Top NEW FPS Video Games Of 2021

2020 was pretty crazy with the coronavirus throwing so many games back and delayed into 2021, this year should be filled with all sorts of great video game titles. From titles either pushed into the new year or titles previously scheduled for the next-generation console platform releases, there is bound to be more than a few games coming out this year which players are anticipating. In this list, we’re going to showcase some of our most anticipated video game titles coming out in 2021 for the FPS. You will want to check back often as we’ll continue to add more video game titles as they are announced. 

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#15 Atomic Heart

  • Developer: Mundfish
  • Publisher: Mundfish
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, PS5, XSX/S
  • Release: 2021
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Online

Atomic Heart is an upcoming action RPG title that visually looks rather stunning. In this game, players are tossed into a 1955 alternative timeline where the Soviet Union is thriving with some incredible technological advances. It’s here that we’re going to be stepping into the role of a KGB agent called P-3 who is sent in by his government to a manufacturing facility that’s been radio silent. The gameplay footage showcased so far has been a bit brief but outside of fighting weird creatures and robots, it looks like players will have a pretty expansive crafting system. 

Again, the details are scarce on it, but the footage appears to show players having the ability to grab random odds and ends from their exploration and use them to further enhance weapons. Likewise, there’s been some interest from the development studio to bring out a cooperative game mode along with a PvP region for players to battle against each other.

#14 Scorn

  • Developer: Ebb Software
  • Publisher: Ebb Software
  • Platforms: PC, XSX/S
  • Release: 2021
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

Scorn is a game that will catch your eye rather easily. It’s a first-person horror title that throws players into a nightmare of a world. Everything in this unknown world is full of flesh, bone, and steel, making just about anything feel like it’s not only living but in pain. If you’re hoping to find out about what this game premise consists of then you’re out of luck. There are no details on that front as the development studio is giving players a world where the goal is to explore and figure out what’s going on as you progress. 

With that said, the game is set up in a non-linear map filled with enemies and puzzles to solve. Players can expect a survival horror element to this game as well since the developers have stated that this game will feature limited inventory with ammo management. What this means is that you’ll need to decide on if you should waste your ammo on an enemy or potentially save the resources for whatever else may be waiting ahead. 

#13 Battlefield [2021]

  • Developer: DICE
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Platforms: XSX/S, PS5, PC
  • Release: 2021
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Online

The Battlefield franchise has a pretty strong following and it’s set to receive a new installment this year. We left off on the franchise with Battlefield V, the last mainline release that came out in 2018. However, over the past two years, we’ve received several chapters to give players more content. As for this next installment, we don’t have anything to go off on quite yet. We know that this game is in the works and that EA is shooting for launch this holiday season. There were also technical tests showcased by DICE that shows a focus on large battles, but again nothing specifically highlighted for the next Battlefield game. We’re certainly interested in seeing just where developers takes this franchise next and just how well it’s evolved for the next-generation console platforms. 

#12 Resident Evil Village

  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Platforms: PC, PS5, XSX/S
  • Release: 2021
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

The Resident Evil franchise is an iconic survival horror series and we’re set to receive a new mainline installment this year. Resident Evil 7 brought the franchise back to its roots whereas the series before was leaning more towards an action horror style of gameplay. In Resident Evil 7 players stepped into a new protagonist role named Ethan who gets caught up in the oddity Baker family as he sought out his missing wife. Without spoiling anything from Resident Evil 7, it looks like Capcom is not ready to leave Ethan’s character just yet.

Players will once again step back into the role of Ethan a few years after the events of Resident Evil 7. However, after Chris Redfield returns, Ethan’s world crumbles once again leaving him to seek out Chris and find out what’s going on. This adventure will put Ethan into a remote village that players can freely explore. It looks like there is going to be a wide range of enemies to face against from the footage showcased so far such as vampires and werewolves rather than it being strictly mutated zombies. Likewise, the gameplay will retain the first-person perspective from Resident Evil 7. 

#11 S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2

  • Developer: GSC Game World
  • Publisher: GSC Game World
  • Platforms: PC, XSX/S
  • Release: 2021
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

Stalker 2 was something that developers tried to get off the ground in the past. While development was going on for this title for a small period, it eventually came to an end. Now it’s back in development and there have been some details about what to expect when the game launches. We know that the video game will once again put players into a bounty hunter type of role where you’ll head into the Zone, an area heavily radiated over the Chernobyl incident. While you seek out loot and information, you’ll find yourself also being sought out by mutated hostiles. 

In this game, players are stepping into a stalker named Skif where your actions are set to shape the history of the Zone. We can expect an even more hostile area to deal with as there’s the anomalous energy that can release randomly which will have players fleeing for safety on top of all the horrific creatures you’ll come across. At any rate, you can still expect a pretty difficult road to go through.

#10 Rainbow Six Quarantine

  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX/S, PC
  • Release: 2021
  • Co-op: Online
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Online

Within Rainbow Six Quarantine players will be fighting off an unknown alien parasite that has turned humans into creatures. This is a cooperative gameplay experience, likely similar to the Rainbow Six Siege video game installment. Although details and gameplay footage have yet to make an appearance for the public at this point. 

We’re sure there will be some significant differences to this game compared to Rainbow Six Siege, but most have pointed towards Rainbow Six Siege’s timed Operation Chimera game mode which could give us a slight look into how this game would play out when it launches. Unfortunately, we’re waiting for more information to release for the game.

#9 Crossfire X

  • Developer: Smilegate 
  • Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
  • Platforms: XBO
  • Release: 2021
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Yes

Crossfire is a popular free-to-play FPS within Asia but it will soon see a new release on the Xbox One and the Xbox Series X/S. Known as Crossfire X, the game will remain mostly the same with players being split into two factions as you attempt to go through various game modes. We’re likely going to see a big overhaul in terms of visuals and we know that there will be a story campaign for players to go through. We don’t know what the story will be based about but we do know that Smilegate is partnering up with Remedy Entertainment to bring out a campaign. While the game was scheduled to release in 2020, the coronavirus health pandemic outbreak has pushed this game, much like others, into the 2021 release window.

#8 Ready or Not

  • Developer: VOID Interactive 
  • Publisher: VOID Interactive 
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: TBA
  • Co-op: Online
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Online

If you enjoy Rainbow Six Siege then you may find some interest in VOID Interactive’s Ready or Not. This is a tactical FPS in which players take the role of a swat team. The game is said to be geared towards realism with players having to defuse different hostile situations. Depending on the issue, you may have to use an assortment of items such as ballistic shields, door rams, to even tactical ladders. So far, the game was said to hit the marketplace late in 2020 but with the coronavirus, it looks like we may see this game get delayed into sometime 2021. With that said, it’s worth noting that the team has put in a ton of work by communicating with special police teams globally to get a better development process for ballistic penetration, ricochet, kevlar, among other dynamics that go into real-life situations. 

#7 ExoMecha

  • Developer: TwistedRed
  • Publisher: TwistedRed
  • Platforms: PC, XBO, XSX/S
  • Release: 2021
  • Co-op: Online
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Online

If you’re looking for a new free to play title then you might want to check into ExoMecha when it launches sometime in 2021. ExoMecha is a game that doesn’t have a ton of information out right now but the alpha gameplay trailer has certainly created a buzz online. So far this title looks like it mashes up a few games together such as Killzone, Halo, and Titanfall. There’s a lot to take in, but from the footage so far shown, battles are going on with foot soldiers, large mechs, and a range of different vehicles that can be destroyed or even hijacked. We know it’s being developed by TwistedRed which is a new studio that got started up in 2019 to create AAA video game quality content that’s free to play for PC and consoles. ExoMecha will be their debut title, but we’re not sure just when in 2021 we’ll see this game release.

#6 Dying Light 2
  • Developer: Techland
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: Online 4 Players
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

Techland is back to deliver fans of the Dying Light franchise a new installment in 2021. The video game will once again see players facing against the undead threat but this time in a new city location. Most of these locations around the world are run by conflicting factions making it an on-going battle as to who is in control of the area.

Just as before, this is an FPS with melee combat elements tossed in as well. You’ll find that your character can maneuver around buildings and objects easily with parkour-style skills. However, one of the biggest changes to the game from the first installment is that developers are giving players a variety of choices. These choices will result in players being able to alter the narrative campaign so you’ll want to carefully decide your actions as they may have heavy repercussions.

#5 Deathloop

  • Developer: Arkane Studios
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms: PS5, PC
  • Release: 2021
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Online

Deathloop comes from the development team Arkane Studios, known for quite a few different video game titles in the past. For instance, they brought out both Dishonored and Prey into the marketplace. Now it looks like their next big release will come in 2021 called Deathloop. This video game is set in a time loop where players take the role of Colt, an expert assassin. Players must break the time loop but the only way of going about it is taking out eight special targets across an island. They won’t be easy to take out and if your protagonist happens to get killed, you’ll get brought back to the start or if time runs out, the time loop repeats. 

It’s all about trial-and-error in order to figure out how to go about taking these targets out successfully and quickly. However, on the heels of Colt is another expert assassin named Julianna, who is tasked with taking out Colt. Now players are having to quickly navigate around the map, eliminate the targets during a time limit, and watch out for another assassin tracking you down. It’s worth noting that players can jump online where a random player can take the role of Julianna, although the multiplayer aspect to this game is completely optional. 

#4 Back 4 Blood

  • Developer: Turtle Rock Studios
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2021
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

The Left 4 Dead series was and still is an incredibly popular zombie FPS. This game was brought out by Turtle Rock Studios which put a focus on cooperative gameplay between a few survivors against hordes of undead zombies. With each level based around completing tasks to get rescued, the game was a thrilling experience. There were several zombie types with unique attacks while players would have an array of weapons that ranged from guns to melee attacks. Ultimately, the Left 4 Dead IP was acquired by Valve. While fans are still enjoying Left 4 Dead 2, it’s been a waiting game to see if a third installment will ever see a launch into the marketplace.

Although it’s not Left 4 Dead 3, the original developers behind the series are bringing out a spiritual successor to the Left 4 Dead IP with Back 4 Blood. The game will act similar to Left 4 Dead, but the developers are wanting to further expand the experience by adding more content. You can likely expect more story content, weapons, and even zombie types. As for weapons, you’ll again have a slew of guns at your disposal but on top of that, it looks like players can spend in-game currency to add attachments to make their weapons a bit more powerful. This could be anything from laser sights, extended magazines, and scopes.

#3 Far Cry 6

  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX/S
  • Release: February 18, 2021
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

Far Cry 6 is taking players to the Caribbean island of Yara and it’s going to be quite the island to explore. According to Ubisoft, this is the largest Far Cry map to date where the once tropical paradise has turned sour. After a harsh regime being controlled through a fascist dictator, players step into the resistance and attempt to overthrow the control of El Presidente Anton Costillo and reclaim a peaceful state of Yara once again.

Unfortunately, the game wasn’t showcased too heavily so far so we’re left with waiting to see just what the developers opt to bring into this next installment. Fans were a bit lukewarm with the launch of Far Cry 5 so we’re sure that Ubisoft really worked to bring out a compelling storyline and action game with Far Cry 6. For now, we’ll have to keep tabs on this IP to see what the studio unveils next. 

#2 Overwatch 2

  • Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Platforms: TBA
  • Release: TBA
  • Co-op: Online
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Online

Hero based shooters have been around for a good while but it was Overwatch that set a new standard. Blizzard Entertainment was able to deliver a game that pinned a team of heroes working together in an FPS style match. With a roster of characters with unique abilities, there were plenty of newcomers and veterans logging into the game daily. Originally, the game launched in 2016, though in 2019 we got the unveiling of an Overwatch 2.

Instead of being a brand new game, this is essentially an update of sorts. Players will receive new heroes and game modes. Best of all, the game would be given to those who already own the original Overwatch title. Unfortunately, we don’t have a launch window just yet so it’s possible we may not get the title this year so we’ll have to keep an eye out for any new announcements or updates from Blizzard Entertainment.

#1 Halo Infinite

  • Developer: 343 Industries
  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: 2021
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer – TBA

Halo Infinite was a massively anticipated video game title for fans who have been enjoying the Halo franchise since it first launched into the market. Still, after the game title was announced, fans were forced into waiting a bit longer before they would get any information or even gameplay footage. In fact, it was E3 2019 that we got our first big cinematic reveal for Halo Infinite with promises that gameplay footage would release for the public during E3 2020. As you know that event didn’t happen because of the coronavirus, but we did get gameplay footage to reveal during an Xbox Series X stream from Microsoft. Unfortunately for 343 Industries, fans were quick to point out the lack of quality and details for what was essentially a next-generation video game title. 

At any rate, the developers opted to go back and delay the game to ensure it would meet fans’ standards. This meant that the Xbox Series X would launch into the marketplace in 2020 without the Halo Infinite as a launch title. Now we can expect the game in 2021 and it looks like it will feature the same style of gameplay we’ve come to love with the franchise. It’s an intense science-fiction FPS with weapons ranging from standard military arsenal to alien technology. Furthermore, it looks like Master Chief may have some new perks to give him a competitive edge like a grapple system.