Impatiently Waiting: The Most Anticipated Games in 2019
The nearest future in the industry seems as bright as ever. That's because a whole caboodle of highly anticipated titles will see the light of the game stores in 2019 and later. From a new entry in the Gears of War franchise to the gloomy futuristic FPS anti-utopia — they make our fingers twitch impatiently, before we can finally grab gamepads, computer mice and keyboards. We've prepared a list of 7 top games to premiere soon. Well, relatively soon.
1. Cyberpunk 2077 — Better than Matrix?
April 16, 2020
The brainchild of CD Project Red, Cyberpunk is this year's most expected game. Perhaps, only a Half-Life 3 release could compete with its hype. Starring Keanu Reeves, the game will take us to the dark and pessimistic future where highly advanced technologies and self-aware robots will be placed in filthy slums. Slums riddled with crime, vice, and hatred. A first-person shooter with mesmerizing slow-mo and bullet time physics, it will allow players to design custom characters, including transgender ones.
2. Gears 5 — Gears of War keep grinding
September 10, 2019
Allegedly, that Gears 5 will reveal the true origins of the Locust as well as that of Kait Diaz. Drama, in the face of the disarray in the squad, will add more spice. It only plays to the Swarm's strength, when humans have a conflict, after all.
3. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order — Is the force strong with this one?
November 15, 2019
Fallen Order will be a major flashback to every Star Wars fan, since it'll take us to the days when the infamous Order 66 was executed, and Republic fell to Palpatine's ominous will. The 13-minute demo video shows quite a decent gameplay with clean visuals and delicious effects — triggerable slow motion is one of them. Hopefully, it will be as good as Force Unleashed and won't feature IAPs, necessary for progressing in the story mode.
4. Doom Eternal — Say hello to my big shotgun
November 22, 2019
ID Software rolled up their sleeves and decided to work on the Doom 2016 sequel personally. Just like in the good old days. Demonic creatures from space will finally invade the Earth, as the story, presented by Bethesda, tells us. Walking carnivorous corpses, nasty defilers with arm blades and abhorrent, stomach-turning bosses are attached.
5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — Nothing beats the classic
October 25, 2019
They say there's never a new fashion, but it's old. And it seems legit: Modern Warfare draws inspiration from the Call of Duty original trilogy, which made the franchise skyrocket many years ago. With up-to-date audiovisuals, a new engine and classic gameplay elements, the authors intend to bring the old spirit of CoD. However, they promise it won't be just a remake, produced with the hope to milk some of that sweet nostalgia.
6. Halo Infinite — You say goodbye, and I say Halo
Some winter day of 2020
The legend returns, and it's going to be greatly revamped: new, better visuals to please you optically and more RPG elements to be included in the gameplay. Moreover, it's been promised that Halo won't follow the most hyped trend of incorporating battle royale genre in its multiplayer mode. The trailer is positively spectacular, and if the game retains at least 80% of its gorgeousness, it will be an instant masterpiece.
7. Borderlands 3 — Like a looter in a riot
September 13, 2019
The new entry on series will feature a brand new planet to explore, three tactical skills instead of one and new playable characters. One of them known as Gunner is riding some sort of a robo-platform called Iron Bear. Another is loaded with helpful gadgets — he goes by the name of Operative. Two others, Amara and Beastmaster, can summon deadly creatures to assist them in battle. The gameplay is still focused on looting and quest completion.
Every planet has been guaranteed to have unique environments and challenges. As a bonus, there are meticulous cosplay guides for every playable character.
The mighty fall
Well, it looks like the next fall will be rich in premieres. Apart from games, we'll also see the debut of the first cloud-powered gaming service — Google Stadia. But it'll happen almost three months later. So far enjoy the sunny warm days and absorb as much vitamin D as you can — you'll need later, during the sleepless nights spent at one of these games.