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What are the best upcoming games to keep an eye on this year and the next? Hope, anticipation, agony, and elation – it is the endless cycle of emotions we go through during the annual PC release schedule.

Related: the latest games released on PC.

Year in, year out, games – via Steam and otherwise – are produced in such varying degrees of quality that no game is destined for certain success. Masterpieces are released alongside utter disasters, franchises are born while others dwindle and occasionally – so very occasionally – a game actually lives up to our expectations.

 

Upcoming PC games Q2 2018

 

BATTLETECH

Battletech

BATTLETECH is back(letech), meaning we get to watch giant mechs beat each other up all over again. Created by notable Kickstarter success story Harebrained Schemes, of Shadowrun fame, it is progressing at speed with regular updates.

BATTLETECH release date: April 24, 2018

 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered

upcoming pc games Modern Warfare 2

Most FPS fans will have fond memories of killstreaks, assiduously maintaining kill/death ratios, and blasting away noob campers in seminal shooter, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. These fans will undoubtedly be shocked to learnt that, according to trusted source, CharlieINTEL, that its 2018-bound remaster will not include multiplayer. The story is still strong and it will cost a reduced $25 in relation to the $40 price of the the original game’s remaster, at least.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered release date: April 30, 2018.

 

Crackdown 3

Crackdown 3

How do you make explosions even more explosive? Get the cloud to compute them. That is the plan for Crackdown 3, the years-late sequel to one of the Xbox’s most popular games.

Crackdown 3 release date: Spring 2018

 

A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia

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Total War Sagas are spin-off series of the main Creative Assembly titles that focus on “flashpoint” moments in history, the first of which being Thrones of Britannia. 

In this first Total War Saga, it is the year 878, and the Vikings have established themselves on the British mainland, but the native kings are yet to be overthrown. For Total War and fans of strategy games generally, this is an upcoming PC game to watch out for.

A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia release date: May 3, 2018

 

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire

Pillars of Eternity

Obsidian have been working on Pillars 2 since at least early 2016 and we know it will be an entirely different section of this nostalgic world, featuring fresh characters and a different plot. There will also be ship combat and a nuanced romance system to keep you busy.

Pillars of Eternity 2 release date: May 8, 2018

 

State of Decay 2

State of Decay 2

The definition of a cult indie hit, State of Decay was a lot of great ideas that were well implemented and not locked in early access for a thousand years. It did well too, managing to garner quite the gaggle of fans that appreciated a group zombie survival where things actually worked. The sequel wants to do all that better and it could be one of the surprise hits of the year.

State of Decay 2 release date: May 22, 2018

 

Dark Souls Remastered

upcoming games dark souls remastered

When Dark Souls first landed on PC in 2016 it was not in the best of states. With technical issues and resolution problems and much more, it took third-party patches to get the game running well. Now, thankfully, a new team is handling a remastered version  of the notoriously challenging action-RPG.

Rumours have it that Dark Souls Remastered will come packing the excellent Artorias of the Abyss DLC with an “improved frame rate and resolution from the original.” If this means 60fps, it seems PC fans will finally get the port that this special game deserves. Prepare to die all over again.

Dark Souls Remastered release date: May 25, 2018

 

Vampyr

Vampyr Combat

The first game for feels-central developer Dontnod to release after Life is Strange is, obviously, about consuming the flesh of the living for sustenance. Vampyr casts you as a recently-vampirised doctor in 1918, just as Spanish Flu is really starting to mess Europe up. London is the setting, dark is the tone, and surviving is the plan, while trying not to destroy all sense of civilisation in Britain’s capital. Good luck.

Vampyr release date: June 5, 2018

 

The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset

upcoming pc games The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset

The next expansion to The Elder Scrolls Online will take us to the home of the high elves: Summerset Isle. Much more picturesque than the south west England county, this latest update to Zenimax’s MMO will be the biggest new zone yet - even larger than last year’s Vvardenfell jaunt. With the chance to join the mages of the Psijic Order and learn new combat skills and abilities, we are itching to get return to the setting of 1994’s The Elder Scrolls: Arena.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset release date: June 5, 2018

 

Jurassic World Evolution

upcoming games jurassic world evolution

We have been watching human beings make mistakes with dinosaurs and theme parks since 1993, but now we get to make them ourselves with Jurassic World Evolution. Presumably, considering the summer release date, there is going to be some sort of tie-in with the Jurassic World film sequel, but Evolution looks to partly be a theme park sim in a similar vein to Planet Coaster. It looks like you can create your own attractions and organise your own park before it inevitably gets destroyed.

Jurassic World Evolution release date: June 12, 2018

 

Steel Rats

upcoming games steel rats

Steel Rats is a bike adventure game that blends Trials with Inside, which would be excellent if we were any good at it. This really is not a game for casuals: messing around on your Harley Davidson-esque motorbike in this dark, dieselpunk world feels like actually learning to ride. 

From the developers behind Urban Trial Freestyle, Steel Rats allows you to choose one of four greaser gang characters to save the industrial Coastal City from an invasion of dastardly robots. The Blade Runner and Tron influences are clear throughout; Steel Rats promises to be a treat.

Steel Rats release date: Summer 2018

 

The Crew 2

Cars! But not just cars. That is the concept of The Crew 2: it adds biplanes and boats to the formula, along with the usual massive collection of cars and other road-based vehicles. You can even switch between them on the fly, weirdly.

The Crew 2 release date: Mid 2018

 

Upcoming PC games Q3 2018

 

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy

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Good news: PlayStation’s icon marsupial Crash Bandicoot will be rolling and jumping his way onto PC. The bad news? This remastered trilogy including Crash Bandicoot, Cortex Strikes Back, and Warped is damn hard. On the plus side, we will be getting all the players PS4 players enjoyed, with luscious 4K-o-vision to sweeten the platforming deal.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy release date: July 10, 2018.

 

The Banner Saga 3

upcoming pc games the banner saga 3

For fans of turn-based RPGs that appreciate an attractive, hand-drawn art-style with their role-playing, we come bearing good news: The Banner Saga is back with a third game. Unfortunately, there is also bad news: this will be the last in the series.

A character we know about is Varl loyalist Fasolt. We find him in something of a quandary, weighing up whether to help or hinder humanity as the end of the world looms.

The Banner Saga 3 release date: July 24, 2018

 

Dragon Quest 11

upcoming pc games dragon quest 11

For the first time we will be getting a numbered entry of the Dragon Quest series on PC. Like many in the series before it, Dragon Quest XI tells a standalone story about a reincarnated hero on the run from a massive army. With a diverse cast of characters, large world, and plenty of quests with which to test out your JRPG, turn-based combat skills, Dragon Quest XI will have around 100 hours of role-playing goodness.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age release date: September 4, 2018

 

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

upcoming pc games shadow of the tomb raider

All we have to go on with Shadow of the Tomb Raider are leaks, but there are quote a few of them: we have seen what appears to be a teaser trailer, release date, setting, and title. A Mayan or Aztec locations seems to be where we are headed next in the third entry to this rebooted trilogy.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider release date: September 14, 2018

 

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner - Mars

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner - Mars upcoming pc games

In case you missed Konami’s adored hack-and-slash and third-person shooter mash-up when it initially launched on PS2 in 2003, Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner is coming to PC in 2018.

It is 2174 and your job is to take down the evil BAHRAM military organisation, who are suppressing society across Earth and Mars, with the help of a powerful mech called Jehuty. The enhanced edition adds 4K and VR support to the sci-fi action game, so it should not look too shabby for a 15-year-old console game.

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner - Mars: September 2018

 

Monster Hunter: World

upcoming pc games Monster Hunter: World

The PC is getting a Monster Hunter game with all the bells and whistles you could hope for, just without the release date. The PC version will appear at an unspecified date in Autumn, around half a year after the console launch. That extra time better pay off.

Monster Hunter release date: Autumn 2018

 

Skull & Bones

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Black Flag and For Honor meet for PvP boating, pirating, and cannoning. With a very familiar UI and control mechanism for anyone that played Assassin's Creed’s seabound entry to the series, it has got some strange scoring mechanisms and is not just about wiping out the enemy team. 

Skull & Bones release date: Fall 2018

 

Upcoming PC games Q4 2018

 

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

upcoming pc games call of duty black ops 4

It is Treyarch’s turn to get boots on the ground with the Call of Duty license this year. It will be a continuation of the Black Ops series and we are very much hoping for a typically excellent zombie mode and tight, engaging multiplayer.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 release date: October 12, 2018

 

Ashes of Creation

The latest in the long line of Kickstarter MMOs, but Ashes of Creation is one that has inspired enough people to blow past its $750,000 asking price, reaching beyond the $3.2 million mark. The wait is already starting to feel long.

Ashes of Creation release date: December, 2018

 

Phoenix Point

Phoenix Point Julian Gollop David Kaye X-Com Funded fig.co

The next game from original X-Com creator Julian Gollop looks, well, quite a lot like X-Com. It's closest to Terror from the Deep in aesthetic and plays like a more complex version of his classic. If you're well into the resurgence of turn-based strategy and tactics games, you should be excited. And ready to wait...

Phoenix Point release date: December 2018

 

Anno 1800

upcoming pc games Anno 1800

We are excited to have a go at some more city builder goodness with Anno 1800. This Victorian-flavoured entry is a welcome change after the futuristic outing we enjoyed with Anno 2205. Expect lots of ships, smog, and vintage dresses.

Anno 1800 release date: Winter 2018 

 

Upcoming PC games TBC 2018

 

BioMutant

upcoming pc games biomutant

BioMutant came from pretty much nowhere, but its vibrant and mysterious world revealed in its initial trailer has made us embrace it with open arms. So far, we’ve seen some typical RPG fare and character creation screens, but we do also know BioMutant has a karma system and a variety of attractive worlds from arid deserts to snowy mountaintops.

BioMutant release date: TBC 2018

 

Xenonauts 2

Xenonauts 2 aliens

XCOM’s indie cousin takes a lot from the original games – differentiating it from the smaller squad sizes of the modern-day efforts. Xenonauts 2 was announced with a splash page in 2016, and work has been done on it quietly ever since. But builds are now readily available from the official site and to prove it's at a seriously playable point.

Xenonauts 2 release date: TBC 2018

 

Artifact

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Valve have another game coming out - which, being made by Valve, means it’s certain to be excellent. Revealed at The International, Artifact is a digital card game set in the Dota 2 universe. You play across three boards with each player taking control of five heroes, playing them down lanes with spawning creeps. Heroes, cards, and spells will be repurposed for this collectible card game - obviously, we are very excited.

Artifact release date: TBC 2018

 

Untitled Goose Game

upcoming pc games Untitled Goose Game

Developers House House are known for their zany titles, such as the curious wrestling game Push Me Pull You. Next from them is a game about a sociopathic goose. This untitled goose game appears to be built around two interactions: honking, and grasping things with your beak. It is certainly, er, something.

Untitled Goose Game release date: TBC 2018

 

The Walking Dead: The Final Season

upcoming pc games the walking dead the final season

It feels like only yesterday that we stumbled upon the small, terrified Clementine, hidden away in her suburban home as the zombie apocalypse swept society away. In 2012, as Lee, it was our job to protect Clem, but now, in 2018, she is a fully-grown, experienced survivor looking out for the diminutive AJ as Telltale’s The Walking Dead comes to a close. Featuring the return of Gary Whitta on writing duties, expect blood, sweat, and an ocean of tears for The Walking Dead: The Final Season.

The Walking Dead: The Final Season release date: TBC 2018

 

Project Hospital

upcoming games Project Hospital

Remember Theme Hospital? Developer Oxymoron Games does, too. In fact, they are pretty brazen about their version, Project Hospital, and how similar it is to its inspiration. Oxymoron Games claim that it will “cure your nostalgia.”

But you will not just be running a hospital: this upcoming PC game will charge you with building your own medical empire. Since you will be juggling the needs of patients and the power supply of our hospitals, we admire your commitment to the Hippocratic Oath.

Project Hospital release date: TBC 2018

 

Darksiders 3

Fury

Via the original team (who have since made the rather good VR Souls-like Chronos) and continuing the story, Darksiders 3 features the whip-wielding witch you see above, Fury. It appears to have all the stylised monster-slaying you are used to from elsewhere.

Darksiders 3 release date: TBC 2018

 

Super Meat Boy Forever

upcoming pc games Super Meat Boy Forever

While Super Meat Boy Forever is to debut on Switch, we have been promised a PC version. The name refers to the fact that each stage can be played endlessly, but will get harder with each visit. The bright, precisely-designed levels return from the original as you aim to rescue your loved one. This time, though, you play as Nugget, the child of Meat Boy and Bandage Girl.

Super Meat Boy Forever release date: TBC 2018

 

Left Alive

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Metal Gear character designer Yoji Shinkawa, Armoured Core director Toshifumi Nabeshima, and Mobile Suit Gundam mech designer Takayuki Yanase are the esteemed names attached to Square Enix’s forthcoming survival action shooter, Left Alive.

It is set in the same universe as the Front Mission games and takes place in version of the 21st century where most of the world powers have been consolidated into supranational blocs, which are inevitably at war with one another. You switch between three characters, each of whom is alone and fighting for their survival in an unknown war-ravaged city. There are gathering and crafting systems, as well as action and stealth gameplay. It all sounds ace, and the artwork brings all sorts of fuzzy feelings from the glory days of PS1-era Metal Gear back.

Left Alive release date:TBC 2018

 

Insurgency Sandstorm

upcoming games insurgency sandstorm

Sequel to tactical multiplayer FPS Insurgency, Insurgency: Sandstorm looks to take the successful formula a step further: Developer New World Interactive haved ambitions to establish this upcoming PC game as the indie film of military shooters. The chances of that will certainly be helped by the addition of a single-player campaign, where you play as a female insurgent fighter through the Middle East.

Insurgency: Sandstorm release date: TBC 2018

 

Tropico 6

Tropico 6 Statue of Liberty

Tropico 6 is just as dastardly dictatorial as previous entries. This time you can quite literally steal the Statue of Liberty and there are some upgrades to come, too.

Tropico 6 release date: TBC 2018

 

Metro Exodus

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Despite running out of books, Metro is not done. It’s heading outside, for a year-round story – but it isn’t in an open world, instead taking place around several massive, interconnected levels. It was also one of the prettiest games at E3 and has giant zombie bears. Hooray. 

Metro Exodus release date: TBC 2018

 

Griftlands

Griftlands

Klei’s latest is an RPG, and that should be enough to get you excited on its own, but Griftlands is also built on the concept of tradable resources. Klei have basically nailed everything they have ever tried, bringing originality and quality to whatever they touch.

Griftlands release date: TBC 2018

 

Paladins: Battlegrounds 

upcoming pc games Paladins Battlegrounds

Hi-Rez Studios are jumping on the battle royale bandwagon with Paladins: Battlegrounds. If you paid attention to the game in 2017, you will know what to expect from it, more or less. The twist, though, is that instead of an all-against-all setup, this upcoming PC game is built around teams, made up of supports, tanks, fighters, and assassins. Paladins: Battlegrounds, like Epic’s aping of the battle royale format, will be a free update to the main game when it fully releases in 2018.

Paladins: Battlegrounds release date: TBC 2018

 

Shenmue 3

Shenmue 3

Well, it is happening. A massively successful Kickstarter, a presumably large amount of Sony cash and an almost bottomless pile of hype. Delays have disappointed but some will wait however long they need to.

Shenmue 3 release date: TBC 2018

 

Frozen Synapse 2

Upcoming PC games Frozen Synapse 2

After distilling the merits of their turn-based tactical shooter into the purist sports strategy of Frozen Cortex, Mode 7 Games have returned to the Synapse series with a view to expand. The aim is to retain the waypoint system that evokes early Rainbow Six, but move the action outside those familiar office complexes in favour of “open world tactics.” However that manifests itself, it will be a huge departure from the taut, two-player maps of the original Frozen Synapse.

Frozen Synapse 2 release date: TBC 2018

 

Upcoming PC Games 2019 and beyond

 

Anthem

upcoming pc games Anthem

BioWare’s next project is trying to combine their storytelling acumen and beautiful art with the MMO-lite nature of Destiny. It also lets you be Iron Man, so, there’s that.

Anthem release date: Early 2019

 

The Surge 2

upcoming pc games The Surge 2

Plenty of games have imitated the influential Dark Souls since its release in 2011. Labelled ‘Souls-likes’, games like sci-fi action RPG The Surge was one of them, pinching FromSoftware’s diamond-hard difficulty level that rewards players by not holding their hand and trusting their skill and patience.

The Surge was one of the better Souls-likes to emerge and we are pleased to see the game’s dynamic limb-targeting system return in The Surge 2. Deck 13 claim that the sequel will “expand greatly upon the formula” with more ambition and scale featuring in a brand new environment, “a sprawling, devastated city.” 

The Surge 2 release date: TBC 2019

 

Guacamelee 2

upcoming games Guacamelee 2

Guacamelee was an excellent Metroidvania wrassle ‘em up, and the platforming sequel is chokeslamming its way onto PC. In Guacamelee 2, the original game’s famous chicken returns, but is complimented by a four-player co-op mode.

Guacamelee 2 release date: “soon-ish”

 

Spelunky 2

upcoming games Spelunky 2

Paris Games Week 2017 gave us plenty of goodies, but Spelunky 2 is up there with the biggest announcements. Expect more, well, spelunking and randomly-generated levels in this challenging indie game sequel as the now older platforming protagonist has been replaced by his daughter - and her beloved pug, Monty.

Spelunky 2 release date: TBC 

 

Unreal Tournament

Unreal Tournament

Unreal Tournament has been in open development since its earliest stages. As in, since they were still developing weapon models, deciding on movement mechanics, the very groundwork of the game. It is going to be free and supported by cosmetic microtransactions. They are still calling it pre-alpha so who knows when it will be out.

Unreal Tournament release date: TBC

 

Werewolf: The Apocalypse

Werewolf: The Apocalypse release date

In Werewolf, chances are you will be tearing stuff up at a high rate. It is to be the first WOD game since Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, so a heavy weight is on it to be proper good.

Werewolf: The Apocalypse release date: TBC

 

Age of Empires 4

upcoming pc games age of empires 4

Age of Empires 4 is being developed by Relic Entertainment - the team behind Dawn of War and Company of Heroes. It was also revealed at Gamescom 2017 that us lucky folk would be receiving definitive editions of Age of Empires 2 and 3.

Age of Empires 4 release date: TBC

 

Morphies Law

upcoming pc games Morphies Law

Morphies Law is a bizarrely engaging “robot morphology-driven” shooter. In other words, shooting an opponent means you steal some of their body mass. Precisely where you target on your opponent’s anatomy matters, too: if you are a sniper and you keep nailing those headshots your own head will grow, and if you keep shooting people in the legs, your own grow longer. 

This impacts how you interact with and navigate the environment. For instance, your extended legs will allow you to jump higher and an increased butt mass enables you to use your posterior as a jetpack. We did say it was bizarre.

Morphies Law release date: TBC

 

World of Warcraft Classic

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Blizzard are finally doing what fans have been badgering them to do for years: World of Warcraft Classic. For this upcoming PC gamewe know that, according to executive producer J. Allen Brack, Blizzard “want to replicate the game experience.” This, obviously, sounds excellent, but we could do without the grind, thanks.

World of Warcraft Classic release date: TBC

 

Dead Island 2

Dead Island 2 steam page

This, apparently, still exists and is making “fantastic progress” at take-over developers Sumo, according to an issue of industry magazine MCV. Exactly how much it will resemble the weird Californian sun-pocalypse we saw on display during the original announcement is anyone's guess.

Dead Island 2 release date: TBC

 

Watch Dogs 3

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From a series of cheeky hints, we had an idea that a third instalment of Ubisoft’s hack-a-thon series is in development. However, it was Sam, Ubisoft’s own gaming assistant, that confirmed that Watch Dogs 3 is a thing. If you ask Sam about the game it says: “Watch Dogs 3 is not finished yet, but from the last early build I tried it’s very solid. The Dev team works wonders! Can’t wait for you to try it!”

Watch Dogs 3 release date: TBC

 

Magic: The Gathering Arena

upcoming games Magic The Gathering Arena

You have probably heard of the famous trading card game Magic: The Gathering. Now Wizards of the Coast are bringing out Magic: The Gathering Arena. Arena is the first game to come from Wizard of the Coast’s in-house studio, Digital Games Studio.

Wizards say that Arena will focus on “fast-paced, exciting, and easy-to-follow” gameplay and that there will be a beta test initially focusing on casual play featuring cards from the card game’s Ixalan release. 

Magic: The Gathering Arena release date: TBC

 

Ascent: Infinite Realm

upcoming games Ascent: Infinite Realms

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a smash hit, turning the notion of battle royale into a genre, and an immensely popular one at that. Now Bluehole are looking to be just as successful in the MMORPG space, with Ascent: Infinite Realm.

This upcoming PC game is a steampunk take on the genre with elaborate, customisable airships doing battle with gargantuan dragons and massive mechs. Its PvP mode sees players do battle between realms, where “factions fight for fame and glory, taking turns to lead offensive and defensive efforts using all kinds of fantastical flying vehicles.” We are in.

Ascent: Infinite Realms release date: TBC

 

The Division 2

upcoming pc games The Division 2

Two years on from the release of The Division, Massive Entertainment are returning with a sequel to one of Ubisoft’s biggest service games this side of Rainbow Six Siege. We cannot wait to get back to betraying our teammates in the Dark Zone all over again.

The Division 2 release date: TBC

 

Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and blade 2 bannerlord

The long-awaited followup to the crowd favourite Mount & Blade, the sequel is promising to be bigger and better in pretty much every way. The developers have focused on two areas so far in reveals: humongous siege battles and making the game moddable. With the latter they are going as far as possible, giving modders as much power as possible to make their game even better.

Mount & Blade 2 release date: TBC

 

Star Citizen

Upcoming PC games Star Citizen

Without a doubt the most wildly ambitious game in a long time, Star Citizen aims to be the ultimate space exploration experience. Taking to the skies in one of numerous ridiculously detailed craft, you will engage in military service, become a reputable trader of goods, live the life of a smuggler, or become a universe-famous race pilot. If it ever gets finished, of course.

Star Citizen release date: TBC

 

Death Stranding

Death Stranding release date

Nobody knows what is going on in Death Stranding. Probably not even Hideo Kojima. We are not even sure it is coming to PC as well as its Sony-funded home, but its footage so far have been as mad as a box of frogs and we cannot wait to see more.

Death Stranding realease date: TBC

 

Life is Strange 2

upcoming pc games life is strange 2

Beyond an extremely short video celebrating incredible sales for the original game, Life is Strange 2 is mostly a mystery. We expect to hear more before the year's out but it's almost certainly a 2018 game at best. Chloe and Max are unlikely to return and you can expect more feels right to the face.

Life is Strange 2 release date: TBC

 

System Shock 3

System Shock 3 release date

The other side of the System Shock development split, System Shock 3 is likely a long, long way off. We know Warren Spector is involved and… that’s about it. Otherside Entertainment are doing the actual production, with Spector now there as studio director – we’re expecting to hear more from them through 2017.

System Shock 3 release date: TBC

 

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

The next game from those guys who made a little thing called The Witcher – you might have heard of it. CD Project RED are a little sick of answering questions about it, it seems, but did get funding for some special city tech recently. Supposedly, it will be out before 2019, but who knows.

Cyberpunk 2077 release date: 2077?

 

Beyond Good & Evil 2

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Yes, it is happening (dot gif) but it is probably a long, long way off. According to creator Michel Ancel the team are looking for a lot of community input to get it moving. Yes, somehow, we have found a game likely to come out after Cyberpunk 2077. Expect to hear more… at some point.

Beyond Good & Evil 2 release date: Beyond Space And Time, Probably.

These are the upcoming PC games that have got us most excited. Any games on the horizon that have you seriously considering a pre-order? Let us know in the comments.

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2 Years ago

Battleborn's been pushed back to May 3rd, fyi.

...personally I'm most hyped for Dishonored 2 - gonna be sweet! =]

And as for a game not mentioned - I really hope we'll get to see Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord by the end of 2016....

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Billy1234 Avatar
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2 Years ago

Yeah i hope so too!

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samuel.blck Avatar
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1 Year ago

I'm playing the first M and B right now, so good, but the learning curve is kinda messing with me.

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Kinth! Avatar
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2 Years ago

Get Enter The Gungeon on there, it looks incredible.

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Mctittles Avatar
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2 Years ago

My most anticipated game in and long time is "Hover Junkers" and I cannot even remember the last time I was this excited about an upcoming title. Watching their youtube multiplayer battles looks like it will change gaming forever!

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4 Months ago

Why is Death's Stranding still here? Sony backed game will never come to PC.

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amirabd2130 Avatar
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2 Years ago

Forgot about Rise of Tomb Raider & Need for Speed?! :)

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Jordan Forward Avatar
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2 Years ago

Thanks for the suggestions, have added both to the list.

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Billy1234 Avatar
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2 Years ago

Is Stellaris meant for 2016?

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llubtoille Avatar
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2 Years ago

I was a little disappointed to realize the 'snake game' in the title, was actually just an Xcom 2 enemy. Snake-dude looks boss.

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2 Years ago

I actually liked Homefront. Fingers crossed for this one.

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1 Year ago

Maybe not confirmed but I think it's fair to assume a 2017 release window.

TBC 2017 - Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

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Harley Avatar
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1 Year ago

you could mention the ff14 huge expansion too..just sayin

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1 Year ago

Hellblade, anyone?

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Ben Barrett Avatar
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1 Year ago

On the list it goes.

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1 Year ago

So many games and not enough time to play them all. I've been forced to just put game playthroughs on YouTube in the background while I work instead of actually playing games.

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11 Months ago

After the Borderlands 3 (cough cough, sorry I meant "Gearbox Unannounced Title") tech demo back at GDC, my hopes are high for an announcement in the near future (Please be E3) <3

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11 Months ago

Super looking forward to Eitr, as it seems like the one that will release soonest on this list that interests me. I'm just trying to completely forget about CP2077 for now.

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Doubt Shenmue 3 will be out this year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI-DqD0fM3c

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10 Months ago

I'm being honest when I say that none of it gets me truly excited.

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7 Months ago

Please archive and catalog these type of compilation articles (upcoming, best free, best MMO etc.)

They're great and all, but a "Fall 2017" version rather than an update to the most recent iteration would make for a clearer read (especially regarding comments). Linking back to previous iterations of the article would still allow readers to look back on past overviews as well as give a sense of industry accomplishment (and to see how many times Star Citizen gets listed).

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Lord Gorzul Avatar
5
7 Months ago

Tyranny Bastard's Wound, has a release date: 7 September

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SlarKy Avatar
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4 Months ago

Stay away from Wild West Online. It's a scam. For real.

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FREE CATALONIA Avatar
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3 Months ago

Star citizen launch date more like 2028

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The Globfather Avatar
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3 Months ago

Thank you for taking the time to do this stuff. The steam home page is now a mess to get around, and it hurts my head to look at it. I depend on lists like these to figure out what to play now...

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TsunamiWombat Avatar
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1 Month ago

Werewolf: The Apocolypse? Good lord I remember that being vapourware back in the 90's!

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Derakos Zrux Avatar
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1 Month ago

Star Citizen's info is out of date. The community voted in 2014 to not have a scheduled release date and for all future benchmark dates to be soft-deadlines so the team has as much time to work on SC as possible. Our community believes that part of what's wrong with modern AAA games is their obsessive focus on deadlines that may hurt the game when it launches, such as Mass Effect Andromeda and No Man's Sky.

It'd be fine to include that the initial release window was not reached, but please also include that moving and eventually forgoing a hard release date was a community decision made by those that fund the game. Otherwise it feeds the conspiracy theorists that it's just an open-ended scam. Thanks!

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Joeyhavoc Avatar
29
2 Weeks ago

Still using Death Stranding art, ehh?

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ZedClampet Avatar
96
2 Years ago

Mass Effect and Resident Evil 0 could be added. Two I'll definitely be buying so long as ME really comes out this year.

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Fattox Avatar
465
2 Years ago

Woah there. What about Dragon's Dogma? Jan 15th i believe.

Factorio will also be coming to Steam late Feb, but i guess as an Early Access title. I have to give it an honourable mention since i've been addicted to it lately.

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AnAuldWolf Avatar
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1 Year ago

Probably posted in this before. But these articles tend to pop up again, so I'll post again!

I almost clapped when I saw Abzu there. If it's anything as promising as it looks to be, then I'd be very happy. Then again, I was happy with Submerged, which not a lot of people like. I just enjoy mystery, exploration, and less of a focus on violence for the sake of it.

No Man's Sky is kind of on my radar... but mostly not. I really dislike the dull, boring, and entirely uninteresting spaceships. This is a space where you could have your ship be a living squid that you've bonded with that has its own personality and character, and instead of stupid bloody glass cockpits from ancient fighter jets you could have cool telepathic symbiotic HUDs that borrow from more modern things like the HoloLens. It bugs me immensely that few developers realise that they could actually have the starship itself be a character. It would add so much to a game like No Man's Sky.

Battleborn has Nova. I adore Nova. I adored her even more in The Saboteur mission where she's just so hype to be on an away mission with everyone and out of the ship. I think she's getting added to the game, soon, as a giant, bulky bloody robot. A very different vision from the robotic body BioWare decided on for EDI. I'm glad that Battleborn exists, again. It shows me that we can go further than EDI and boring ship designs. Did you notice how insectoid the Battleborn ship is? No? Then you're not very observant! You should go and look at them!

It made me so happy when I saw that Nova's ship design was basically that of a giant bug, it even has legs!

I'm sorry that I fixate on these things, but we seem to have a sexual fetish and an obsession with our own dullness, irrelevance, and how boring we are. Spaceship designs rarely change, they've got flight sticks, glass cockpits, and anachronistic designs which are all about nostalgia. There is next to no creativity in this space. It's like everyone is fighting each other to see who can make the most uninspired spaceship. I expect that whichever video game has spaceships next might continually broadcast an annoyingly monotone person counting the rings of a tree stump. Though even that would be too interesting!

Grump grump grump.

No Man's Sky is really ruined for me by this. I don't know if I'll be able to get past it. It's like... You have an entire Universe, hooray! Now let's go and explore it in the equivalent of a shitty, used Chrysler K-car. That doesn't take the wind out of the sales of grand exploration at all, eh? I keep asking this but when'd we become so xenophobic, technophobic, and soporifically dull? Space sim gamers are the most boring of old men. Lifelong bean counters with not a single interesting story to tell.

And it taints the pool for everyone else. You could have interesting spaceship designs that would appeal to younger gamers who're more relevant to the Zeitgeist, but no. Games like this seem almost happy about their own irrelevancy. And that evokes much sadness in me, as I am a creature of romantic wonder. It's what I do. It's my morning bowl of raison d'etre (thanks, Homer).

I remember Earth: Final Conflict back in the '90s had awesome spaceships and cool techno-organic stuff. That was so, so promising. Where'd all that imagination go? I really do miss it, you know?

Please developers. INTERESTING SHIPS THAT TRAVEL SPACE. Thank you.

Yooka-Laylee is so promising. Please don't be a let down. I don't really have a whole lot to say about that other than I loved how spirited that era of gaming was. I miss fun, sassy heroes. That's part of why Battleborn felt like a return to the '90s/early '00s. It was fun, funny, and it wasn't afraid to make you laugh. I want more of that. I really like the humour of it so far, and the mechanics, at least from what I've seen. I have hopes.

TACOMA? This elicited an 'OH MY GOD, a space game that actually has bits of genuine, honest to goodness futuristic stuff in it, rather than looking like a chrome-plated barn in space' from me. So I have the cautious hopes for this, too. I did enjoy Gone Home, though. It was a lovely explorative experience.

And that's about that, then.

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BreakLegosaurus Avatar
151
6 Months ago

Might wanna push Star Citizen to the 2020 list of up coming games :)

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Joeyhavoc Avatar
29
2 Weeks ago

At this point I'd say 2025 is more realistic.

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jammer1 Avatar
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1 Month ago

The game is not going to ever come out he already has your money and you can do nothing about it! Which is why I am playing Elite Dangerous Horizons!

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Derakos Zrux Avatar
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1 Month ago

Star Citizen has been regularly releasing updates and patches since it's inception. It is many times bigger than it was and will continue to grow. What those outside the community don't know, partially because it's not a snappy headline for media to report on, is that the community voted in 2014 to forgo a hard release date since we see that as a problem with modern games, like ME: Andromeda and No Man's Sky, both games that were forced to launch before they were finished and suffered because of it.

SC may not come out for a decade for all we know. But when it is done it'll be exactly what those who funded it wanted it to be. No cutting corners to please developers and stock-holders.

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MaliceAlyce Avatar
98
2 Years ago

Only one I'm excited to play is Dark Souls, the rest are meh imo.

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Fayde Avatar
22
2 Years ago

Dishonored 2 is up there too but I agree with you on the rest.

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MaliceAlyce Avatar
98
2 Years ago

I'm probably one of the few that didn't like Dishonoured. One game that's not in this list I'm really keen for is Lost Ark Online, but that could be a while

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Fattox Avatar
465
2 Years ago

Hitman and JC3 for me. Different strokes for different folks? :p

This might be the first DS game i skip out on. Had too many lagstabs to bother getting it unless i can opt-out of the PvP. I'm usually all about PvP in any game that has it, but it felt broken to me in DS1/2. Never tried it while playing DeS, though i expect it was much of the same.

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Lolssi Avatar
395
2 Years ago

Didn't care for Dishonored myself either. It was supposed to be game that I like even though I don't really care about steampunk. Combat was fun but to get the good ending had to sneak most of the time and that got bit boring.

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