E3 2018: PC Gaming Show

Since PC is the source of infinite possibilities, it only felt right for us to be taken on an onslaught of games from the indie space all the way to the lands of AAA as well as everything in between. The show was a long one, fronted by two co-hosts delivering games with the speed of light. If you’re at all a PC gamer, this conference was something to pay attention to and if you’re not, there might just be some console related surprises along the way as well. Without further ado, let’s jump into this marathon of a showcase.

Satisfactory

The first game of the evening comes from Coffee Stain Studio, the people behind the delightfully wacky Goat Simulator. It’s a first-person crafting experience where you have to build a continuously growing factory equipped with all sorts of wacky machines. We also get resource gathering, exploration and all the bells and whistles of this rather populated genre.

NeoCab

What will happen if our cab drivers are autonomous? That’s exactly what NeoCab is about. It follows a woman by the name of Lina who is the last human driver in a world of automation and you get to experience all the stories that come with it in a beautiful neon world.

Mavericks: Proving Grounds

Battle Royale game number 1 for the night and apparently more to come. An apparent 1000-player in-depth landscape where even footsteps are remembered…

The Forgotten City

The Forgotten City is actually a standalone design of a very popular Skyrim mod where you’re given the power to change the fate of people through the use of a portal leading back to the past. The game will be a reimagining of the mod and made in Unreal Engine. Expect it in 2019.

Stardocks: Star Control Origins

It’s not a PC show without space and Star Control: Origins is the first up. It’s a strategic space game featuring a vast universe that is apparently simulated in its entirety at all times. It also features some creative and sometimes funny storytelling and you can also create your own robust mods with any space-related story you wish to tell. Expect it on the 20th of September 2018

Hunt: Showdown

We got a new trailer for Crytek’s competitive first-person PvP and PvE hunt game that features some new weapons and a further look at the early access game’s progress.

Archangel: Hellfire

Here we have some mech focused PvP combat with some towering mechs, destructible maps and a July 17th release date.

The Sinking City

The Sinking City is a genuinely interesting looking detective game with a beautiful Lovecraftian aesthetic. The game will feature terrifying monsters and the protagonist’s fight with his own sanity.

Warframe: The Sacrifice

Warframe burst onto the scene with much fanfare, showing off their recent major expansion, The Sacrifice. They told us that the Umbra warframe is stirring in the dark and we won’t have to wait long since it releases this week.

SEGA

SEGA was one of the biggest surprises of the evening with them announcing PC ports of Yakuza 0Yakuza KiwamiValkyria Chronicles 4 and a bunch more. It’s a fantastic news for PC gamers that finally want to experience the wacky and wonderful world of Yakuza.

Killing Floor 2

Killing Floor 2 is a rapidly expanding game with four major updates planned for this year alone. The next one is The Summer Sideshow: Treacherous Skies and you can see what it’s all about in the trailer.

Maneater

Yes, you play as a shark. There’s an open-world. There are RPG mechanics such as skill trees and a singleplayer campaign. It doesn’t get any better than that.

Untitled Publisher

A new indie publisher on the block, Untitled Games mad a show of their three interesting games, Bravery Network Online, the weird Morningstar and old-school platform shooter Overwhelm that also just so happens to be available right now.

Stormland

Insomniac Games is committed to delivering an open-world VR experience in partnership with Oculus Rift. In Stormlands, you play as a gardener robot that was attacked and you need to literally put yourself together. The game features some innovative movement for VR that we haven’t really seen before and it also looks absolutely gorgeous.

Night Call

Noir detective game Night Call receives a brief trailer showing off its dark and sinister world.

Sable

Reminiscent of JourneySable is a beautiful looking desert exploration game with a very unique art style. It follows a girl that is leaving her home and discovering the world out there that is filled with fascinating creatures and locations. If you’re a fan of these powerful exploration games, this one is something to look out for.

Star Citizen

Another year, another Star Citizen trailer. This one is for the new 3.2 Alpha, but it still leaves us with the question of when this colossally expensive thing will become a reality.

Genesis Alpha One

It’s some more space games with Genesis Alpha One promising roguelike mechanics and deep shipbuilding and first-person action.

Don’t Starve Hamlet

The wonderful Don’t Starve franchise is getting an entirely new experience with Hamlet. The very unique visual style is still there, but everything else has changed to a rather strange and British scene. The game will be out in December 2018.

Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4 makes yet another appearance and this time they’re showing off their APEX engine a little and bragging about all the crazy things that will happen in this world.

Overkill’s The Walking Dead

Coming to us from the people who made Payday 2, Overkill’s The Walking Dead looks like it will take the co-op shooting prowess that Overkill is known for and applying it to The Walking Dead. The game is looking like a solid zombie eradication game with friends. Expect it on the 8th of November.

The Walking Dead: The Final Season

Clementine is all grown up and has been on the road for quite a while with the orphan AJ that she has come to know as family. Telltale has redesigned the game to feature a fully orbital camera and some more combat options outside of just the simple QTEs. You can expect it on  August 14th 2018.

Noita

Every pixel is simulated. And it looks crazy.

Two Point Hospital

Two Point Hospital is the spiritual successor to the popular Theme Hospital and ramps the hilarity of medical practice to some crazy levels. You’ll be doing all kinds of crazy procedures as you manage your hospital. The game is expected in Fall 2018.

Ooblets

Ooblets is a cute looking monster collecting game. That’s about all you need to know, really.

Anno 1880

It wouldn’t be a PC show without hardcore strategy making an appearance. Anno 1880 is a hardcore city building game fused with RTS and sandbox. It takes place during the 19th century when the world of industry was born.

Rapture Rejects

What would happen if the rapture made a mistake and took the bad people instead of the good ones? That’s what this hilarious battle royale game is and it also features Cyanide and Happiness. The game will be isometric with Cyanide and Happiness characters running around murdering each other. This is definitely something you need in your life.

Hitman 2

And finally, we have a new showcase of Hitman 2 that takes us to Miami and we get shown some brand new gameplay features such as picture-in-picture mode. You’ll also get to have a sniper briefcase that can also smuggle your other killing tools into the environment. Hitman 2 is coming on November 13.

Phew, that’s quite the packed showcase with games coming out of every pore. It was expected considering the sheer amount of capabilities that PC gaming has and as always, it’s the home of the indies. Many of these games are something that you need to pay attention to and there is bound to be something you’d like.

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