7 Anticipated Yet Delayed Games This 2020 PC 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread rapidly from regions to regions all over the world, it getting evident that major industries are now also being affected by the said virus. The gaming industry is not an exception to this.

Though at first look, game developers seem to benefit greatly now that many stay indoors and opt for video games for entertainment. However, due to the precautionary rules set to counter the transmission of the said virus such as social distancing, video games who are slated for an earlier release this year are now lagging so hard that their schedule is being moved later or worse even until next year; a total blow to the developers and even for gamers who are so eager to try them out.

With that said, here are the 7 video games that experienced slight to massive delays on their launching schedule for this year 2020.

1. Ghost of Tsukushima
  • Previous Release Date: June 26
  • New Release Date: July 17
Considered as "Assassin's Creed with Samurai", Ghost of Tsukushima in an action-stealth game that features an open-world setting wrapped in jaw-dropping CG. It's about to hit the market in the first quarter of 2020 but Sony moves its launching date to mid-July together with the sequel of The Last Of Us.

2. The Last Of Us Part 2

  • Previous Release Date: May 29
  • New Release Date: June 19

Another video game that severely affected by the pandemic is The Last Of Us sequel that has been announced previously before for launching last February. The game itself packs a certain potential in becoming a staple in the list of best survival-horror games as it combines exciting elements. of action, stealth, and the use of improvised weapons. It is now moved for release this upcoming June.

3. Rainbow Six: Quarantine
  • Previous Release Date: March 6
  • New Release Date: Between the Fiscal Year 2020 - 2021
Ubisoft's follow up to their all-time fave tactical shooter series is alleged for released this year in the month of April. However, like the previously mentioned game, COVID-19 put it suddenly on statis and no details have been reported yet whether Ubisoft will try to finish it this year or next year for a grand launching. Instead of soldiers, Rainbow Six's upcoming installment takes a spin with sci-fi horror element where you will battle parasitic aliens instead.

4. Dying Light 2
  • Previous Release Date: 2020
  • New Release Date: Indefinite
Another survival-horror game set in an apocalyptic world, Dying Light 2 had been announced as early as 2018. However, there is a slight fear for this game to fell down to development hell especially its developer are vocal about delaying it for release to further tweak its content with no definite date of release.

5. Death Stranding
  • Previous Release Date: June 2
  • New Release Date: July 14
Hideo Kojima's big comeback in the gaming arena is halted temporarily as his new brainchild, Death Stranding, was being pushed for released in PC, and gamers can get their hands on it by the month of July this year. But for PS4 owners, this game is ready for purchase anytime. Death Stranding is another apocalyptic themed game in which you will play the role of a courier named Sam Porter Bridges (played by Norman Reedus of Walking Dead) who happens to encounter creatures from another realm in a ruined United States.

6. Minecraft Dungeons
  • Previous Release Date: April 2020
  • New Release Date: May 26
Here is good news for those who are patiently waiting to experience Minecraft's first-ever RPG version. Though its original schedule of release is canceled, Minecraft Dungeons will be moving its launched date a couple of days from now on (May 26). Minecraft Dungeons lets the player explore randomly generated dungeons with random enemies all designed in pixel-perfect art. There are no classes available like your usual RPG but instead, players can use all weapons available in the game.

7. Cyberpunk 2077
  • Previous Release Date: April 2020
  • New Release Date: September 17, 2020
This year's most hype video game, unfortunately, will have us waiting for more months as CD Projekt RED announced that instead of April this year, Cyberpunk 2077 will be moved until September as they keep their hands busy to "complete" the said game. Cyberpunk 2077 is an FPS set in Night City where you play the mysterious V, a man that can be customized using various implants and gizmos in his body. And to make it more interesting, Keanu Reeves even have an in-game appearance in the said video game.
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