9 Video Game Franchises RETURNING On PS5, Xbox Series XS & Switch

Bioshock, GTA, Metroid Prime - there's a LOT to look forward to.

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Is it just me, or does it feel like the gaming industry is totally in a holding pattern right now?

We've had the big new systems, a nice smattering of launch titles (some of which were also available on past-gen consoles), and we're all sat here thinking, "Now what?"

Obviously there's the pandemic, obviously a ton of projects got delayed into 2022 and no doubt that'll be a trend that continues across 2021, but ultimately, what is there to look forward to?

Well, as the industry loves to drop a CG teaser or random smattering of images accompanied by a logo, we do know a ton of beloved franchises ARE coming back.

For this list's criteria I'm going to focus on IP that's been away for more than a generation, so no Mass Effect or Dragon Age, but everything pre-eighth generation is fair game.

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Honourable Mention: Grand Theft Auto

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Yup, the big LOL with my criteria is that GTA would totally qualify.

Its last instalment was on PS3 and Xbox 360, with the go-to omnipresent delights of GTA: Online being a port of a seventh generation game that people are still playing in 2021.

GTA VI will see the franchise return proper to PS5 and Xbox XS, but with another GTA V upgrade scheduled first, who even knows when that will be.

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