Every console has its exclusives that are worth looking forward to, but a large chunk of the most anticipated games of 2019 are cross-platform, so let’s take a look at some of the biggest games coming to multiple platforms that have been confirmed to release sometime this year.
The Rest of The Walking Dead: The Final Season – January 15, 2019
After the closure of Telltale Games last year, Skybound Games stepped up to complete The Walking Dead: The Final Season and bring protagonist Clementine’s story to a close. The third episode in the season, “Broken Toys,” is scheduled for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch on January 15, with the fourth and final episode coming later this year.
The Rest of Life is Strange 2 – January 24, 2019
The first episode of Life is Strange 2 made quite an impact when it released last year, and now the story of Sean and Daniel will continue when they meet up with Chris from The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit in the second episode, slated for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on January 24. After this, there are three more episodes in the season, most (if not all) of which will likely be released this year as well.
Resident Evil 2 – January 25, 2019
The much beloved Resident Evil 2 is being remade, featuring the same story as the original but carrying over mechanics from Resident Evil 4. The new version of this game is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC later this month on January 25.
Kingdom Hearts III – January 29, 2019
At long last, the third mainline installment of the Kingdom Hearts series is almost here. Though Kingdom Hearts has a history of being a largely PlayStation franchise, this new game will release on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 29.
Dead or Alive 6 – February 15, 2019
February 15 is going to be a very busy day in the video game world this year. One of the many high-profile games coming out on that day is the sixth mainline installment in the fighting game series Dead or Alive, which will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Far Cry New Dawn – February 15, 2019
Though it was just revealed very recently, Far Cry New Dawn will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on February 15. This new game will take place during the post-apocalyptic aftermath of last year’s Far Cry 5.
Jump Force – February 15, 2019
If you’re a fan of anime or manga, Jump Force is likely on your radar, as the game takes characters from a number of popular Shonen Jump manga, such as Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, Naruto, and many more, and puts them all in the real world to duke it out. The game is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on February 15.
Metro Exodus – February 15, 2019
Metro Exodus is the third installment in the first-person shooter series, Metro, which is based off of novels by Russian writer Dmitry Glukhovsky. This new game will release on February 15 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Anthem – February 22, 2019
Mass Effect and Dragon Age developer BioWare’s next big game is Anthem, a sci-fi action-RPG that looks like it’ll draw in some Destiny fans. The game is set for release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on February 22.
Devil May Cry 5 – March 8, 2019
The godfather of modern hack-and-slash games is Devil May Cry, and with more than a decade since the last entry in the series, a new game is finally coming this year. Devil May Cry 5 will come out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 8.
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 – March 15, 2019
Fans of Splinter Cell may have to wait a while longer for a new game, but another series based on Tom Clancy novels, The Division, has a new game coming out in a couple of months. This time, players will traverse a post-pandemic Washington DC when the game comes out on March 15 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – March 22, 2019
Dark Souls and Bloodborne developer From Software have teamed up with publisher Activision for their take on feudal Japan, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. This inevitably difficult game will come out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 22.
Mortal Kombat 11 – April 23, 2019
The eleventh installment in the Mortal Kombat series was recently revealed and it looks just as gory as ever. The new game is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch on April 23.
Rage 2 – May 14, 2019
Remember Rage from 2010? Maybe not, but a new one’s coming out and Bethesda has been hyping the hell out of it. Rage 2 is coming out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 14.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled – June 21, 2019
With Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped all remade for current generation consoles, the logical next step was to remake Crash Team Racing as well, and that’s exactly what’s happening. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is coming out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on June 21.
Code Vein – 2019
Now we’re past the games with set release dates and in the territory of games that will come out sometime in 2019. One such game is Code Vein, a Bandai Namco game that looks like Dark Souls but with anime vampires. The game was originally supposed to be released in 2018, but has since been pushed back to this year and will eventually be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Control – 2019
Quantum Break and Max Payne developer Remedy Entertainment’s new game is Control, which looks like it will include some interesting, matter-manipulating mechanics. It will come out sometime this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan – 2019
Supermassive Games, who had previously developed Until Dawn, are working on a new series of interactive horror experiences called The Dark Pictures. The first story in this series will be Man of Medan, which is slated for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this year.
Skull & Bones – 2019
Ubisoft has been working on making everyone’s pirating dreams come true with Skull & Bones. The game was originally slated for a 2018 release, but will now come out in 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe – 2019
An updated version of 2013’s meta narrative game The Stanley Parable is coming out this year with even more choices and endings. The game will be released on PC and consoles, though which consoles specifically it will be available on has yet to be announced.
Twin Mirror – 2019
While DONTNOD Entertainment works on Life is Strange 2, they are also working with Bandai Namco on another narrative adventure game called Twin Mirror, which will release episodically throughout 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood – 2019
19 years after the events of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, BJ Blazkowicz is missing and it’s up to his twin daughters to find him in Nazi-dominated Paris. Wolfenstein: Youngblood will come out this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Needless to say, there are a ton of other cross-platform games that we’re all waiting for, some of which will end up coming out this year and others that won’t. Games like DOOM Eternal, Dying Light 2, and Cyberpunk 2077 will be available on multiple consoles, whenever they end up coming out, and others like Beyond Good and Evil 2, The Avengers Project, Starfield, and The Elder Scrolls VI may still not release for quite some time, but will likely be available for multiple consoles as well. Regardless of which console(s) you own, it’s an exciting time to be a gamer.