First-person shooter games have proven to be one of the most popular genres in video game history. The kind has become broad and surprisingly varied, boasting titles that cover a wide range of themes, tones, and concepts.
2019 saw some of the best releases of the genre, such as Apex Legends, Far Cry New Dawn, Metro Exodus, Rage 2 and Wolfenstein: Youngblood. These and many more titles featured in your usual range of tightly woven singled player campaigns, fast-paced competitive multiplayer matches, and experimentation with the Battle Royale mode. 2020’s lineup of first-person shooters games look more exciting than the previous year.
Here’s a list of all the noteworthy first-person shooters set to hit consoles in 2020.
Publisher: Private Division
Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
Disintegration is an exciting game. This is a sci-fi FPS, created by Marcus Lehto who help create the Halo franchise. Players take the pilot seat in an advanced robotic style tank as you battle against other pilots and ground soldiers. Speaking of ground soldiers, you’ll be commanding the soldiers as you battle, and this FPS has some RTS elements attached to the game as well.
While there is a big focus in this game on combat and PvP, there is a singled player campaign attached to it. The Gameplay depicts some Titanfall two feature, but it’s still early to conclude just how it does when it finally makes its way out into the market.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine
Platforms: PS4, XBO, PC
The Tom Clancy Rainbow Six series has been a popular tactical shooter that pits players against a slew of terrorist organisations. A new instalment coming out in 2020 is going to give the series a unique look. Instead of a typical terrorist attack, players will be pinned against the threat of a virus.
According to the teaser, released players will be working together in teams as they fight infections. It seems there will be a play on working as a team to rescue those that contracted the virus. It’s often compared to the Operation Chimera, an event that was previously featured in Rainbow Six Siege
Publisher(s): Midway Games, Bethesda Softworks (re-release)
Platforms: PC,Switch, PS4,Xbox One
Release date: 20 March
Doom 64 is a first-person shooter video game developed and published by Midway Games. It was released for Nintendo 64 in 1997 as a sequel to Doom II and will be for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in March 2020.
Doom 64 plays similarly to earlier games in the Doom series; the player must advance through 32 levels battling demons, collecting weapons and keys, and activating switches to reach the level’s exit while surviving deadly ambushes and traps. Changes were made to the Doom engine for use in Doom 64, and gameplay elements were altered.
Publisher: CD Projekt
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Google Stadia
Release date: April 16
Cyberpunk, a science fiction sub-genre featuring dystopian futures and people with robotic limbs, has an extremely long history in the world of video games, including titles such as Deus Ex and Shadowrun.
Cyberpunk 2077 is going to be the next significant open-world experience that the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gave us back in 2015. In this sense, the “free state of California,” which in 2077 remains under full company control, has been founded with dystopian hyper-capitalist societies. Players create their characters and pursue both lethal and nonlethal methods as a mercenary.
As with the Witcher Games, the course for the rest of the story is determined through your dialogue. Keanu Reeves is making an appearance in the game, too, and it’s more than just a brief cameo. He will play Johnny Silverhand, an iconic character from the original Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop game on which the video game is based.
Furthermore, unlike in the Witcher, you will have a lot of control over your player character’s appearance, voice, clothing style, and fighting style, including what kind of futuristic body augmentations you want to use.
Publisher: CHN: Tencent, INA: Lyto
Platforms: Xbox One
Crossfire is a popular free to play FPS within Asia, but it will soon see a new statement on the Xbox One in 2020. Known as Crossfire X, the game will remain mostly the same with players being split into two factions as you attempt to go through various game modes. Reports suggest that we are likely going to see a significant overhaul in terms of visuals, and we know that there will be a story campaign for players to go through.
Platforms: PC, Xbox One
Halo Infinite will be the next mainstream entrant in Microsoft’s first-person shooter series to release for Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X by the end of 2020. In addition to an announcement of the return of a local split display multiplayer, the remainder of what’s on Halo Infinite will remain a bit mysterious until the release date is approached.
Dying Light 2
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
The video game will once again see players facing against the undead threat but this time in a new city location. Most of these locations around the world are run by conflicting factions making it an ongoing battle as to who is in control of the area.
The game allows your character to manoeuvre around buildings and objects efficiently with parkour style skills. One of the most significant changes to the game from the first instalment is that developers are giving players a variety of choices. These choices will result in players being able to alter the narrative campaign so you’ll want to decide your actions as they may have substantial repercussions carefully.
Platforms: PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One
Players take on the role of a man who lost his memories. You are accused of murdering the President of the United States of America, and since you don’t have any memories of the events leading prior, you embark on a journey to figure out what happened and potentially prove your innocence.
Publisher: Nexon America
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: TBA
Rocket Arena is a multiplayer FPS game that pits three players against another three players in a fight to blast enemies out of the arena. Rocket Arena is very similar to standard deathmatch, in that player’s battle against each other for survival. The significant differences are that the players all start with identical resources (weapons, ammunition, health, and armour) and that all funds are removed from the map, thus preventing players from improving their condition. These two conditions focus the gameplay towards fighting and away from more traditional deathmatch techniques that involve resource domination.
Marvel’s Iron Man VR
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platform: PS4 (PlayStation VR)
Release Date: February 28
Over the past few years, the House of Marvel has gone all-in on its video game efforts. 2020 marks the adventure of an AAA / Adventure game of Avengers which is built up with tons of prediction and hype. Concerning Marvel’s resident, iron suited hero, Iron Man will provide the fans with an opportunity to step into his famous armour suit in Marvel’s Iron Man V.R. Players will fly through the air as Tony Stark’s alter ego.
Platforms: PC (Virtual Reality Headsets – Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest and Windows Mixed Reality)
Release Date: March TBA
Once again, it seems that when it comes to video game sequels, Valve appears to hate the number three. But they’ve still gone and done the unimaginable –in the highly regarded Half-Life series they’re choosing to create another title. Nevertheless, it will not only be a conventional FPS. It will be a full-on VR game built from the ground up for the evolutionary gaming hardware.
Half-Life: Alyx places fans in Alyx Vance’s role during herself, and her father’s crusade against the Combine, which puts it right before Gordon Freeman’s arrival in Half-Life 2. this means the tale of this VR game will play an integral part in the overall history of the franchise and potentially address several unanswered questions. Ideally, the VR gameplay will be kind enough to provide the answers that fans have been waiting for in a fun and exciting way.
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond
Publishers: Electronic Arts, Oculus Studios
Platform: PC (Virtual Reality – Oculus Rift)
Release Date: TBA
The last time gamers got their hands on a game of Medal of Honor, dates back to 2012 after warfighter disappointing many fps lovers. Finally, the WWII shooter franchise reappears but it’s reviving with a real foray into virtual reality this time. And with Respawn Entertainment at the helm of Titanfall development studio, it looks like we’re in for a high return to the emotionally charged WWII gunfights of Medal of Honor. In Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, you must move into an Office of Strategic Services (OSS) agent’s uniform as you seek to bring down the Nazi forces that threaten the French Resistance.