Are Q1 2022 Video Games a Good Idea?
This is the first world of all first-world problems. But there are just too many games. A quick glance at the Q1 2022 line-up already makes it look stacked with so many games competing for your attention. While not all these games are for everyone, there will be overlap and gamers will have to make smart choices about which games they support.
The main culprit is February 2022. It was already packed prior to a certain delay with many big-name releases expected to launch in just two weeks. The King of Fighters XV will be the first to launch on the 17th. Horizon Forbidden West will follow on the 18th. The two weeks following that will feature Sifu and Destiny 2’s The Witch Queen expansion on February 22nd.
The Saints Row reboot will be on February 25th. Blood Bowl 3, Evil Dead 3: The Game, and Vampire The Masquerade Swansong are all set to launch in February 2022. In two weeks, that’s eight major releases. My bank account is already grumbling, but it doesn’t stop there.
February features big-name releases on both sides, with January’s Elden Ring launching on January 21st as the first major game of 2022. This is followed by Pokemon Legends Arceus on January 28th. Rainbow Six Extraction has also been scheduled for a January release. However, no date is known. Gran Turismo 7 is due to launch March 4th. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands will be released March 25th. Between all that, we also have to deal with Marvel’s Midnight Suns and WWE 2K22, as well as GTA V’s next generation version. It seems that we all agree on skipping GTA V.