The traditional E3 schedule has been completely torn to pieces, but some staples still remain. One of those is the PC Gaming Show, hosted by old favourites Sean “Day” Plott and Frankie Ward, and it’s kicking off this Sunday.
The show goes live Sunday, June 14 at 4:00am AEST / 6:00am NZST / 2:00am AWST. It’s viewable through Twitch and YouTube, but you can set a reminder through the YouTube embed below.
If you’re keen on staying up longer, the Future Games Show will follow up from 7:00am AEST / 9:00am NZST / 5:00am AEST , which will have some more exclusives and premieres. It’ll be hosted by Nolan North and Emily Rose, the stars of Uncharted 4. Devolver, Hi-Rez, Merge Games, Red Thread, Deep Silver, Team 17 and Square Enix will all be taking part in that one.
The PC Gaming Show has always been one of the slightly campier, occasionally funnier shows. Plott and Ward have become one of the more reliable duos in E3-esque presentations, guiding nervous developers through their pitches. It’ll be interesting how this year fares with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but there should still be plenty of new indies, PC ports (hi, Persona) and exclusives worth checking out.
Over 50 games have been announced for this year’s PC Gaming Show, including DayZ maker Dean Hall’s next project, Surgeon Simulator 2 gameplay, fresh Torchlight 3 footage, and lots more. WolfEye Studios, the new dev team founded by the former Arkane directors, will be making an appearance too.
There’s no word of AMD appearing this time around, so it’s not hugely likely that we’ll get a new GPU announced midway through. AMD held their own presser last year, and while they likely would have done so again this year had COVID-19 not interfered, right now there’s nothing scheduled.
I’m looking forward to seeing a string of indies that catch my eye, but a bit more on fresh PC ports would be nice. More word about that Horizon: Zero Dawn PC port, perhaps? Probably not. One can dream, though.
What would you like to see announced over the weekend?