With the end of the decade on the horizon, we can’t help but look forward to the games scheduled to release in 2020. While there are still a handful of great games to release before the end of the year, next year promises to be another exceptional year for gamers.
While there will no doubt be a few surprises along the way, these are 7 of the biggest games coming in 2020.
Cyberpunk 2077, the next big RPG from The Witcher developers, CD Projekt Red, is set to be one of 2020’s biggest games.
Players will embark on an epic journey to uncover the secrets of immortality, with Night City as the backdrop to the adventure, a vast, futuristic metropolis consisting of several distinct districts.
Cyberpunk 2077 is due to release on 16th April 2020.
Dying Light 2
Say what you will about Dying Light, it was a refreshing take on both first-person gameplay and zombie settings. While the narrative was only “decent”, I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Dying Light and the expansion, The Following.
Techland are looking to improve upon the original by bringing on Chris Avellone, write for KOTOR 2, Fallout: New Vegas and Pillars of Eternity. Players can expect a variety of narrative choices that will alter the world.
With a whole new environment to explore, improved story and plenty more zombies to hopscotch over, Dying Light is certainly one to watch for 2020.
Watch Dogs Legion
Watch Dogs Legion’s “play as anyone” selling point continues to keep us interested, long after it was announced earlier this year. Set in a future, post-Brexit London, Legion will see players build their own personal team of Dedsec agents assembled of the London citizen’s of their choosing. Want to assemble the OAP’s Army? (Old Age Pensioners, for those scratching their heads.) You can do that.
Ubisoft will need to rely on more than this gameplay mechanic to ensure that Watch Dogs Legion is a success, but they’ve certainly made a good start.
Kerbal Space Program 2
Kerbal Space Program 2 will be a tough sell to some players, for those who played the original, the opportunity to crash and burn their little green weirdos will provide too much too resist.
Players build new interstellar vessels with new engines to go beyond Kerbal’s solar system, build colonies and establish bases. Oh, and there will also be multiplayer.
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Microsoft Flight Simulator is a title that I’m personally watching very closely. Asobo and Microsoft are scanning the whole of the known world with a high level of detail. Players, or rather, pilots will be able to navigate the glove, with or without real-life live weather patterns.
Microsoft has confirmed that the title will feature planes from Airbus, Boeing, CubCrafters, Daher, Diamond Aircraft Industries, ICON Aircraft, Robin Aircraft and Textron Aviation.
The realism afforded by the level of detail and map data will provide an unrivalled immersive experience for those interested in aviation.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 has seen its release date pushed back from March 2020 to sometime later in the year, with the developers aiming to avoid repeating the mistakes of the original (which released on the same day as Half-Life 2, riddled with bugs).
The game’s story sees players control a “thinblood”, a newly created vampire, in modern-day Seattle, where vampires missing their leaders, resulting in a power tussle between clan leaders.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines earned a cult following and the sequel aims to be more than fan service for their existing audience. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 could prove to be one of 2020’s surprise hits – assuming it isn’t realised in the same state as the original.
Halo Infinite will release on Xbox One, PC and will be a launch title for the next-gen Xbox Scarlett. While in-depth information has yet to be released, we do know that Halo fans can expect to play as the franchises’ main protagonist, Master Chief. More specifically a lot more than last time, as Halo Infinite promises to set it’s main focus back on Master Chief, as opposed to its predecessor, Halo 5: Guardians.
While Halo may not pack the same punch in some circles, it still a cornerstone franchise in the video game industry and could be one of the biggest games of the year.