Like every year, 2020 was full of rumors that did not materialize. Many players were anxious for the announcement of GTA 6 and came to think that there was an easter egg in the GTA Online DLC, just as they hoped for a new one silent Hill. However, it was all “small talk” (at least for now).
Check out the list of rumors that moved the game industry this year.
1. Remake of resident Evil 4
Considered by many as the best game in the franchise, the title has had versions for almost all consoles of past generations. In addition, Capcom seems to have liked and “got it right” in their remakes, since the new versions of RE 2 and RE 3 were critical success.
Rumors about Resident Evil 4 Remake ended up not materializing in 2020.Source: VG 247
Because of that, there was a very high expectation that the game played by Leon would be next in line. In addition, last month, Capcom suffered a hacker attack that led to the disclosure of a series of future company projects, including a remake of resident Evil 4. However, to date there is no confirmation from the company.
2. New Onimusha
Still on the hacking attacks suffered by Capcom, the list of leaked rumors pointed to a new game of the franchise Onimusha. Since the 4th title, which was released on PlayStation 2, the series has not won any new games, despite having been a huge success on Sony’s 128-bit console.
Onimusha franchise hasn’t won a new game since the PlayStation 2 era.Source: PlayStation
It is worth remembering that last year Capcom launched a remastered version of the first Onimusha. However, many criticized it for being a version with few changes, mainly in the gameplay – considered outdated by the current standard.
3. Resident Evil Outrage or Revelations 3
To end Capcom’s rumors of the leaked list, one title in particular caught the eye: Resident Evil Outrage. Like Resident Evil Village has already been confirmed as the 8th numeral game in the franchise, it is speculated that this is a kind of provisional name for Resident Evil Revelations 3, which would even have the return of Rebecca Chambers.
Resident Evil Revelations 1 and 2.Source: Microsoft
Recently, insider Dusk Golem went on Twitter to make a series of alleged revelations about the game. According to him, Revelations 3 served as a basis for RE 8 and it was already 95% complete, ready to be released exclusively for Nintendo Switch. It is worth remembering that the first Revelations it was also initially launched as exclusive to a Nintendo console, the 3DS.
It’s Revelations 3, not Outbreak 3. I won’t say more than that for now though. https://t.co/Yl6peklnbX
– AestheticGamer aka Dusk Golem (@ AestheticGamer1) November 23, 2020
4. Silent Hills
In 2014, Hideo Kojima surprised the world by launching within the minigame P.T. a teaser of the game Silent Hills. Starring Norman Reedus and featuring director Guillermo del Toro, the game quickly became one of the most anticipated by fans of the franchise.
Silent Hills was announced, but was canceled months later.Source: Gizmodo
However, in the following year, problems involving the development of Metal Gear Solid V made Konami fire Kojima, canceling his ambitious project. The director ended up focusing his efforts on developing Death Stranding and, now, rumors point that his next work will be the resumption of the game that, according to sources, already has the endorsement of Konami.
5. Metal Gear Solid remake
Another rumor involving remakes hit one of the most acclaimed titles in the Konami action and espionage franchise: Metal Gear Solid. According to the Broken Silicon podcast (responsible for leaks that took place, as God Of War Ragnarok), this new version of the game would already be in development and would be exclusive to the PS5.
Metal Gear Solid, PSOne classic, can win a remake.Source: Eurogamer
However, instead of “counting on the finger” of its director, Hideo Kojima, the remake would be being developed by the company Bluepoint, the same company that was in charge of the PS5 version of Demon’s Souls.
6. GTA VI it was just a DLC of GTA Online
One of the biggest expectations for 2020 was the official announcement of GTA 6. A strong rumor emerged in the DLC teaser for GTA Online, where the disclosed geographical location showed a series of streets that seemed to form the number 6.
Easter Egg from GTA 6 was just speculation.Source: Voxel
However, the same DLC was released and so far Rockstar has not confirmed any information regarding the game. Many expected an announcement during the Game Awards, but it didn’t happen either. please note that GTA 5, the franchise’s latest title, is yet to be released for PS5 and Xbox Series S / X, which further lowers hopes for an announcement soon.
7. Titanfall 3 under development
Titanfall it was another franchise that fans expected an announcement this year. Rumors about a new game started in early 2020, even being denied by the game’s own producer, Respawn Entertainment.
Titanfall 3 was one of the rumors that moved 2020.Source: EA
However, the months passed and the company did not announce any other title in development, which made old rumors surface. At least, this time, the producer has not officially denied any of them.
8. Bloodborne on PS5 and PC
One of the most acclaimed games on PS4, Bloodborne, can be played on PS5 via backwards compatibility. However, many rumors pointed to a remastered version of the From Software classic.
Bloodborne did not win a PC version in 2020.Source: Red Bull
In addition, there was a rumor that the game, exclusive to PlayStation 4, would be released for PC. It is worth remembering that some games that were also exclusive gained versions for PC, as Horizon Zero Dawn and Detroit: Become Human.
9. Fable MMO
Fable, Microsoft’s adventure franchise, has also been rumored throughout 2020. Although a new game in the series was announced during the Xbox Games Showcase, little information was revealed.
Fable was announced in 2020, but has so far received no further details.Source: Voxel
As a result, rumors began to emerge that the new game would actually be an MMO for Xbox Series S / X and PC. However, since the announcement we still have no further news about the next game in the franchise.
10. Forza Horizon 5 may arrive in 2021 and before the new Forza Motorsport
One of the most anticipated announcements at the 2020 Game Awards was a new Forza Horizon. First, the fact that every new generation of Xbox had a franchise title at launch; second, due to rumors that “popped up” on the internet in the days leading up to the event.
Forza Horizon won only the Cyberpunk car in its 4th version.Source: Future Behind
One of them even showed on social media a supposed photo of the game, which would be set in Tokyo. However, the only factor related to the advertised franchise was the inclusion of the Cyberpunk 2077 in Forza Horizon 4.
11. Spider-Man 2 can be launched in 2021
And the last rumor on our list is about the continuation of Spider-Man, PS4 exclusive game that won a remastered version for PS5. According to some websites, the next game in the franchise would arrive in 2022 and would have a new playable character.
Another rumor that did not materialize was the announcement of Spider-Man 2.Source: Eurogamer
It is worth remembering that when Spider-Man Miles Morales was announced, many players got confused and thought he would be Spider-Man 2. However, the game just continues the story of the first game, in which the character was already part.