There was a lot to unpack in this year’s PC gaming show with 30 new games in 90 minutes! If you're not sure which are worth looking out for, then check out our highlights below.
It’s up to you to gather information from passengers and save your friend, all whilst maintaining excellent customer service and maintaining your emotional health. Start your cab on 5 February 2019.
Mavericks leads the charge for Battle Royale
Imagine a battle royale game with a huge map. Got it? Now add 1000 players. Mavericks: Proving Grounds wants to shift the dynamic and offer players a destructible landscape, and by that they mean smashed windows, footprints and other signs of disturbance to give players a hint as how to best plan their strategy. If you fancy it, you can sign up for the closed beta.
The Sinking City is our new favourite detective game
A supernatural open world investigation game set in the 1920s, blending combat and narrative with no clear directives, players are left to explore, find clues, talk to people and investigate crimes in a submerged and dangerous city. You can expect to see an insanity mode as well, with auditory and visual hallucinations that suggest when you’re on the wrong path. Get your magnifying glasses ready for March 2019.
See the world through the eyes of an android gardener
An open world VR game in which you play as a partly disassembled android, Stormland has more than a passing resemblance to Short Circuit’s Johnny 5 or Wall-E, depending on how old you are. Part survival, part action, you’ll find and rescue friends and overthrow those who are taking control of the world. Boot it up in 2019 on Oculus Rift.
Sable is a beautiful take on a post-apocalyptic world
An interestingly calm artistic for a game set in a futuristic apocalypse, Sable offers players both solitude and exploration. Sable, the main character, leaves her home in search of monumental architecture and to unravel the history and culture of the land on her cool hoverboard. The story begins next year.
Overkill’s The Walking Dead is four-player co-op fun
The debut gameplay trailer demonstrates a cut-throat world inhabited by four main characters who'll survive by any means necessary. Grant, Maya, Aiden and Heather each have a different role and skill set, so players must work together to complete missions and survive. Ready your weapons for 8 November.
The cuteness crown has been stolen, by an Ooblet
What do you get if you cross Stardew Valley, Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon and Pokémon? THE cutest game, ever (Sorry Unravel Two). Ooblets is a single player life sim that combines farming, building, customisation and engaging narrative with a bright art style and ridiculously cute creatures to befriend. Explore the lands, unlock the mysteries of Oob, run your own shop and even train your ooblets when the insanely cute adventure launches in in late 2018.
Suit up, Agent 47 is back
Follow your new targets across the world in brand new open sandbox locations, featuring fancy outfits and new weapons. Pre-orders will net you Hitman: Sniper Assassin, which allows you to assassinate with mates in multiplayer, but single player is there too. The full game sneaks onto storefronts 13 November.
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If you missed the PC gaming show press conference, here is a link below to catch up. Skip to 21:01. Enjoy!