A PC version of G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout is in development, says GameMill Entertainment

Third-person shooter G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout released on Switch, Xbox, and PS4 this month, but there was no sign of a PC version and no mention of one in the trailers. Developer GameMill Entertainment has clarified on Twitter that a PC version is being developed, though they say, "We don't have a release date".

With cartoon visuals and voices, plus the option to play fan-favorite characters like Roadblock, the Baroness, Destro, and Snake-Eyes, Operation Blackout seems like it's bound to appeal to anyone who grew up with the Sunbow TV show or the Marvel comics. Before you get your hopes up, it's worth knowing this is primarily a multiplayer affair of the kind where everyone has ultimate abilities and alternate costumes, with a campaign mode playable with a friend in co-op as well as a set of four-player PvP modes. 

Also, there's no online functionality, so it's local multiplayer only. Whether any of that changes in the PC version, we'll just have to wait and see.

While we're on the subject of G.I. Joe, let's take a moment to remember the important work in the field of Joe Studies done by Fenslerfilms.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.