A new study has revealed that Starfield is the most anticipated 2023 video game in the UK and worldwide, according to Google search data.
The study, conducted by online gaming platform Solitaired, analysed Google UK and worldwide data for 41 video games due to be released next year and ranked them according to the average monthly number of searches they receive.
According to the results, the 10 most anticipated video games in the UK are:
|Ranking||Video Game||UK Search Volume||Global Search Volume|
|4||Suicide Squad: kill the Justice League||5800||45000|
|5||Resident Evil 4 Remake||4900||92000|
|7||Street Fighter 6||4100||65000|
|8||Dead Space Remake||3800||57000|
|10||Kerbal Space Program 2||3300||54000|
With an average of 33,000 Google searches per month, Starfield is the most anticipated 2023 video game in the UK, and in the world, with an average of 412,000 searches per month.
Developed by Bethesda Game Studios, the game takes place in a galactic world, and it will be available on Xbox and Microsoft Windows.
Announced in 2020 by Studio Wildcard game developers, Ark 2 is a survival and adventure game set to be released in 2023, which will be available on Xbox Series X and S, and on Microsoft Windows.
According to the findings, Ark 2 is the second most anticipated video game of 2023 in the UK, with an average of 8,300 Google searches per month, and the third most hyped worldwide, with an average monthly search volume of 120,000 on Google
Hytale is a sandbox action video game developed by Hypixel Studios, and it will be available next year on Microsoft Windows and Mac.
According to the study, Hytale registers an average Google search volume of 6,100 searches per month in the UK, making it the third most anticipated video game in the UK, and the second in the world (182,000 searches per month worldwide).
4.Suicide Squad: kill the Justice League
Developed by Rocksteady Studios, and published by Warner Bros, the video game is part of the Batman: Arkham series and it will be available in 2023 on Xbox, Microsoft Windows and PS5.
With an average of 5,800 Google searches per month, Suicide Squad is the fourth most anticipated 2023 video game in the UK.
5.Resident Evil 4 (Remake)
Developed by Capcom, the remake of Resident Evil 4 is set to be released next year too.
With an average search volume of 4,900 monthly searches in the UK, the video game is the fifth most anticipated 2023 video game in the UK, and the fourth in the world (with an average search volume of 92,000 monthly searches worldwide).
Resident Evil 4 Remake will be available on PS5, Xbox and PC.
A spokesperson for Solitaired commented on the findings:
‘2023 is set to be a golden year for the video game industry, and it’s not a surprise that titles such as Resident Evil 4 Remake, Suicide Squad: kill the Justice League and Street Fighter 6 dominate the ranking.
‘As video games become more and more refined, gaming still remains one of the most popular hobbies for people world-wide.’