The year 2020 is already upon us and there are already a lot of video games shaping up for the year. Many of the MMO video games for 2020 are yet to be launched but it’s a good time already to start keeping an eye out.
Many MMOs were released in the past years and quite frankly, not every one of them was as good as we’d expect. Many gamers and gaming sites are already anticipating many of the games that are coming in the New Year.
In this article, we look at some epic games that we expect to see in 2020. The trailers of some of these MMORPGs are already available, while there are some others that are still being developed. Some release dates for these games have already been announced while others are yet to be announced.
Some of the most interesting games we look forward to in 2020 are:
This space MMO has a set with a universe that constantly expanding and is fully destructible. This universe combines both vertex and voxel technology to create an environment that can simulate real-world physics. This means there will be collisions in the game that can totally wreck your ship or destroy just some part of it, depending on how fast you are traveling.
The game requires some sort of creativity as it is centered on exploring intergalactic wreckage, meteors, and other materials to design and build your spaceship and stations. The game also allows player interaction in different ways. Players can trade among themselves, build together and engage in combat. There is a sandbox mode that allows the player to explore alone. You can also choose a group of friends in your universe to explore together. The game is developed and published by Frozenbyte.
This MMO has a Woodpunk theme and is set in two extreme environments. The earth does not spin in this MMO leaving gamers to try to survive in two extreme environments; the first environment is a scorching sun while the second environment is a frozen wasteland. The players are to gather resources with which to build nomadic machines in order to survive. These machines will be used to overcome other nomads in the game battling for the available resources.
The economy in this game is driven by the players and it has trade systems similar to other MMOs. You will surely enjoy the solo experience of the game and the frequent melee combat. It is developed and published by Donkey Crew and is set for release in the spring of 2020.
This is another promising space MMO. The game has a universe that is fully editable and allows the players to create their cities, buildings, vehicles, and ships. The game has a player-driven economy that allows players to interact in different ways such as trade, politics, and war.
Novaquark, the developers of this game, made sure that problems that are common to game of this magnitude like crowded servers and lengthy load time are dealt with within this game. The Dual Universe has a seamless universe called the “continuous single shard” that connects all the players. This will allow the game to have a strong sense of community with its large population.
Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen
This MMO is set in a high fantasies world with a lot of sorcery and swords play in it. The player in this game will play the role of a legendary hero that was stripped of their power. The challenge lies at the terminus, a world full of many powerful relics that are yet to be discovered and many formidable enemies. Also, the player would have to explore terminus in order to rebuild their fallen legacy.
The emphasis of this game is on social interaction and group play. It has a lot of high-reward quests that require multiple players to complete. You might have to take your time to plan your moves before executing them because the Pantheon’s strategic combat system takes away the option of rotating abilities.
Ascent: Infinite Realm
This MMO is set in a steampunk-inspired world of high fantasy. In this game, the players are set to search for a new home for themselves by exploring a large open world. The players will have access to a number of highly customizable flying mounts, hovering vehicles, and airships from which they can choose and use to traverse their environment.
There is more to these vehicles than just navigations. They provide you with both defense, and offense options during the in-game air-based combat. You can also make use of ground-based weapons like cannons, anti-air artillery, and mechs during large scale wars in the game. You are sure in for an immersive experience with Ascent (infinite realm), from Bluehole, the makers of PUBG.
In this MMO, players are to unravel the mysteries of a planet called Kepler. Kepler is an alien planet that houses many hostile creatures. Players are to work together in this game, as the game emphasizes the forming of alliances. Individual players with their pool of special skills and their different philosophies are assigned to different colonies.
There is a dynamic relationship between these colonies that evolve from time to time. It will oftentimes require the players to set aside their differences and work together in order to win a large scale battle over territories with rich resources or to overcome a major threat.
As the players find their way around Kepler, they’ll encounter different enemies with their unique behaviors, and also discover secrets related to ancient civilizations.
If you are looking for a game that very well is a simulation of Game of Thrones series, then Crowfall is what you are looking for. Inspired by the HBO series, the developers, ArtCraft created this game with elements of real-time strategy and action-RPG. The players will fight for the throne, seeking wealth, glory and power. Crowfall encourages player interaction even if the players decide to navigate the world by themselves.
This game, funded by Kickstarter games with over $1.7 million, has 5 different world systems, with different rules guiding each world. The game has a player-driven economy that allows players to build their empires.
Chronicles of Elyria
This is another game funded by a Kickstarter campaign. This game is quite unique from other MMORPGs as the gaming characters are built to age and die. This will make players focus on the bigger picture and not just the character creation they are using. The characters that the players create can last for 14 real months before they die, although their soul will continue to live.
Whenever you play this game through with a character, it will cause the lifespan of the following character to reduce by two days. You may get more strain from having to complete all your in-game goals. Whenever you go offline, your character will live on, and even thrive in different areas such as sill training, etc.
Phantasy Star Online 2
Players of this game will become one of the Arks. The ark is a fleet of the intergalactic spaceship on a research expedition. They have just one goal which is to research as many planets as they possibly can.
This game allows the players to create their avatar by choosing from different races, character class, and physical features before they embark on their planetary quest. This online seven years old game supports up to 12 online multiplayer. Phantasy star online is published by Sega and is available on PC and Xbox One outside Asia. It is set to be released in the spring, 2020.
This is a squad-based strategy MMO in which it requires more than just brute strength to win a battle. The players are to command their team against enemy fractions and skirmishes. It, however, has unique social mechanics that require the player to properly manage both the mental and the physical well-being of their team.
During the war, your character can start developing different mental illnesses that will invariably affect their battle performance and might affect the morale of the team. So it is important to look after the characters properly. This game is considered as a community-first MMO where it is more important to elevate your teammates than to win personal battles. To succeed in battle, it is very important that you can effectively communicate and cooperate with your team members.
Trials of Ascension: Exile
The makers of this game Forged Chaos, called this game a “host your own” MMO fantasy sandbox. This game allows the players to create their islands and set the rules as they like. They are also allowed to invite as many as 64 players to join the experience in their world. Players can choose from different biomes, determine the scarcity of resources in their world and pick the races that they want in their world. The players can play with their friends or the entire gaming community.
Items in the game are created by human characters from different natural resources scattered throughout the island.