If 2020 is anything like 2019, we should get more great gaming than we could possibly have time for. There are also more gaming platform choices than ever and thanks to advances in game development, most AAA titles are accessible on just about every major console out there–and as always–Windows PC.
While there are few exceptions, like the Half Life VR exclusive and Nintendo Switch titles, most gamers these days have more than one gaming system at their disposal. With incredible advances in game hardware, it’s a challenge for game developers to keep up with the potential these platforms have for entertaining us and introducing new and more advanced settings and gameplay. Luckily for us, there are so many promising titles due to be released this year, it’s nearly impossible to keep up with them all. Here are a few of the games we’re more looking forward to in 2020.
Cyberpunk 2077 – The Most Anticipated Games for 2020
CD Projekt Red, the team behind one of the greatest RPGs of all time, The Witcher 3 has been at work at this title for some time. Based on their track record, Witcher fans are hoping this game lives up to the hype and the promise of a massive open world game that’s set in a future run by militarized corporations, gangs and other unseemly underworld forces. You’ll character is a class based mercenary with upgradable abilities including hacking and crafting. You’ll also be treated to Keanu Reeves action figures to debut around the time of the games release in April.
Look for Cyberpunk 2077 for Google Stadia, PS4, Windows PC and Xbox One on April 16, 2020.
Halo Infinite – The Most Anticipated Games for 2020
The sixth main entry of the Halo series will see the return of Spartan John-117 (Master Chief) and a return to his first person shooter roots. Halo Infinite will feature split-screen again after the backlash of it not being there in the last game. Microsoft’s new Series X console launch will arrive at the same time as Halo Infinite promises to showcase the new console’s capabilities.
Look for Halo Infinite on Xbox One, Windows 10 in Q4, 2020.
Final Fantasy VII Remake – The Most Anticipated Games for 2020
The remake of the 1997 PlayStation classic promises a full graphical overhaul of the game and a real time combat system. There will also be a turn based system for those who love the classic gameplay. The game will be released in episodic installments starting on March 3rd 2020 on the Playstation 4.
Dying Light 2 – The Most Anticipated Games for 2020
The sequel to Techland’s 2015 unique mix of first-person, post-apocalyptic zombie survival and parkour gameplay promises more of the same. Based on the previews, the gameplay looks faster and the parkour mechanic seems to be more important than ever. You’ll still keep to stay above the streets and beware of the dark, when the zombies that occupy the city come out to feed.
Dying Light 2 will be released for Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4 in Spring 2020.
DOOM Eternal – The Most Anticipated Games for 2020
DOOM Eternal is the sequel to the well received 2016 reboot of the groundbreaking 90s shooter classic. Multiplayer features a new mode where players can “invade” the campaign of other players and take control of demons in their game. On the single player side, a new grappling hook is being introduced. And the developers promise you’ll be rewarded for exploration and digging into the game’s lore. “We’re not just building a Doom game anymore — we’re building a Doom universe,” said id Software’s Marty Stratton during a preview of the game at QuakeCon 2018.
Expect DOOM Eternal for PC, Google Stadia, PS4 and Xbox One in March 2020. A port for Nintendo Switch is expected later.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons – The Most Anticipated Games for 2020
The last full Animal Crossing games was released 8 years ago so it’s no surprise this is one of 2020’s most eagerly awaited titles. New Horizons remains very much a traditional Animal Crossing game but introduces a few new elements to the series which can be accessed through a smartphone like device called the NookPhone. With it, you can look up different crafting recipes, track your tasks and progress as well as invite friends to play along side you. Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch is due to be released on March 20, 2020
Godfall – The Most Anticipated Games for 2020
Godfall is the first game confirmed to launch with the upcoming Playstation 5. Godfall promises to be a multiplayer focused third-person slasher. In addition to the PS5, Godfall will also be available for the PC via the Epic Games Store. It’s published by Gearbox and developed by Counterplay Games. Look for the game along with the new console in late/holiday 2020
Half Life: Alyx – The Most Anticipated Games for 2020
The announcement of the first Half Life: Alyx came with a mix of disappointment and excitement for long-time Half Life fans who have been yearning for a follow up to the last complete Half Life game way back in 2004. Some are excited about the prospect of the VR exclusive pushing the boundaries of what VR gameplay has provided so far. Others who prefer old school PC gaming may be disappointed they aren’t getting Half-Life 3. What seems likely is the sales of VR headsets are about to take off in anticipation revisiting the Half Life universe. The game is said to be compatible with all PC based headsets and will arrive on Steam in March 2020.
Microsoft Flight Simulator – The Most Anticipated Games for 2020
Based on the previews, flight sim fans are in for a treat with the 11th installment of Microsoft’s oldest game franchise. The scale of this game is staggering: the entire planet will be represented. You can fly to more than 40,00 different airports and fly over 2 million cities across the planet. The game also approaches near photo realism. Flight Simulator will be released on Windows PC and Xbox One sometime in 2020.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 – The Most Anticipated Games for 2020
A new Zelda game hasn’t been officially announced but the hope is a new installment will be released sometime in the next 12 months. At E3 in 2019, Nintendo did confirm the sequel was in currently in development and did show a 2 minute trailer of the game. So Nintendo Switch owners at least know for sure a new full Zelda game is coming their way at some point.