25 Upcoming PC Games of 2020 and beyond! | whatoplay


1. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
Bandai Namco’s latest take on the well-loved Dragonball is confirmed to release on the
PC too. Once called Project Z, CyberConnect2’s Kakarot will take us through the life and
times of Goku. While it’s one we’ve seen plenty of times,
this time will hopefully be presented in more innovative and detailed ways. Plenty of our
iconic favorites will be joining the mix, both as supportive cast and actual playable
characters. Their latest one gives us a brief look into
the Majin Buu Arc. All that and more coming this January 17th. 2. Ori And The Will Of The Wisps
Microsoft hit the jackpot with Ori’s Metroidvania adventures and now we’re getting part two
to a storyline that has successfully tugged at our heartstrings once before. In Moon Game’s
Will of the Wisps, we’ll get to see Ori venturing out from their original magical forest to
forge adventures in the world beyond. From what we’ve seen from all their E3 presentations,
it still feels like the same majestic, challenging, and tear-jerking platformer. Now, with more
nimble movements and a host of new enemies, all of which we’ll see on February 11, 2020. 3. Doom Eternal
It’s a shame that it was delayed from its November release date, but now we got more
from id Software to look forward to in 2020. Spreading out of the realms of hell, the iconic
Demon slayer is broadening his horizons. Not only is he is bringing the fight to the equally
garish monsters of the pearly gates, but he’s also going for a lot of new mobility at his
disposal. That, plus a multiplayer Invasions mode where
you get to play the Demons themselves. With that much in store, the new March 20th release
date might just be worth it 4. Watch Dogs: Legion
Ubisoft is bringing new technology to the burgeoning revolution of their latest Watch
Dogs installment. Legion doesn’t fly too far in the future, but it’s breaking boundaries
by telling a story where every single person in the world can be utilized in inciting the
uprising. But there’s also permadeath, which challenges
you to take on more careful approaches to preserve special skills and characters. A
new take on espionage, we’ll see how it all unfolds when it comes out in the second half
of 2020. 5. Vampire: The
Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 While it dates back from the tabletop games
of White Wolf publishing, Hardsuit Labs’ Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is a follow
up to the 2004 cult classic. Continue your vampiric adventures in the 21st
century and settle into the underworld gloom of nighttime Seattle. Whoever you are, where
you’re from, and whatever you choose remains a massive part of Vampire’s gameplay. Coming out this March 2020, the fangs are
definitely coming out. 6. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
The moment we’ve been waiting ten years for. Their recent March 2020 announcement isn’t
going to be a full release just yet, but with so much invested in the coming of this medieval
playground, we’ll take anything. We know about their campaigns, factions, siege defenses,
and putting our hands on it may either be wonder or disappointment. Bannerlord when? We don’t know officially,
but the Early Access is one we’ll be itching to witness. 7. Cyberpunk 2077
Since CD Projekt Red has been breaking boundaries with their Witcher series, it’s not a stretch
to think they’ll be doing the same with their latest IP. They’re showing us a new side of a cyberpunk
dystopia in broad daylight, and it’s one that feels populated, lived-in and so alive. Immersing
us further with a first-person perspective, the choices are still all ours to make. It’s coming out April 16th. 8. Marvel’s Avengers
MARVEL’s Avengers isn’t gonna be the Cinematic Universe we’ve to come to love. But, it’ll
show us a different side of the comic books, with an original story that focuses on a completely
new set of characters led by Kamala Khan, better known as Ms. Marvel. Set years after the death of Captain America,
The Avengers may be in a fallout, its gameplay still suggests a strong emphasis on co-op
gameplay. Crystal Dynamics is hoping to redefine and to shake up the superhero genre, and we’ll
see how they do when it comes out on May 15th. 9. Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood
Another videogame is coming out of the world that White Wolf Publishing established. Werewolf
games are scarce and now we finally get to take part in half-man, half-wolf action. As
monsters with a deep connection with nature, Cyanide’s Earthblood shows exactly that as
it puts you in the shoes of a banished Werewolf fighting a Vampire-led corporation and the
pestilence they bring. We haven’t seen much in the way of gameplay,
but we’re all expecting it to come to the level of Vampire: The Masquerade in terms
of choice and narrative. It’s coming out sometime in the 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2020. 10. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine
Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy series is taking on something kind of new. Set several years into the future
of their Rainbow Six series, Quarantine explores the team’s fight against a mutating alien
parasite. We haven’t seen much of the game aside from
some scary teasers, but it’s said to show off a brand new 3-player co-op which lets
you get into gunplay and tactics with two other friends. With an early 2020 release window, we’re expecting
to hear more soon. 11. Dying Light 2
Although the first Dying Light game may have had earned success despite its narrative simplicity,
Dying Light 2 will focus on giving players the definitive sandbox experience they wanted
to bring in the first game. Much more than ever, player choices will form
a large part of the gameplay. Building on a brand new engine, The City in Dying Light
2, isn’t just four times bigger, it will also react to whatever decisions you make along
the way. It comes out next Spring. 12. Death Stranding
Kojima’s latest befuddling masterpiece has already released on the PlayStation 4, but
it will be a while before it reaches PC shores. Sony has given Kojima the blank check for
this game and it’s resulted in one of the most intriguing games yet. People’s feelings for this bold step of a
videogame is a little polarizing, but with an undetermined 2020 release window, PC master
race will have to wait their turn. 13. Halo Infinite
Microsoft is pulling all the stops and rolling out the red carpet for the return of Master
Chief. While it was first announced in E3 2018, we finally got a lengthier dose of the
title in E3 2019 with a 5-minute cinematic. As far gameplay is concerned though, there’s
none of that so far. The only thing we know for sure is that it’s NOT gonna have a Battle
Royale mode and it’s gonna have Master Chief in center stage. It’s currently slated for a Holiday 2020 release
window, and details about their beta-testing periods will hopefully come through soon. 14. Ready or Not
Everyone’s been looking out for the eventual return of the SWAT series. VOID Interactive
takes the reins from Irrational Games with this new tactical first-person shooter that
everyone’s been calling SWAT 5. There won’t be too much of mindless shooting
in Ready or Not. Its stages require a bit of puzzle-solving and knowledge of tactics
and procedures. With so many ways of facing one dangerous criminal situation, you will
get to decide exactly how you’ll engage. It’s this kind of freedom that everybody’s
been missing. With a late fourth quarter of 2020 release
window, we still have a long wait to go. 15. The Settlers
A lot of strategy classics are rising back up again, and this is one of them. Despite
the years that have passed since their last main installment, the 2020 Settlers title
is in good hands as it is still in the hands of their original studio Blue Byte. With the goal of creating a familiar Settlers
title while being up to par with today’s standards, it’s gonna be a nostalgic treat for long-time
fans. Build, explore, and conquer anew once it releases sometime next year. 16. Microsoft Flight Simulator
While we’re on the subject of returns, Flight Simulator was the throwaway reveal in Microsoft’s
E3 presentation but it was anything but forgettable. A game that has its beginnings in the 70s,
Flight Simulator makes a landing in the new generation with a hangar-full of new features
and improvements. For a game that needs realism to work, Microsoft
gave this their signature superstar treatment, cranking the environments, scale, and physics
to eleven. With 4K support to boot, this gonna be one breathtaking simulation to beat and
it’s coming out in 2020. 17. Crusader Kings III
With their second installment earning a spot on our list of Top 25 Best PC Strategy Games,
we can’t deny the hype for their coming third installment. In Paradox’s Crusader Kings III,
we get to witness even more of their signature medieval grand strategy, but with a bit more
focus on RPG and the characters you build. Their UI will get some changes as developers
aim to create a more user-friendly and approachable experience. This 2020, there’s gonna be a
lot of dynasties to create and…babies to murder? 18. Gods & Monsters
Ubisoft made an impression with their exploration of Ancient Greece in Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey,
but its developers wanted to create something that was more in line with the Mythology. This time, instead of gritty realism, we’re
getting what seems to be wondrous Breath of the Wild-like aesthetic. With just a trailer
so far, it’s hard to imagine what else lies in store for us here. It’s coming out sometime in 2020. 19. Knights of Honor II: Sovereign
Chivalry isn’t quite dead yet. Crusader Kings may have been conquering medieval
grand strategies for a while now. But, THQ Nordic conspires to take back the throne by
helping resurrect a series that’s laid dormant for 15 years. Back in the hands of Black Sea
Games, Knights of Honor II will have the familiar decision-making of Paradox Interactive Games. Sure, it sports vibrant new maps. But KOH
2’s strategies also promise to be more accessible, letting you decide to whether to leave it
all in the hands of your troops and jump straight into battle. It’s set to release sometime in 2020. 20. Humankind
SEGA’s also taking a shot at the 4X strategy. Developed by the same minds as the impressive
4X fantasy strategy, Endless Legend, Amplitude Studios is taking on Human History. Instead of just sticking to one civilization,
like the popular Civ series, Humankind will allow us to go through six different eras
from the pages of our own history. It might just be Amplitude’s magnum opus, as it brings
to fore all the things that made Endless Legend great while showing off an array of innovative
features. It’s coming out sometime in 2020. 21. Total War Saga: Troy
Rage—Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus’ son Achilles. The veterans of the strategy genre, Creative
Assembly are taking a turn for the mythical. With Total War Saga, the series explores the
events of the Trojan War through the arguably blind eyes of the great poet Homer. So far
we’ve seen some of the features of their campaign, and also the legendary faceoff of Achilles
and Hector. Announced very recently, we’re waiting to
see more before its 2020 release. 22. Witchfire
The Astronauts are set to add another feather to their cap with this brand new game. Having
already made Painkiller, Bulletstorm, and more recently The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.
Witchfire, a gothic shooter, will be different but–if their old games are any indication–awesome. From what we’ve seen so far, it’s a detailed
look at 15th century Europe, with a world of shooting magical creatures ahead of us.
No release window yet but it’s coming out sometime in 2020. 23. World Of Warcraft: Shadowlands
Another one from this year’s Blizzcon, the World of Warcraft–one of their most enduring
IPs–is getting a brand new expansion. Shadowland’s story takes us to the supposed end of it all,
with an epic cinematic that shows the destruction of the legendary Helm of Domination. Its greatest asset is perhaps its linear quality
which gives players a narrative end in the Maw, and a Covenant. Explore the five new
zones, raid new dungeons, and ascend the tower of the damned. It’s coming out in 2020 24. Diablo IV
This year’s BlizzCon was tinged with the controversy around the Hong Kong bans, and perhaps this
announcement came at just the right moment. Yes, we’re getting a fourth installment to
their long-running Diablo series. And, we got more than a little snippet. We have one
9-minute cinematic featuring the blessed mother, Lilith, and also a 24-minute look at the brutal
barbarian. It doesn’t look too much of a jump from Diablo
III, but with more time in the oven–and an unclear release window–it might just outlast
today’s trepidation. 25. Overwatch 2
Overwatch is getting more than a few changes. A sequel that’s not exactly a sequel, Overwatch
2 isn’t planning to replace the original. Instead, it’s reported to be a shared universe–not
just in their many characters, but also in the way Overwatch 2 players share modes with
players on the Original. And, it also means that progress from the Original can be carried
over to the sequel. It really seems like Kaplan’s doing right
by their fanbase, and hopefully, it all gets ironed out before their as yet unconfirmed
release window. Far into development, it might just release before Diablo sometime in 2020.

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