Xbox Game of the Year Contenders: Halo Infinite, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Doom Eternal & more
There is a growing list of triple-A titles set to release in 2020 on Xbox. Which will take the crown?
This year, we’ll see another great year for Xbox games.
With the Xbox Series X releasing later this year, we can expect Microsoft to go all out with the final games on their current Xbox One.
Here’s our rundown for our top picks of 2020!
From what we’ve seen it seems Bethesda (creators of Doom) are looking to ramp up the action alongside extra platforming features.
This should keep players invested in the game for longer due to the more ‘puzzle-like’ nature of the missions. Something that was lacking in the first game.
A large focus in Doom is the ability to cause maximum destruction as fast as possible, this same gameplay style of the first game.
Doom Eternal releases on 20th March 2020 and will be on all platforms (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Google Stadia and Nintendo Switch).
Due to the Triple-A title status, it will cost £49.99 and you can pre-order from most retailers now!
Resident Evil 3 Remake
Resident Evil 3 was a fan favourite at its original release over 20 years ago!
So far, we’ve had a good look at the new look of characters and environments with its improved graphics. This overhaul makes the original release look like an antique.
The game is set during an outbreak of a virus named ‘T-Virus’, a weapon developed by a company named Umbrella Corporation.
You must fight your way through the horde to defeat Nemesis, the bioweapon at the heart of the outbreak.
Resident Evil 3 is set to release on 3rd April 2020 on PS4, Xbox One and PC with no mention of a release on Nintendo Switch.
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Microsoft Flight Simulator is breaking new ground with its ultra-realism and real-world simulation.
Flight Simulator will allow players to traverse a real-world, fully expansive map, including everywhere from New York to your front door.
From the trailers and reviews we have seen so far, the game looks to take advantage of modern technology to create some amazing scenes with extreme graphical fidelity.
Due to the game being developed by Microsoft, Flight Simulator is an Xbox exclusive, also available on the Microsoft Store on PC.
Flight Sim is set to release in 2020, however, we have no official release date as of yet.
343 are taking advantage of their new Slip Space engine. This will make Infinite look and feel completely different from any other Halo game previously.
An interesting choice from 343 is to call the game ‘Infinite’ rather than ‘Halo 6’. This is odd as all the Halo games that are centred around the Master Chief have been ladled with a number.
Could this mean Halo Infinite is a prequel to the previous titles? Or possibly much further into the future than we expect?
We know Infinite is a new starting point for the franchise and will run as a ‘Game as a Service’.
Meaning there will be constant and consistent updates keeping the game new and exciting and extending the life of the game.
Halo Infinite is set to release during the winter holidays of 2020 releasing on the Xbox Series X, Xbox One and PC.
Cyberpunk has been on everyone’s watch list since it’s E3 Reveal in 2019.
From the developers of The Witcher Series, we have high hopes for Cyberpunk, and with actors like Keanu Reeves supporting the game, we can expect an in-depth story to be told.
From what we’ve seen, it seems CD Projeckt Red want to create an immersive world which is always evolving and alive. This will make previously visited locations feel busy and new every time you visit.
Unfortunately, Cyberpunk’s release date has been moved back from April to September this year. This leaves concern for the game due to the next-gen consoles releasing soon after this date.
Although this won’t change the game directly, it could affect the sales of the game on consoles.
This is something the developers would’ve considered, meaning there should be little concern regarding this date.
Cyberpunk will cost £49.99 and is available on PS4, Xbox One and PC, with plans to release the game on next-gen consoles at a later date.