Top Upcoming RPG Video Games Of 2020

Get ready 2020 is nearly upon us and it’s going to come packing with a ton of great video game titles to enjoy. If you’re looking to mark down a few video game titles that may be worth picking up when 2020 hits then check out our list below. In this particular article, we’re going to focus on a few of our most anticipated third-person video game titles that are slated to expected to launch in 2020. Likewise, we’re going to continue our efforts in updating this article frequently when new and exciting video game titles are announced in this coming year.

Cyberpunk 2077
  • Developer: CD Projekt Red
  • Publisher: CD Projekt
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: April 16, 2020

CD Projekt Red made a name for themselves with The Witcher trilogy. This was a fantastic RPG experience that players got to experience over the course of a few years. Now that the video game trilogy has come to an end, the development studio is gearing up for their next big open-world RPG release, Cyberpunk 2077. Set in the distant future in a world that is fueled by greed and crime, players will step into the role of a mercenary named V. You’re just trying to make a living and it’s going to cause you to take on odd jobs in order to build up the street cred granting access to the bigger and better-paying gigs.

As mentioned this is an open-world RPG but one that will have players replaying a few times rather than exploring endless on the same run. The development team is providing players with a campaign that allows you to decide how to accomplish various tasks and missions. For instance, there is a slew of augmentations that you can incorporate onto V and it’s with these augmentations that will tweak your gameplay style. Furthermore, this RPG will have a few different endings and even origin stories to complete so we’re expecting plenty of replay value when the game launches in April of 2020.

The Elder Scrolls VI
  • Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms: TBD
  • Release: TBD

The Elder Scrolls franchise started up back in 1994 and it’s still going strong today. While Bethesda has been putting out several copies and renditions of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim into the market, gamers should start to prepare for the upcoming main installment, The Elder Scrolls VI. We’ve been waiting a few years now for this game to make its debut and as it stands right now, we can’t offer any concrete details for what to expect.

During E3 2018 Bethesda alerted the world that The Elder Scrolls VI was in the works. It’s supposedly a game that will launch after the release of Starfield, a brand new IP also being worked on by Bethesda. As such, we don’t know if this game will launch in 2020 at all or if we will see it slip by. At any rate, fans have been eager to see what the narrative will consist of with this upcoming installment along with where it will be set.

Starfield
  • Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms: TBD
  • Release: TBD

Starfield is a brand new IP being developed by Bethesda, the developers behind the Fallout and The Elder Scrolls franchises. Announced through E3 2018, Bethesda revealed Starfield to be a next-generation video game title release but didn’t offer any more details beyond that. We can expect it to be some type of a science fiction video game and that it will be launching before the release of The Elder Scrolls VI. For now, we’ll have to wait and see if this game is officially revealed with new details and premise during E3 2020.

Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: March 3, 2020

Final Fantasy, in general, is a massive RPG series that fans have been enjoying for decades however there are a few particular installments that seem to be put on a pedestal. One of those is Final Fantasy VII, a game that released for the PlayStation that followed Cloud Strife and his attempts at stopping the corrupt Shinra megacorporation. The narrative was beloved and fans for years have been asking Square Enix to remake the game for current-generation platforms. Square Enix finally caved in and decided to give Final Fantasy VII a remake for the PlayStation 4 and now we’re getting close to the official launch date.

For the most part, the Final Fantasy VII video game narrative will remain intact so you’ll see get the big moments and surprises that we’ve experienced years ago. With that said, there are a few changes you will notice such as the combat mechanics. This is no longer a turn-based RPG but instead an action RPG like how you would experience the combat in the Kingdom Hearts franchise. Furthermore, the game will not launch completely but instead will release in parts, similar to episodic games like the Life is Strange franchise. At the time of writing this, it has yet to be revealed just how many parts the game will be made up of.

Wasteland 3
  • Developer: inXile Entertainment
  • Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2020

Wasteland released back in 1988 for the PC by developers Interplay Productions and while the game was supposed to receive sequels, the developers never progressed any further after the original installment. Years later, however, we finally got a Wasteland 2 from developers inXile Entertainment with Wasteland 3 set to launch in 2020. Wasteland 3 takes place in the frozen land of Colorado where gamers step into the shoes of the last surviving member of a Ranger Squad. With turn-based combat, gamers can freely explore the world and progress alone or with the help of a friend thanks to the title featuring both synchronous and asynchronous multiplayer. Not too many details have been shared about the game but the developers did state on the official website that gamers will be presented with story arcs featuring difficult moral choices.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: TBD

One of the exclusives that is easily a must-own for the Nintendo Switch is the latest installment of The Legend of Zelda franchise. Gamers were presented with a brand new experience with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as Nintendo delivered a big open world to explore and the freedom to go anywhere you’d please. This not only released as one of the best installments for The Legend of Zelda franchise but an incredible open-world RPG experience. At any rate, in a surprise announcement made by Nintendo during their E3 2019 Direct upload, gamers can prepare for a sequel. Nothing was revealed that would give anything away for what we can expect in the next installment’s story. Instead, this teaser simply shows both Link and Zelda venturing into the depths below Hyrule where something has awoken. We’re sure that this game will retain the open-world map for players to explore but we’re curious as to if this game will include any new areas that we didn’t previously have access to in the first installment.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
  • Developer: Hardsuit Labs
  • Publisher: Paradox Interactive
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2020

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines was a popular game that grew a cult following. However, it took a few years before it was unveiled that a sequel was in the works. Being developed by Hardsuit Labs, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 follows a harsh time in the Vampire politics world. A big war is going on between factions in Seattle and you end up in the middle of it all. This is a game that developers are trying to make incredibly immersive. In Bloodlines 2, there will be a series of choices that will be presented to the player as they progress through the story to find out what’s causing the war and the faction you align with.

Each choice and action will adapt the narrative for players. We don’t know just how drastic the story will change quite yet, but according to the official game description, everything that goes into how you maintain your humanity while being a vampire will affect the playthrough experience. As for how the game will handle, this is a first-person perspective title with gamers having a variety of choices when it comes to combat such as using melee weapons, firearms or your vampire abilities.