From next November until the end of the 2020 holidays, we have a very important period ahead of us in terms of gaming with three new and very anticipated arrivals. Who should we bet on, considered that in this case there is not even a betfair promo code to use?
Google will open the dances with its cloud gaming service Stadia. No hardware to buy, but only an optional joypad and the need to use an Internet connection that guarantees the possibility of playing in stable conditions. The big G promises an extraordinary level of graphics on a Smart TV, on a PC and even on some smartphones without loading times, installations, patches and so on. In theory, Stadia really seems like a paradise for gamers even if there are still some doubts about both the stability of the service and the exclusive games. Three months after the launch, the only game that will be available only on Stadia is Orcs Must Die 3, third chapter of a tower defense series but undoubtedly not a killer application.
We know for sure that Jade Raimond, formerly in Ubisoft and Electronic Arts, is coordinating the work of the teams within Google itself that are making titles ad hoc for Stadia. We hope therefore that the official announcements of these productions will arrive soon.
On the other hand, we will have to wait until the end of 2020 for Xbox Scarlett, provisional name of the heir of Xbox One. Although not having broken through in terms of hardware sales, Microsoft absolutely wants to beat the competition and with Scarlett they will focus precisely on many exclusives that will also be available for PCs equipped with Windows 10. In the last two years, the Redmond multinational has made a very high number of acquisitions of development studios to ensure the exclusivity of their productions. Some examples? Ninja Theory, Undead Labs, Playground Games just to name a few and according to some well-informed persons, the acquisitions will continue in the months to come.
And finally, Playstation 5. Sony is not really in any hurry to unveil the fifth generation of its gaming hardware since PS4 is achieving incredible sales results with the possibility that before the end of its life cycle, it may become the best-selling console in the history of video games.
Many signals, including official statements from Sony’s partner companies such as AMD, make us think that PS5 will also arrive by the end of 2020. In addition to the hardware power, the Japanese multinational will also focus heavily on their exclusive series and, just like Microsoft, they are incorporating some talented teams.
The most recent news is about Insomniac Games software house that made the acclaimed Marvel’s Spider-Man. The team officially joins PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios, the fourteenth studio owned by the Japanese giant. The famous software house, founded in 1994 under the name “Xtreme Software”, in addition to Marvel’s Spider-Man, over the years has created other important video games including Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet and Clank, the Resistance and Sunset Overdrive series.
So we have 12 very intense months ahead of us in terms of video games and have you already made up your mind between Google Stadia, Playstation 5 and Xbox Scarlett?