The third annual PC Gaming Show took place this E3 2017 and that means plenty of desktop related gaming goodness was announced, so what was it?
• Age of Empires: Definitive Edition - PC
"Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is the new, lovingly remastered version of the legendary real-time strategy game straight from the pages of history! Relive the most glorious battles of history with all-new graphics, music, sound, and more."
Release: October 2017
• GriftLands - PC
"Griftlands is an RPG where everything is negotiable: money, loyalty—even morality. Choose your character and make your fortune."
Release: Q1 2018
• The Last Night - PC, Xbox One
"Humans first knew the era of survival. Then they knew the era of work. Now they live in the era of leisure. Machines have surpassed human labour not only in strength, but in precision, intellect, and creativity. The fight for survival doesn’t mean food and water, but a purpose for living. People now define themselves by what they consume, not what they create."
"The Last Night immerses you in the everyday life of Charlie, a second-class citizen living in a city brimming with augmentation and citizens living a gamified existence -- none of which Charlie can experience himself due to a childhood accident. Apathetic and disheartened by the seemingly pointless world around him, Charlie is presented with an opportunity to take matters into his own hands. But at what risk?"
Release: TBA 2018
• Tunic - PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
"TUNIC is an action adventure about a tiny fox in a big world. Explore the wilderness, discover spooky ruins, and fight terrible creatures from long ago."
Release: TBA 2018
• XCOM 2: War of the Chosen - PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
"XCOM 2: War of the Chosen adds extensive new content in the fight against ADVENT when additional resistance factions form in order to eliminate the alien threat on Earth. In response, a new enemy, known as the “Chosen,” emerges with one goal: recapture the Commander. The expansion includes new Hero classes to counter the “Chosen”, new enemies, missions,environments and increased depth in strategic gameplay."
"Three additional factions have emerged to strengthen Earth's resistance – the Reapers, Skirmishers and Templars – each with its own unique abilities and contrasting philosophies. These factions provide powerful hero class soldiers to aid in missions and new opportunities for the strategy layer."
Release: August 29th, 2017
Known Upcoming Games
• Battletech - PC
"From original BattleTech/MechWarrior creator Jordan Weisman and the developers of the award-winning Shadowrun Returns series comes the next-generation of turn-based tactical ‘Mech combat."
"The year is 3025 and the galaxy is trapped in a cycle of perpetual war, fought by noble houses with enormous, mechanized combat vehicles called BattleMechs. Take command of your own mercenary outfit of `Mechs and the MechWarriors that pilot them, struggling to stay afloat as you find yourself drawn into a brutal interstellar civil war. Upgrade your starfaring base of operations, negotiate mercenary contracts with feudal lords, repair and maintain your stable of aging BattleMechs, and execute devastating combat tactics to defeat your enemies on the battlefield."
Release: Q3/Q4 2017
• LawBreakers - PC, PlayStation 4
"Bring your skills and prepare to deliver death from every angle as you compete in unprecedented gravity-defying competition from legendary game designer Cliff Bleszinski and team.LawBreakers challenges even the best players to get off the ground, and learn new ways to play in fast-paced, omni-directional multiplayer FPS combat unlike anything you’ve experienced before."
"Choose from 9 distinct roles represented by 18 unique characters for all FPS play-styles. From offensive Battle Medics that can heal and kill, to high-flying Vanguards that can soar in 360 degree movement -- all featuring multiple weapons, thrilling ability combos, dynamic movement systems and more."
Release: August 8th, 2017
• Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord - PC
"Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is an upcoming medieval action role-playing game, developed by TaleWorlds."
• Ooblets - PC, Xbox One
"Ooblets is a farming, town life, and creature collection game inspired by Pokémon, Harvest Moon, and Animal Crossing. Manage your farm, grow and train your ooblets, run a shop, explore strange lands, battle wild ooblets and other ooblet trainers, and unlock the mysteries of Oob."
Release: TBA 2018
• PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
"PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS is a last-man-standing shooter being developed with community feedback. Starting with nothing, players must fight to locate weapons and supplies in a battle to be the lone survivor. This realistic, high tension game is set on a massive 8x8 km island with a level of detail that showcases Unreal Engine 4's capabilities."
"PLAYERUNKNOWN aka Brendan Greene, is a pioneer of the Battle Royale genre. As the creator of the Battle Royale game-mode found in the ARMA series and H1Z1 : King of the Kill, Greene is co-developing the game with veteran team at Bluehole to create the most diverse and robust Battle Royale experience to date."
Release: TBA 2017 (Early Access: March 23rd, 2017)
• Sea of Thieves - PC, Xbox One
"A Shared-World Adventure Game that lets you be the pirate you’ve always dreamed of in a world of danger and discovery. Explore a vast ocean where every sail on the horizon means a ship filled with real players who may be friends or foes. Form a crew and voyage to treasure-filled islands, face legendary creatures and test your mettle in epic ship battles against other pirates."
Release: Q1 2018
• Total War: WARHAMMER 2 - PC
"Millennia ago, besieged by a Chaos invasion, a conclave of High Elf mages forged a vast, arcane vortex. Its purpose was to draw the Winds of Magic from the world as a sinkhole drains an ocean, and blast the Daemonic hordes back to the Realm of Chaos. Now the Great Vortex falters, and the world again stands at the brink of ruin."
"Powerful forces move to heal the maelstrom and avert catastrophe. Yet others seek to harness its terrible energies for their own bitter purpose. The race is on, and the very fate of the world will lie in the hands of the victor."
"Prince Tyrion, Defender of Ulthuan, guides the High Elves in their desperate efforts to stabilise the vortex as it roils above their home continent. Atop his palanquin-throne, the Slann Mage-Priest Mazdamundi directs his Lizardmen war-hosts as they surge northward from Lustria. He, too, is intent on preventing cataclysm, though the methods of The Old Ones must prevail."
Release: September 28th, 2017
• Wargroove - PC
"Wargroove is a turn-based strategy game for up to 4 players, in which each player takes control of an army and its commander unit to wage war on their enemies! Wargroove is extremely easy to pickup, with accessibility at the forefront of its design, and very difficult to master, with deep gameplay mechanics that complement strategic play."
Release: TBA 2017
• Ylands - PC
"Ylands is both a sandbox exploration adventure and a platform for making custom games, ranging from simple scenarios to sophisticated game modes. It will immediately captivate you by its stunning visual style. It lets you create a highly modifiable low-poly island (yland) of your choice and allows you to place it anywhere in the world – fully reflecting the resources, weather and wildlife of your chosen climate zone."
"You also have full control over your game experience: play alone or with friends; try to live a life on your yland with only a handful of basic survival items or choose to have them all - it's up to you."
Release: TBA (Early Access: Summer 2017)