While not without controversy, CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the more interesting releases of the upcoming year. Build a home and a village and share it with friends; what could be more wonderful than that? An adaptation of the Cyberpunk tabletop role-playing game, Cyberpunk 2077 shifts to a first-person perspective and throws us into a stunning futuristic world, loading with missions to complete and story choices to make. Ubisoft is usually on board for the launch of a new system — this time, coming out swinging with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Considering the success of the N. Sane Trilogy and Nitro-Fueled, it was only a matter of time to see a proper follow-up like this one. The fidelity we're talking is intense, too, incorporating real-life weather patterns and maybe even traffic. Annapurna Interactive publishes fascinating things. It’s all backed up by a bumping “bird-hop” soundtrack, and you can even collect little outfits for your bird to wear while they’re grinding the rails and doing manuals on kitchen tables. It looks like a fascinating attempt to blend classic Half-Life gameplay with current VR mechanics, and the visual design is impressive. Instead, it will feature a new cast of characters and story, but will include the same turn-based gameplay you know and love — with a few adjustments, of course. Platform: Xbox One, PS4, PC. Then, once you’re ready, you can hop online to battle it out against real players. Most anticipated KS campaigns: Frosthaven (Won’t ship in 2020, but excited about the KS campaign. WIRED is where tomorrow is realized. This small team proves that time and craftsmanship can create something that at least looks absolutely breathtaking, and we have a lot of hope it'll feel just as compelling to explore when it comes out for PC sometime this year. Did you have a wonderful time pretending to be a pilot, cruising over the majesty of nature? And, of course, you're the only one who can help. It’s a story you’d expect, but there’s still massive hype for it, and we’ll get to play it later this year. Yes, we got Shenmue III at long last in 2019, but Sega’s Yakuza series effectively replaced it with a better alternative years ago. Speaking of reliving our childhoods, Crash is back in an all-new sequel titled Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. It is the essential source of information and ideas that make sense of a world in constant transformation. Will Ellie's homosexuality be used in the plot for anything more than an excuse for violence? If you want to know what you should be looking forward to in the coming months, here are WIRED's picks for the most anticipated games of 2020. Isle of Cats Should be here today! Here are the most anticipated games of 2020, including a few PS5 and Xbox Series X games. Instead, you can play as literally anyone you meet in the open world, ranging from brawling street thugs to grandmothers with a knack for hacking. With a top-down perspective and a tonal valence that's much more surrealist drama than gaming romp, 12 Minutes stands out as a dark and intriguing bit of play. Release … Perseverance (I love Mindclash games). © 2020 Condé Nast. So why does it look so damned exciting and fresh? Interestingly, this game is launching as a PS Plus game this month, similar to Rocket League in 2015, so Fall Guys will have a large audience right from the start. Type: First-person shooter/Action-adventure. You can expect three-player couch co-op play and lots of different gameplay styles, such as traditional 2D platforming, action, and some shooting elements. The 10 Most Anticipated Games of 2020 Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix) This time, the action reaches all the way to Earth, as mankind itself seems to be under siege from the otherworldly threat. All rights reserved. Watch Dogs: Legion isn’t just a simple third game, but rather a full reimagining of what is possible in the Watch Dogs universe. If the studio can pull it off, it could just be one of the best games of the entire year. Dying Light 2. It will focus on linear, narrative-driven gameplay as part of the single-player component. The entire game will be playable in VR, which is a huge selling point for many fans. Will this game have something intelligent or interesting to say about its violence, or will it just be a festival of nastiness? We haven't seen much of the game so far, but that will change pretty soon, as Halo: Infinite is slated as a launch title for the Xbox Series X, coming sometime at the end of 2020. What won’t change are the great characters and storytelling we expect from Yakuza, and we expect a ton of bizarre mini-games, as always. Let’s hope its keeps the essence of what makes Battletoads challenging while being fair to newcomers. To revist this article, visit My Profile, then View saved stories. Rip and tear, until the job is done. While there’s a lot we don’t know about it, we do know it stars Miles Morales, who — in the comics — takes on the role of Spider-Man after being trained by Peter Parker. Valve's best designers, including people formerly of Firewatch's Campo Santo, have worked on this title, and we'll see if that effort can create a successful Half-Life successor when Alyx releases for PC in March. But in spite of how excellent many of those games are, they'll have... Login _ Search. Based on its previews and our time with it at E3 2019, Fall Guys is shaping up to be a blast. Breathtaking? It seems like it’s aiming to be a lot more challenging than the first two games, at least based on what we got to play during its demo (which is available to download for free right now). The classic series of painstakingly crafted simulators from Microsoft is returning, with a new, gorgeous-looking Microsoft Flight Simulator cresting over the horizon. The sequel to Naughty Dog's prestige action game is finally upon us. Well, this is bound to bring some of you back. Confusingly, Bravely Default II is the third game in the series, but it will not be a direct follow-up to the original.