With the impending launch of Xbox Series X and PS5 this holiday season and the surrounding buzz likely to dominate industry talk for the foreseeable future, August seems like a calm before the storm. However, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing noteworthy coming out in August. There’s actually several exciting new games on the horizon, one of which is a PC port of former PS4-exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn (See what I did there?). You can also expect games like Madden NFL Football 21, Wasteland 3, A Total War Saga: Troy, and much more.
To give you a proper look at what games are coming out for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch, we’ve rounded up all the biggest ones of August 2020 below. For a wider look at the titles still to come this year, look at our list of game release dates in 2020. Otherwise, check this article often for the latest during this month, as we’ll be sure to update it with more new release dates that get announced.
Horizon Zero Dawn (PC) — August 7
In what still seems like a surprising move, Sony is finally bringing some of its biggest games to PC. While Death Stranding launched on PC in July, Horizon Zero Dawn is the first that Sony is personally bringing to the platform. Originally released exclusively for PS4, the upcoming port is sports numerous graphical enhancements, including ultra-wide support, an unlocked frame rate, improved foliage physics, and enhanced reflection details. There are also graphical options for further optimization, controller remapping, and an in-game benchmarking tool. If you’re keen to try Horizon Zero Dawn on PC, then be sure to grab it on Steam and the Epic Games Store when it launches August 7.
Madden NFL 21 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) — August 28
Madden NFL 21 is coming out late August to current-generation consoles and will feature various improvements to the long-running series’ mechanics. This year, you can expect improved AI, more offensive/defensive plays, and even more X-Factor abilities for star players. It’s worth noting that the game is also be coming to the next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X, with free upgrades for current-gen owners through EA’s Dual Entitlement program.
Wasteland 3 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) — August 28
Wasteland 3 is finally launching on August 28. After being delayed due to the logistical challenges presented by the pandemic, the latest in the tenured post-apocalyptic isometric RPG series has been a long time coming. Developer inXile Entertainment first announced the game and successfully crowdfunded it over Fig in 2016. Players can expect improved turn-based combat and higher quality visuals than past games, alongside other new features, such as vehicle navigation and co-op play.