RPGs are notoriously massive timesinks that require upwards of hundreds of hours to level up party members and see the story through to the end. As a result, most players’ backlogs consist of new RPGs that we swear we’ll get around to “one day.” Will things ever change? Probably not, seeing as 2020 is jam-packed with some of the best-looking RPGs we’ve ever seen.
Here, we’ll be providing a timeline of the best upcoming RPGs along with their anticipated release dates and supported platforms. We suggest you start planning now which ones you’ll pick up at launch, and which ones will inevitably end up in your backlog, only to be forgotten until the next Steam sale.
Make sure to check back as we continue to update this list in the future with new entries. And while you’re here, consider reading through our other curated lists to learn about more games releasing in 2020 and beyond:
Cris Tales is a love letter to classic JRPGs that’s managed to pique our interest due to its gorgeous 2D visuals and clever implementation of time travel. The story is centered on an orphan named Crisbell, who becomes a time mage and is tasked with saving the world from calamity.
Upcoming RPGs 2020
While playing, you’ll be able to access past, present, and future versions of Crisbell’s world simultaneously and make decisions that affect each version. We’re still waiting for publisher Modus Games to announce a release date, but in the meantime, there’s a Cris Tales demo worth checking out.
Arguably the biggest early release of 2020, Cyberpunk 2077, has some pretty big shoes to fill. After all, CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3 is considered to be one of the best games of the last decade and has set the bar extremely high for the Polish developer’s next project. While the game’s PS4 release has been pushed back to September 2020, chances are it will come to the PS5 as well.
Described as a first-person action RPG, the game is set in a dystopian future where the lines between human and AI have become blurred more than ever. Taking on the role of a customizable protagonist named V, players will make their way through Night City, a sprawling open-world overflowing with technology, crime, and neon.