The PC Gaming show at E3 this year was extremely fun and entertaining to view. Sean Platt really took the hosting role in stride, keeping it comedic and engaging while getting the amazing content across to the many twitch viewers, and real life viewers at the conference. Honestly for me this show was really interesting and many different titles caught my eye, so I wanted to discuss what really interested me.
Straight away we were hit with great footage as we took a look at XCOM’S new expansion ‘War of the Chosen‘. We’ve been promised much more than ever before, with the dynamic idea of enemies learning skill sets as you progress through the game, keeping it fresh and challenging. We’ve been promised it’s “nothing like any other XCOM missions you have played.” I really hope this is true and it brings a fresh light to the already enjoyable franchise. Its release date is August the 29th.
The next thing that caught my eye was the release date for Warhammer 2. Warhammer 2 will be available on the 28th of August. I really enjoy the idea behind Warhammer and its dynamic play style, so I’ll be looking forward to that. This was quickly followed by some major news, as rumors were directly confirmed that Destiny 2 would be coming to PC. This was followed by excitement from myself and the crowd, as most PC gamers definitely wanted to see this title on the PC and not just console.
A few smaller games followed this in succession with a couple really catching my eye, mainly due to the minds behind the games. First, a game called Ylands, a sandbox survival game based on a dessert island. It looked simple and fun, and coming from the creators of ‘DAYZ’ and ‘Armor’ it seems like a game you’d invest so much time in, without even realizing your game time. Again this was pursued by some great creators, as the intelligence behind Don’t Starve displayed their latest RPG Grift Lands which honestly looks smart and tidy. I’m just hoping it’s half as fun as Don’t Starve.
VR came onto the table next, as two games were shown both with innovative movement mechanics. They were both quite Scifi based. With Echo and Echo Arena both being released at the same time, the PC Gaming Show was looking to offer some great virtual reality fun.
Now probably my personal favorite announcement from the conference was Killing floor 2 DLC, which looks absolutely manic! The Summer Sideshow DLC promises some real wacky characters from a monkey with a chainsaw to a roller coaster. With death and destruction, Summer Sideshow was one of the coolest DLC packages I have witnessed in long time.
Finally another major announcement, the promise of the original Age of Empires being remastered into 4K visuals. Honestly the graphics look great, and really who didn’t love Age of Empires, especially a PC gaming veteran.
What were some of your favorite titles shown off at the PC Gaming Show?