Best Xbox One Games on the way in 2020: Doom Eternal, Halo Infinite, Cyberpunk 2077 & more

There are plenty of hotly-anticipated games in store to release over the coming year.

Julian-Sims by Julian Sims

2020 is set to be an absolutely massive year for the gaming community.

There are a ton of new games on their way, as well as the two next-gen consoles that are confirmed for a 2020 delivery.

With so many highly anticipated games on their way, including Cyberpunk 2077, Dying Light 2 and The Elder Scrolls 6, we’re going to be spoilt for choice.

This list covers all of the most exciting releases we’ll be seeing in 2020 for Xbox and the next-gen console, Xbox Series X.

Let’s not waste any time – here’s the list.

Doom Eternal

Release date: 20 March

Price: £49.99

Doom Eternal is the sequel to 2016’s Doom, and the upcoming release is set to be even sharper, more chaotic and gore-filled than ever before.

The release was recently pushed back to March, but judging from the new trailer, it’s going to be worth the wait.

With a larger backdrop to the blood-fuelled action and new online multiplayer modes confirmed for the game, there’s plenty to get excited about. 

After being contained on Mars in the last game, the new trailer starts by showing that Hell has arrived on Earth in 2151. As the planet burns the Doom Slayer prepares to dive into the fight.

The trailer showcases new movement mechanics, a fresh set of enemies, and the ubiquitous gore & metal soundtrack that it is precisely the adrenaline-pumping tease that fans wanted to see.

Cyberpunk 2077

Release date: 17 September

Price: £49.99

Keanu Reeves features as Johnny Silverhand – a digital ghost that lives on in the head of the game’s protagonist, V.

It seems like a lifetime ago that Cyberpunk 2077‘s first teaser trailer popped up, but we are now just a few months away from finally returning to Night City.

Recent trailers and gameplay have shown us a few of the new features coming to Mike Pondsmith’s game, and we couldn’t be more excited to see the return of the dystopian RPG.

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Details of the game’s map have just been released, thanks to the inclusion of a map in the front of the artbook that comes with Cyberpunk 2077’s Deluxe Edition.

It does look surprisingly small in terms of the city footprint – assuming it doesn’t continue much further north – but there is no need to get upset.

Cyberpunk 2077 will also offer a fully customisable experience, as when you load the game, you’ll get to create your own character (a mercenary named V) and select their gender, ethnic background and backstory.

Halo: Infinite

Release date: “Holiday 2020”

Price: TBC

INFINITY: Perhaps Xbox’s biggest series of all time, Halo is finally getting its 6th instalment this year

343 Industries has spent many years building a brand new engine for Halo Infinite, and the result will be a whole new graphical style when the game releases on Xbox Series X.

Despite being a Series X launch title, we can expect Infinite to also be available on Xbox One.

Halo Infinite is expected to release in time for the “Holiday 2020” release, however, we are yet to receive an update on the release date.

More will undoubtedly follow as the year progresses.

Hellblade 2: Senua’s Saga

Release date: After “Holiday 2020”

Price: TBC

GIVE ‘EM HELL: It looks like we are set to return to Senua’s discomfort

Set to be one of the first big exclusives for the new XboxHellblade 2 is a HUGE scoop for Microsoft.

The original won five BAFTA awards including Best British Game, so the hype is real for the much-anticipated sequel.

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teaser has been revealed with a possessed-looking Senua chanting, but more details are likely to be revealed as we get closer to Xbox Series X launch.

Although built for the new Xbox, expect Hellblade 2 to also be available for Xbox One players.

Dying Light 2

Release date: TBC

Price: TBC

DYING HOPE: 2020 is set to be the year Techland finally takes us back to the infected streets of Harran

It’s looking like we are going to have to wait until Spring 2020 at the very least to get a taste of Dying Light 2.

The original game is a timeless masterpiece that still gets millions of players a month, so the development team can be forgiven for taking their time.

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Dying Light 2‘s E3 2019 showcase featured several minutes of footage of the gameplay, the infected and the interactive environment where the game is set.

In the Dying Light sequel, the plot will be an organic, reactive creation that can head in a vast array of directions (directions that can be traced back to specific decisions you make in the game).

Techland also tells us that the map is four times bigger than its predecessor’s, and while a load of the game’s content can be seen in one single play-through, you’ll want to explore the rest.

Watch Dogs: Legion

Release date: 2020 – 2021

Price: £49.99

Watch Dogs has made the journey across the Atlantic and landed on the bank of the River Thames

Ubisoft’s third instalment in the Watch Dogs franchise is on the horizon, and this time the action will be coming to the streets of London in Watch Dogs: Legion.

The initial release date of Watch Dogs: Legion was set for March 6, 2020, but it has been pushed back to a much broader “2021” launch.

The story puts you in the London branch of a hacker group, who are battling against a regime that has taken control of the United Kingdom with a state-of-the-art surveillance system.

In Legion, every character you meet can be recruited and controlled as you build up your very own resistance movement.

This means that there’s no ‘main protagonist’ as such – which could open up multiple storylines (while this is not confirmed, it would be very cool).

Starfield

Release date: TBC

Price: TBC

The upcoming sci-fi RPG’s trailer is rather short but paints a great picture of where the game will be set.

Starfield is Bethesda Softworks’ next big project, and it has reportedly been in the making for the best part of a decade.

We’ve heard that the science-fiction RPG is set to release before The Elder Scrolls 6, meaning that Bethesda is likely to throw a lot of resources at the sci-fi RPG.

There have also been suggestions that Starfield is supposed to launch just in time for next-gen platforms PS5 and Xbox Series X, but Bethesda may be facing major development issues on the new game.

The several development teams in different locations have been pretty bad for general team cohesion.

One leak claims that it could miss the next-gen consoles’ launch altogether, but leaks in the gaming industry should always be taken with a large pinch of salt.

The Elder Scrolls 6

Release date: TBC

Price: TBC

RESPECT YOUR ELDERS: This screenshot, taken from the prequel Skyrim, shows the open-world that the community is edging to get back to

Bethesda’s commitments to other projects have slowed down progress on The Elder Scrolls 6 in recent times, but the developers recently reassured fans that the game is very much on its way.

That said, it won’t be releasing until next-gen consoles finally do in the back end of 2020.

The teaser trailer put out at E3 2019 was pretty underwhelming, but despite the nature of it, a series of rumours regarding the location of the 6th instalment have been circulating.

We are beyond excited to see what the upcoming Xbox can do to elevate the experience that Elder Scrolls titles typically deliver.

Julian Sims

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