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Most Anticipated Game of 2020

Most Anticipated Game of 2020 - Article

by Lee Mehr , posted on 05 January 2020 / 3,828 Views

When looking at 2020, we’re not only thinking in regard to a new year but also a new decade.  The 2010s are now in the rearview, along with the accompanying consoles that’ll subsequently join it (something that will take longer in respect to the Switch).  Who knows?  Perhaps gaming will have the equivalent of The Roaring 20s in a different context - new tech and broader markets could spurn an even more creative industry, regardless of team size.  And while none of the five nominees listed here are slated as 9th gen-only releases, each of these entries could act as a window into the design philosophies developers may pursue in the coming years. 


The Shortlist:


Resident Evil 3


Cyberpunk 2077


Animal Crossing: New Horizons


Final Fantasy VII Remake


The Last of Us Part II

 





The Winner:


Cyberpunk 2077

I’ll be frank with you: this disappointing generation has had a habit of reining in my pre-release hype for a plethora of decked-out AAA games.  Cyberpunk 2077 is an exception.  Since that first official trailer dropped during Microsoft’s 2018 press conference, the excitement has not let up for me, VGC’s staff, the community, and millions of others.  Whether it’s of delay news, Keanu Reeves' involvement, near-hour-long gameplay presentations, or whatever else, the anticipation continues to build to its slated April release.

The cyberpunk genre has seen a rebirth in film and games since the incipient years of the 2010s and looks poised to continue.  Although Square Enix has shelved the titular Deus Ex series for the time being, we’re interested to see how Cyberpunk 2077 compares with respect to storytelling, role-playing, visual design, music, and so on.  Here’s to another year—and decade—of incredible titles from CD Projekt Red.


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18 Comments
Random_Matt (on 05 January 2020)

Disappointing generation? Perhaps find a new hobby.

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Random_Matt Random_Matt (on 05 January 2020)

No such thing, some just better than others. If you have played several games then it is not disappointing.

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DialgaMarine Random_Matt (on 05 January 2020)

Not to be that guy, but the author may have only been playing on XB1 this gen

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Azzanation (on 06 January 2020)

For me, it's Halo Infinite.

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Keiji (on 05 January 2020)

Final Fantasy VII Remake should have won.

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Vertigo-X Keiji (on 05 January 2020)

Not really. I'm looking forward to it, but they're not doing anything so ground-breaking to win over Cyberpunk.

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khotboat (on 05 January 2020)

Animal crossing? Really. Would rather have seen ghost of tsushima, halo infinite or dying light 2 on the list

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Dulfite khotboat (on 05 January 2020)

That's what people voted for. Personally, I'm pumped for Animal Crossing. Been waiting for a new AC game for over 7 years. There are plenty of games like Ghost out there and we get Halo more often than AC and there are tons of games that fill the dying light genre. AC is a rare breed indeed and there isn't really any game like it out there.

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