Let your thoughts drift from the trials of winter to how good you'll look on the beach with the latest copy of PC Gamer under your arm. The May issue is out now and it has a dirty great gryphon on the front because we're returning to the world of Total War: Warhammer to find out what CA's let's plays haven't told us: how the factions fit together.
Moving into the modern age, we have a behind-the-scenes report on the launch of the Oculus Rift and put the latest CPUs through their paces; Microsoft's Phil Spencer meets PC Gamer's Phil Savage in an epic clash of the Phils; and in the preview section, we get creative in Planet Coaster, the astoundingly flexible theme park sim from Frontier.
Issue 291 is on shelves now and available on your many and varied digital devices from Google Play (opens in new tab), the App Store (opens in new tab) and Zinio (opens in new tab) (they may be slow to update—look for the gryphon). You can also order direct from My Favourite Magazines (opens in new tab) or purchase a subscription (opens in new tab) to save a wad of cash, receive monthly deliveries and coo over our exclusive subscriber covers.
In this issue:
- How Total War: Warhammer comes together
- Phil Spencer speaks about cross-platform compatibility
- Planet Coaster, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Vampyr, Battlefleet Gothic Armada and Call of Cthulhu previewed
- Hitman, The Division, Far Cry Primal and more reviewed
- Blizzard introduces Tracer to Heroes of the Storm
- Behind the scenes at the launch of the Oculus Rift
- The top 50 free games, updated for 2016
- CPU stress tests and tech round-up
- Andy ventures into the Dark Zone in The Division