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Starfield tops list of most anticipated video games for 2023

With an average of 33,000 Google searches per month, Starfield is the most anticipated 2023 video game in the UK.

Chinese regulators have scrambled to keep up with the country's voracious appetite for video games, which have been blamed for social ills including online addiction - © AFP/File Mohd RASFAN
Chinese regulators have scrambled to keep up with the country's voracious appetite for video games, which have been blamed for social ills including online addiction - © AFP/File Mohd RASFAN

A new study has revealed that Starfield is the most anticipated 2023 video game worldwide, according to Google search data. The data search was undertaken towards the end of June 2022 and is looks at interest in forthcoming video game releases in order to understand consumer preferences.

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:

RankingVideo GameUK Search VolumeGlobal Search Volume
1Starfield33000412000
2Ark 28300120000
3Hytale6100182000
4Suicide Squad: kill the Justice League580045000
5Resident Evil 4 Remake490092000
6Redfall460049000
7Street Fighter 6410065000
8Dead Space Remake380057000
9Payday 3360059000
10Kerbal Space Program 2330054000

In relation to the table, at the top is Starfield. 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.

In second place is Ark 2. 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

In third place comes Hytale, which 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).

A spokesperson for Solitaired tells Digital Journal :”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.”

By 2028, the global video game market is indicated to be valued at $435 billion.

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Dr. Tim Sandle is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for science news. Tim specializes in science, technology, environmental, and health journalism. He is additionally a practising microbiologist; and an author. He is also interested in history, politics and current affairs.

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