E3 2019 was a major success for everyone involved – gamers, publishers, and developers all have a lot to be excited about in the coming years. And nowhere was this more apparent than at this year’s PC gaming show.
The annual PC showcase is normally reserved for smaller-scale titles that aren’t a good fit for the more AAA-focused panels headlining the event. That doesn’t mean the show was lacking in awesome reveals, however. Far from it: the PC gaming event actually had more gameplay-focused reveals and new gaming accessories than any other panel this year.
We’re pumped, and we want to show you why. Below, you will find our favorite reveals and gaming accessories from the PC gaming showcase and why they have us so excited for 2019 and beyond.
Let’s get started.
Last Oasis is a game about building ships. As is normally the case with these types of simulation games, the focus is on giving the player complete control over all the nitty-gritty details of their experience.
Ships aren’t all this game has to offer, though. Players will also be able to enjoy tons of exciting, close-quarters combat. Additionally, it seems like a portion of the game is focused on invading fortresses and other player’s landships, which has us very interested in the interactions between the game’s different mechanics.
All in all, we think that Last Oasis is a title worth keeping an eye on.
The original Chivalry was an enormous success when it released a few years ago. That’s why we’re thrilled to see that a sequel is finally slated for release.
For those unfamiliar, the series focuses on providing players with an authentic recreation of medievil-style combat, complete with all the gruesome details and over-the-top gore one might expect. And it looks like the sequel aims to take these elements to new heights by making dramatic enhancements to graphical fidelity and gameplay mechanics.
The developers are aiming to immerse players by making in-game objectives similar to those a genuine medieval soldier might have been issued by their commanding officers. Instead of capturing checkpoints and holding areas, players will be pillaging villages, storming keeps, and performing complex flanking maneuvers on the opposing side.
While we have to wait until 2020 to get our hands on this one, it’s shaping up to be worth the wait.
Planet Zoo is another simulation game, this time with a focus on allowing players to make their own zoo-style amusement park. It’s a refreshingly new idea relative to all the ultra-violent competition, and we can’t wait to see more. The developer promises players will have tons of tools to customize their zoo as they see fit, which sounds like a blast.
Planet Zoo will release on November 5 of this year.
Here’s a title we know you’re as excited about as we are: Shenmue III. The crowdfunded title has been absent from press events since its initial reveal a few years ago. It appears that the developers have been hard at work, though, as the game’s showing was phenomenal. Fans of narrative-driven experiences owe it to themselves to play this one when it releases on November 19. Details may be sparse concerning gameplay and gaming accessories, but everything we saw in the trailer was remarkable.
It’s no secret: Warhammer: Vermintide II is spectacular. And the newly announced expansion, Vermintide II: Versus is looking to keep up the game’s history of excellence. The focus is on player-versus-player action this time around, and it’s shaping up to be another smash hit for the developer.
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Lastly, this sequel to a cult classic was one of the largest crowd-pleasers from the entire event. We don’t have a release date yet, but the developers are promising more details very soon. Personally, we can’t wait!