Game announcements: All the 2020 video games we can’t wait for
Video game conventions and announcement conferences such as E3 and PAX have been cancelled for the year, but this doesn’t mean the announcements aren’t going to be made. Since gamers are generally pretty tech-savvy, to begin with this is probably the most logical form of event to take place on the internet – a shift all kinds of events have been trying to make.
Now that summer is more or less here announcement season is full steam ahead, and more people than ever are dying to find out what games are being released in 2020 since everyone is stuck at home trying not to catch and spread COVID-19.
Here, we’ve gathered the most exciting AAA titles releasing in 2020 that we can’t wait to play and lose track of time with. (We’re giving Star Wars: Squadrons an honorary mention right now because, frankly, there’s so many Star Wars games we can no longer manage to get excited about them.)
Granted, this game was originally announced at E3 in 2019, but it is a video game being released in 2020, so there was no way this wasn’t making it on the list. This video game features none other than Keanu Reeves as both voice actor and character model for one of the main characters.
The game is, well the name gives away the genre pretty well, it’s a cyberpunk game described by others as having a Grand Theft Auto vibe. The art in the trailers is gorgeous and we cannot wait to immerse ourselves in this dark neon world.
Cyberpunk 2077 is set to be released in September of this year for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Though with new consoles set to be released at the end of this year, here’s hoping the game creators are preparing versions of the game for the PS5 and Xbox X series.
The Last of Us II
This sequel game is being released in only a few days (June 19th) which has us pretty excited since that means we can play this while we wait for everything else. The Last of Us II picks up a few years after the first post-apocalyptic zombie game left off.
This means game two will be in 2037, four years after the last game. Ellie and Joel are now living in a Wyoming based village. But after a mysterious cult attacks game players will control Ellie as she sets out for revenge.
Be aware though, this game is a PS4 exclusive game.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Alas this is also a Playstation exclusive, but this one is for the PS5. We haven’t been given a specific release date yet, but it has been said that the game will be released in late 2020. Our fingers are crossed in the hopes this means the game will debut on the same day as the console.
Despite initial confusion, the makers of this game want everyone to know this game will be a standalone game which is a new adventure in the Marvel Spider-Man universe. This will not be a remaster.
The trailer shows Miles sticking his hand into some kind of electric device and his mask being peeled away by the energy (ah video game physics) while someone gives him an inspiring speech. Then we’re given just a few moments of simulated gameplay before the teaser trailer ends.
This game is based on the idea of a timeloop where the protagonist, Colt, is an assassin living the same day over and over again and is trying not to get killed by his rival. Except, that’s definitely going to happen. Each replayed day will be changed based on your decisions and actions of the previous days.
The highly contrasting art and fluid looking gameplay that was released shows us the game is going to be not only nice to look at, but also is going to make us feel really cool once we get the mechanics down. Not to mention the game seems to have a nice sense of humor to balance out the dark concept.
Deathloop with first be released for the PS5, but will later be available to PC gamers.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
The art in this game is gorgeous and is one of the more cartoony looking styles in this list – but that excited us because not every single game needs to be hyper-realistic. This game has a really nice blue and green-based color palette making it feel crisp and chipper.
The main character appears to be a girl named Kena who is setting out to save some kind of nature spirits. Also there are some ridiculously adorable black floof ball characters we’ve already fallen in love with. We know we won’t be able to get enough of them.
Even more exciting is this game is coming from an indie developer named Ember Lab and this is their first game. If this one is as big of a success as we’re expecting, then we cannot wait to see what else they’ll develop. Kena: Bridge of Spirits will be available for PS4, PS5, and PC.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t add this game to the list. The Halo franchise is a beloved one by gamers who like first-person shooters. This next game is set to add more story to the universe and characters we already know. Many people have been disappointed by more recent versions of the Halo games, but Halo Infinite is inciting the kind of excitement people used to feel for the franchise years ago.
The nearly six minute trailer reveals some plot and it was already pulling at our heartstrings in less than a minute and a half.
Halo Infinite will be available for Xbox One, Xbox Scarlett, and PC players in time for the holiday gifting season of 2020.
To be honest, there are a number of other games which have also caught our eye, but we need to end the list somewhere, otherwise we’ll be gushing for far too long. However, this list is definitely composed of the games at the top of our lists currently.