Every game at E3 2013 and its PC release outlook

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Need for Speed: Rivals

Announced for PC? Yep
Release date November 19, 2013

The twentieth Need for Speed game brings back the cops vs. racers play of last year's NFS: Most Wanted in an open world. According to EA, NFS: Rivals introduces "seamless" multiplayer.

"Paths cross and experiences merge," reads the official site. "Imagine your race and your friend’s pursuit colliding creating a world where no two events will ever feel the same." Imagining... Imagining... Imagining complete. Yep, sounds cool.

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New 'n' Tasty

Announced for PC? Yep
Release date Holiday 2013

It's a "New 'n' Tasty" recreation of 1997's Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, of course.


Announced for PC? Yep
Release date 2013

Red Barrels' Outlast horrified crowds at PAX, and the news at E3 is that it's coming to PS4. But no worries, that shouldn't affect the PC release, which is planned for this summer. Hey, that's right now! Outlast should be on Steam soon, if development is still going as planned.

Payday 2

Announced for PC? Yep
Release date August 13, 2013

[Added June 20, 2013] Payday 2 was playable at the show, and in our maiden heist, Evan Lahti, Cory Banks, and I failed. We were told that heists can be handled with stealth, but, covered with bulky armor, we went in masks on and guns drawn. Pretty soon, the bank was surrounded, hostages were fleeing, and gas was choking us. After our drill popped the safe open, we started shoving cash into our bags, but the SWAT team was already inside the bank. Evan was the only one to make it out.

We'll have more on Payday 2 soon—in the meantime, Sony posted the interview below, and check out our most recent preview.

Peggle 2

Announced for PC? TBA
Release date 2013

The only information we have about Peggle 2 is "PEGGLE 2!" and a mid-air freeze frame that was just missing the freeze frame. We assume PopCap's next ball-and-peg game will come to PC, but we can never be too sure—the PC wasn't listed as a launch platform for Plants vs. Zombies 2. Assuming it's not just iOS and Android, though, here are a few things we'd like to see.

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare

Announced for PC? Yep
Release date "Coming soon"

PopCap's Battlefield parody was announced at E3 for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. It's a four-player co-op shooter—perhaps similar to Dungeon Defenders? We'll see when PopCap releases it "soon." My best guess is early 2014.

Project Spark

Announced for PC? Yep*
Release date TBA

Project Spark is a game-making game—something a bit like Square Enix's GameGlobe—in which players design and sculpt worlds and behaviors to create multiplayer experiences. In the awkward demo below, it's all about fighting goblins, but if Spark's simple scripting is as open as we hope, it could be the start of a great community of tinkerers. It was poorly communicated in the demonstration, but we've heard word from colleagues about such potential.

Spark has been announced for Xbox One and PC...that is, *Windows 8 PCs. The requirement is a bit frustrating, but at least it'll be free-to-play.

Quantum Break

Announced for PC? Nope
Release date TBA

Remedy's Xbox One exclusive was announced back at Microsoft's first Xbone reveal conference. We got a new trailer at E3, and more talk of its tie-in TV show, but no word on PC support. That's not a surprise. Given that it's Remedy, though, we won't count it out just yet.

Ray's the Dead

Announced for PC? Yep
Release date TBA

Ray's the Dead, yet another indie coming to PS4, is already on Steam Greenlight with planned Windows, Mac, and Linux releases. It's a zombie game, but rather than fighting zombies, you are one—the devs sum it up as "Pikmin meets Stubbs the Zombie."

Ryse: Son of Rome

Announced for PC? Nope
Release date TBA

Crytek is building this Xbox One exclusive, which looks a bit like a third-person action version of Total War: Rome II. Unfortunately, it also looks like an Xbox-only game through and though ("press Y smash head" and all that).

Shadow Warrior

Announced for PC? Yep
Release date 2014

Flying Wild Hog is the Polish developer behind cyberpunk shooter Hard Reset, which wasn't great, but I liked a lot about it. Since then it's been working on Shadow Warrior, a remake of 3D Realms' absurd 1997 FPS. This one'll probably be a bit more politically correct, but that won't stop it from being ridiculous.

Star Wars: Battlefront

Announced for PC? TBA
Release date TBA

All we have is this teaser trailer, but DICE and EA know that's all we need to get hyped for a new Battlefront. It's DICE and it's Frostbite 3, so we can pretty much assume it'll be on PC (and yes, that means Origin). After all the speculation and rumoring—most recently, Disney signing a deal with EA—we're just happy we can finally stop wondering and start hoping for the best.

Sunset Overdrive

Announced for PC? Nope
Release date TBD

Even if this trailer is just a pre-rendered concept, everything about Insomniac's new game looks fun. Fun that our friends over at Xbox 360 The Official Magazine will likely be having without us, sadly.

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