The PC game releases we're most excited about in June

Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree DLC screenshot
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The shadow of Shadow of the Erdree looms over the rest of June's releases, and Elden Ring obsessives are already too busy imagining themselves playing its first expansion to focus on anything else. For the rest of us, though, there are some cool new games this month, including a promising horror game from Dear Esther  developer The Chinese Room.

It's also that special time of year when we're inundated with videogame trailers and announcements. The usual showcases are back whether we call them E3 or not: find the full schedule below.

For a more zoomed-out view of what's coming out on PC this year, check out our big list of 2024's upcoming PC games

June's big PC release dates

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Destiny 2: The Final Shape | June 4
Destiny 2's latest expansion takes us inside The Traveler, the giant god sphere that's been hanging out in the sky since the first game released almost a decade ago. Inside we expect to finally confront the series' Big Bad, the corpse of whom we will presumably turn into a sweet new exotic weapon.

Still Wakes the Deep

Still Wakes the Deep  | June 18
A horror game set on an oil rig from the famed developer of Dear Esther and Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, and definitely one to look forward to. After playing about a third of it, Elie said that Still Wakes the Deep "gets the fundamentals of horror just right."

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree 

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree  | June 20
The biggie: Elden Ring's Shadow of the Erdree expansion is finally here. If you're planning to replay Elden Ring before entering the Land of Shadow, Wes suggests trying out the Seamless Co-op mod.

June showcases

E3 is dead, but June is still Unofficial Videogame Showcase Month. This year's Summer Game Fest stream is on Friday, June 7, and the Xbox Games Showcase and PC Gaming Show are on Sunday, June 9. 

There are a bunch of other livestreams scattered throughout the first and second weeks of June. Here's the full summer 2024 gaming showcase schedule so you can make your viewing plans:

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Confirmed showcases for summer 2024
ShowcaseDatePDT (Los Angeles)BST (London)
State of PlayMay 30, 20243 pm PDT11 pm BST
OTK Games ExpoJune 4, 202412 pm PDT8 pm BST
Guerrilla CollectiveJune 6, 202410 am PDT6 pm BST
Access-Ability ShowcaseJune 7, 20248 am PDT4 pm BST
Summer Game FestJune 7, 20242 pm PDT10 pm BST
Day of the DevsJune 7, 2024Following Summer Game FestFollowing Summer Game Fest
Devolver DirectJune 7, 20245 pm PDT1 am BST
Wholesome DirectJune 8, 20249 am PDT5 pm BST
Future Games ShowJune 8, 202412 pm PDT8 pm BST
Xbox Games ShowcaseJune 9, 20249 am PDT5 pm BST
PC Gaming ShowJune 9, 20241 pm PDT9 pm BST
Ubisoft ForwardJune 10, 202412 pm PDT8 pm BST
Nintendo DirectJune, 2024Time TBATime TBA

More games releasing in June

  • June 4 — Killer Klowns from Outer Space - Asymmetrical horror (Steam)
  • June 4 — Songs of Silence - RTS with turn-based management (Steam)
  • June 6 — Autopsy Simulator - Forensics horror (Steam)
  • June 6 — Blockbuster Inc. - Movie studio sim (Steam)
  • June 6 — Chornobyl Liquidators - Nuclear disaster sim  (Steam)
  • June 13 — Taskmaster VR - Do tasks like they do on TV (Steam)
  • June 14 — Shin Megami Tensei 5: Vengeance - Bring a fusing FAQ (Steam)
  • June 17 — Vampire Therapist - Help vamps with emotional baggage (Steam)
  • June 18 — #BLUD - '90s cartoon vampire dungeon crawler (Steam)
  • June 18 — Crime Boss: Rockay City - The GTA we have at home (Steam)
  • June 19 — Crab God - Under the sea strategy (Steam)
  • June 19 — Republic of Pirates - Pirate colony sim (Steam)
  • June 19 — Murky Divers - Underwater co-op horror (Steam)
  • June 25 — Riven - Remake of the Myst sequel (Steam)
  • June 28 — Super Battle Polycars - Vehicular combat (Steam)
Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the '80s and '90s, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on early PCs. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now, and PS1 classic Bushido Blade (that's right: he had Bleem!). Tyler joined PC Gamer in 2011, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.