Next-generation titles are trying to push the boundaries of gaming with their insane visuals, great story, and fantastic freedom of gameplay. Check out our list of upcoming open-world games to stay updated.
1. Cyberpunk 2077 on PC, PlayStation 4, Stadia, and Xbox One
No surprise here. CD Projekt Red’s most anticipated open-world RPG is months away from now. As V, customize your character from their gender, stats and class as you enter into a cyberpunk future where megacorporations are at its most powerful and Keanu Reeves is your partner in crime.
Shifting away from its intended third-person mechanics, 2077 is a first-person shooter with an emphasis on stealth and reflexes. Like its previous opus, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, player freedom is encouraged and rewarded in this futuristic playground. Take on quests with branching paths that could potentially change the course of your gameplay and ending.
2077 boasts a stellar world to explore with insane verticality, letting you get inside buildings with ease in its populated semi-dystopian areas. We’ll see where this damned future will take us once it comes out this April 16, 2020 on the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
2. Dying Light 2 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One
Techland’s open-world zombie game is packing some huge upgrades in this sequel. After taking their time adding enough content in the original, it’s about time they move on to this brand new adventure.
It’s been 15 years since humanity lost to the virus, play as a young survivor who adapted to the infection. Use his newfound abilities to take advantage of the massive horde of undead. In this upcoming fresh title, emphasis on parkour is still important. Traversal remains satisfying as you jump, slide, and run from one place to another. In addition, its first person gameplay is more refined and brutal, unlike the original.
In this sequel, not only you will be pitted against an even dangerous world, your choices will matter. Make decisions or sacrifices that will impact the game’s story. It’s coming this Spring 2020 for the PC, PlayStation 4 and XBox One.
3. Watch Dogs: Legion on PC, PlayStation 4, Stadia, and Xbox One
The future is also grim in Ubisoft’s upcoming open-world title. Acting as a commentary on modern-day politics, this upcoming sequel breaks boundaries by telling a story where every single person can take part in the burgeoning revolution.
There is no ‘one’ playable character here. Each member of the Legion is equipped with their own traits and skill sets--whether its an ex spy, a retired boxer, or grandma as a retired-assassin. The perma-death aspect of your recruits also adds another layer of interest, as it might challenge you to take on a more careful, non-lethal approach to espionage.
It all sounds great on paper but we're yet to see how it all unfolds. Unfortunately, all of Ubisoft's biggest titles will be facing delays so we might have to wait till the second half of 2020 before we can hack the planet.
4. Gods & Monsters on PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One
Imagine the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but set in a fictional Ancient Greece. This is what Gods & Monsters is all about. It goes without saying that this was created by the same team that made Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. It takes place in a post-apocalyptic Ancient Greece where the entire pantheon of the gods was eliminated by the destructive Titan, Typhon.
We didn't really get to know too much about it in their trailer. All we saw was a brave young boy trying to act cool and all. What we do know is that it’s an open-world game where you traverse huge plains and slay monsters. We’ll find out more about this once it comes out sometime this 2020.
5. Elden Ring on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One
Ohhh, Elden Ring. FromSoftware’s upcoming IP is no longer about ancient Japan and eerie Gothic settings. Game of Thrones’ writer George R R Martin teams up with FromSoftware to recreate Dark Souls storytelling and gameplay with the characteristics of Martin’s Dark Fantasy genre.
According to reports, Elden Ring will let you play a customizable character with no defined personality. It's up to players to flesh out their history as well as the world's. It’s gonna be FromSoftware’s biggest title yet.
There’s still no news about its open-world element, but if we were to speculate, it might follow their previous title’s interconnected maps. As it’s still in its early development stage, no release date has been announced.
Sony’s mysterious single-player exclusive is still in development, alright. Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima is an open-world adventure that put us into the shoes of the Last Samurai desperately fighting against the Mongol invasion in the year 1274.
During its reveal presentation, the game’s atmosphere and combat is interesting enough. As a Samurai, your Katana is an extension of yourself and it is satisfying. You can even use a grappling hook and travel from place to place with ease. Its focus on stealth is reminiscent of the good ol’ days of Tenchu.
The game is still in development but ever since its E3 2018 gameplay trailer, the hype becomes increasingly huge but sadly we don’t know much about the game as of yet. Let’s hope for a 2020 release.
Ah, Bethesda. They may have suffered enough PR blunder recently but there’s no denying its next major Elder Scrolls title is most anticipated. Let's hope they learn their lessons and have the awareness to listen to player feedback. Sadly, there’s nothing to talk about this game as of the moment since we only had a ‘title reveal’ last year. Todd Howard, please, don’t mess this game up.
The only thing we know so far is that the popular Skyrim Grandma makes a cameo appearance as an NPC. As for release date, we might need to wait a bit more since the game is reportedly coming out after its sci-fi epic, Starfield.
8. Starfield on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One
Before we get our hands on that elusive Elder Scrolls VI, Bethesda’s most-anticipated sci-fi open-world RPG, Starfield, is coming out first. Rumor has it it’s coming out for Microsoft’s upcoming Project Scarlett and PlayStation 5.
The game is still in development so we have no idea what’s it all about. Some say it takes the open-world freedom of Skyrim but it’s set in Space. It could be a potential game changer if Bethesda doesn’t alienate their fanbase before its release.
All we could do right now is to speculate about its story and gameplay. Well, if you’re itching to play a space-opera game like Fallout, try The Outer Worlds for now. ;)
The original Breath of the Wild was a masterpiece, racking up numerous Game of the Year awards and being hailed as one of the greatest open-world games of all time. It’s no surprise they’re trying to make another one with the same caliber like most of their Nintendo titles.
After releasing a cryptic trailer at E3 2019, Nintendo continues to push the lengths of the Switch and the Zelda franchise into greater heights. No one knows about its gameplay or story yet, but it's reveal trailer poses some lingering questions about Ganon and the future of Hyrule.
10. Beyond Good & Evil 2 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One
This cult classic from 9 years ago makes a return. Set in a universe of anthropomorphic animals and ragtag space piracy, Beyond Good and Evil 2 will be a prequel to the 2003 original. Become one of the leading space pirates and go on a quest to find a fellow space pirate in search of a sacred relic.
The game is a balance of land and air combat. As a Space Pirate, explore planets by going solo, or with a friend in its co-op mode with its third-person adventure, OR you could Fly around the galaxy using your spaceship or use your jetpack to take out aerial enemies.
Ultimately, your goal is to become the best space pirate in the galaxy. However, you might have to wait a bit longer for that elusive release date.