Top 5 New MMOs Coming in 2020

2020 is quickly approaching and with it will come a slew of new video game titles to look forward to playing. With that said, now’s a good time to start marking down what video games to keep an eye on when they officially launch next year. Let us lend a hand, in this list, in particular, we’re going over the top MMOs video games launching in 20220.

#5 Last Oasis

  • Developer: Donkey Crew
  • Publisher: Donkey Crew
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: Online
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Yes

Set in a survival world where players take on the role of a nomad, players are stranded in a world where the planet has stopped rotating. As a result, two halves become inhabitable where one side is scorching hot while the opposite end is stuck in a tundra. Now only a small section can sustain life which pins players into the task of making your way towards the area.

The land is full of hostiles from creatures to other players. You’ll need to seek out resources to stay alive and maintain your transportation. Using the power of wind, players will be able to create and make upgrades to their wooden vehicles known as Walkers. However, you’ll need to be on your toes as you’ll have a tough journey ahead. 

#4 Crowfall

  • Developer: ArtCraft
  • Publisher: ArtCraft
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: TBA
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Yes

Crowfall is an upcoming MMOPRG that takes inspiration from the HBO series Game of Thrones. Developers ArtCraft is mixing elements of action-RPG and real-time strategy where players will seek out glory, wealth, and ultimately power. Though, regardless if players opt to go through the world on their own, Crowfall will push for more player interactions.

While this is an ambitious title to offer gameplay similar to what players may find watching Game of Thrones, the developers are finding no trouble when it comes to backing support. Originally, the title was featured within Kickstarter for a pledge goal of $800,000 and according to the official website for Crowfall, developers have managed to bring in over $1,000,000 in funding. Unfortunately, we’re still waiting for the game to release fully into the market.

#3 Chronicles of Elyria

  • Developer: Soulbound Studios
  • Publisher: Soulbound Studios
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: TBA
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Yes

Chronicles of Elyria got its start from a Kickstarter campaign and there was one element that really sets this MMORPG apart from others. In this game, players will find that their characters can actually age and die. It’s causing players to think beyond just their character creation and instead focusing on the bigger picture of the character. From what was stated previously on the Kickstarter campaign, players will find that the character you create can last about fourteen real months before they perish, though your soul will live on. 

Each time you play the game with a character all the way through it will cause the following character to lose two days from its lifespan. As a result, the task of getting your goals done in-game may cause even more strain knowing the end is near. Additionally, the character you create will continue to live and thrive with different areas be it skill training or running a shop when you log offline. It seems like quite the ambitious title and we’re eager to try it out though it may be a good while before we get a full grasp of the game as again you’re playing with a character for over a year before they finally age and die. 

#2 Dual Universe 

  • Developer: Novaquark
  • Publisher: TBD
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: TBA
  • Co-op: Online
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

This is an upcoming title that we’ve been waiting for its release over the past couple years. Overall, Dual Universe seems to be quite ambitious and even said to combine elements from Minecraft, No Man’s Sky, Eve Online, Star Citizen, and Space Engineers. Players will share a massive single universe with the ability to edit game worlds by adding structures, altering terrain, along with creating ship scripts and constructs. Dual Universe will also focus on collective gameplay with gamers exploring, mining, trading, crafting, and creating in-game politics.

#1 Phantasy Star Online 2

  • Developer: Sega
  • Publisher: Sega
  • Platforms: PC, PSV, PS4, NS, XBO
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: Online
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

After being available since 2012 in Japan, western markets are finally getting Phantasy Star Online 2. This is an MMORPG that has been around since 2000 but now the sequel will bring players a new look into the series on both Xbox One and PC in 2020. Overall, the game follows a narrative where players become a member of a research team known as Arks. Seeking out ships across the galaxy in hopes of studying the planets, however, it seems that your journey may prove to help save the entire universe.