Every game at E3 2017 and its PC outlook

Life is Strange: Before the Storm

Coming to PC? Yes
When's it out? First episode is this August

A prequel to Life is Strange, telling the story of Chloe Price before Max returns to town. It's a three episode series, due out in August. Since this series is being developed by Dek Nine Games, and not creators Dontnod, presumably this isn't the sequel Dontnod teased a few weeks back. Sadly, it also won't feature the voice talents of Ashly Burch, due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike.

Crackdown 3

Coming to PC? Yes, and Terry Crews is in it
When's it out? November 7, 2017 

Crackdown's been missing in action for awhile, but it's finally back, and due out this year with the unexpected bonus of Terry Crews. According to Sam, it plays a whole lot like Crackdown, and Crackdown's still a good time.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Coming to PC? Aye
When's it out? October 10, 2017

A sequel to the surprisingly good 2014 orc slayer Shadow of Mordor, this installment appears to be business as usual. Except the environments look a bit more colourful and diverse this time (thanks to no longer being set exclusively in Mordor), and the Nemesis system is being tweaked a bit. Also check out the new cinematic trailer which debuted at the PC Gaming Show.


Coming to PC? Yes
When's it out? August 2, 2017

We've been wait on Tacoma for a few years now, and a short trailer at Microsoft's conference didn't spill any new details about this space station explorer. Except for one: that release date.

State of Decay 2

Coming to PC? Yup, Xbox Play Anywhere dealio
When's it out? Spring, 2018

The first State of Decay was a fun, janky, and surprisingly complex zombie survival sim. This looks to be more of the same, except there are three maps instead of one, and all of them are the size of the environment from the original game. Overall though, it’s easy to write State of Decay 2 off as yet-another-zombie-game. And that’s what it is, to be honest. But it’s probably going to be a decent one.

Forza Motorsport 7

Coming to PC? Uh-huh, Windows 10 exclusive
When's it out? October 3, 2017

The fantastic Forza Horizon 3 released last year has us primed for more. Now, the first full version of a mainline Forza game is coming to PC. 

Dragon Ball FighterZ

Coming to PC? Yes
When's it out? 2018

Somehow one of the most exciting, visually splendid games at E3 is a new Dragon Ball Z fighter. This one's being handled by Arc System Works, makers of the equally gorgeous and complex Guilty Gear games. Just look at it. Even if you don't care about Dragon Ball, that animation looks like sweet sweet candy. 

Ace Combat 7

Coming to PC? Yup
When's it out? 2018 

Bandai Namco continues the Ace Combat series, originally planned for a 2017 release but now slipping into next year. At least it will be on PC this time! The trailer shows a war brewing between fictional countries, and dramatic modern (as well as futuristic) aerial combat for both single and multiplayer. 

Echo Arena

Coming to PC? Yes, free with Oculus Rift
When's it out? July 20

It’s a VR team sport game, and since it appears to be an Oculus exclusive it’ll probably be a PC exclusive too. Set to release late next month, the “ten-player zero-G frisbee game” will join the list of free games available to new purchasers of Rift headsets. 

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

Coming to PC? Of course
When's it out? August 20 

The first major expansion for XCOM 2 is adding a ridiculous amount of different systems to the game. For starters, the Chosen are alien enemies that will track and hunt you through your campaign, evolving and growing as you progress in a way similar to Shadow of Mordor’s Nemesis system. New human factions can be contacted and befriended as you play, giving you access to unique units that are stronger than other in the game. There’s also a new bonding system straight out of Fire Emblem that will give soldiers who fight together special perks. Like we said, there’s a lot to this. Watch the full presentation from the PC Gaming Show here.

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