are not looking so bad as there are still a few great titles to look forward to before the year ends. With that being said, it looks like 2021 will be starting off strong gaming-wise as it seems that we may get some very interesting video game releases in the upcoming few months, so let’s take a closer look at them.
Far Cry 6 is an upcoming first-person shooter game and is the sixth main installment in an already well-established and very popular Far Cry franchise. Being developed and published by Ubisoft, the game is set to release some time during the year 2021, however, the original release date set for February 18th has been postponed, and at the time of writing this, the new release date has not been announced.
From what we can see in the trailer, we know that Far Cry 6 will be taking place in a fictional country called Yara which is run by a cruel dictator named Anton Castillo. In the trailer, we figure out that Anton has been ruling over Yara for fifty years, and is now looking to pass down this role to his son Diego who from what we can see doesn’t seem to share his father’s ambitions.
Anton tries to teach his son that an iron grip on the people of Yara is necessary, and hands him a grenade to hold as they walk outside together. At this point, we are treated to the full scale of chaos that is taking place in the streets as the government soldiers and people of Yara are fighting with each other.
When it comes to Far Cry 6 gameplay, we don’t know much about it yet. Other than the fact that we will be able to choose between a male and a female protagonist and be able to have subordinates fighting alongside us, not much else has been revealed. Aside from PC, Far Cry 6 will also be available on PlayStation 4 and 5 as well as XBOX one and Xbox Series X/S.
Empire of Sin is an upcoming strategy game that was originally supposed to be released during Spring 2020, however, it was pushed back to December 1st, 2020 which is the scheduled date at the time of writing this. The game is being developed by Romero Games and published by Paradox Interactive and will be available on multiple platforms at launch including PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. At the moment it is unknown whether the game will be ported to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.
Set in the era of Prohibition in Chicago, the gameplay revolves around the player taking the role of a crime boss and climbing up the social ladder by gaining wealth and prestige through various illegal activities such as theft, drug trafficking, and of course murder. Players will be able to grow their criminal empires through illegal activities and gain influence and territory which they will need to protect. How you protect and expand your empire is completely up to the player so whether you choose to bribe your way out of the hands of the law, or simply choose to eliminate the competition and threaten everyone into obedience it is entirely up to you to decide. Empire of sin can be pre-purchased on Steam for 39.99€.
The newest upcoming installment of the Football Manager franchise, Football Manager 2021 has been scheduled to release on November 24th, 2020 and it will allow players to once again, lead their favorite teams to victory. It has been said that Football Manager 2021 will be the most realistic FM game so far and players will be able to get their hands on it on both Steam and Epic Games Store.
Aside from PC, Football Manager 2021 will be also available on Mac, and both Android and iOS versions of the game will be available for phones and tablets. Xbox One as well as Xbox Series X/S will feature the Touch version of the game, and at the time of writing this, players can pre-purchase the game on Steam with a 10% discount. Those who do so will also be granted access to the beta version of the game two-weeks prior to the actual release. The price tag for the Football Manager 2021 with the 10% discount is 49.99€.