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10 amazing open world games in 2020

2019 is almost done, wow where did the time go? It was a great year for gaming, but 2020 is right around the corner. We’re already getting excited about the amazing open world games in 2020 that will be coming out! We’ve compiled a list of games that you should look out for a why you might want to put them in your shopping cart!

1 The Elder Scrolls VI

The Elder Scrolls has solidified itself in the genre over the years and the little we know about the sequel we are just so excited about. The game will most likely be set in the continent of Tamriel. It also may not be released in 2020 but I thought it would be good to get our hopes up, since there has been trademark disputes and other setbacks.

The Elder Scrolls games are action role-playing games, although they do include elements taken from action and adventure games. In Arena players advance by killing monsters (and thereby gaining experience points) until a preset value is met, whereupon they level-up. However, in Daggerfall, Morrowind, and Oblivion the series took a skill-based approach to character advancement. Players develop their characters’ skills by applying them, and only level-up when a certain set of skills have been developed. Skyrim took a new approach, where the more a skill is leveled, the more it helps to level the character. This shifted the focus away from character creation and more onto character development. The flexibility of the games’ engines has facilitated the release of game extensions (or mods) through The Elder Scrolls Construction Set.

  • Available on PC. Assuming PS5 and Xbox Project Scarlett
  • Available late 2020 or early 2021 after the Starfield franchise
  • Set in Tamriel

2. Skull and Bones

Skull & Bones is a tactical action game set in an open world environment and played from a third-person perspective.[2][3] Players take control of a customizable pirate captain,[4][5] and may choose to sail the Indian Ocean by themselves and set off on a single-player campaign, or gather up to five other players to ally or engage in combat with in Disputed Waters.[6][7][8][9]

Wind positioning can be assessed to gain an advantage in battle. Players may collect additional ships throughout the game, such as sloops-of-war, frigates and brigantines, whose weapons include mortars, broadside cannons, and rockets. Ships can be charged into with brute force and boarded. The rate of inflicted damage is gauged by the health bar. A core component is the multiplayer mode Loot Hunt, where two groups of players are challenged in treasure hunting to further accumulate their riches. Each given ship’s crow’s nest is scalable for use as a lookout point,[2][9][10] and spyglasses can be availed of as well.[5] Microtransactions will be an added feature.[11]

  • Available – Around March/April 2020
  • Available on PC, PS4 and Xbox
  • Producer – Ubisoft
  • Modes – Single Player / Multiplayer
  • Official site
Skull and Bones delayed again

3. Elden Ring

A once in a lifetime collaboration between game director Hidetaka Miyazaki and fantasy novelist George R. R. Martin. Sound amazing? It will probably be one to look out for!

  • Available – End of 2020 (tentative)
  • Produced by – FromSoftware
  • Platforms – XBOX One, PS4 and PC
  • Modes – Single Player only
  • Offical site

4. Ghost of Tsushima

Ghost of Tsushima is an action-adventure stealth game. Played from a third-person perspective, the game features a large open world without any waypoints and can be explored without guidance.[1] Players can travel to different parts of the game’s world quickly by riding a horse. An item that acts as a grappling hook will be available to access areas that are difficult to reach.[2] The game will feature side quests. Other characters can be interacted with.[3]

Players can engage in direct confrontation with enemies using weapons such as a katana.[4] They can also chain up a series of fatal assaults after highlighting the enemies. Alternatively, using stealth allows one to evade enemies and strike them silently.[5] One-versus-one dueling with non-playable characters is also optional.[3]

  • Available – August 2020
  • Produced by – Sucker Punch Productions
  • Platforms – PS4 Exclusive
  • Modes – Single Player only

5. Dragon Age 4

The fourth main entry in the series, Dragon Age 4, is being developed as of 2019. Development of this game, code-named “Joplin”, began in 2015. It was originally intended to be a smaller, more narrative-focused game set in the Tevinter Imperium region of the game’s world.[2] Problems with the development of Bioware’s other games Mass Effect: Andromeda and Anthem led to repeated interruptions as “Joplin” staff was shifted to these games. In October 2018, Bioware and its parent company EA cancelled “Joplin” altogether, reportedly because it did not provide for a “live service” component providing ongoing monetization opportunities, as was expected by EA.[2] Development of Dragon Age 4 was restarted under the code-name “Morrison”, this time with a live-service component and based on Anthem‘s code.[2]

  • Available – Late 2020 or early 2021
  • Produced by – BioWare
  • Platforms – PS4, PC and Xbox
  • Modes – Unknown

6. Halo Infinite

The storyline of Halo Infinite will be “much more human”, with Master Chief playing a more central role than in Halo 5: Guardians.[12][13]

The E3 2018 trailer indicated that the story will be set on a Halo ring and showcased the design of Master Chief’s Mark VI armor to return to the design seen in Halo 2 and Halo 3.

7. Mount and Blade 2 – Bannerlord

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is an upcoming action role-playingvideo game developed by TaleWorlds Entertainment. It is a prequel to Mount & Blade: Warband, a stand-alone expansion pack for the 2008 game Mount & Blade. Bannerlord takes place 210 years before its predecessor, with a setting inspired by the Migration Period. The game was announced in 2012.[1] A Steam page for the game was created in late 2016; the following year, TaleWorlds began releasing weekly developer diaries detailing elements of the game.[2][3] In 2019, TaleWorlds announced that an early access version of the game would be released in March 2020.[4] The release date of the complete game remains unknown.

  • Available – March 2020
  • Produced by – TaleWorlds Entertainment
  • Platforms – PC
  • Modes – Single Player / Multiplayer

8. Dying Light 2

Dying Light 2 is an upcoming survival horroraction role-playing game developed by Techland and published by Techland Publishing. The game will be released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Q1/Q2 2020. The game is the sequel to 2015’s Dying Light.

  • Available – Q1/Q2 2020
  • Produced by – Techland
  • Platforms – PC, PS4, XBOX
  • Modes – Single Player / Multiplayer

9. Breathe of the Wild 2 (The legend of Zelda)

Although not officially annouced by Nintendo, the sequel to BOTW will answer quite a few unanswered questions in the Zelda timeline.

  • Available – More than likely Q4 2020 to Q1 2021
  • Produced by – Nintendo
  • Platforms – Nintendo Switch

10. Beyond Good and Evil 2

Beyond Good and Evil 2 is an upcoming action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montpellier and published by Ubisoft. It is a prequel to Beyond Good & Evil released in 2003. Its development was characterized in the media by uncertainty, doubt and rumors about the game’s future, until it was officially announced at Ubisoft’s E3 2017 conference, although no release window or target platform had been revealed.

All in all it looks like 2020 is already fairing up to be a GREAT year for gamers.


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