2020 Video Game Release Schedule

If you're wondering what games are coming up in 2020, we've put them all in one convenient location. This list will be continually updated to act as a living, breathing schedule as new dates are announced, titles are delayed, and big reveals happen. This should help you plan out your next several months in gaming and beyond.

As the gaming calendar is constantly changing, we highly recommend you bookmark this page. You'll likely find yourself coming back to this to find out the most recent release schedule for the most anticipated games across PC, consoles, handhelds, and mobile devices. If you notice that we've missed something, feel free to let us know! Please note that games will not get assigned to a month until they have confirmed release dates.

Warcraft III: Reforged


AO Tennis 2
(PC) – January 9

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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
(PC) – January 9

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To The Moon
(Switch, PC) – January 16

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Dragon Ba..

PS5 Preorders May Not Arrive On Launch Day, Warns Amazon Email

Earlier this week, PlayStation 5 preorders went live ahead of schedule, shortly after a new showcase confirmed the new system's release date and price. Unfortunately, the process from there hasn't been the smoothest; many Amazon customers are reporting some potentially bad news concerning their orders.

With false checkouts, timed-out websites, and server overloads, the chaotic preorder process has many worried that their secured systems might not be as secure as they thought. For those that preordered through Amazon, the online store has been sending out mass emails to those who pre-purchased, saying the high demand for PS5 means the systems may not arrive on launch day.

Our own Daniel Tack is among those that received the email, as seen below:

The email above states that some may not receive their preordered unit by the promised launch day “due to high demand.” Though not the type of email one wants to see, the retailer did add that they will “make every effort to get th..

Sony Confirms PlayStation 5 Is Not Backwards Compatible With PS3, PS2, And PS1 Games

PlayStation 5 will offer backwards compatibility but unlike the Xbox Series X, their library will not span across generations.

It was previously touched on that the PlayStation 5 would only go as far back as PS4, a point that Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan drove home during a recent interview.

Speaking with Famitsu, Ryan clarified that the PlayStation 5 will offer backwards compatibility but the focus on that will be for the PS4 generation, not the eras before that.

The reasoning for this, according to Ryan, is that the focus for developing the PS5 remained on its new technologies, especially concerning the system's SSD. It was because of this primary objective that Sony says it couldn't make older titles fully functional on the newest console.

According to the CEO, “We keep in mind the engineering specialized for the PS5, as we produced the device. In the midst of that, the PS4 already has 100 million players; we thought they ought to want to play PS4 ti..

GDC Postponed Due To Coronavirus Concerns; E3 Organizer The ESA ‘Watching The Situation Very Closely’

The Game Developers Conference, which was set to take place March 16 to 20 in San Francisco, Calif. has been postponed by its organizers Informa due to concerns surrounding the global spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. The conference, which started in 1988, draws attendance from an international pool of developers, publishers, press, and more.

You can read the statement from the organizers of GDC in its entirety below.

“After close consultation with our partners in the game development industry and community around the world, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone the Game Developers Conference this March.
Having spent the past year preparing for the show with our advisory boards, speakers, exhibitors, and event partners, we're genuinely upset and disappointed not to be able to host you at this time.
We want to thank all our customers and partners for their support, open discussions and encouragement. As everyone has been reminding us, great things happen when the commun..

Plague Inc. Removed From China’s App Store

Plague Inc. is a game that pushes players to try to annihilate all life with an evolving pathogen. The game was released on mobile devices in 2012 and has been played by more than 130 million people, but has recently been pulled from China's digital stores during the coronavirus outbreak.

Ndemic Creations, the studio behind Plague Inc., issued a statement that details the reasoning for the removal. The game “includes content that is illegal in China as determined by the Cyberspace Administration of China.”

Ndemic says Plague Inc. has been one of China's most popular paid games, and the team is working hard to try to get the game back up in the stores. “It's not clear to us if the removal is linked to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak that China is facing,” the statement reads. “Plague Inc.'s educational importance has been repeatedly recognized by organizations like the CDC and we are currently working with major global health organizations to determine how we can ..

Check Out A Ridiculously Fast Round Of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare’s 3v3 Gunfight

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Gunfight matches are meant to be fast, but not this fast. Reddit user IPyro58 posted a clip that achieves a feat most of us will never duplicate – three headshots with one bullet. The opposing team was well coordinated, but the formation was too tight. The only way this match could go faster is if IPyro58 didn't have to run to get into position. What a shot!

My fastest 3v3 round ever from r/gaming

Zarude, The Rogue Monkey Pokémon, Unleashed in Pokémon Sword & Shield

Click here to watch embedded media To celebrate Pokémon Day, a new Mythical Pokémon is being introduced into Pokémon Sword and Shield – Zarude. This Dark- and Grass-type Pokémon is known as the Rogue Monkey, and it uses vines grown from its body to get around, attack, and even heal itself.

The new trailer for Zarude gives players just a glimpse of the creature's vine abilities, and developer Game Freak says more info on the Pokémon is coming in the future.

In other news, the company has announced limited-time Max Raid battles. Starting today at 4 p.m. Pacific until Sunday, March 1 at 3:59 p.m. Pacific, Dynamax Mewtwo may appear in Max Raid Battles. It can't be caught, but if you beat it you'll get rare items like Ability Capsules.

You can also encounter Dynamax Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, and others in Max Raid Battles, but unlike Mewtwo, these can be caught.

All of these limited-time Pokémon will put up a challenging fight, so it's suggested you bring alo..

Star Wars Battlefront II Adds A Wealth Of New Content, Including More Cooperative Play

Star Wars Battlefront II has quietly transformed into a success story, moving from the microtransaction-heavy bowels of the sarlaac pit to the comfy seat of a soaring X-Wing carrying a payload of free content. The game's latest update, dubbed The Age of Rebellion, is impressive in size. With the focus on the original trilogy, players can now play cooperatively on the classic locations of Mos Eisley, Yavin IV, Hoth, Jabba's Palace, Endor, the Kessel mines, and the Death Star II. As an added bonus, DICE is making co-op play available on the prequel-era capital ships, the Venator and Dreadnaught.

This update also introduces the Ewok hunter, an infiltrator unit with a bow and arrow, and the ISB agent, a dual-wielding infiltrator. The ISB Agent's final ability regenerates nearby allies' base health, and the Ewok hunter can single out weakened foes.

Players can also bring new weapons into the fray, such as a new blasters like the E-11D and DL-18, as well as the T-21 hea..

PlatinumGames Reveals Its New IP

Click here to watch embedded media PlatinumGames, the studio that developed titles like Bayonetta and Nier: Automata, has revealed a trailer for a brand new IP going by the working title Project G.G. for now. The video (which you can watch above) teases an action-focused experienced with a transforming hero and a giant monster.

In an official message from director Hideki Kamiya, he explains that Project G.G. is different from previous PlatinumGames efforts because it is a new IP owned by the studio. “For everything from its setting and characters, to its game design and story, to how it’s promoted – PlatinumGames is in full control,” Kamiya says.

The announcement contains no release window, but don't expect to see the game soon. Kamiya's message notes, “The finish line is still a long way away.”

The reveal of Project G.G. is part of a recent push from PlatinumGames that began with the Wonderful 101 Kickstarter campaign. Both are part of what the company has called the “Pl..

Shadow Of The Colossus And Sonic Forces Are March’s Free PlayStation Plus Games

If you subscribe to PlayStation Plus, you can download Shadow of the Colossus and Sonic Forces for free starting on March 3. You'll have until April 6 to get both of these games. You also have until March 2 to download February's free games, which are BioShock: The Collection, Firewall Zero Hour, and The Sims 4.

Shadow of the Colossus is a must-play game that scored a 9 out of 10 rating from Game Informer's review. If you haven't played the game since it originally released on PlayStation 2, this enhanced PlayStation 4 version features all-new visuals, 4k display options, and the ability to play it at 60 frames per second on PlayStation 4 Pro.

Sonic Forces didn't fare as well, scoring just a 6.5 out of 10 in our review. People are high on Sonic right now after the surprisingly fun movie, so this game may be worth a look if you want to see what he's been up to in games.

Lastly, on March 27, PlayStation Plus subscribers can check out Predator: Hunting Gro..