The titles just keep on coming.

 

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic essentially forcing other industries to delay their releases, the video game industry’s release train just keeps on chugging along, and for good reason — with an ever-increasing number of gamers at home, audiences will need something to keep them occupied.

 

Hence, video games.

 

With that said, we decided to take the time to round up some of the releases that are worth looking forward to in May 2020.

 

Whether or not the world would have already moved on from COVID-19 by then, we’ll never know. But what we do know is that, if quarantines and isolations remain prevalent, then you’ll want to have these titles in your library to keep you busy.

 Minecraft Dungeons (May 26)

Platform/s: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch

 

Originally slated for an April 2020 release, Minecraft Dungeons will finally be made available on May 26.

 

It’s no secret that Minecraft has been one of the most influential video games of all time. Since its release in the late 2000s, Minecraft has seen itself evolve numerous times. Now, the game is starting to branch out to other genres, including an interactive series on Netflix, as well as the aforementioned dungeon crawler.

 

An RPG made in the same mold as that of Diablo but set in the world of Minecraft, expect to see isometric action-RPG elements such as a leveling system and a hot bar in the game. But, since this is Minecraft we’re talking about, Mojang probably added a couple of things to help keep the Minecraft vibe.

 

Just as to how Minecraft Dungeons will accomplish this venture into another genre, we’ll find out soon enough on May 26.

 Fast & Furious Crossroads

Platform/s: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

 

Bad-looking video game titles are hard to make in this time and age. You’ll have to put in some effort to make a game look bad, and, well, Fast & Furious Crossroads definitely looks like the developers put in their time.

 

In case you’re wondering, yes, Fast & Furious Crossroads is set in the same universe as the Fast & Furious films. In fact, it even features the same cast of characters. This means that you can expect the entire crew to be there. This includes Vin Diesel, also known as Dominic Toreto in the universe.

 

Labeled as a “team-based, vehicular-heist action game”, we can’t help but feel like Fast & Furious Crossroads is a flop in the making.

 

Until its actual release date though, we’ll never know just how good it is.

 

But, considering that it’s got some marquee names attached to it, we can at least expect it to gain some kind of traction based on its namesake alone.

Postponed Titles

Marvel’s Iron Man VR — May 15

Platform/s: PlayStation 4

 

The highly-anticipated VR title was one of the collateral damages of the recent pandemic. In fact, Sony went as far as to announce that the title’s release would be delayed “until further notice”, which means that we won’t know exactly when we’ll finally be able to get our hands on it.

 

Even if that’s the case though, we still feel like it’s worth mentioning it, because, why not?

 

We’ve still quite ways to go before the initial release date and the game could very well still be released sooner than later if things get better. And, it should go without saying that we’re hoping that things do indeed get better because we’re just itching for a chance to play as the legendary superhero Iron Man in this VR title.

Wasteland 3 — May 19

Platform/s: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

 

Another highly-anticipated title that’s been delayed, the good thing about Wasteland 3 is that developers did give an exact date, which will be on August 28, 2020.

 

Fingers-crossed, inXile Entertainment will actually deliver.

 

As for the game itself, Wasteland 3 is a tactical RPG title that’s set in Colorado in a theoretical post-apocalyptic future. You can play it on your own, or with your friends. Either way, how many players you choose to play it with doesn’t matter as much as how you choose to play it as all of your choices in the game matter.

 

Following a story-driven campaign, Wasteland 3 should force players to make some tough decisions and be well worthy of multiple playthroughs.

 

Speaking of playthroughs, Wasteland 3 will feature a lot of improvements over its predecessors. This includes a more refined turn-based combat experience. Also, the developers added a new dialogue system as well as included fully voice-acted characters this time around for added immersion.

The Last of Us: Part II — May 29

The Last of Us: Part II

Platform/s: PlayStation 4

This is perhaps the biggest gut punch to the gaming community this 2020.

 

The sequel to Naughty Dog’s narrative masterpiece that was released at the tail end of the PlayStation 3’s life cycle, The Last of Us: Part II is perhaps one of the most anticipated video game sequels of all time.

 

Presumed to be darker, more brutal, and more tragic than the first title, The Last of Us: Part II will see players take on the role of Ellie, the former deuteragonist of the first title, as she navigates her way through a post-apocalyptic world that’s showing no signs of getting better anytime soon.

 

Much of the game remains shrouded in mystery still, which is for the better.

 

It’s a shame that we’ll have to wait for more than a couple of months to see just how The Last of Us: Part II will live up to the high standards its predecessor set for it.

Final Thoughts

What was supposed to be a relatively big month for gaming instead saw its fair share of postponements and delays. Even so, the few titles that are actually releasing May should help mitigate the sting a bit.

 

With that said, here’s to hoping that we’ll be seeing fewer delays going forward this 2020.