I’ve never been all that interested in the PC Gaming E3 conference but this year was different.
The show kicked off with an expansion to XCOM 2. War of the Chosen adds three new champions (an assassin, a warlock and a hunter). The expansion is much larger than any other previously released for the game and boasts new weapons, recruitable factions and a campaign.
Age of Empires is something that really didn’t need the 4k treatment, but it is a great way to renew interest in an old game. The units now move on sixteen faces, instead of just four or eight like in the original, so movement will appear much more fluid and the sprites will look just that much more alive.
Then there is Total War: Warhammer 2, which is now confirmed to have four factions, only three of which have so far been revealed to us so far (lizard-men, high elves and dark elves).
BattleTech got some screentime too, showing us a few minutes of the single-player campaign.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War has shown itself to have a DLC, The Blade of Galadriel. The DLC will introduce a playable female elf named Altariel who will also get her own mini-campaign.
Playerunknown’s Battleground will be getting some massive updates to weather and the climbing and vaulting systems, which will affect greatly affect gameplay.
Lawbreakers is getting a final closed beta on June 28 and will get open access beta on June 30. For those who don’t know what Lawbreakers is (don’t worry, I only found out it even existed a week or two ago), think of Quake Champions but with low gravity.
This year’s PC Gaming conference wasn’t incredibly eventful, but it definitely wasn’t bland.