5 New Game Releases to Watch for in 2020
2020 is set to be another bumper year for new game releases as well as game development. Blockchain-based gaming looks like it will arrive with gusto, and with 5G technology mobile games will get better and better.
So, with that in mind we’ve included highly anticipated games for PC and console as well as blockchain-based and mobile games.
Let’s look at some of the best games planned for release in 2020
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Fans of the final fantasy dynasty of titles will be celebrating the much-anticipated release of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, planned for April 2020. It will be released as a timed exclusive for the PlayStation 4 console. The cult-status game has been remade with modern visuals and will feature full-game-sized episodes providing plenty of game content alongside action packed combat equivalent to Final Fantasy 15.
Breath of the Wild 2
Okay so here’s hoping. The rumour mill says maybe Breath of the Wild 2 will be with us on Nintendo Switch by the end of 2020. After the resounding success of Breath of the Wild fans have been demanded the next instalment of the open-world RPG. The original had plenty to keep younger and older gamers occupied including a great storyline and fantastic shrine puzzles to test the brightest mind, it’s hope the latest release will do the same and more. And, just don’t forget collecting those Koroks, enough for any obsessive gamer or collector.
Breath of the Wild was perfect to explore and to adventure independently, as well as to work through the game itself and eventually defeat Ganon. Fans analysing a BoTW 2 reveal trailer believe the new release could be darker and even see Link with a magic-infused glowing arm that can transform into weapons!
The world-building, adventuring, and creeper-fighting title for all ages is still one of the most played games ever as well as one of the most watched on YouTube and Twitch. April 2020 will see the release of Minecraft Dungeons on macOS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows and Xbox One. The Minecraft Dungeons spin off is pitched to be a little simpler than Minecraft itself, instead a dungeon crawler game with randomly generated dungeons, lots of Minecraft monsters to fight and traps and puzzles to content with.
On Blockchain: Age of Rust
2020 promises to deliver the first blockchain-based RPG that could achieve mainstream adoption. There are a number of titles in development which include tokenized game economies where items can be bought, sold, and traded and have real-world value.
Age of Rust, from US developer SpacePirate games has been in development since 2017. It’s now on the Enjin platform, one of the most anticipated blockchain-based gaming platforms. Age of Rust has evolved from a text-based adventure into an open world RPG with combat missions but with its primary focus still on exploration and puzzle solving.
On Mobile: League of Legends: Wild Rift
For gamers and esports fans, the release of League of Legends: Wild Rift will be a key event for 2020. League of Legends already has over 20 million daily players. Wild Rift is pitched to have been inspired by the PC-based League of Legends but has shortened experiences more suitable to mobile play.
Creator Riot Games was once committed to never releasing the LOL dynasty on mobile, but with the growth of mobile gaming it’s finally come through. In Wild Rift, players will act as a Summoner and control their Champion to battle against other gamers.