November’s video game releases had some AAA games, December also has some highly anticipated titles, including Halo Infinite and the long-awaited console adaptation of Among Us. Unfortunately, the ongoing COVID epidemic has prompted many game developers to postpone projects owing to working from home, chip shortages, and other unanticipated challenges.
Thankfully, the resultant release dates meant that many famous series will not have to wait much longer. Several titles may become the new must-have’ game for PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch devices before the end of 2021.
Most AAA products entered the competitive market before December to be included for the 2021 Game Awards, while several creators delayed until December 2021, January 2022, and beyond. All advertised games may face delays before their release date, and players have no assurance that current release dates will be maintained.
All interested gamers should check official websites and social media pages to confirm that the release dates for each title haven’t been altered. In a year filled with challenges for the game business, more developers would probably postpone their goods until 2022 for quality assurance or to avoid unsustainable deadlines for their teams.
Halo Infinite, 343 Industries’ long-awaited successor to Halo 5, is perhaps the most anticipated December video game release. This title deviates significantly from previous Halo titles in that it employs an open-world, free multiplayer, and a big story campaign. While Halo Infinite’s multiplayer was released unexpectedly last month, the campaign is still more than a week away. Xbox enthusiasts may anticipate the release of this product in early December and may use the game’s holiday release as an early present for loved ones. While Halo Infinite is an Xbox and PC exclusive, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch owners can expect their fair share of unique stuff as well.
Halo Infinite (PC, XBO, XBX/S) will be released on December 8th.
In December, the Nintendo Switch will see the release of hundreds of new ports and unique titles. While Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have already been released, and Pokémon Legends Arceus is set to be released in 2022, numerous series are taking advantage of the downtime. Firegirl 2 and other renowned properties like as Yu-Gi-Oh! will also be available on the portable in early December. Furthermore, although AAA PlayStation exclusives like God of War Ragnarok and Horizon Zero Dawn will be released in 2022, each system has a slew of future titles.
Anvil: Vault Breakers Comes To Steam Early Access On December 2nd
Anvil: Vault Breakers is one of the first PC games to be published in December, with console versions arriving in June 2021. In this top-down, roguelike sci-fi game, players take on the role of extraterrestrial treasure seekers. The way to the game’s ‘Vaults,’ a cradle of power and the pinnacle of interplanetary wealth, is blocked by randomly generated levels teeming with interstellar monsters. Players’ characters gain additional skills as they go, allowing them to tackle challenges in other universes. Teamwork is essential, and players should be prepared for cooperative multiplayer to make or break their experience. Anvil: Vault Breakers is a wonderful game that gamers should not overlook in a release window that includes several AAA games.
Anvil: Vault Breakers, like most current titles, is breaking new ground and reaching new audiences with a PC version. Many developers have come to share a PC-oriented perspective to increase player numbers and sales. However, the recent chip scarcity and the difficulties of many gamers to obtain bits for their PCs may have an impact on statistics. Furthermore, Anvil: Vault Breakers is likely to fall short when compared to other titles released around the same period, such as Halo or Final Fantasy. 2021 has been a difficult year for video games, with numerous releases releasing late or with a slew of faults. Hopefully, Anvil: Vault Breakers will provide gamers with a more enjoyable experience in a less-than-ideal business.
Halo Infinite Campaign Comes To Xbox And PC On December 8th
Halo Infinite, the newest chapter in Master Chief’s epic sci-fi journey, is perhaps the most anticipated December 2021 game. Halo Infinite, which was first unveiled at the 2018 E3 conference, has been delayed significantly due to the pandemic and other unanticipated repercussions. Its intended release date has been moved back a whole year, resulting in a December 2021 release date. 343 Industries rewarded the patient community with an early release of Halo Infinite’s free multiplayer component, which was panned for its glacial advancement, restricted game types, and highly commercialized customization. It is uncertain if a multiplayer update will be released on December 8th, however, gamers who purchase the campaign will have access to unique personalization and multiplayer goodies.
Halo Infinite delves into Zeta Halo, a faraway location overrun by Covenant warriors and a Halo Wars faction known as The Banished. While Master Chief strives to defeat the alien danger, he simultaneously works to find Cortana and put an end to her schemes. He achieves this by tracking down a strange AI known as The Weapon, the identity, and purposes of which are unclear. However, unlike previous Halo releases, players have a considerably wider range of the globe to explore and aren’t limited to specific levels. A wrecked Pelican acts as a kind of ‘hub’ for players to return to, and they are frequently joined by Marine AI, whose programming has considerably improved over previous editions. While several content creators have already begun working on Halo Infinite’s campaign, the general public will be able to join them on December 8th. Unfortunately, Forge and Co-op will not be available until 2022.
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker Releases On December 7th After Delay
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker was originally slated to be released in late November, but a last-minute postponement was made to facilitate the expansion’s seamless delivery. After a decade on the MMO market, users should be encouraged by the developers’ continuous commitment to the product. Yoshi-decision P’s to postpone the expansion was painful, and it was followed by several apologies to gamers who had asked for time off to finish the project. However, given the year of failed launches and glitches, its postponement certainly allowed for better quality control. While Endwalker keeps much of Final Fantasy XIV’s usual elements in new missions and PvP scenarios, it also adds a new Island Sanctuary mode.
Island Sanctuary offers a more calm alternative to Final Fantasy XIV’s relentless fighting and exhilarating adventure. Players, like Genshin Impact, may care about their gardens and engage with some of their numerous creatures. Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is the MMO’s largest expansion, thus players should expect a lengthy grind to attain full level and enhance their gear. While this should be wonderful news for longtime players, new players may also take advantage of this opportunity to get into the game while long-time fans are preoccupied with the new inclusion.
Among Us Releases December 14th For Xbox & PlayStation Consoles
When content makers attracted attention to the game during the epidemic, Among Us swept the internet by storm. Despite an early surge of players, hackers, and others, InnerSloth tried its best to deliver timely updates and solve faults. While the game’s popularity has waned in some parts of the internet, servers remain active and teeming with users looking to deceive and control their friends.
InnerSloth issued a roadmap following the game’s amazing success, promising interesting updates to the game to extend its longevity and user base. The console versions of the game, which will be released in the second full week of December, are one of the most significant additions to the game.
Many prominent gaming games have begun to embrace limited exclusivity to enhance sales and player numbers. Among Us will be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on December 14th, following in the footsteps of God of War and Horizon Zero Dawn, which transitioned from PlayStation exclusivity to a shared PC title. Though some players have gone on to other games, the console versions and improvements for Among Us are guaranteed to increase player numbers in time for the Christmas season. While many families are still unable to gather for the holidays, with the right consoles and servers, they can at least blow each other out of airlocks.
All Major December Releases For Xbox, PlayStation, PC, And Switch
December 2: Anvil: Vault Breakers (PC)
- December 2: Solar Ash (PC, PS4, PS5)
- December 2: Archvale (Switch, PC)
- December 2: Hot Wheels Unleashed: Hot Wheels Pass Vol. 1 Batman (PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XBO, Switch, PC)
- December 2: Warhammer 40,000 Battlesector (PS4, PS5, XBO, XBX/S)
- December 2: The Kids We Were: Complete Edition (Switch, PC)
- December 3: 6Souls (Switch, PC)
- December 3: Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain (Switch)
- December 3: Chorus (PS4, PS5, PC, XBO, XBX/S, Stadia)
- December 3: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc – Anniversary Edition (Switch)
- December 3: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Anniversary Edition (Switch)
- December 3: Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony – Anniversary Edition (Switch)
- December 3: Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition (Switch)
- December 3: Happy’s Humble Burger Farm (PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XBO, Switch)
- December 3: Word Forward (Switch)
- December 3: Spellforce Reinforced (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XBX/S)
- December 7: 9-Ball Pocket (Switch)
- December 7: Ever Forward (PS5, PS4, Switch)
- December 7: Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker (PC, PS4, PS5)
- December 7: Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition (PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XBO, Switch, PC) – Physical
- December 7: LOVE 3 (Switch)
- December 7: Twelve Minutes (Switch)
- December 7: Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel: Saikyou Battle Royale (Switch)
- December 8: Halo Infinite (PC, XBO, XBX/S)
- December 8: Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space Remastered (XBO, Switch, PC)
- December 8: Transient: Extended Edition (PS4, XBO, Switch, PC)
- December 9: Blasphemous: Wounds of Eventide (PS4, XBO, Switch, PC)
- December 9: Kubinashi Recollection (Switch)
- December 9: Monopoly Madness (PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XBO, Switch, PC)
- December 9: Monster Rancher (Switch)
- December 9: Monster Rancher 2 (Switch)
- December 9: Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX (Switch)
- December 9: Sol Cresta (PS4, Switch, PC)
- December 9: Super Impossible Road (Switch)
- December 9: Wychwood (PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XBO, Switch, PC)
- December 13: Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon (PS4, Switch)
- December 14: Among Us (PS4, PS5, XBO, XBX/S)
- December 14: Asteroids: Recharged (PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XBO, Switch, PC)
- December 14: Firegirl: Hack’ n Splash Rescue (PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XBO, Switch, PC)
- December 15: Aeterna Noctis (PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XBO, Switch, PC)
- December 15: The Letter: A Horror Visual Novel (Switch)
- December 16: Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo (PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XBO, Switch, PC)
- December 16: Hashihime of the Old Book Town Append (Switch)
- December 16: Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth (PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XBO, Switch, PC)
- December 17: HIM & HER 3 (Switch)
- December 23: Tunnel of Doom (Switch)
- December 25: American Man (Switch)