With the wait for the next consoles continues, developers like CD Projekt Red, Naughty Dog and other leading studios will take advantage of the current generation of consoles and probably will have their sights set on future remakes.
These are the 10 most anticipated games confirmed for 2020:
Coming from the creators of “The Witcher” games, Cyberpunk 2077 is probably the most anticipated title of this generation of consoles, with the breathtaking buzz of the release generating more noise in the last two years. Not only is it one of the most ambitious games of this generation, but it also sets the tone for 2020 and moving into the next generation of consoles, gives me hope for a great year of gaming!
Release date: 17 September 2020 Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, PC Developers: CD Projekt RED
Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world, action-adventure story set in Night City, a megalopolis obsessed with power, glamour and body modification. You play as V, a mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant that is the key to immortality.
One of the biggest surprises of 2019 and after a decade without news of one of the most influential PC sagas in the history of Valve. They come back with a VR title in which players will meet Alyx Vance, one of the iconic characters and have one epic immersive experience.
Release date: March 2020 Platform: PC (VR) Developer: Valve
Half-Life: Alyx is Valve’s VR return to the Half-Life series. It’s the story of an impossible fight against a vicious alien race known as the Combine, set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2. Playing as Alyx Vance, you are humanity’s only chance for survival.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
From the creators of the acclaimed action-platformer Ori and the Blind Forest comes the highly anticipated sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Embark on an all-new adventure in a vast and exotic world when it launches in 2020.
Release date: 11 March 2020 Platform: Xbox One, PC Developer: Moon Studios
Players assume control of Ori, a white guardian spirit. To progress in the game, players are tasked to move between platforms and solve puzzles. Unlike The Blind Forest, Will of the Wisps seems to rely on autosaving rather than manually placed soul links, and the sequential upgrade system of the first title has been abandoned for a shard system more akin to charms in Hollow Knight.
The Last of Us Part II
“The Last of Us” was one of the first video games to demonstrate that it was possible to combine action blockbuster with an excellent narrative at the level of any novel. Naughty Dog grants a second chance to its two protagonists, Ellie and Joe, to delve players into a brand new story about violence, humanity, and friendship…and get ready for an emotional rollercoaster.
Release date: 29 May 2020 Platform: PlayStation 4 Developer: Naughty Dog
After a deadly journey across post-pandemic USA, Ellie and Joel settle down in Wyoming. Living in a thriving community gives them stability, despite the threat of the Infected and desperate survivors.
Developed by Crystal Dynamics in collaboration with Eidos-Montréal, Nixxes Software, and Crystal Northwest, the game features an original story and delivers the definitive Avengers gaming experience. You will be able to assemble into teams of up to four players online, master extraordinary abilities, customize a growing roster of Heroes, and defend the Earth from escalating threats.
Release date: 4 September 2020 Platform: PS4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, PC Developer: Crystal Dynamics / Eidos Montréal
Marvel’s Avengers begins at A-Day, where Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor are unveiling a hi-tech Avengers Headquarters in San Francisco — including the reveal of their own helicarrier powered by an experimental energy source.
Ghost of Tsushima
This is the most complex game to date from the team at Suker Punch. The video game recreates in detail Japan in the thirteenth century during the Mongol invasion, its protagonist is the last samurai on Tsushima Island, who must learn a new fighting style to end the invasion. With their various “Infamous” games being such a hit, you can only expect Ghost of Tsushima to be a great adventure.
Release date: Q2/Q3 2020 Platform: PlayStation 4 Developer: Sucker Punch
In the late 13th century, the Mongol empire has laid waste to entire nations along their campaign to conquer the East. Tsushima Island is all that stands between mainland Japan and a massive Mongol invasion fleet led by the ruthless and cunning general, Khotun Khan.
This is the fifth chapter of a saga that, in its origins, helped define the shooting genre back in 1993. The action-packed, hell razing game distributed by Bethesda will bring Doom Slayer back to face more demonic forces, now with a new fun multiplayer mode.
Release date: 20 March 2020 Platform: PS4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC Developer: id Software
As the DOOM Slayer, you return to find Earth has suffered a demonic invasion. RAZE HELL and discover the Slayer’s origins and his enduring mission to rip and tear…until it is done.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
The Animal Crossing series is one of the most successful releases for Nintendo and this will have its fourth installment in 2020. The life of the animal universe moves to the Desert islands of Nook, where players can develop their day to day with more customization options, activities, and multiplayer mode.
Release date: 20 March 2020 Platform: Nintendo Switch Developer: Nintendo
If the hustle and bustle of modern life’s got you down, Tom Nook has a new business venture up his sleeve that he knows you’ll adore: the Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package! Sure, you’ve crossed paths with colorful characters near and far.
Final Fantasy VII Remake
FF VII is one of the most iconic titles of the first Playstation. Square Enix has created the game from scratch, in a project highly requested by fans of the series.
Release date: 10 April 2020 Platform: PlayStation 4 Platform:( Timed Exclusive until 3 March 2021) Developer: Square Enix
Final Fantasy VII Remake is a reimagining of the iconic original with unforgettable characters, a mind-blowing story, and epic battles. The story of this first, standalone game covers up to the party’s escape from Midgar and goes deeper into the events occurring in Midgar.
The project is a sequel to “Halo 5: Guardians”, although the study that is responsible for development -343 Industries- prefers to define it as a spiritual “reboot” that will include new characters. Halo Infinite is set to launch with the upcoming Xbox Series X.
Release date: Q4 2020 Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC Developers: 343 Industries, SkyBox Labs
The Master Chief returns in Halo Infinite – the next chapter of the legendary franchise beginning holiday 2020! Developed by 343 Industries for the entire Xbox family of devices, including Xbox Seris X and Windows PCs, Halo Infinite continues the Halo 5: Guardians storyline and takes the franchise in ambitious and unexpected directions, powered by the all-new Slipspace Engine.