Top Upcoming 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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Greedfall
  • Developer: Spiders
  • Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: September 10, 2019

Greedfall is a video game being developed by Spiders who you may know from their previous release, The Technomancer. This is an open-world RPG video game which is set in a fantasy world made up of several nations and factions. Within the story, a new island is discovered and many have deemed it to be a prime unclaimed area. As a result, a war goes wages on with factions invading the land in hopes of taking control. Players take the role of a human that winds up venturing into the island though who the protagonist aligns with is up to the player. Essentially, you can align with any of the factions invading or even the Elves who inhabit the land and protect it from the invaders.

Players can explore the in-game world and deal with the hostiles that are ravishing the land for their own gains. It seems that outside of action-RPG combat, the gameplay will still rely on players diplomacy and decisions to influence the overall game narrative.


Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint
  • Developer: Ubisoft Paris
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PS4, PC, XBO, Stadia
  • Release: October 4, 2019

If you enjoy tactical shooters then chances are you are well equipped with Tom Clancy titles. With Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon, we got a different type of experience with the previous iteration, Wildlands. This game offered the same tactical shooter experience but with an open world environment. Players could freely explore and take on a variety of missions at any given moment. This success is bleeding over to the upcoming installment, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint. In the timeline of things, Breakpoint will be taking place four years after the events of Wildlands where players will head into Aurora, a fictional south pacific island.

The island is owned by a billionaire entrepreneur Jace Skell who may be linking to corrupt regimes receiving advance tech towards their cause. As a result, you’re tasked with finding out what’s going on but it seems that Jace has an army being lead by a former Ghost who has gone rogue. You can expect plenty of action as you maneuver through the terrain full of an army specially trained.

As mentioned, the open world environment from Wildlands will be bleeding over into Breakpoint. Developers are allowing the player to freely roam around the world and we expect the world to be a bit more filled this time around after Wildlands. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the world will be any bigger in Breakpoint compared to Wildlands as its been stated to be about the same size as the previous installment’s map.


The Sinking City
  • Developer: Frogwares
  • Publisher: Bigben Interactive
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: June 27, 2019

The Sinking City is an action-adventure mystery title that was developed with the development team taking inspirations from H.P. Lovecraft, a famed horror author. Players take on the role of a private investigator who travels to Oakmont, Massachusetts. The town and the folks who reside within it deal with occultism resulting in a nightmarish hell leading our protagonist, Charles W. Reed to find the source of what is causing the city to become out of whack. We do know that this game will be set in an open world environment with an overall urban town area backdrop. Developers Forgwares have also taken notes from Ubisoft’s development with the Assassin’s Creed series in order to mimic an open world populated world.


Pokemon Sword & Shield
  • Developer: Game Freak
  • Publisher: Nintendo, The Pokemon Company
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: 2019

The Pokemon franchise is long-running and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. After mainly being an RPG series that stayed with Nintendo’s line of handheld devices, Game Freak is bringing out the first new main entry to the Nintendo Switch later this year. Currently, the two installments are known as Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield which will take place in the Galar region. This region is filled with a variety of landscapes and landmarks. While we’re still waiting to hear about the new features that will come with the game, players who are familiar with the previous installments will find that the beginning section of the game will have a choice presented before the journey really begins. Pokemon Sword & Shield will have players deciding which starter to take which are the grass-type Grookey, fire-type Scorbunny, and lastly, the water-type Sobble.

While not fully open world at the start, most Pokemon video games offer the ability to freely explore and return to previously visited areas. So far the map looks to be rather big and as mentioned, there are plenty of areas full of landmarks along with landscapes to explore.


Crackdown 3
  • 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.


Anthem
  • 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. But, 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.


Rage 2
  • Developer: Avalanche Studios, id Software
  • Publishers: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Rage is back with a brand new installment. Rage 2 will toss players into the role of Walker who is the last ranger. It’s your job to survive in this dangerous world after mutants flooded the world thanks to an otherworldly asteroid struck the surface. We also know that thirty years have passed since the events of the first Rage so you can expect to see a few familiar characters.

This is still a brutal FPS with an open world for players to explore, though information is still a bit scarce on the title. However, in past interviews about the game, Tim Willits, id Software a co-developer working on Rage 2, has stated that the developers are revamping the overall game with a better overall story, vehicles, characters and of course weapons.

One of the issues that Rage dealt with was not being a real open world video game. Instead, the title loaded into different sections of the game which is something that were being worked on for this upcoming sequel. Players can expect a real open world experience where everything is available with missions also being more open and less of a linear gameplay experience. Of course we have only seen a small portion of the game so far but it looks like the engine and development team working on Rage 2 is seeking a true open world experience for players.


The Surge 2
  • Developer: Deck13 Interactive
  • Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Deck 13 Interactive is releasing a sequel to their The Surge franchise that came out back in 2017. The video game was an action role-playing hit as the game was set in the future where most of the world’s resources had been consumed. Humanity has begun to use augmentations, mixing flesh with metal advancements to help them in their daily activities.

Players can expect the sequel to follow the events of the first title though they will be going through the game as a new protagonist. While we don’t know too much about the game yet, we do know that the setting will be taking place in a city and that levels will be a more open world. While the game is not a totally open world, developers are making the levels more open for exploration.