14 new co-op games coming in 2023

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Are you looking for new co-op games celebrating the 2023 release? Here you will find a list of exciting new games that you can play together.

This list is about co-op titles announced for release in 2023. These include titles with a fixed release date, but also those that are planned for at least 2023.

It’s about games in which you can work together. More multiplayer games 2023 can be found here.

The list is an assessment of the author and the editors, not an official ranking. If you have any suggestions as to what should be on the list here, let us know in the comments.

The list is ordered by expected release.

1. Wild Hearts

Developer/Publisher: Koei Tecmo / EA | Release: February 17, 2023 | Model: Buy2Play | Platforms: PC, PS5, Xbox Series X|S

This is Wild Hearts: Wild Hearts is a game that should be followed closely, especially by fans of Monster Hunter. As a hunter, you face off against the terrifying “Kemono” – monstrous creatures that threaten a fantasy world shaped by feudal Japan.

To face them, you rely on various weapons and abilities, from the “Cannon” to the “Karakuri Staff” – a staff that transforms into a huge sword when needed.

In addition, you summon so-called “Karakuri”. These are superstructures that you can create out of nothing. They also help you in the fight against the monsters. The gameplay video shows what it looks like:

Wild Hearts – Gameplay Trailer

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How to play together? Wild Hearts is all about collaboration. Up to three players can hunt monsters together in online co-op. Extensive crossplay is planned – so you can play together across platforms.

What do we expect?

  • Fantasy world shaped by feudal Japan
  • Gigantic monster opponents with exciting fights
  • Monster hunter style hunting gameplay
  • Creative Weapons and Summons
  • When can you gamble? Wild Hearts will be officially released on February 17th, 2023. There is a trial with EA Play that starts on February 13th. With EA Play Pro, access will be available from February 16th.

    2. Sons of the Forest

    Developer/Publisher: End Night Games | release: 02/23/2023 (Early Access) | Model: Buy2Play | platforms: PC |

    This is Sons of the Forest: “Sons of the Forest” is the sequel to “The Forest”. The game managed to impressively combine survival with horror – and that should also be the motto of “Sons of the Forest”.

    The release of the game was announced for February 23rd, but there was one adjustment: The game will not be released on this date as planned, but will enter an early access phase because the developers would like to make a few adjustments. But then it will be playable.

    Whoever starts the game will face off against spooky mutant cannibals on a remote island. In typical survival style, it is now a matter of collecting resources and building a base that can withstand the adversities of the island and even the cannibals.

    In addition, there are other creatures on the island that you must fight, different seasons that you should adapt to. In the story of Sons of the Forest you also want to find a lost billionaire.

    Gameplay of Sons of the Forest, the sequel to the survival hit The Forest

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    How do you play together? You tackle the fight for survival alone, or together: With up to 8 players you fight for your life together, share objects or set up defenses.

    What we expect:

  • Survival with a horror twist
  • Story about a missing billionaire who should be rescued
  • construction and crafting
  • Changing seasons
  • boss fights
  • When can you gamble? Originally, Sons of the Forest was due to be released in full on February 23rd, but is now entering an Early Access phase on that date. It won’t be finished yet, but will be playable.

    3. Meet your maker

    Developer/Publisher: Behavior Interactive | release: April 04, 2023 | Model: Buy2Play | platforms: PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One |

    This is Meet Your Maker: This game basically consists of two games. In a game you try to create the most nasty and deadly outposts possible. You fill these labyrinths with traps and enemies, create paths, build in patrols – everything to prevent other players from getting through the outpost alive. As a maze master, you also look at how other players are doing in your structures.

    On the other hand, you can try to survive other players’ creations yourself. Then you set off yourself in the first-person perspective to outwit your opponents’ death traps and fight for your survival. If you create an outpost, you get more resources for your own construction.

    Proper preparation is also important on both sides: skillful planning is required both when building the labyrinths and when choosing the equipment for your next run.

    Meet Your Maker: Reveal trailer shows brutal death mazes

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    How do you play together? You can build dungeons together with other players in online co-op or raid other dungeons.

    What we expect:

  • Creative death traps to craft
  • Creative death traps to go through
  • A game that depends on the community
  • When can you gamble? The game will be released on April 4th, 2023. However, an open beta can also be played via Steam from February 6th to 13th.

    4.Minecraft Legends

    Developer/Publisher: Mojang Studios, Blackbird Interactive | Release: April 18, 2023 | Model: Buy2Play | Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch |

    This is Minecraft Legends: Minecraft is actually known as a great crafting game with maximum creative freedom, but “Minecraft Legends” takes the colorful world of blocks in a different direction.

    Minecraft Legends is a true strategy game, but with a twist. The creators describe the game as an “action strategy” game in which your own hero also plays a role – alongside the army you command to defend against the invading Piglins.

    There are different types of units you control, as well as the ability to construct buildings and collect resources. You can get a deep insight into the game in the MeinMMO interview with the developers of Minecraft Legends.

    Minecraft Legends trailer

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    What is the co-op like? Up to four players can play together on PC and consoles such as Xbox Series X|S or PS5. On older consoles like the Switch, two can play together.

    The entire campaign can be contested in co-op, but the open world can also be used at the same time, so that everyone goes their own way. Resources are shared, but armies control them all individually.

    What we expect:

  • Minecraft Block style gameplay
  • Mixture of strategy and action
  • Command armies, collect resources, build
  • A story, just the “legend” that leads you through the game
  • When can you gamble? The official release date is April 18, 2023.

    5. Dead Island 2

    Developer/Publisher: Deep Silver | release: 04/28/2023 | Model: Buy2Play | Platforms: PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

    This is Dead Island 2: Dead Island 2 takes you to sunny Los Angeles, which would probably be paradise if it weren’t for all the zombies. Like zombies, they want to get at you.

    Since you have something against it, you put up a fight – and probably quite brutally. In the action RPG from the first-person perspective, you distribute hard kills, the team speaks of “bloodthirsty attention to detail”. The further you level up, the more skills you will get to fight the zombie plague. One focus is on melee combat against the undead.

    However, the game will appear cut in Germany.

    The game was originally scheduled for release in February 2023. However, the release was postponed again to the end of April 2023.

    What is the co-op like? You can fight your way through the zombie hordes with up to three players and experience the story together.

    What we expect:

  • Evil zombies
  • Very brutal fights and scenes
  • A mixture of horror and humor
  • Cut version in Germany
  • When can you gamble? The official release is April 28, 2023 after it was previously postponed.