Better late than never!!
The year is still but an infant, so let’s use our imaginations and make some predictions for the gaming world of 2020.
We did do a 2019 predictions thread, which you can go back and read through here.
So, lets get into some predictions:
Cyberpunk is going to spark a lot of controversy from some political/social/sex/religious group. Someone is going to come out and blame the game of some bad stereotyping or something, sparking massive online debates and hateful comments spreading.
Despite an upcoming Half Life VR game, the platform is going to stay nothing more but a niche peripheral used only for certain games. I really don’t think anything that 2020 has in store, even the mighty Half Life, will make VR an essential and must-have component for any normal gamer
The PS5 will outsell the new Xbox Series X 2:1 at the start, sparking further furious and pointless fanboi debate online. The fact that both will launch this year will mean that the console wars will be back. I do not think there will be anything as catastrophic happen to any of the launches like the Xbox One launch, but think that the PS5 is going to ride the wave of momentum it has of the PS4 and gain that initial advantage over the Xbox Series X. However, after launch we will see sales numbers much closer to each other as the Xbox claws its way back.
The Epic Games store will become less hated by everyone, as it adds more and more features to the store. People have short-term memories, and by the end of 2020, I believe people are going to not have such a strong negative feeling towards the EGS. .
There are a number of games that we will not see in 2020, despite fans wanting/thinking it will be released this year. Games like The Elder Scrolls 6 or Starfield or any new IP from Bethesda, no Overwatch 2 or Diablo 4 this year either, no Skull and Bones and no God & Monsters from Ubisoft.
Share some of your predictions here as well.