There are a lot of eagerly anticipated games coming out in 2021. We’ll see the releases of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury and Far Cry 6; of Halo Infinite and Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga; and of new Pokémon action and the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake. Among all these titles it’s difficult to say which is the most anticipated of the year.

It might be easier, however, to say which is the most anticipated game in general. Even though it almost certainly...