It’s that point of 12 months once more: The Game Awards, gaming’s most flashy awards celebration, which additionally doubles as an E3-style keynote full of announcements. The 2019 version was no exception. This 12 months noticed a large revealed of the subsequent Xbox — the Xbox Series X — together with the very first PlayStation 5 title. On high of that, we had information and trailers for giant video games like Final Fantasy VII Remake, Cyberpunk 2077, League of Legends, and extra.
Microsoft unveils Xbox Series X
Things kicked off with a bang. Xbox boss Phil Spencer took the stage early in the present to disclose the subsequent Xbox, beforehand generally known as Project Scarlett. It’s known as Xbox Series X, and it’s launching subsequent vacation season. It has a brand-new controller, and sure, you should use it horizontally.
Hellblade is getting a sequel for the new Xbox
In addition to a brand new console, Microsoft additionally revealed one in every of its first first-party video games for the Xbox Series X. It’s a sequel to the haunting Hellblade from Ninja Theory, and the sequel appears simply as darkish and uncomfortable as the authentic. The new trailer is captured in-engine, powered by the Series X, in keeping with Microsoft.
Bravely Default II is coming subsequent 12 months
One of the finest Final Fantasy-style RPGs is getting a sequel. Square Enix introduced Bravely Default II, a sequel to the much-loved Nintendo 3DS sport, which can be coming to the Nintendo Switch subsequent 12 months.
PlayStation 5 has its first sport
Not to be outdone, the PlayStation 5 was additionally talked about at the occasion because of Godfall, a brand new sport from Gearbox that can be launching on Sony’s subsequent console. It’s a “third-person fantasy looter-slasher focused on melee combat” set in a brand-new fantasy universe.
The studio behind PUBG declares… one thing
Prologue, the subsequent launch from the crew behind PUBG, is a giant thriller. We understand it exists, however that’s about it. “Our studio was founded with the goal of exploring, experimenting, and creating new technologies and gameplay experiences,” mentioned Brendan “Playerunknown” Greene in a press launch. “With Prologue, we’re taking our first steps towards constructing new applied sciences and interactions that can assist develop my concepts into actuality.”
League of Legends goes indie
Riot unveiled the first video games to be printed beneath its new Riot Forge label. The aim is to accomplice with indie studios for brand spanking new experiences set inside the League of Legends universe, and the first titles are known as Ruined King and Convergence.
Ghost of Tsushima will get a trailer and launch window
Upcoming PS4 unique Ghost of Tsushima obtained a pleasant, in-depth trailer, with 4 minutes detailing its lush, feudal Japan-inspired world. Even higher, we now have an concept of when it’ll be out there: the sport is launching subsequent summer season.
A higher have a look at Cloud in FFVII Remake
Ahead of the sport’s March launch, Square Enix revealed yet one more trailer for the much-anticipated remake of Final Fantasy VII for the PS4. The new clip isn’t particularly lengthy, nevertheless it offers a pleasant, centered look on surly hero Cloud Strife.
The sounds of Cyberpunk
One of the most anticipated video games of 2020 is Cyberpunk 2077, and at The Game Awards we discovered extra about an important a part of the expertise: the music. Developer CD Projekt Red revealed the artists that can be contributing to the soundtrack, and it contains the likes of Grimes and Run the Jewels.
A first have a look at Gears Tactics
It’s been some time since we’ve heard about Gears Tactics, the technique spinoff for the brutal shooter collection. It appears remarkably devoted to the franchise regardless of the shift in style. Gears Tactics can be out on April 28th on PC.
The Wolf Among Us is again
After the tragic closure of Telltale Games, quite a lot of titles had been indefinitely shelved. But now that the studio is again — in a brand new kind, and beneath new administration — it appears like a few of these cancelled initiatives are being revived. That contains The Wolf Among Us 2, a sequel that explores the fairy story universe of the Fables comedian collection.
Fast & Furious will get a heist sport
The newest Fast & Furious sport isn’t a racer. Crossroads is extra of a team-based motion sport constructed round heists, and it brings again a few of the fundamental solid from the movies. It launches on PC, PS4, and Xbox One in May 2020.