2020 was an unprecedented year for the video game industry, with many significant events and releases taking place amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some of the highlights:
The release of several highly anticipated games: Despite the pandemic, 2020 saw the release of several highly anticipated games, including “The Last of Us Part II,” “Cyberpunk 2077,” “Doom Eternal,” “Hades,” and “Animal Crossing: New Horizons.”
The surge in popularity of gaming during the pandemic: With people around the world staying at home due to the pandemic, the popularity of video games soared in 2020. Gaming platforms reported record levels of engagement and revenue.
The growth of live streaming and virtual events: With in-person events cancelled due to the pandemic, the video game industry turned to live streaming and virtual events to connect with audiences. Companies like Nintendo and Microsoft hosted digital events to showcase new games and updates.
The rise of gaming hardware sales: With people spending more time at home, sales of gaming hardware, including consoles, gaming laptops, and accessories, increased significantly in 2020.
The continued growth of esports: Despite in-person events being cancelled, esports continued to grow in popularity in 2020, with tournaments moving online and attracting record viewership.
Controversies surrounding game development: 2020 was not without its controversies, including the backlash surrounding the launch of “Cyberpunk 2077” due to performance issues on consoles and the ongoing debate around the treatment of employees at game development studios.
Overall, 2020 was a significant year for the video game industry, with the release of highly anticipated games, the surge in popularity of gaming during the pandemic, and the growth of live streaming and virtual events. However, it was also a year marked by controversies and debates around game development and the impact of the pandemic on the industry.
Video Games Released in 2020:
Here is our enormous collection of video games released in 2020 and detailed information on each. As always, new games are added to this collection regularly.
Click on a game listing to find out much more about it.