In case you haven’t noticed yet, we have been off to a pretty dull 2020 so far when it comes to video games. Not a single major release has happened yet, and there won’t be any coming until March, with Doom Eternal getting released.
No major companies have made announcements regarding new releases either (the announcements Nintendo made weren’t for video games, and Sony and Microsoft are keeping mum about their plans as well).
The only bit of news we kept on getting from the start of the year was that some major games will be delayed till autumn, which has now turned the first half of 2020 into a virtual wasteland.
The 2020 gaming roster
As mentioned, we will be seeing Doom along with Animal Crossing in March, Resident Evil 3, and Final Fantasy 7 Remake in April and The Last of Us Part 2 in May, and that is it for the first half.
But personally, I feel like The Last of Us Part 2 will be just about enough to make us forget that the year has been dull so far because their production house Naughty Dog has never created a game that disappoints in terms of story and action. The community feels more disappointed since there haven’t been any releases in December 2019 either.
In the second half, we will be getting Marvel’s Avengers and Cyberpunk 2077, which every gamer is excited about, but the delay is still too long, and I won’t be surprised if they get delayed again.
Video game companies are in urgent need of sorting out their schedules when it comes to releasing games. Their usual method of announcing games and then releasing them after 2 or 3 years is plain tiring. This causes the entire gaming industry to look unprofessional. But unfortunately, this is what usually happens.