Top 10 New Upcoming Narrative Video Games Of 2020

Starfield

  • Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms: TBD
  • Release: TBD
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

Bethesda is known for delivering an in-depth RPG experience with their franchises and it was unveiled during E3 2018 that the studio has a new IP in the works. Known as Starfield, this new title will likely bring out the same experience that the development studio is known for. While we don’t have any real details about the game story, the trailer shows off some constellations so perhaps this science fiction title will receive a proper announcement in the near future.

The Elder Scrolls VI
  • Developer: Bethesda
  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • Platforms: TBA
  • Release: TBA
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

After years of dealing with releases of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Bethesda made the announcement at E3 2018 that the next iteration of the franchise is in development. The problem here is that we have practically no information at all about the game. Bethesda didn’t offer any details but instead stated that the next installment to The Elder Scrolls franchise will be a next-generation game and will release after their newest upcoming IP, Starfield. It’s likely that this game won’t release this coming year but crazier things have happened. It’s also highly unlikely the title will launch on current generation platforms, outside of PC, as Bethesda has spoken of both their upcoming titles Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI as a next-generation title.

Bethesda’s line of games normally has a decent narrative that expands across a large world and The Elder Scrolls franchise is no exception to that. We’ve seen a number of video game titles release with their own expansions and add-ons to help craft more of a unique world for players to explore. With The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim being such an iconic title that will easily go down as a classic, we can’t wait to see what the development team brings out into the market next.

Grounded

  • Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • Platforms: XBO, PC
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: TBD
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBD

Grounded is the first game being developed by Obsidian Entertainment after being owned by Microsoft. The new upcoming title was highlighted during Xbox Insider which showcases the game as a survival title. Players take the role of a kid that gets shrunken down to the size of an ant. Now forced to survive in their own backyard, players will find that once harmless bugs may soon find themselves as a new delicious treat. Being Obsidian Entertainment, we do have some big expectations for a narrative storyline attached as well. Unfortunately, we don’t know much in terms of the story quite yet. There is certainly something unusual going on behind the scenes as players will stumble upon bases made from a secret group.

The Wolf Among Us 2

  • Developer: Telltale Games
  • Publisher: Telltale Games
  • Platforms: TBA
  • Release: TBA
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

Telltale Games was a beloved video game development studio. They focused mainly on old school adventure-style video games with plenty of exploration and choosing your actions along the way in an alternating story. With working on several big IP franchises such as The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, the studio was seemingly doing great. However, behind the scenes, the studio was falling behind. As a result, Telltale Games eventually closed down and with it came the cancellation of several video game installments that was in the works.

One of the video game titles that the studio had a big following for was The Wolf Among Us, an adaptation of the Fables comic book series. Originally released in 2013, the game ended with a second season in mind. Unfortunately, when the studio closed the game was scrapped. With that said, new management stepped in and brought Telltale Games back to life with The Wolf Among Us 2 being announced once again.

We don’t know what this means for the narrative or if it’s the same story that the original studio had worked on but it does seem that Bigby has another case he needs to solve. For now, we don’t know just when it will hit the marketplace but we’re hoping the first episode at least makes its way out before 2020 wraps. 

Halo Infinite
  • Developer: 343 industries
  • Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
  • Platforms: PC, Project Scarlett, XBO
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

The Halo series has been popular since it first came out during the original Xbox generation. Now years later we’re gearing up for the next big release, Halo Infinite. This installment takes place after the events of Halo 5: Guardians but unfortunately, we don’t have too many details as of yet in what the narrative will hold. What has us excited is that the game has been stated to be Master Chief’s greatest journey to save humanity. With the less than stellar reviews for Halo 5: Guardians, we’re hopeful that the development team opted to go back and bring out an excellent story for veteran players along with a great jumping point for newcomers to the franchise.