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The best unveils of The Game Awards 2020

Let’s be honest, 2020 has been a bit garbage to this point but Geoff Keighley and The Game Awards helped salvage things a bit with a ton of reveals. Mass Effect isn’t dead! Crimson Desert looks awesome! Outriders still doesn’t look like it’ll let us down!

There’s a lot to celebrate, but here’s my favourites:

Crimson Desert

Best known for their MMORPG Black Desert Online, Pearl Abyss is looking to shake things up a bit with Crimson Desert – an open-world action-adventure that looks…well, let’s be honest, I spent about half this trailer thinking it was a new next-gen-only Assassin’s Creed game.

That’s not a negative – the AC games are fantastic examples of the genre, and I’m pumped to hear more about Crimson Desert soon. The game is slated to hit in Winter 2021, with both single-player and online multiplayer components – we’ll see if they go full MMORPG with it or not.


The Callisto Protocol

You had me at ‘directed by Dead Space creator Glen Schofield’… Set on Jupiter’s moon in 2320, the game promises to be a next-gen take on survival horror.

“We’re setting out to make one of the most terrifying games of all time, and we can’t wait to share more about The Callisto Protocol next year,” said Schofield, Striking Distance Studios’ founder and CEO in a statement.

Next-gen jump scares are going to be heartstopping…


Disco Elysium The Final Cut

Disco Elysium is an RPG that you really have to play to appreciate. With a ton of freedom at your disposal and a superbly written world to explore, this is one of the best RPGs of the last decade and a must-play.

The game is expected to release in Summer 2021 on PS5, Xbox Series consoles, Switch, and PC – a free upgrade on PC for existing owners.


Perfect Dark

The Initiative was formed two years ago by Microsoft, assembled with top-tier talent and they’ve continually been stocking it with more over time – and now we know what they’re making…a Perfect Dark reboot.

I can’t lie, I was hoping for a killer new IP from this massively talented studio, but hey – this does look pretty killer so I’ll give it a chance.


Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

After years of having the license abused by bargain bin-quality games, Warhammer 40,000 has had a remarkable resurgence recently with a string of solid releases. That looks to continue with Darktide – slated to hit shelves in 2021 for PC and Xbox Series consoles.

Vermintide was great, and I have high hopes for Darktide – and whatever comes next for the Warhammer IP. I can finally get excited about it again!


Back 4 Blood

A spiritual sequel to Left 4 Dead and it’s by the developers behind the hugely successful cooperative zombie shooter?

I’m in.

I didn’t even need to see the awesome looking gameplay footage – that was just gravy.

Back 4 Blood hits June 22, 2021 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series consoles, and PC.


Dragon Age…something

They didn’t tell us a lot, but it does look pretty so it has that going for it which is nice.

I’m a huge BioWare fan, so I’m interested in whatever comes next in the Dragon Age franchise. I just hope they don’t keep us waiting too long…


Fall Guys: Season 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL1x_04Yefw

The popular hot take is that Fall Guys fell from glory, but the truth is the game is still doing amazingly well and is still a lot of fun to play. Season 3 looks to expand on that when it hits, December 15th.


Evil Dead The Game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvcWC35axqA

This was a great surprise and it looks WAY better than I would have expected.

Coming in 2021 is really all we know so far.


It Takes Two

From Josef Fares, director of A Way Out, comes It Takes Two – a co-op game that looks like a ton of fun with a huge amount of gameplay diversity.

The game’s slated to hit shelves March 26, 2021.


Century: Age of Ashes

A free-to-play team-based shooter that’s hitting Early Access in February, Century: Age of Ashes sports giant dragons and skill-based combat with 3 classes: Windguard, Marauder, and Phantom.

Players will have some options as to how they want to approach combat when this game hits Steam Early Access. Can’t wait to see how it shakes out.


Outriders

** You’ll have to check out the actual The Game Awards trailer here, as it’s behind an age gate. **

Developed by People Can Fly – that’s a major reason I’m interested in Outriders, despite the underwhelming nature of other loot-based shooter/melee games recently – Outriders looks awesome. It’s slated for February 2, 2021 and I’ll be there day one.


Monster Hunter Rise

I don’t get in as much Switch time as I’d like, thanks to the kids keeping a deathgrip on it, but I’ll find time for Monster Hunter Rise.

The demo hits in January!


F.I.S.T Forged In Shadow Torch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikWxYB5SX2c

Previously announced for PS4 and PC, FIST will now be launching on PS5 as well and it’s super weird but I’m here for it.

It’s a Metroidvania with a whole lot going on. Check out that trailer and tell me you’re not at least a little interested.


NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…

** Check out the age-gated trailer from The Game Awards here. **

A rebuild of NieR Replicant for its 10th anniversary? OK, you got me.


Evil West

As a vampire hunter, Evil West has you tasked with wiping out the undead menace and saving the world. Battle solo or with a friend? Ok, who do I trust to watch my back in a supernatural apocalypse?

Coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series consoles, and PC in 2021.


Scarlet Nexus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1BF3U52R0o

I still don’t know if Scarlet Nexus is going to be good or not, but it’s caught my interest and that’s good enough for me.

Scarlet Nexus is slated for release in Summer 2021.


Ark 2

Personally I’m not so sure about this one, but I have a three-year-old who can name every single dinosaur that I can plus about a dozen more so there’s no doubt I’ll be running around in this dinosaur-filled environment whenever it releases.

I just hope this releases in a better condition than the original did.


Elite Dangerous: Odyssey

I’m a sucker for space games and Elite Dangerous has been a personal favourite for a while now. I can’t wait to see what they come up with next, and this expansion releases in early 2021 to allow on-foot exploration among a ton of other improvements.


Ruined King: A League of Legends Story

IT’S MORE BATTLECHASERS! PLAY IT!

Ruined King has been moved to a simple ‘some time in 2021’ release date at this point. Hope to hear more soon.


Mass Effect….Continues

Tap it directly into my veins. I’m there.

Square Enix Showcases Campaign Structure for Outriders

The RPG-shooter is increasingly common, with Destiny and The Division picking up the lion’s share of the conversation, but that might change when Square Enix releases Outriders, the newest game from People Can Fly.

The sci-fi shooter looks to be doing literally everything right, with stellar graphics, intriguing storyline, tons of missions to take on, and all kinds of loot to gather. The real question is going to be whether the gameplay delivers the ‘feel’ people want, and if the servers can hold up when the game launches…

Here’s the press release:


OUTRIDERS CAMPAIGN STRUCTURE REVEALED

Discover the Journey and World Structure in a New Feature Video

LONDON, UK (July 2nd, 2020) – SQUARE ENIX® today presented new information and gameplay footage from OUTRIDERS™, the highly anticipated upcoming RPG-Shooter from People Can Fly, the developers of Gears of War: Judgment and BULLETSTORM, and Square Enix External Studios, the minds behind SLEEPING DOGS® and JUST CAUSE®.

The “Journey and Structure” feature presents an in-depth look at the campaign, side-quests, companions and travel system in OUTRIDERS, plus the video reveals several new environments and enemy types.

OUTRIDERS is a massive experience, not just in terms of the hours of gameplay it will offer, but in how far you travel in the course of the game’s dark sci-fi story. The campaign will take you on an epic journey across Enoch, a savage world where everything has mysteriously hyper-evolved to wipe Humanity from the face of the planet. From the lives and secrets within the Human colony, to the mysterious jungles and unforgiving deserts, you will explore the far reaches of the frontiers, gain incredible powers, and make discoveries that will change everything.

We are also pleased to announce that Emmy Award Winner and three-time BAFTA nominee Inon Zur is the musical talent behind the original soundtrack of OUTRIDERS. His vast experience and exquisite expertise brings the world of OUTRIDERS to life in a one of a kind fashion.

“As a composer it’s always extremely exciting to be involved in building new worlds and telling new stories, so I’m thrilled to reveal that I have composed the score for People Can Fly and Square Enix’s epic sci-fi action game OUTRIDERS. It was a lot of fun blending heavy orchestral soundscapes and futuristic musical sound design for this rollercoaster sci-fi adventure and I can’t wait to share the music with you.” said Inon Zur.

“We were really excited to have Inon on board to do the soundtrack for the game. He’s a legend in the industry and the team were big fans of his work already,” said Bartek Kmita, Creative Director of OUTRIDERS at People Can Fly. “He worked closely with us to develop a sound that fit with the story and world that we’re creating, and he composed truly dynamic and powerful tracks for us that added so much depth to the tone and feel of the game.”

The “Journey and Structure” feature is just one of the segments in the second OUTRIDERS Broadcast, a show that reveals new details of the dark and desperate world of OUTRIDERS. Discover all-new gameplay, environments, character class deep dives, and updates from the team in this on-going video series.

OUTRIDERS will release on PlayStation 5®, PlayStation 4®, Xbox Series X, the Xbox One family of devices, and PC in Holiday 2020.

OUTRIDERS official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/outridersgame
Follow OUTRIDERS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/outriders
Follow OUTRIDERS on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/outridersgame
Subscribe to OUTRIDERS on YouTube: www.youtube.com/outriders
Join the OUTRIDERS Discord: discord.gg/outriders
Learn more about SQUARE ENIX® here: http://www.square-enix.com
Learn more about People Can Fly: https://peoplecanfly.com


ABOUT INON ZUR
EMMY award-winner and three-time BAFTA nominated composer Inon Zur is internationally renowned for his emotionally dynamic original music scores for film, television and blockbuster video game franchises such as the Fallout series, Dragon Age series, and Prince of Persia series. Classically trained with a flair for powerful, melodic orchestral writing, and recognized as one of the most innovative and successful composers in the industry, Zur’s music has received two Hollywood Music In Media Awards, three BAFTA Award nominations and nods from The PlayStation Awards, The Game Awards, Spike TV, FACT, Paste and Classic FM. Zur has also produced and collaborated with artists including Florence + The Machine and recently signed to Sony Music as a recording artist with his debut major label album release ‘Into The Storm’. His music is performed in concerts across the globe by world-class orchestras.  www.inonzur.com

ABOUT PEOPLE CAN FLY
Established in 2002, People Can Fly, is one of the best AAA game development studios in Poland and one of the leading UNREAL ENGINE studios in Europe. People Can Fly operates in Warsaw, Rzeszów, Newcastle and New York. PCF made its mark on the shooter genre and is known for titles such as Bulletstorm: Full Clip (launched on April 7, 2017) , Gears of War: Judgment (published in 2013), Bulletstorm (an original, Unreal Engine 3-powered onslaught of ‘kill with skill’ gameplay and blockbuster moments published in 2011.) and Painkiller (launched in 2004). People Can Fly is currently working on its new very ambitious, RPG shooter – OUTRIDERS.

About Square Enix External Studios
Square Enix External Studios is a London based development and publishing group that works with top development studios across the world, establishing new intellectual properties and developing new franchises within the umbrella of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix External Studios have been responsible for multiple games including the Just Cause® and Life is Strange® series, as well as titles such as Batman: Arkham Asylum™ and Sleeping Dogs®.

About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal®. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 151 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 81 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 77 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at https://square-enix-games.com