Every game at E3 2018 and its PC outlook

Here’s what we’ve seen so far, and whether you’ll get to play them on PC.

It can be tough to keep up with all the reveals and new footage out of E3, so every year we put together a list of every game revealed or shown—even the ones that definitely aren’t going to be on PC, because it’s nice to know what might be influencing PC game designers in the coming years.

We’ll be updating this list after each E3 press conference, including the latest trailers and our estimation of every game’s PC release likelihood. Check back all week as we add new games.

The Elder Scrolls 6

Coming to PC? It has to be, right?
When’s it out? Unknown

We knew Bethesda was kicking around a new Elder Scrolls, but it’s nice to have it properly confirmed with a teaser, isn’t it? They did just that at the Bethesda E3 Showcase. Behold: A mountain!

Starfield

Coming to PC? In all likelihood, yes
When’s it out? Not sure

The long-rumored Bethesda space RPG has finally been announced. As with The Elder Scrolls 6, we didn’t get much—just a brief teaser. We do know that it’ll be a singleplayer game. And as Todd Howard mentioned, it’s Bethesda’s first wholly original game in 25 years. “Starfield is a game that we have spent years thinking about and working on,” he said, “something we feel uniquely positioned to pull off and that we’re incredibly excited about.”

Fallout 76

Coming to PC? Yep
When’s it out? November 14, 2018

We’ve finally seen Fallout 76 in action, and now know that it’s an online-only survival game set in West Virginia. Base-building makes a grand return, and you’ll be able to pick up whatever you plop down and move it wherever you like. A world four times bigger than Fallout 4’s is home to new creatures based on local folklore. We’ll be able to play a beta soon, we think, because Fallout 76 is only a few months away from release.

Doom Eternal

Coming to PC? It has to
When’s it out? Not sure

The sequel to the excellent Doom reboot has been confirmed, but that’s just about all we know. The Doom Slayer is going to be even more powerful, and they’ll need to be against a purported twice as many demons. Also, the Cacodemons have arms now. What the hell. We’ll find out more about Doom Eternal at QuakeCon in Dallas this August.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Coming to PC? Most likely
When’s it out? 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a spin-off and sequel to Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, but it’s set much later in Nazi-controlled 1980s Paris. Even more interesting is that it stars B.J. Blazkowicz’s twin daughters. Even more interesting yet is that it’s a co-op game. We’ll get to play it in 2019.

Cyberpunk 2077

Coming to PC? Hell yes
When’s it out? TBA

We finally got out first look at CD Projekt RED’s Cyberpunk 2077 at the Microsoft conference. It was a scene-setting trailer that showcased the tone of the world. We have no idea how explorable that massive city is yet, but it’s an exciting glimpse of the vibrant cyberpunk future CDPR are angling for.

Just Cause 4

Coming to PC? Of course
When’s it out? December 4

We had an inkling Just Cause 4 was in the works, what with two leaks ahead of the actual announcement. After the third game felt a little too similar to the second, though, the fourth one needed a bit of a refresh, and it looks like that’s coming in the form of elaborate weather effects.

Halo Infinite

Coming to PC? Yes
When’s it out? Unknown

Halo is finally coming back to PC after years away, although the trailer doesn’t give too much away. It’s really more of an engine demo than anything, but the description on YouTube does at least confirm it’s coming to Windows 10, whatever it is.

Gears Tactics

Coming to PC? Yes
When’s it out? 2019

Expect massive boss battles, tactical gameplay and a customisable squad in this unexpected PC-only Gears prequel. It’s set 12 years before the first game, for those of you deep into the grimy, large-armed lore of the Gears series. It’s being made by the team at Splash Damage, a frequent collaborator on the series.

Battletoads

Coming to PC? Probably
When’s it out? 2019

Ancient Rare series Battletoads is returning in a new form, though there’s not loads to say about it right now. It’s a partnership with DLaLa studios, and while it wasn’t specifically mentioned for PC, Microsoft’s current policy is to release everything on Windows 10 too.

Dying Light 2

Coming to PC? Yes
When’s it out? TBA

Excitingly, Dying Light 2 was introduced to the world by writer and designer Chris Avellone, who’s working with developer Techland on creating a story where your decisions will have effects on the world around you. Expect everything in this sequel to get far scarier at night, obviously.

Kingdom Hearts 3

Coming to PC? No
When’s it out? January 2019, on consoles

The Disney/Square Enix mash-up debuted some Frozen footage that its fans will no doubt love, but as ever, the series shows no signs of making the leap to PC.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Coming to PC? Yes
When’s it out? 2019

Published by Activision, surprisingly, the next From Software release will be a third-person action game directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki. The debut trailer is surprisingly heavy on story, but Souls fans will find some of the combat elements at least superficially familiar. Since we have a lot of Souls and Bloodborne obsessives on-team, this is easily one of the show’s highlights so far.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Coming to PC? Yes
When’s it out? September 14

We knew Shadow of the Tomb Raider was coming for a while now, but E3 brought us the first look at the game in action. It’s been billed as the final part of Lara’s origin trilogy, and, well, it sure looks like a Tomb Raider game.

The Division 2

Coming to PC? Yes
When’s it out? March 15, 2019

The Division 2 made a pretty big splash at the Xbox conference, with an extended demo that showed off its new Washington DC environment, more open level design and new gear. It offers a nice contrast to the snowy streets of New York seen in the first game.

Forza Horizon 4

Coming to PC? Yep
When’s it out? October 2, 2018

While we were pretty certain the UK has only one default weather type, grey skies with light rain, Forza Horizon 4 aims to prove us wrong with a British setting that’ll constantly change seasons. You can collect over 450 cars in this one.

Devil May Cry 5

Coming to PC? Yes
When’s it out? Spring 2019

Devil May Cry returns in its original, Capcom-made format with this sequel, which will arrive over a decade after DMC4. It features three playable characters, including Nero and seemingly Dante, and looks faithful to the challenging hack-and-slash entries of old. Oh, they’ve scanned all the clothing into the game, if high fidelity jackets are your sort of thing.

Gears of War 5

Coming to PC? Yes
When’s it out? 2019

The newest Gears of War entry made a surprisingly low-key debut at the Xbox conference. That is, until about 50 seconds into this trailer, when the action starts and a squidgy enemy gets knifed in the head. You’ll star as Gears 4 character Kait in this one. Like the last entry, it’s coming to PC.

Metro Exodus

Coming to PC? Yes
When’s it out? February 22, 2019

The more outdoors-y third entry in the Metro series looks technologically impressive, as ever, but the real highlight of its E3 trailer is getting to see more exterior environments. It looks closer to a Stalker-style experience than the series has offered up in the past. Plus, we now know it’s out early next year.

Jump Force

Coming to PC? Yes
When’s it out? 2019

Since we don’t have a Smash Bros equivalent on PC, we’ll take any license mash-up fighter we can find. In this case, it’s a Shonen Jump beat-’em-up, with characters from Death Note, Dragonball Z, One Piece and more in the mix. For the manga/anime fan in your life, it’s a gift.

Anthem

Coming to PC? Yep
When’s it out? February 22, 2019

At EA Play we got to see more gameplay and a cinematic of Anthem. It’s very much a co-op shooter with live elements, with the ability to fly and go underwater. BioWare made a point of letting everyone know that there won’t be any lootboxes, though there will be microtransactions for cosmetics. There won’t be any romances either, sadly, but the game will be out on February 22.

Battlefield 5

Coming to PC? Yep
When’s it out? October 11 (with Origin Access)

As usual, Battlefield 5 was announced a little before E3, and we got the big reveal at EA Play. For more footage of the game in action, check out this Nvidia gameplay. Unsurprisingly, there will be a battle royale mode, to be revealed later this year.

Jedi: Fallen Order

Coming to PC? Almost certainly
When’s it out: Late 2019

Respawn Entertainment’s Vince Zampella cheerily announced a new singleplayer Star Wars game at the EA conference. It is set between Episodes III and IV, in a time when the Jedi are being hunted down across the galaxy. There’s literally nothing in the way of screens or videos yet, but this could be awesome.

Unravel 2

Coming to PC? Yep
When’s it out? Now!!?!

Unravel 2 was straight-up released in the middle of the EA conference this year. Yarny is back, but now he has a pal that you can control in drop-in co-op sessions. Unless you want to play co-op online, anyway. Check out the reveal and launch trailer.

FIFA 19

Coming to PC? Yep
When’s it out? September 28

EA has wrestled the UEFA Champions League license back from PES, and it’s going to feature in pretty much every mode in the game. The so-far excellent story mode is coming back too, starring Alex Hunter. Details on FIFA Ultimate Team are coming later in the year.

Sea of Solitude

Coming to PC? Yes.
When’s it out? Early 2019

This very pretty indie adventure was announced at the EA E3 conference with a trailer and some sad music. It’s set in a world where humans turn into monsters if they get too lonely.

Madden 19

Coming to PC? Yes, remarkably.
When’s it out?
 August 10

EA’s excellent American Football series is coming back to PC after a long, long hiatus. “Real player motion” is this year’s incremental update, but for PC players the whole package will seem new and shiny because the last PC Madden game came out TEN YEARS AGO.

Command & Conquer: Rivals

Coming to PC? No, mobile only.
When’s it out? August 10

The next C&C game will be a competitive 1v1 mobile game, which is obviously a bit disappointing, but hey it might be fun? The gulf between the cinematic and the in-game action is hilarious at least. And Kane looks like a guy running his own craft beer bar these days.

NBA Live 19

Coming to PC? Nope
When’s it out? September 7

Hey, you can’t win them all. While Madden is making its way to PC for the first time in years, we’re not getting so lucky with NBA Live. But hey, we had FIFA make a proper re-entry on PC in 2016, and with Madden coming this year, you’ve got to hope EA is planning on making all its sports games available on PC eventually.

By PC Gamer

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