2020 in video gaming

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Notable Events[edit | edit source]

In 2020, a pandemic called Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), also known as the Wuhan virus, Chinese flu, or just Coronavirus began sweeping across the Earth, originating in the Wuhan province in China before spreading to many other countries, most notably Italy, Iran, the United Kingdom and the United States. Due to the high risk of death from those of advanced age and those with other health problems, many changes have had to take place since the seriousness of the pandemic first became apparent in March, with many sports matches and tournaments being either cancelled or postponed, with most Football leagues (including the European 2020 Championship), many Formula 1 races (although a 17-race championship starting in June and ending in December was agreed) and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games among those affected. Many gaming conferences have also been cancelled, most notably GDC 2020 and E3 2020. Sony and Microsoft announced release dates for both consoles in livestreams.

Video game releases[edit | edit source]

Name Release Date Category Region(s) Platform(s)
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim September 22, 2020 Video Game International PlayStation 4
140 January 9, 2020 Video Game International Nintendo Switch
ABZÛ February 27, 2020 Video Game Japan Nintendo Switch
Animal Crossing: New Horizons March 20, 2020 Video Game International Nintendo Switch
Assassin's Creed Valhalla November 17, 2020 Video Game International Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Biomutant 2020 Video Game International Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4
Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions 2020 Video Game International Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
Command & Conquer Remastered Collection June 5, 2020 Video Game International Microsoft Windows, Steam, Origin
Control August 27, 2020 Video Game International Steam
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time October 2, 2020 Video Game International PlayStation 4
Cyberpunk 2077 November 19, 2020 Video Game International GeForce Now, GOG.com, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Stadia, Steam, Xbox One
Death Stranding 2020 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Detana‼ TwinBee January 16, 2020 Video Game Japan Nintendo eShop
DOOM 64 March 20, 2020 Video Game International Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Bethesda.net, PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store
DOOM Eternal March 20, 2020 Video Game International Microsoft Windows, Stadia, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Dreams February 14, 2020 Video Game International PlayStation 4
Empire of Sin 2020 Video Game International Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Mac OS, Steam
FIFA 21 October 9, 2020 Video Game International Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Final Fantasy VII Remake April 10, 2020 Video Game International PlayStation 4, PlayStation Store
Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo March 2, 2020 Video Game International PlayStation 4, PlayStation Store
Final Fantasy VII Remake: 1st Class Edition April 10, 2020 Video Game International PlayStation 4
Final Fantasy VII Remake: Deluxe Edition April 10, 2020 Video Game International PlayStation 4
Final Fantasy VII Remake: Digital Deluxe Edition April 10, 2020 Video Game International PlayStation 4
Ghost of Tsushima July 17, 2020 Video Game International PlayStation 4
Ghostrunner 2020 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Godfall November 12, 2020 Video Game International Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 5
Gravity Error January 15, 2020 Video Game International PlayStation 4
GRIS April 1, 2020 Video Game International Android
Half-Life: Alyx March 23, 2020 Video Game International Microsoft Windows, Steam, Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity November 20, 2020 Video Game International Nintendo Switch
Journey to the Savage Planet January 28, 2020 Video Game International Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Lumini January 21, 2020 Video Game International PlayStation 4
Marvel's Avengers September 4, 2020 Video Game International Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Stadia, Xbox One
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales 2020 Video Game International PlayStation 5
Mass Effect 3 June 11, 2020 Video Game International Steam
Mass Effect 3 DLC Bundle June 11, 2020 DLC and Bundle International Microsoft Windows, Steam
Mass Effect: Andromeda June 11, 2020 Video Game International Steam, Microsoft Windows
Minecraft Dungeons May 26, 2020 Video Game International Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Mortal Shell August 18, 2020 Video Game International Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Nioh 2 March 13, 2020 Video Game International PlayStation 4
No More Heroes III 2020 Video Game International Nintendo Switch
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath January 23, 2020 Video Game International Nintendo Switch
Ori and the Will of the Wisps March 11, 2020 Video Game International Microsoft Windows, Steam, Xbox One, Xbox Games Store
Othercide July 28, 2020 Video Game International Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Steam, Xbox One
Paper Mario: The Origami King July 17, 2020 Video Game International Nintendo Switch
Peaky Blinders: Mastermind August 20, 2020 Video Game International Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Persona 5 Royal March 31, 2020 Video Game International PlayStation 4
Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers February 20, 2020 Video Game Japan PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
Pikmin 3 Deluxe October 3, 2020 Video Game North America Nintendo Switch
Pokémon Café Mix June 23, 2020 Video Game North America Android, App Store, iOS, Nintendo eShop, Nintendo Switch, Play Store
Resident Evil 3 April 3, 2020 Video Game International Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Samurai Shodown February 25, 2020 Video Game International Nintendo Switch
Shenmue III November 20, 2020 Video Game International Steam for Windows
Slay the Spire 2020 Video Game International iOS, Android
Soul Saga: Episode 1 February 28, 2020 Video Game International Wii U, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux
Spiritfarer 2020 Video Game International GNU/Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam
Star Wars: The Old Republic July 21, 2020 Video Game International Steam
Stendhal July 15, 2020 Video Game International Java
Summer in Mara June 16, 2020 Video Game International Microsoft Windows, macOS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam
Super Mario 3D All-Stars September 18, 2020 Video Game North America Nintendo Switch
The Last of Us Part II June 19, 2020 Video Game International PlayStation 4, PlayStation Store
The Medium 2020 Video Game International Microsoft Windows, Steam, Xbox Series X
The Outer Worlds 2020 Video Game International Steam
The Ultimate DOOM March 20, 2020 Video Game International Bethesda.net, Microsoft Windows
UnderMine 2020 Video Game International Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux, Steam, Xbox One
Untitled Goose Game 2020 Video Game International Steam
Warcraft III: Reforged January 29, 2020 Video Game Australia Blizzard Battle.net, Microsoft Windows, macOS
Warcraft III: Reforged January 29, 2020 Video Game Brazil Blizzard Battle.net, Microsoft Windows, macOS
Warcraft III: Reforged January 29, 2020 Video Game Europe Blizzard Battle.net, Microsoft Windows, macOS
Warcraft III: Reforged January 29, 2020 Video Game South Korea Blizzard Battle.net, Microsoft Windows, macOS
Warcraft III: Reforged January 28, 2020 Video Game North America Blizzard Battle.net, Microsoft Windows, macOS
Warcraft III: Reforged January 29, 2020 Video Game Russia Blizzard Battle.net, Microsoft Windows, macOS
Warcraft III: Reforged January 28, 2020 Video Game United Kingdom Blizzard Battle.net, Microsoft Windows, macOS
Watch Dogs Legion 2020 Video Game International Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Xenoblade Chronicles 2020 Video Game International Nintendo Switch
Zombie Army 4: Dead War February 4, 2020 Video Game International Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Hardware releases[edit | edit source]

Name Release Date Category Region(s)
PlayStation 5 November 12, 2020 Home Console Australia
PlayStation 5 November 19, 2020 Home Console Europe
PlayStation 5 November 12, 2020 Home Console Japan
PlayStation 5 November 12, 2020 Home Console South Korea
PlayStation 5 November 12, 2020 Home Console North America
PlayStation 5 November 12, 2020 Home Console New Zealand
PlayStation 5 November 19, 2020 Home Console United Kingdom
PlayStation 5 Digital Edition November 12, 2020 Home Console Australia
PlayStation 5 Digital Edition November 19, 2020 Home Console Europe
PlayStation 5 Digital Edition November 12, 2020 Home Console Japan
PlayStation 5 Digital Edition November 12, 2020 Home Console South Korea
PlayStation 5 Digital Edition November 12, 2020 Home Console North America
PlayStation 5 Digital Edition November 12, 2020 Home Console New Zealand
PlayStation 5 Digital Edition November 19, 2020 Home Console United Kingdom
Xbox Series S November 10, 2020 Home Console International
Xbox Series X November 10, 2020 Home Console International