The day before E3 2017, in the heart of Los Angeles The PC Gaming Show, sponsored by Intel kicked off with a press conference from Intel were they went over what they have planned for the world of gaming. The i7X and the i9X stole the show. Showing off the power of the new line of CPU’s, it was clear Intel is taking gaming, seriously.
On this track, Intel and ESL announced at the PC Gaming Show the Grand Slam, and will be offering a $1 million bonus team prize for the first team to win four of the last ten Counter Strike: GO competitions hosted by ESL and Dreamhack.
Things do not end there though, Lone Echo and Echo Arena from Ready at Dawn to launch on June 20, 2017. Thanks to Intel, Echo Arena will be free on Oculus for a limited time.
When the PC Games Show proper got under way, Firaxis and 2K start the show off with a show of the new expansion for XCOM 2: War of the Chosen. It will bring new enemies, along with new soldiers and systems that expand on the core XCOM 2 formula. The Chosen, will be fought over the course of the game, and will evolve as you play through the game. XCOM 2: War of the Chosen is slated to release on August 29, on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
Creative Assembly announced that Total War: Warhammer 2 will launch on PC via Steam on September 28, 2017. It was also revealed that after launch, there will be a free update that will combine the Total War: Warhammer and Total War Warhammer 2 maps together.
Things did not stop there though, Cygames released a trailer for Wonderland Dreams for Shadowverse and it was announced that it would be launching on June 29, 2017.
Player Unknown took the stage to talk about the new features coming to the game. The new climbing mechanic was shown odd, along with the dynamic weather, further to expand on the popular game and bringing the game closer to a final release. They also teased the potential of modding down the line, along with two new maps coming to the game in the near future.
Killing Floor 2 will be getting a new seasonal event known as the Summer Sideshow, complete with limited time costumes and new monstrosities to contend with. The event will last for one month and will introduce two new weapons and the addition of a weekly challenge mode. This event goes live tomorrow (June 13,) kicking off a free week of Killing Floor 2 on Steam.
Tim Soret, lead developer on the upcoming The Last Night, took to the stage and issued a brief apology for his role in the GamerGate controversy and for vitriolic comments previously shared via social media.
Bohemia Interactive unveiled its stylish new sandbox game, Ylands, an abbreviation of “Your Lands.” This visually arresting game seems to be focused on giving players the tools they need to make their ideal experience. Existing maps can be modified, or players can make their own maps from scratch. From car races to treasure hunts to sword fights, this game looks like it’ll have something for everybody. The game will be hitting Early Access this year.
The developers of Don’t Starve unveiled a new RPG – Grift Lands. This game will feature what looks to be turn-based combat and is rendered with some lush, distinct 2D animation. It has a tentative release window of late 2017 to early 2018.
Lawbreakers is opening up a beta on June 30 during the Rise Up PC Beta Event. A release date was also finally announced – the game will hit PS4 and PC on August 8.
Chucklefish Studios, the developers behind runaway hit Stardew Valley, unveiled their new tactical SRPG WarGroove. The gameplay is heavily influenced by the classic Fire Emblem and Advance Wars franchise, and offers multiplayer with custom maps.