Biggest AAA games coming in 2024 – Black Myth: Wukong, Star Wars Outlaws, and more

2024 has already seen a plethora of highly anticipated titles released, with many more AAA games still set to debut before the end of the year. Here are the largest upcoming video game releases for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, and PC in 2024 and their corresponding release dates.

Despite some major releases in the previous year, 2024 has continued its streak with numerous major launches such as Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth and Hellblade 2. Fortunately, there is still a lot to look forward to in the remaining months, including new IPs and returning franchises.

Take a peek at the comprehensive list of major AAA games set to release in 2024, spanning across various platforms.

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Release Date Announcement (June 21)

Tarnished in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree

Players have been waiting two years for Elden Ring DLC.

Since its release in 2022, Elden Ring has been a smash hit both commercially and critically, solidifying its place as FromSoftware’s most successful game. With numerous awards under its belt, fans have eagerly awaited an opportunity to return to the unforgiving world.

Their wish is finally coming true with the release of Shadow of the Erdtree, the first major expansion for the game. This highly anticipated update will transport players to the menacing Lands of Shadow, featuring a plethora of terrifying foes, intriguing lore, and challenging boss battles.

Black Myth: Wukong

Black Myth: Wukong character fighting
Game Science

Ever since its initial announcement in 2020, Black Myth: Wukong has remained a highly anticipated game in development. After much anticipation, players will finally have the opportunity to experience this ambitious action RPG exploring the depths of ancient Chinese mythology in August 2024.

As the Destined One, you have the incredible ability to transform into powerful creatures with useful skills, such as flight. While Black Myth: Wukong remains shrouded in secrecy, we won’t have to wait much longer to uncover what Game Science has in store for us.

Star Wars Outlaws – August 30

Star Wars Outlaws characters

Outlaws is another fresh spin on the popular universe.

Star Wars Outlaws continues to expand upon George Lucas’ popular science fiction universe, joining the ranks of the Jedi series. The game, created by the developers of The Division, utilizes Ubisoft’s well-established open-world approach, bringing it to life in iconic settings from the franchise.

During the time period between Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, players will assume the role of criminal Kay Vess. They will have the opportunity to explore familiar locations such as Tatooine and Akiva, as well as discover new planets, as they embark on a daring heist. However, they must also be wary of The Empire’s pursuit.

Silent Hill 2 (October 8)

Despite the long wait for a new mainline game, Silent Hill fans can now look forward to a remake of Silent Hill 2 from Konami. This highly anticipated release will retell the haunting story of the 2001 original, following James Sunderland’s journey to the titular town in search of his wife.

The combat is being revamped, drawing inspiration from other violent games such as The Last of Us.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 (October 25)

Call of Duty Black Ops 6 key art

As another year approaches, so does the release of a new Call of Duty game. In 2024, Treyarch will continue the long-running series with Black Ops 6. Building upon the events of Cold War, the game’s storyline remains a spy thriller, with characters like Woods and Adler once again embarking on a rogue mission after the CIA is compromised by a mole.

As expected, the game also introduces a fresh multiplayer experience for fans to conquer, featuring new weapons and maps, as well as the beloved Theatre mode and classic Prestige system. In numerous ways, BO6 marks a return to the franchise’s origins, and fans are eagerly anticipating its release in October.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows (November 15)

Assassin's Creed Shadows protagonists Yasuke and Naoe

Shadows takes the series to Japan for the first time.

One year after the release of Mirage, Ubisoft’s popular series, Assassin’s Creed, returns with its latest installment, Shadows. This time, the game takes players to 16th-century Japan, where the story is narrated through the eyes of Naoe, a shinobi, and Yasuke, an African samurai.

The follow-up installment includes all the familiar elements that fans have grown to anticipate, including sneak attacks and acrobatics, as well as intricate RPG mechanics. However, with the introduction of a fresh backdrop, players can also look forward to refined sword battles and a vibrant and expansive map to navigate.

Indiana Jones and the Great Circle (TBC)

Indiana Jones and the Great Circle cover art

For several years, fans of Indiana Jones have not had a high-quality video game that was not made in the Lego format. However, this could all change by 2024. Bethesda is currently developing Indiana Jones and the Great Circle with the same team behind successful modern Wolfenstein games such as The New Order and The New Colossus.

This brand new tale continues the adventures of the beloved archeologist, taking place after the first movie but before the Last Crusade. Our hero embarks on a thrilling journey around the world to track down a stolen artifact. While the character will be portrayed by Harrison Ford, his voice will be provided by renowned actor Troy Baker.

The most highly anticipated AAA games set to release in 2024 were mentioned above. As the year progresses, we will continue to add any newly announced titles to this list. Make sure to keep checking back for the most recent updates on upcoming projects.

Despite already having a lot to offer, 2025 and beyond still holds many exciting releases, such as Grand Theft Auto 6, Gears of War: E-Day, and Wolverine, all of which have been announced and are currently in development.

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