The 2021 PC Gaming Show showcased a ton of familiar and brand-new upcoming PC games with a couple of surprise announcements throughout.
What Was Announced?
The PC Gaming Show is another in a slew of exciting events that have been happening over the past few days. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t pack a punch when it comes to impressive new releases. With 35+ games showcased throughout, there is bound to be something here for everyone.
For those of you who don’t have the time to watch the whole PC Gaming Show, or those just waking up having missed it last night, we’ve compiled a list of everything featured in the event. Of course, once you’ve read this, you can always go watch the show here. But for now, sit back, relax, and enjoy.
- Naraka Bladepoint received a gameplay trailer that showcased how many people have already playtested the game. They then announced that it will receive an August 12th global launch and that from June 16th to June the 22nd players will be able to partake in the game’s open beta. They also announced a new chainsaw weapon, which will be available in August.
- Humble Games announced their upcoming cartoony dodgeball adventure game, Dodgeball Academia. It will be coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, the Nintendo Switch and PC in 2021
- There was a developer interview with the CEO and Creative Director of Torn Banner Studios, Steve Piggott. He spoke about their recently released game Chivalry 2, and the “mid and massive level content updates” coming post-launch.
- A new multiplayer game centred around food titled Rawmen was announced. The game encourages you to “get rude with food”. It will be coming to Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC
- There was an interview with the Narrative Director of Dying Light 2: Stay Human, Piotr Szymanek. He discussed the backstory to the world and the main character
- It was announced that Esports and Gaming Host Frankie Ward will be in the Humankind closed beta and you can play against her character. You can gain access to the closed beta via twitch drops right now. The full game is coming on August 17th
- A 2D action platformer named They Always Run was announced and will be coming soon
- Orcs Must Die! 3 got announced. Lead Design Director Jerome Jones confirmed that can play co-op, that there will be 2 new campaigns, all-new war scenarios in which you “fight hundreds of orcs”, a new mode called “scramble” and war machines. The game is coming this July 23rd for Steam, Playstation and Xbox
- Vampire The Masquerade: Swansong was announced. Players must “seek out the truth” when it launches for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, the Nintendo Switch and Epic Game Store
- Gigabash, the multiplayer arena brawler “inspired by kaiju and heroes” was announced. It will be coming to PlayStation 4 and PC
- We were treated to a Lemnis Gate trailer and a breakdown of the game’s systems from Game Director James Anderson. It will be launching on August 3rd, with a PC open beta coming in July
- Build your own rockets in Next Space Rebels from Humble Games. It is coming to Xbox, PC and the Nintendo Switch in Fall 2021
- Wartales is a turn-based open-world RPG. It is coming in 2021
- A new game titled Ixion was announced with a dramatic narrative CG trailer. It is coming in 2022
- From the creators of FAR: Lone Sails comes the atmospheric adventure game FAR: Changing Tides. It is coming to Steam, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch
- Manage a kingdom and its people in Lakeburg Legacies
- We got a trailer for the upcoming update for Killing Floor 2 titled Interstellar Insanity. It will be available on June 22nd
- There was an interview with Daeron Katz the Senior Marketing and Community Manager at Piranha Games all about Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries
- Explore the dark and creepy depths of the sea in Silt
- Hello Neighbour 2 is coming to Xbox and Steam in 2021
- We got an interview with Rich Newbold the Game Director at Frontier Developments about Jurassic World: Evolution 2
- New Blood Interactive showcased their 2021 lineup. It included Ultrakill, Fallen Aces, Amid Evil: The Black Labyrinth, Unfortunate Spacemen, Dusk ’82, Kyle is Completely Famous, Faith the Unholy Trinity, Gloomwood and Dusk. There was a very brief interview with New Blood CEO Dave Oshry
- Gabe Newell the Co-Founder and President of Valve Corporation appeared to discuss the upcoming Steam Next Fest
- We were treated to alpha gameplay footage of the action-packed gritty fantasy title Soulstice. It is coming in 2022 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and PC
- Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters was announced with a stunning CG trailer. It is coming in 2022
- We got a gameplay trailer for the upcoming surreal post-apocalyptic FPS title, Pioner
- There was a trailer for EVE Academy
- Lumberhill, the animal herding puzzle game was announced. It involves online co-op as well as PVP. It is available right now on Steam and will be coming to the Nintendo Switch in Q4 2021
- A new procedurally-generated 3D action roguelike titled Arbria was announced. Players can expect “dynamic real-time combat” and must “mutate to become stronger”. It is coming in August 2021
- Tinykin the Pikmin style 3D adventure was announced and is coming in 2022
- We got a gameplay trailer for the upcoming title Chernobylite. It focused on a mission called “The Heist”
- SacriFire, the “modern RPG adventure with a classic twist” was announced for Kickstarter. It blends real-time with turn-based combat
- There was a trailer for the upcoming open-world survival game Icarus. It is coming this August 11th
- The open-world RPG Mecha Jammer was announced and will be coming soon
- The Wandering Village was announced
- Isometric horror RPG Death Trash will be coming to Steam Early Access this August 5th
- Songs of Conquest, a tactical grand campaign with pixel-art graphics is coming in early 2022
- The dice-based narrative game Citizen Sleeper was announced. It is coming in 2022
- Doom-esque FPS, Project Warlock 2, will be coming on June 29th
What Did You Think?
There were certainly some interesting titles announced and showcased at the PC Gaming Show, and some that’s gotten up pretty hyped. With everything from cute and colourful adventure games to gory and gritty first-person shooters, there is bound to be something for everyone. So, what did you think? Were you disappointed? Was there something that really tickled your fancy? Let us know down below.