Top 5 Upcoming Games in 2020

Top 5 upcoming Games of 2020 and beyond

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Despite the world still reeling from the effects of a global pandemic, 2020 has been fairly good for the gaming fraternity. With mammoth releases like The Last Of Us: Part II and Ghost Of Tsushima already breaking records & with the release of next generation consoles like the Playstation 5 & the Xbox X just around the corner, gamers are also gearing up for the most anticipated releases of the season.

Here are our 5 most anticipated games to look out for

01

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Scheduled Release: 13 November 2020

The sixth instalment in the Black Ops series and the 17th instalment of the COD franchise, Black Ops Cold war is a sequel to the 2010 Call of Duty: Black Ops with characters like Woods, Mason & Hudson making a return.
Set in the 1980s the game brings to life locations like Moscow, Vietnam and Berlin the most volatile phase in history – a Cold war between two global superpowers.

Amidst an arms race, espionage, off the book operations and the looming threat of a nuclear World War III, players come face to face with historical figures such as President Ronald Reagan and chase after a real-life potential Soviet spy named “Perseus”.

Activision has also confirmed that the game will support cross-platform as well as cross-generation play. For example, players on Xbox One will be able to play with those on PS5.

02

Far Cry 6

Scheduled Release: 18 February 2021

From its inception in 2004 to being Ubisoft’s best performing releases in 2018, the Far Cry franchise has taken gamers on a rollercoaster through exotic locales, breath-taking sceneries, tropical islands and even the Himalayas.

Ubisoft’s newest instalment – Far Cry 6 is set on a fictional tropical island called ‘Yara’ where you play as a resistance fighter named Dani Rojas, fighting against the dictatorship of “El Presidente” Anton Castillo. The story trailer shows our antagonist raising his son Diego to follow his rule. This sensitive relationship in a volatile setting will be a joy to experience.
While it’s still a speculation, but ‘Far Cry 6’ may actually be a prequel to ‘Far Cry 3’ marking the return of the franchise’s most enthralling characters – “Vaas”

“Did I ever tell you the definition of insanity?”



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03

CyberPunk 2077

Scheduled Release: 19 November 2020

The gaming fraternity has been buzzing about Cyberpunk 2077 ever since it was announced years back. But CD Projekt Red, the studio that brought you the infamous Witcher series, dropped a bomb when Keanu Reeves presented the game at E3 last year sending gamers, twitterati and social media into a frenzy.

The game was supposed to be released in April 2020, but then got postponed twice for a November release.

You play as a heavily customisable character ‘V’. From gender, body parts, to choosing from 3 origin stories, to cosmetic & technological augmentations or cyberware implants that suit your playstyle, ‘V’ will be unique for every player.

Cyberpunk 2077 is set in Night City, a metropolis of the future spanned into 6 districts; a humongous palette of the socio-economic gamut ranging from affluence to abject poverty and gang wars. you can traverse between without loading screens.
Which is why this game will play so much better on next gen.
 
Each sector will have huge chunks of horizontal real estate but CDPR has hinted that vertical exploration will be as important as horizontal.



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04

Watch Dogs: Legion

Scheduled Release: 29 October 2020

The third instalment in the Watch Dogs franchise and the sequel to Watch Dogs 2 (which was set in San Francisco), Legion is set in a fictional, not-so-distant-future in post-Brexit London.

This game’s USP is that no character in the game will be an NPC. Every character you see will be playable. Yes, you read that right.

Played from a third-person perspective, Watch Dogs: Legion focuses on DedSec’s London branch as they attempt to liberate a dystopian, chaotic city from private militia by recruiting London’s own residents.

These NPCs will be going on about their lives till they’re contacted by DedSec. Each recruitable character has his own skillset. He could be an electrician, a spy, a drone expert, a drunkard in a pub.  The risk of choosing the wrong approach and getting your operative killed, or choosing between surrendering or escaping provides another dynamic in the game’s individual experience.

Players will also be able to join a team of up to 4 players in co-op gameplay.


05

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

Scheduled Release: 17 November 2020


The successor to Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey and the 12th major instalment of the AC franchise, Valhalla ventures into Norse mythology. The completely customisable protagonist, Eivor, leads the great Heathen army from icy, barren Norway to lush, rich lands and divided kingdoms of England.
 
Your journey with Eivor will intertwine with how you nurture your settlement on Saxon lands. To secure and grow it you’ll need to raid towns and kigdoms, forge alliances and be the architect of your own journey.
 
There will be a greater variety of enemies. The combat system is revamped and players will have the ability to dual-wield weapons. Naval battles will take a back seat.
 
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla is also Ubisoft’s launch title for next gen consoles, the Xbox X & the Playstation 5.


Written By Rishabh Mehta

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