As we predicted in last year’s round-up for the most anticipated games of 2020, this year turned out to be an eventful time thanks to the launch of new hardware and some high-profile releases from developers like Nintendo, CD Projekt Red, Valve Software. Still, there were plenty of surprises in store for us throughout this year, and now that we’re now at its end, it’s time we look ahead to the games that will likely shape the year of gaming in 2021, which includes some titles that were supposed to release this year.
For our end of 2020 coverage, we want to look ahead to 2021 and its slate of games. Along with shouting out some games that you may already have on your radar, we also want to highlight others that may have gone dark for some time. These games include spotlights on games like Elden Ring, Dying Light 2, and Starfield. In addition to those games, we also include ones that have recently been revealed in 2020, planned to launch in 2021.
Cyberpunk 2077 (Next-Gen) — TBD 2021 / PS5, Xbox Series X/S
While players on PC, PS4, and Xbox One will have collectively sunk thousands of hours into CD Projekt RED’s Cyberpunk 2077 by the end of this year, console players will have to wait till early 2021 for the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S editions of the game. There’s already a lot of anticipation for the open-world sci-fi action-RPG, and with the release of the new editions of the game, players will be able to dive into the game looking even better with 4K and 60 frames-per-second. From the few gameplay videos we’ve seen, the now current-gen editions boast some significant visual and performance upgrades, and it might even entice veteran players to start a brand new adventure.