With the next generation of video games on the horizon, as PlayStation 5 and Project Scarlett is steadily getting developed, video games companies are more or less delaying their greatest hit to wait for the next system. Let’s look at some of the most anticipated games from 2020 onwards.
10 – Half-Life Alyx
Valve has always tried to be the trailblazer while developing their games. From Half-Life with the storytelling and gameplay to the physics system in Half-Life 2… and finally, on November 2019, another entry for the Half-Life series is announced. This time, it is for VR. According to Gabe Newell, Half-Life Alyx is just the beginning, as they are coming back at full force to the Half-Life franchise. It is very likely that Half-Life 3 is currently in development – and it would be a VR exclusive titles similar to Alyx. Based on the announcements by Valve and the various gameplay trailers, Half-Life: Alyx would be a full-length VR game that takes place between the events of Half-Life 1 and 2.
9 – Elden Ring
After multiple amazing games that expand on the core gameplay that Dark Souls created such as Bloodborne, Dark Souls 3 and Seikiro, FromSoftware has decided to do a collaboration with one of the biggest author of this generation, George R.R. Martin, with his infamous book series “A Song of Ice and Fire”. There are not many details in the reveal trailer about what the game would be about or when it would be released, however, with The Game Awards coming soon, there could be a new trailer, as FromSoftware has been known to show up there. A Souls game based on the ASoIF universe would be pretty interesting.
8 – Dragon Age 4
Bioware is currently in a bad position, maybe the worst they have ever been in, after coming out of failures like Anthem and Mass Effect: Andromeda. It is pretty much "do or die" for them now.
Dragon Age 4’s developments have not been pretty. The game underwent a reboot in 2017, based on the assets and storyboard of a canceled project in 2015. Dragon Age is pretty much their only living franchise now and if they want to stay afloat and relevant in the next few years, hitting this off is a must. Below is the teaser trailer of the game.
7 – Starfield
After the latest two Fallout releases that pretty much soured the fans’ perspective and reception of Bethesda, they are trying to get back on track. Amongst their current projects, the closest one with the most release potentials during 2020 is probably Starfield. The title seems to be in developments for years now, as the name was trademarked by Zenimax back in 2013.
There is currently a big gap in the Sci-fi RPG, as we still haven’t had a true story-driven space RPG in years. Starfield would probably be able to fill that niche. The game is likely to be the focus of E3 2020, and if we are lucky, possible release date in 2021, along with the next-gen consoles.
6 – Metroid Prime 4
Metroid Prime 4 was developed for the Switch – the game was announced during EA 2017, as a sequel to Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. While there were various great reports during 2018, in January 2019, development for the game at Bandai Namco has been stopped. Afterward, the reins of the project were handled back to Retro Studio, the original producer of the previous Metroid games. While it is safe to say that we would not see anything about this game anytime soon, a reveal during The Game Awards 2020 is not something impossible.
5 – Halo: Infinite
The game is set to be a part of Xbox’s next-gen console, Project Scarlett. There are little details revealed about the game at the moment, however, we can already tell that the game is going to head into a new direction compared to the previous entries. According to the teaser trailer, some open-world elements might be a part of the Halo franchise this time. The Halo name would be a part of Microsoft’s push for the new console in the future, and Halo: Infinite is set right into the position. The game would definitely be the biggest Scarlett title on launch date, and the reason that people might buy the next Xbox.
4 – Doom Eternal
After Doom 2016’s amazing success, Eternal’s confirmation is just a matter of time. The developers’ attempt to recreate the classic feel of Doom was a success – it is a breath of fresh air in a genre flooded with more of the same products. Doom Eternal would literally bring hell to Earth, and Doomguy is probably the only one who is able to stop it from happening. Prepare yourself for another epic battle with the entire pantheon of demons in Eternal.
3 – Grand Theft Auto 6
While there is no official confirmation for the game, it is still safe to say that it is definitely in development. With the PC version of Red Dead 2 finally out, the game would be put into life support mode so that the studio’s whole resource could be focused on some other projects such as our aforementioned GTA 5 sequel. There have definitely been a few rumors about the next game’s starting city being Vice City, however, the only thing that you can be sure about this game is that it would sell really well, based on the success of GTA 5.
2 – Cyberpunk 2077
After Witcher 3’s immense success, Polish developer CD Projekt Red has definitely ascended into the rank of AAA developer. Cyberpunk 2077 was announced back in 2013, and finally, after 7 years of development, the game is going to be released on April 16th, 2020.
According to various showings of gameplays and trailers from various occasions, the amount of effort that was put into this project is unreal. Cyberpunk 2077 is probably one of the most hyped games in this decade, if not the most.
1 – The Last of Us Part 2
The sequel of the critically acclaimed PS4 hit is going to arrive in Q2, 2020. Originally designated to be released on February, it looks like Naughty Dog still has much to do to polish it.
Ellie would be the main protagonist of this game and will embark on a quest for revenge – taking on a cruel post-apocalypse world alone. This is one of the games that stand on the previous game’s success alone – there hasn’t been much information about the gameplay or whatever would happen in the story.
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