In Fast Forward each month we take a look at a handful of up-and-coming games that have us excited, and hopefully have you excited too!

F1 22

F1 22
This year’s official Formula 1 game is getting ready to roll, heralding a new era in F1. As well as incorporating this year’s rule changes, there’s the inclusion of the new Miami International Autodrome circuit. The broadcast system has been beefed up and the AI improved, while the official line-up of 20 drivers and 10 teams all feature. As well as the return of the MyTeam career mode, the F1 Life hub is set to deliver all the glitz and glamour of the world of F1 for a true fan experience.
PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One – Racing – Multiplayer? Yes – Release date: 1/7/22

Pre-order now at JB Hi-Fi.

Matchpoint: Tennis Championships

Matchpoint: Tennis Championships
It’s been a while since we’ve had a dedicated tennis game on console, and Matchpoint: Tennis Championships is set to be the first for new-gen machines. Kalypso Media and Australia’s Torus Games are behind this latest trip to the courts, with the simulator set to serve up true-to-life ball physics, realistic character animations and new levels of player control. There’ll be classic local multiplayer as well as online, plus 16 real-life international tennis pros, including Nick Kyrgios.
PS5, Xbox, Switch, PS4 – Sports – Multiplayer? Yes – Release date: 7/7/22

Pre-order now at JB Hi-Fi.

Live A Live

Live A Live
In 1994, Japanese Super Nintendo players were treated to Square’s Live A Live, a meeting of turn-based tactics and RPG from Final Fantasy IV writer/designer Takashi Tokita. While never released outside its homeland, its reputation grew and now, finally, we can all play it via this faithful Switch conversion. Travel through time and take on several different tales, playing as characters ranging from a peace-seeking caveman to a sneaky-as-you-go ninja to a rootin’, tootin’, bold-as-brass cowboy.
Switch – RPG – Multiplayer? No – Release date: 22/7/22

Pre-order now at JB Hi-Fi.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Prepare for grand adventure as the open world series continues, with some hot new features. We’ll journey to the world of Aionios, where war rages between the nations of Keves and Agnus. Our two featured protagonists are Noah, an off-seer from Keves, and Mio, an off-seer from Agnus, joining forces in order to discover the truth behind their conflict. A big new feature is the ability to have up to seven active party members, while character classes can be changed as the adventure continues.
Switch – Action RPG – Multiplayer? No – Release date: 29/7/22

Pre-order now at JB Hi-Fi.