The Forgotten City teaser gives us another tantalizing glimpse of ancient Rome

VIDEO: The PC Gaming Show indie montage, featuring The Forgotten City.

You're probably aware of The Forgotten City—it originated as a Skyrim mod where you investigate a time-travel murder mystery. It was detailed, intricate, and lore-friendly, plus it had its own original orchestral soundtrack and over a dozen voice acting performances. It really felt like a proper Skyrim expansion.

Skyrim fans weren't the only ones who noticed the quality: The Forgotten City won an Australian Writer's Guild Award for Interactive Media on its way to becoming one of the most popular and recognized Skyrim mods ever.

Fitting, then, that at The PC Gaming Show in 2018, developer Modern Storyteller announced that The Forgotten City was becoming a standalone game (set in Rome instead of Skyrim) and being completely rebuilt in the Unreal Engine. 

That kind of major overhaul takes time, so the standalone game hasn't been release yet. It's being published by Dear Villagers, and once again we're happy to get a peek at it on The PC Gaming Show, which you can see in the indie montage embedded above.

Hopefully, we won't have to wait too much longer—even that little peek shows that The Forgotten City is looking great. We're expecting to see it in late 2020.

Christopher Livingston
Staff Writer

Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.