E3 2018: Everything that Happened During the PC Gaming Show
In the PC Gaming Show annual E3 showcase, were revealed new games, trailers, and it was featured interviews with some of PC gaming’s most interesting developers. This year’s sponsors of the PC Gaming Show were: Oculus Rift, Acer, Improbable, Tripwire Interactive, Stardock Entertainment, Frontier, Team 17, and Drake’s Cakes, without which PC gaming wouldn’t had an official E3 presence.
Here’s the announced titles during the PC Gaming Show:
Famed indie developer and publisher Coffee Stain Studios unveiled Satisfactory, a new simulation project for PC.
As an engineer sent to Earth you’re tasked with building an “enormous machine” and will expand in a Rube Goldberg-esque fashion to become even bigger. The thing that sets Satisfactory apart is that it focuses on a first-person viewpoint, and the map is said to be “30 kilometers” wide — which is 18.6 miles in Earth measurement.
Indie-outfit Chance Agency revealed Neo Cab, which essentially lets you become an Uber-style driver in a futuristic neo-noir environment.
Mavericks Proving Grounds
The PC Gaming Show took the time to assist Automaton Games in detailing their new battle royale game.
Skyrim: The Forgotten City
As part of today’s PC Gamer E3 presentation, it was revealed that the classic Skyrim mod, The Forgotten City, is being reimagined for a new generation.
The mod will be making a return, complete with a full audio and visual makeover, to allow players to explore its secrets once more, or for the very first time.
The Forgotten City launches on PC, as a stand alone adventure, in 2019.
Its big claim to fame is that the entire universe is living out its dreams as you’re playing, and it’ll include mod support.
You can access the beta now if you pay up, but it’ll launch on September 20, 2018.
As part of the E3 PC showcase, it has been revealed that Crytek’s grim first-person tracker title Hunt Showdown is getting a batch of new content, including several crossbows and a throwing knife, among other tools. Your fruit-killing skills will be remarkable.
Hunt Showdown is available now on PC and leaves Early Access on July 17.
The Sinking City
Formerly known as Call of Cthulhu, development for Frogwares’ The Sinking City is still progressing, though no real updates were given as to the timeline.
Warframe: The Sacrifice
Titled The Sacrifice, the new expansion will push the 2013’s intense story forward, and no doubt give players a lot more things to shoot at.
The Sacrifice launches for Warframe sometime later this month.
Best of SEGA on PC
Sega appeared in the PC Gaming Show to tell gamers about all of the stuff that’s coming to PC, and it’s quite a bit.
Shining Resonance Refrain, Shenmue I+2, Yakuza Kiwami, Valkyrie Chronicles 4, and Yakuza Zero are confirmed.
Killing Floor 2: Circus Freaks and Stempunks
A new expansion has been announced for gory blow ’em up, Killing Floor 2.
The Summer Sideshow: Treacherous Skies, which launches tomorrow as a free expansion, brings an army of insane freaks and clowns as well as a batch of new weaponry to shut them the fuck down.
Tripwire Interactive, developer of Killing Floor 2, is expanding its publishing efforts and will tackle a new project with Blindside — Maneater.
It’s a “single-player action RPG” where you play as a shark on the Gulf Coast, and will “fight to survive in the open ocean” by…eating people.
Bravery Network Online
Gloam Collective dropped the trailer for the fun-looking Bravery Network Online.
Make friends, challenge strangers, & fight strategic turn-based battles in a post-post-apocalyptic world. Featuring cartoony 2D graphics and music by composer Jazz Mickie.
Overwhelm has a simple premise: “You’re outnumbered, low on ammunition and the paranoia sets in. This is an action horror-world where enemies get power-ups and you don’t.”
It’s a retro looking platformer that really brings out a comparison to Downwell’s art style, and alongside of its reveal, it’s also out now.
It is a cutesy farming simulator… but wait a second. That was just an illusion. This is actually a “post-cyberpunk” sim where “computers are the soil and data are the crops.”
Though a little less futuristic than the earlier announced Neo Cab, the trailer shows a similar moody atmosphere, seedy passengers and the overall sinister presence of driving the late-night shift.
A new trailer was revealed for Cloud Imperium’s MMO space opera Star Citizen, currently preparing for its Alpha 3.2 phase.
Raw Fury Games, the publishing house that’s been undertaking more and more projects this past year, showed off footage of the gorgeous Sable from developer Shedworks.
Said to be a “coming of age tale” inspired by the works of Hayao Miyazki and company, the adventure title is looking great so far, even if it’s in the games’ early stages. Sable isn’t’ exactly close to a release as “2019” was given as a window.
Don’t Starve: Hamlet
Klei Entertainment released a trailer for Don’t Starve: Hamlet, the new upcoming DLC for their indie survival title.
A new series of enemies an traps awaits the hapless scientist Wilson, requiring players to once again use their quick wits to keep him and his neat safari hat above ground and out of trouble.
Genesis Alpha One
Team17 is moving back into the sci-fi scene as a sort of fully realized follow-up to their previous franchise Alien Breed.
Just over a year ago they announced their new shooter Genesis Alpha One, and now we’re getting some more concrete info on when it’ll actually arrive. Along with some new footage at E3, it’s out in September, and it will be released on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Overkill’s The Walking Dead
Starbreeze finally revealed gameplay footage of their upcoming survival-horror title, Overkill’s The Walking Dead.
After months of amazing character cinematics, we finally got to see the game engine in action, as our four heroes fight off the amassing army of Walkers, who have overrun the city and reduced the population to a few scant survivors.
Two Point Hospital
Very similar to the classic Theme Hospital, players will build and run a day-to-day health centre, training staff, employing workers, researching medicine and, of course, curing patients of a range of wacky and weird afflictions such as Turtle Head and Monobrow. Two Point Hospital is coming to PC this Fall.
It was revealed in July of last year and we haven’t heard much since, but developer Nolla Games has been hard at work crafting it, and it’s still in active development.
Jurassic World Evolution
It was released a new trailer for the upcoming game of the popular movie Juraasic World. The game will be releasing today on Ps4, Xbox One and on Steam for the PC.
It was released a closer look at some gameplay footage from the open world VR game Stormland, a game from Oculus Studios and Insomniac Games.
Just Cause 4 – Engine Trailer
It was revealed a trailer that gives gamers a look at what the Apex engine is capable of, in a cinematic video of Just Cause 4.
It was revealed a trailer for Ubisoft’s latest city management game, Anno 1800, featuring a in-game engine trailer.
Double Fine released a new trailer for their upcoming title Ooblets, which launches later this year on PC and Xbox One.
Developed by the duo of Rebecca Cordingley and Ben Wasser and featuring a huge array of goofy, colourful characters, Ooblets blends various genres such as Stardew Valley-esque farming tasks and Pokemon-style character creation.
Realm Royale was released just within the past week on Steam, and Hi-Rez took the time to announce at E3 that it’s currently listed in the Steam charts at number four. “Every game is a battle royale now” is becoming less of a joke and more of a reality.
Rapture Rejects is an isometric 3D game of chaotic carnage as those Left Behind fight to out to find their own way to the Pearly Gates. Featuring the trademark Cyanide and Happiness art-style and a lot of violence.
Gamers can sign up for the Alpha now at RaptureRejects.com.
It was announced that Hitman 2 won’t be an episodic game, and Miami will be the first locale gamers will visit. As a reminder co-op is in by way of the Sniper Assassin mode, and there’s a $100 Gold Edition wit all sorts of goodies in tow.
At the PC Gaming Show the team re-iterated that Elusive Contracts and challenge packs are still planned for post-launch content, and it’s still coming out on November 13 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.