E3 2018 PC Gaming Show Recap: Stormland, Maneater, Sable, and All Other Trailers and Reveals
We recap all of the biggest highlights from the PC Gaming Show E3 2018 presentation, including Stormland, Maneater, Sable, The Forgotten City, and more.
Shacknews knows PC gaming, which is why we were standing at full attention during the E3 2018 PC Gaming Show presentation. During the briefing, players were treated to a number of massive reveals for all-new games as well as fresh DLC content, including new trailers for Just Cause 4, Stormland, Maneater, The Forgotten City, Sable, and many others.
Star Control: Origins
Stardock's director of production Patrick Shaw was on hand to discuss the latest details of the action RPG Star Control: Origins, which lets you visit thousands of different, unique planets in the galaxy.
Coffee Stain studios took the stage during the PC Gaming conference at E3 2018 to talk about their newest game Satisfactory. Satisfactory is clearly influenced by recent simulation and building games, and has a pretty strong multiplayer component. If you missed the alpha earlier in the year, head over to the game's official site to register for the next alpha.
Mavericks: Proving Grounds
In 2018, every game seems to be a battle royale experience or an established franchise that is adding a comparable mode. Mavericks: Proving Grounds hopes to stand out from the crowd by offering a large map and seemingly insane player counts. The developers promise that up to 1000 players can compete in its take on the battle royale genre.
The Forgotten City
The Forgotten City mod came to be one of the most popular mods ever created for Skyrim, garnering over 1.6 million downloads and even earning a screenwriting award from the Australian Writer's Guild. Though the new standalone game is based around Skyrim, developer Modern Storyteller has crafted it as its own sort of adventure based around the Unreal Engine. Within, players will be able explore ancient Roman ruins and make use of mechanics like wall climbing that can't be found in Bethesda's RPG.
The Sinking City
At this year's PC Gaming Show, The Sinking City developer Frogwares Game Development Studio rolled out a gameplay trailer for their new Lovecraftian-influenced title.
Warframe: The Sacrifice
The Sacrifice is Warframes latest DLC, and will have players going toe-to-toe with the vengeful Umbra. The DLC is free to all and will become available after completing The Second Dream, The War Within, Chains of Harrow and the Apostasy Prologue.
Jurassic World: Evolution
Jurassic World: Evolution had a brief showing at the PC Gaming Show, complete with a trailer narrated by everyone's favorite Jurassic Park star, Jeff Goldblum.
Stormland's big hook is a huge open world that's fully explorable in VR. You'll navigate a cloudscape in your robotic body, gaining new abilities by augmenting your body as you fly around the world. That world can change, however, thanks to gameplay elements that Insomniac chief creative officer Chad Dezern revealed at today's conference. One enemy, the Tempest, alters the world in various ways every week, giving you reason to return to areas you've already explored to see what's changed, and how.
Sega: Yakuza, Valkyria Chronicles, Shining Resonance, and More
Sega has plans to port some of Japan’s most popular games to the PC on Valve’s Steam platform. The announcement confirmed that Yakuza O, Yakuza Kiwami, Valkyria Chronicles 4, Shenmue 1 & 2, and Shining Resonance Refrain would all be coming to the PC via Sega.
Killing Floor 2: Treacherous Skies
The Killing Floor 2 crew is bringing the Summer Sideshow back with the Treacherous Skies DLC pack. The latest content will include the usual types circus freaks with a distinct steampunk style as well as new weapons and weapon modifications. The Doomstick four-barrel shotgun is one such weapon, as are the Static Striker gauntlets and new M99 sniper rifle. Players will also note the addition of Mrs. Foster to the available character roster. The Treacherous Skies DLC will be available tomorrow, and PC players will be able to enjoy it for free over the weekend.
Tripwire president John Gibson came on stage to announce that Tripwire has begun publishing games, bringing their own experience to other developers in order to help with everything from marketing and promotion to long-term support. The first title under their new publishing efforts was also revealed: developed by Blindside Games, the game is called Maneater, and it's a shark-based RPG where players assume the role of a powerful aquatic menace.
Fans got a new trailer for Sable, a game that takes the focus off of combat and zooms in on themes of solitude and exploration. The game is being developed by the two-man team of Shedworks, which is composed of Daniel Fineberg and Gregorios Kythreotis. The game sports a beautiful art style inspired by French and Belgian comics, along with Studio Ghibli.
Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season
Developers from Telltale joined PC Gaming Show Sean "Day9" Plott, the show's host, to tease story and gameplay details ahead of Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season's August 14 release date. Fans can pre-order the game now.
Overkill's The Walking Dead
Today, during the PC Gaming Show 2018, we got a look at Overkill's The Walking Dead with a new gameplay trailer as well as a release date: November 6.
Don't Starve: Hamlet
Klei Entertainment’s Don’t Starve became an indie smash hit on Steam several years back thanks to its unique take on the survival genre and its endearing graphical style. The team upped the ante by adding multiplayer to the experience with Don’t Starve Together. Now, the team is preparing a new DLC expansion for owners of Don’t Starve called Hamlet.
Just Cause 4
The latest Just Cause news comes from developer Avalanche, who has taken to the stage at the PC Gaming Show to demonstrate the capabilities of the open-world Apex engine used in upcoming title Just Cause 4. The series' iconic Wingsuit and grapple hooks will make a return in Just Cause 4, but players will note that the development team has basically fine-tuned everything that fans have come to love about the Just Cause formula.
Agent 47 travels to Miami in the newest Hitman 2 trailer, where he's up to no good. He's attending the Innovation Race in Miami as he works to eliminate two targets: Robert and Sierra Knox.
Two Point Hospital
Two Point Hospital, the new hospital management game from Sega, is nearing its official launch and some of the developers took the stage at the PC Gaming Show to give the crowd a quick look at how the business of fixing the sick works. A short snippet of gameplay footage was shown, giving players a sneak peak at some of the hilarious ailments and conditions that patients at the Two Point Hospital suffer from and how the staff handles them.
TinyBuild Games' Rapture Rejects, a charmingly funny take that follows those who are doomed to miss out on eternity in paradise, is entering into an alpha test. The latest trailer shows off what players can expect from the newest version of the Cyanide and Happiness inspired game.
The battle royale genre is hot right now, and for developers to break into the scene, they need to bring something fresh to the table. Luckily, it seems like Hi-Rez Studios has a few ideas. Taking to the stage during the PC Gaming Show at E3 2018, executive producer Rory "Drybear" Newbrough showed off the latest footage of Realm Royale, the team's latest battle royale experience.
This isn't the end of Shacknews' E3 2018 coverage — not by a long shot, so be sure to keep it tuned right here to stay on top of the latest video game news, previews, trailers, reveals, and hands-on impressions from this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo.
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