BIGG RECAP: May 2023

Game releases, events, eSports and facts : What happened in the gaming world in May!

As the temperatures start to rise and summer approaches, the gaming world is heating up with new releases, events, and interesting facts. Here’s a recap of some of the biggest news from the month of May.

May's releases

The month of May saw a lot of great game releases. One highly anticipated title was Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. This sequel follows the story of the well acclaimed Breath of the Wild. As a proof of the anticipation, more than 10 million copies were already sold. The Legend of Zelda series, renowned for its captivating narratives and awe-inspiring fantasy realms, follows the valiant Link on his quest to rescue Princess Zelda and vanquish the malevolent lord Ganondorf.

Besides that, some other great games were released this month. Out of all of them, we can notably talk about Redfall, Lego 2K Drive, The Lord Of The Rings: Gollum, and the Outlast Trials.

May's events

On May 24th, Playstation broadcasted its annual Playstation Showcase, announcing 2023 future releases on PS5 and PS4. Christmas ain’t coming soon, but we were already spoiled with these announcements! 

At the top of the podium, we have Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. The gameplay reveal on Youtube already collected more than 8 million views in 5 days, and it promises to be a really entertaining game! 

Moreover, some highly popular and expected fighting games like Street Fighter 6 and its concurrent Mortal Kombat 1, but also some open world action and adventure games like Assassin’s Creed Mirage and Final Fantasy XVI were announced.

For those who prefer to sit back and relax watching eSports competitions, the League of Legends MSI (Mid Season Invitational) was held from May 2nd to 21st. 13 teams fought for the great prize of $250.000, and a few qualified for the future League of Legends World Championship. It was indeed a great appetizer for this year’s World championship!

Fact of the month

Out of everything that happened in May, there is something that is simply enormous and that deserved to be noticed in BIGG’s recap. A decade after the launch of GTA V, fans are clearly showing their excitement towards the sequel, and start to be impatient. The reason behind the length for the sequel to be available could be the amount of work Rockstar Games is putting in GTA VI. 

Although the studio did not comment on the rumors, GTA VI is estimated to cost between $1-2 billion, making it the most expensive game ever created. Such a huge budget promises lots of fun in the game, and we cannot wait to try it out!

In the meantime, we could surely watch some video game content as we wait for this year’s great releases!