The most anticipated open world video games of 2019.
Are you searching for some great open world titles that are slated to launch in 2019? Look no further as we have compiled the best upcoming open world games for the PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch platforms.
Keep this list bookmarked as we’ll continue to update this article when new exciting games are announced or further information is released for a particular game listed below. Without further ado, here are our picks for the top upcoming open world video games of 2019.
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Dying Light 2
- Developer: Techland
- Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
- Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
- Release: 2019
Dying Light 2 was unveiled during E3 2018 where we are once again tossed into the zombie apocalyptic world and forced to fight for survival. Players will be in a new city location where factions are at a constant battle to retain control of the area. However, the developers are giving players more freedom as they can choose to go down a variety of pathways though they will all have their own particular consequences.
Just as before, this is an open world game that will allow players to traverse freely. However, you’ll have to battle the undead if you choose to leave beyond the city walls. Set fifteen years after the events of the original title, Dying Light 2 will still retain the same hostile zombie creatures though they will continue to be lethargic during the day and more aggressive at night.
- Developer: Reagant Games, Sumo Digital
- Publisher: Microsoft Studios
- Platforms: PC, XBO
- Release: February 22, 2019
The third installment to the Crackdown franchise was first announced to the masses in 2014. Since then, we’ve been waiting for the game to finally release into the market. Now that the game is confirmed to launch in 2019, we’re slowly coming to the final stretch before we can pick our very own copy up from store shelves.
Within Crackdown 3, the narrative will take place ten years after the events of Crackdown 2. A new terrorist organization has shaken things up again as they killed off the power for the entire world. Now players will have to explore and hunt down the terrorist group while stepping into the shoes of a member within the agency.
This is an action-adventure sandbox title where players can cause massive destruction across the city structures as they take on the terrorists or duke it out with online multiplayer game modes.
Tom Clancy’s: The Division 2
- Developer: Massive Entertainment
- Publisher: Ubisoft
- Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
- Release: March 15, 2019
This upcoming installment to The Division is slated to follow the events of the first title. The Division 2 takes place just a few months shy from a full year after the first title where there is a new primal enemy focus. As The United States of America begins to get back on their feet from the viral outbreak that plagued the first installment, the government has started to unleash harsh laws.
Innocent civilians are being slaughtered leaving daily life to be a difficult struggle. Players will be taking on the role of an agent within The Division as they start a new civil war. The game was announced during E3 2018 so we’re still waiting on some of the finer details for the game. However, the developers will apparently offer a much bigger open world experience. Instead of the enclosed feeling of the city streets that flooded the first game, The Division 2 will feature large open spaces as you explore and complete missions.
- Developer: BioWare
- Publisher: Electronic Arts
- Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
- Release: March 2019
Anthem, the upcoming video game IP from BioWare, was originally slated to launch in 2018. However, that quickly changed when the game was ultimately pushed back for a 2019 release. This is a science fiction style RPG where humanity has begun to colonize other planets. However, within these planets are harsh environments and creatures.
Players will take on the role of a Freelancer, an elite task force member that can explore the open world. However, in order to do so, Freelancer’s will require the use of a Javelin. These are specialized suits that are capable of traversing the world at great speeds along with combat-equipped weapons to fight against any hostile creatures that you may come across.
However, you don’t have to explore and fight off the various monsters by yourself. BioWare is developing Anthem to be a cooperative gameplay experience where up to four players can work together.
Kingdom Hearts III
- Developer: Square Enix
- Publisher: Square Enix
- Platforms: PS4, XBO
- Release: January 29, 2019
Kingdom Hearts III is a game we’ve been waiting to release for years. Thankfully the wait is coming to an end as the game is set to launch in early 2019. Players will once again take on the role of Sora as he battles off the evil heartless while visiting Disney themed worlds and characters.
There are bound to be plenty of new Disney world’s to visit and characters to meet since the second installment came to an end. However, unlike the past installments, developers have created Kingdom Hearts III to feature more open world areas, giving players the ability to explore along with room for bigger battles.