Why 2020 Could be the Best Year for Gaming Ever

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We’ve reached a point in the games industry now where just about every year is a good one. 2018 brought God of War, Spider-Man and Red Dead Redemption 2, 2017 brought Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey and Horizon Zero Dawn. It’s a pretty incredible time to be a gamer, but a quick look at 2020 could point to one of the best years in the history of the industry. Here’s why. 

Games

cyberpunk 2077

At the centre of the industry, unsurprisingly, is games. There are some incredible sounding games lined up for release in 2020, with plenty more yet to be confirmed. If you want a more in depth look at some of the most exciting upcoming games, look no further than here. Below you’ll see some of the incredible games lined up for a release in 2020. 

New games with confirmed release dates:

  • Cyberpunk 2077 – April 16th 
  • Gods and Monsters – February 25th
  • Marvel’s Avengers – May 15th 
  • Watch Dogs: Legion – March 6th 
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons  – March 20th 
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake – March 3rd
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps – February 11th 

New games without release dates: 

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  • Halo Infinite 
  • Dying Light 2 
  • Skull & Bones 
  • Kerbal space program 2 
  • Rainbow six quarantine

Next generation consoles

As you probably already know, we’re about to hit the end of the current generation of consoles. Microsoft have already announced their next gen console, titled Project Scarlett for now, which is scheduled for release during the holiday period in 2020. While Sony hasn’t made an official announcement of a PS5 just yet, they’ve been talking up the capabilities of their next gen console which will presumably be set to launch at a similar time to the new Xbox. 

We already know a fair amount about the specs of these consoles, with a supposed emphasis on faster load times, higher resolution graphics and higher frame rates. And of course a new console generation is sure to mean a whole load of new incredible games to play. 

Streaming 

Seen by many to be the future of gaming, streaming services like Google Stadia offer a more cost-effective solution to PC and console gaming. Offering the ability to play the latest games at launch, on any platform ranging from smartphones to TVs to PCs, streaming looks to be an incredibly accessible platform. On top of this accessibility, the ability to stream a game directly on whatever device you may have available to you would eliminate the necessity to spend thousands on a gaming PC, or hundreds on the latest console. Not only does it offer potentially lower costs, but it eliminates the constant waiting for new games to download or for existing games to update. If it takes off it will revolutionise the games industry. 

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Ben Glover
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I've been gaming since I was a kid, I love talking about gaming, reading about gaming, writing about gaming, listening to other people talk about gaming, watching other people gaming. Also actually gaming.

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