Boy, what a great time to be a gamer right now. You got new hardware coming out, new consoles, new gadgets, and of course, new games! The constant stream of sequels keeps us on our toes, but it’s cool to play something fresh and juicy every once in a while. Like these seven most promising new video game franchises, for example!
1. Godfa (2020)
We’re all familiar with looter-shooters, but the devs of Godfall claim it’s the next step in this genre’s evolution – a looter-slasher. The game will supposedly mix melee fighting with an RPG-like looting system. Definitely, something to look forward too, but we still don’t have any gameplay footage.
2. Project Athia (N/A)
All we’ve seen so far is a beautiful world, filled with gods and monsters, and if you’re not into that, we can’t be friends, sorry. To tell the truth, we don’t have any additional info aside from that one trailer, so all we can do is wait. Maybe one day, it will get a PC port, but for now, it will only be available on PlayStation 5.ll
3. Cyberpunk 2077 (2020)
CD Projekt is one of the boldest companies in today’s gaming sphere. After nailing the Witcher series, the company is willing to try out something new. Or, maybe old? You see, CP 2077 will be an adaptation of an old tabletop game, so it’s not completely a new franchise, but I don’t care. It’s going to be a breath of fresh air.
4. Kena: Bridge of Spirits (2020)
Bridge of Spirits is an action-adventure game about Kena, a young spirit guide, who travels to an abandoned village to find a sacred mountain temple. Sounds very generic, but the art style is pure ecstasy, plus, it kinda looks like a good Zelda clone, so there’s still hope!
5. Elden Ring (N/A)
This dark and gritty action game is co-created by FromSoftware, George R. R. Martin, and Hidetaka Miyazaki. Any two of those would be a smash hit, but three? Elden Ring will have an open world with many different locations, weapons, equipment, and magic, not to mention epic boss fights. As for Martin, he is responsible for the history of the world. It’s going to be on a whole new level of “holy crap, is this a real game?”.
6. GhostWire: Tokyo (2021)
The paranormal action-horror game GhostWire: Tokyo from the legendary Shinji Mikami, was first presented at 2019 E3. We will see an alternate version of Tokyo, overflown with all sorts of supernatural ghosts and demons. So far, GhostWire: Tokyo doesn’t have a release date, but with a title like that, you know there will be sequels.
7. Starfield (N/A)
Starfield is Bethesda’s first new RPG in the last 25 years. Just… let that sink in. Okay, ready? Let’s move on. We were shown a trailer showing a certain planet, illuminated by the sun or another distant star. Then a space station floats into the view. Judging from the station’s design, it will be realistic sci-fi in the vein of Gravity rather than Mass Effect. At the end of the trailer, a space vortex opens up and pulls the station in. What does any of that mean? Your guess is as good as mine.