As Sony and Microsoft eye the next generation of video game consoles, and Google experiments with cloud gaming with its Stadia platform, studios everywhere are preparing to give this generation its swan song while crafting the future of the industry. The result will be a 2020 full of compelling new experiences, jaw-dropping remakes, long-awaited sequels, and a few games that defy classification. As such, we've picked all of the upcoming games you need to keep an eye on in 2020.
You may be wondering where games like Ghost of Tsushima, and Metroid Prime 4 are on our list. While it's certainly possible (maybe even likely) that some of these games will be released in 2020, for the moment, we are only including games which have been granted a 2020 release window or release date. Rest assured that we will be updating this list as more games are confirmed.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
We were as surprised (and disappointed) as many were to learn that Animal Crossing: New Horizons wasn't going to be released in 2019, but it seems that Nintendo needed a little more time to get it right. The good news is that it looks like Nintendo is on the right track with this highly anticipated installment. It's been a while since we last got a proper new Animal Crossing game for consoles, and the scope and ambition of New Horizons should make it worth the considerable wait.
The game brings in many of the features introduced in the Pocket Camp mobile spinoff, including a crafting system as well as the ability to customize the appearance of your character at any time. New Horizons will also feature a dynamic weather system that adjusts to your real-life location. We may be looking at the most complete Animal Crossing experience yet.