KEY POINTS

  • Many mainstream releases for December were pushed back to 2022 
  • "Halo Infinite's" campaign will launch on Dec. 8
  • "Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker" will release later this month

A few months ago, December was loaded with some big game releases until almost every developer decided to push their launch dates to early 2022. There are still a few mainstream games scheduled to release this month, and players will want to keep track of when they’ll be available.

Here are the three biggest game releases this December 2021.

“Halo Infinite”

After a year-long delay, “Halo Infinite” is now just one week until its official release. The latest chapter in the story of Master Chief John-117 will take players through a new Halo construct, but this time, the campaign will set players loose in an open world, a first for the series, as they try to prevent a new AI from wreaking havoc across the galaxy.

Halo Infinite features a refined and refreshed version of the classic arena-style multiplayer the series is popular for Halo Infinite features a refined and refreshed version of the classic arena-style multiplayer the series is popular for Photo: 343 Industries

On Dec. 7, “Halo Infinite’s” free multiplayer component will also reach version 1.0, which will lay the framework for future updates on the game’s incredibly-fun and hectic PvP modes.

“Five Nights At Freddy’s: Security Breach”

The spin-off to 2014’s wildly-successful horror game aims to bring a new dimension to the classic series’ static gameplay. “Five Nights At Freddy’s: Security Breach” will have players explore a large, retro-style amusement complex filled with game machines, colorful neon set pieces and of course, deadly animatronics.

Five Nights at Freddy's Security Breach Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach launches in 2021. Photo: FNAF: Security Breach Trailer

This game will expand upon the lore established in the original “Five Nights At Freddy’s” series and hopefully, fans will be able to shed some light on some interesting characters and events as they run for their lives. “Security Breach” launches on Dec. 16.

“Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker”

Though technically not a new game, the highly-anticipated expansion for “Final Fantasy XIV” is set to bring an end to the years-long saga that started all the way back in version 1.0 of Square Enix’s massively-successful MMO. It comes with a slew of new features, content, and, hopefully, a satisfying ending to the Hydaelyn/Zodiark conflict that players have been fighting in for years now.

The Dark Knight class in Final Fantasy 14 The Dark Knight class in Final Fantasy 14 Photo: Square Enix

“Endwalker” will add two new jobs: the support-oriented Sage and the high-DPS Reaper. The expansion will also introduce new areas like Old Sharlayan and the streets of Garlemald leading up to Zenos’ throne.