6 new sports games for PlayStation and Xbox coming out in 2022 and beyond

Are you ready to show your summer body? Me neither! Luckily, we don’t need to be in our best shape to enjoy new sports games coming out in 2022 on PlayStation and Xbox consoles. Even if there are some great exclusives on the way, we won’t mention them here to narrow down the list. Here are some promising new sports games coming out in 2022 and beyond on both PlayStation and Xbox consoles (and on most other platforms, too.)

Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown

Release date: September 22, 2022.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC.

If both PlayStation and Xbox have great exclusive racing games, Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown evens the playing field with a racing game available on both consoles, as well as on Nintendo Switch and PC.

Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown defines itself as a “driving and lifestyle experience.” On top of racing others in luxury cars, your social status is important in Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown. However, we don’t yet know what that really means in terms of gameplay.

In any case, Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown offers races across an open-world version of Hong Kong, which should offer racing games fans a nice change from the Mexican countryside of Forza Horizon 5 and the tracks of Gran Turismo 6.

Blood Bowl 3

Release date: 2022.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC.

Fantasy football takes a whole new meaning with Blood Bowl. This franchise is a brutal version of American football (or is it rugby?), with players from 12 different races fighting to the death for control of the field. The games are based on a board game set in the Warhammer Fantasy Battles universe, where Elves, Orcs, and Humans all want to score a touchdown.

Blood Bowl 3 continues the series and adds new features and content. The game adds more races than before, new tracks with customized rules, as well as a solo campaign and ranked matches.

Blood Bowl 3: Cinematic Trailer

EA Sports PGA Tour

Release date: Spring 2022.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC (TBC).

PGA Tour is a golf series that has already lived through three decades and many scandals. The first entry came out in 1990, then Tiger Woods became the star of the series in 1998 until his sex scandals led to EA ending their partnership with the golfer in 2013. EA replaced Tiger Woods with another top golfer, Rory McIlroy, but Rory McIlroy PGA Tour didn’t meet the same success. 

Eight years later, EA dusts off its golfing franchise and announces a new game, simply called EA Sports PGA Tour. This new opus will feature real-life reproductions of popular golfing courses and host several competitions like the FedExCup. If PGA Tour was one of the best sports series in the 1990s, players’ expectations are higher now and the concurrence will be fierce with PGA Tour 2K22.

Grid Legends

Release date: February 25, 2022.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC.

Racing games are really popular this year, so we couldn’t help but add one more to the list: Grid Legends. This racing game does not focus on luxury cars, but rather on speed and adrenaline.

Grid Legends features 130 tracks, and plenty of different cars, from the ones you could rent at any airport to trucks or racing cars. The game packs a Race Creator, allowing you to create your own races to play against other players, even on different platforms. If you are not a fan of competing against other players, Grid Legends also features a Story Mode with cutscenes and race scenarios.

Skate 4

Release date: TBA.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC.

Twelve years after Skate 3, the rolling game series is back with a new installment, unsurprisingly called Skate 4.

For the first time in the history of this game series, Skate 4 will not only be available on consoles but also on PC. The goal of the game remains the same: master tricks on your skateboard, either for fun or to defeat opponents in competitions.

Windjammers 2

Release date: January 2022.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Stadia, PC.

If you are tired of always playing football or racing games and would rather discover a brand new sport, Windjammers 2 might be a pick for you.

This game is the sequel to Windjammers, a popular disc-throwing game from 1994. Almost three decades later, Windjammers is back with a new opus. Windjammers 2 takes its inspiration from the original game but adds new mechanics to make the game more suitable for a modern audience. There are plenty of ways to throw, catch, or even hit your frisbee mid-air to surprise your opponents.

If these new sports games coming out in 2022 on PlayStation and Xbox consoles didn’t quench your adrenaline thirst, check out our list of the best multiplayer games coming out on Xbox in 2022 or our selection of the biggest new games coming to the PlayStation this year.

Stay tuned to SQUAD for more news about upcoming games!

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Ophélie Castelot

I was born with a gamepad and played my first MMORPG at 8. I'm scared to death by Resident Evil's dogs. FPS enthusiast, I like to pewpew people. I love both video games and writing, so naturally, I'm a gaming writer. Want to pitch an idea or debate the latest game you played? Let's talk!
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