Post by KostaAndreadis @ 05:31pm 15/06/16 | 0 Comments
After a successful debut last year AMD and PC Gamer teamed up again to put on a PC gaming show for E3. With the debut gameplay trailer for Dawn of War III, plus new looks at LawBreakers, and updates on PC favourites like Ark: Survival Evolved and Killing Floor these are all the highlights from the PC Gaming Show.
Kicking off the show developers Relic Entertainment took the stage to showcase the first look at gameplay for Dawn of War III. With a new look that is somewhere between Dawn of War II and a popular MOBA like DOTA 2, it certainly looks different. But with Relic at the helm, we're going to chalk this one up as 'we're cautiously optimistic'.
Next up the incredibly popular Ark: Survival Evolved took center stage with developers going over some of the updates coming to the game. Stuff like the ability to play as various animals, and a new location called 'Redwood' that with the addition of tree houses to build looks a bit like the forest moon of Endor. The update will also introduce the largest dinosaur ever seen in the game. Which is a big call.
In relation to other E3 conferences the PC Gaming Show is a more laid back affair with plenty of time given to showcase a number of great looking indie titles and popular community driven games. From a look at new siege gameplay in Mount and Blade 2 to the weirdness of Giant Cop and new content coming to Killing Floor 2.
And with AMD showcasing its new line-up of videocards that will focus on providing mainstream high-end VR experiences there was also a few VR suprises. Including Serious Sam VR.
And the debut of the VR-designed Killing Floor: Incursion.
The show was also chock full of great trailers, including one for Obsidian Entertainment's follow-up to the excellent Pillars of Eternity, called Tyranny. For those that are unaware, in this new cRPG, players will take part in a story where the bad guys won and all hell has broken loose. And with a focus on rich layered storytelling, players will not only juggle relationships but also decide on how bad they want to go.
And it wouldn't be a PC Gaming Show if we didn't get to see a bunch of fantastic looking sci-fi games. Which, we did. Turing test, which looks like a cross between Portal and that movie that takes place on a spaceship, features a great look and art style.
On the ambitoious No Man's Sky end of the spectrum is Dual Universe a "a single-shard sci-fi MMO with a fully editable world and simulated economy". Now, that probably won't make much sense, nor will the below video. But it looks impressive.
The follow up to the popular Chivalry takes the intense and brutal combat of that game to a bright and colourful world full of mages and wizards. While still retaining the brutal, engaging, and intense combat or Chivalry. At the PC Gaming Show we got an extended look at a multiplayer battle in the very cool Mirage: Arkane Warfare.
With the announcement that Halo Wars 2 would be getting a simultaneous Windows 10 release as part of the Xbox Play Anywhere program, Halo developers 343 Industries was on hand to showcase classic RTS style gameplay set in the world of Halo.
In terms of big, giant, huge AAA games that people are looking forward to they don't get much bigger than Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and at the PC Gamihng Show we got the first look at the game running on PC hardware. Needless to say it looks amazing, and we can't wait until the game comes out in August.
With the show going for close to two hours, plenty more was shown. And you can watch the entire thing below.