Nielsen released a report on the games with the most anticipated releases this year. The three most-awaited games this year are Marvel’s Avengers, Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War, and Spider-Man: Miles Morales. This Nielsen report is based on a survey of more than 6,000 gamers.
Apart from the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the problems faced by game publishers this year is the uncertain launch date of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. This makes publishers reluctant to announce the launch dates of their new games.
Marvel’s Avengers, Square Enix’s action RPG, is one of the most eagerly awaited games. The popularity of this game was increased thanks to the success of the Avengers film. However, the popularity of the Avengers movie also became a weapon for you. The reason is, fans are comparing Marvel’s Avengers game with the Avengers film.
The fans had protested because the designs of the characters in the game did not look like the ones in the film. Square Enix then overhauled the character designs. In addition, they also did a beta test. And now, Nielsen revealed, fans are increasingly looking forward to the launch of Marvel’s Avengers.
Apart from Marvel’s Avengers, Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War is the most awaited game. Usually, Activision releases new Call of Duty games in the spring or around April-June. However, they only announced Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War at the end of August. As a sub-brand of Call of Duty, Black Ops is actually not very popular among gamers. However, many people are curious about how Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War will be integrated with the battle royale game Call of Duty: Warzone.
Several other multiplatform games whose launches are anticipated include Cyberpunk 2077, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, FIFA 21, NBA 2K21, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, Star Wars: Squadrons, and Planet Coaster: Console Edition, according to a VentureBeat report.
Meanwhile, one of the most anticipated PC games is World of Warcraft: Shadowland from Blizzard. Some other PC games that are also eagerly awaited are Crusader Kings III, Baldur’s Gate III, and Serious Sam 4. Unfortunately, for PlayStation 5 games, many publishers have yet to announce the exact launch date of their games. However, according to Nielsen’s report, there are three PS5 games that are most anticipated, namely Gran Turismo 7, Demon’s Souls, and 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim.
When compared with other games, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim from Atlus is a game that targets a niche market. Even so, PS4 gamers who are familiar with the game are looking forward to the game’s launch.
Just like game publishers for PlayStation, Xbox game publishers have not announced the exact release date for their game. However, one of the long-awaited Xbox games is CrossFireX, a ported version of CrossFire, a first-person shooter game made by South Korean developers. Apart from that, Halo: Infinite is also one of the most anticipated games. However, the game’s launch was postponed until 2021.