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Major Gaming Anniversaries of 2019

We have selected all the important gaming industry dates of the current year: the launch of classic game series and their sequels, recent hits, game companies foundations, mergings and closings

In 2019, an endless stream of various jubilees, anniversaries and memorable dates awaits us. Almost every month there is a particularly significant occasion.

In February, the legendary Heroes of Might and Magic 3 celebrates its 20 years. According to many fans, this is the best part of the franchise, and it is easy to believe them — people still play the game. In August 1994, the very first installment of The Need for Speed was released on 3DO platform and marked the beginning of the legendary racing series, releasing 24 games since then. Fifteen years ago, in November 2004, the sequel to the most famous Valve’s game was released — Half-Life 2. Unfortunately, we did not see the third part, and it is unlikely that we will ever see it. And in December, all Sony fans will celebrate the 25th anniversary of PlayStation. The value of this console for the gaming industry is hard to overestimate because it was a home for a huge number of games, which now are regarded as classics.

Of course, this is not everything that stands out. Below you will find a list of noteworthy events, presented month by month for your convenience.

January

Major Gaming Anniversaries of 2019-1

20 years (1999)

February

Major Gaming Anniversaries of 2019-2

20 years (1999)

10 years (2009)

5 years (2014)

March

Major Gaming Anniversaries of 2019-3

25 years (1994)

15 years (2004)

10 years (2009)

5 years (2014)

April

Major Gaming Anniversaries of 2019-4

15 years (2004)

10 years (2009)

5 years (2014)

May

Major Gaming Anniversaries of 2019-5

10 years (2009)

5 years (2014)

June

Major Gaming Anniversaries of 2019-6

15 years (1999)

10 years (2009)

5 years (2014)

July

Major Gaming Anniversaries of 2019-7

20 years (1999)

10 years (2009)

5 years (2014)

August

Major Gaming Anniversaries of 2019-8

25 years (1994)

20 years (1999)

15 years (2004)

10 years (2009)

5 years (2014)

September

Major Gaming Anniversaries of 2019-9

25 years (1994)

20 years (1999)

15 years (2004)

10 years (2009)

5 years (2014)

October

Major Gaming Anniversaries of 2019-10

20 years (1999)

15 years (2004)

10 years (2009)

5 years (2014)

November

Major Gaming Anniversaries of 2019-11

25 years (1994)

20 years (1999)

15 years (2004)

10 years (2009)

5 years (2014)

December

Major Gaming Anniversaries of 2019-12

25 years (1994)

20 years (1999)

10 years (2009)

5 years (2014)

  • December 2 — The Crew (PS4, X360, XOne, PC).

Miscellaneous

25 years (1994)

20 years (1999)

15 years (2004)

10 years (2009)

5 years (2014)

Guest of Honor

Major Gaming Anniversaries of 2019-13

35 years ago, on June 6, 1984, the best selling game of all time came out — Tetris.

To find out what the last year is memorable for, read our Main Video Game Industry Facts and Figures of 2018 feature.


Ostrog February 5, 2019