All The PC E3 Games With 2018 Release Dates: Fallout 76, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, And More
By Chris Pereira | @TheSmokingManX on
PC Games Releasing In 2018
E3 2018 is finally over, and that means news on countless new games are on the way, both in the short- and long-term. While much of the focus of the annual conference centered around the console manufacturers' respective media briefings, that doesn't mean that PC games weren't also a big part of the show.
Case in point, there are tons of games for PC well worth looking forward to before the end of the year. That includes many of the big multiplatform games, such as Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Battlefield V.
With so many games being announced and showcased at E3 2018, it can be tough keeping track of all of them and their respective release dates. After all, not everything at the show is scheduled to come out this year. To help keep you up to date with the biggest PC game you can expect to play this year, we've gathered all of the biggest ones here for your reference along with their release dates/windows.
E3 2018 PC Games
- Transference | Fall 2018
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy | June 29
- Madden NFL 19 | August 10
- Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age | September 4
- Battlefield V | October 19
- Assassin's Creed Odyssey | October 5
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 | October 12
- Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night | TBA 2018
- Code Vein | September 28
- Forza Horizon 4 | October 2
- Destiny 2: Forsaken DLC | September 24
- The Crew 2 | June 29
- The Elder Scrolls: Blades | Fall 2018
- Fallout 76 | November 14
- Hitman 2 | November 13
- SoulCalibur VI | October 19
- Mega Man 11 | October 2
- Overcooked 2 | August 7
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider | September 14
- Unravel 2 | June 9
- Team Sonic Racing | Winter 2018
- The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit |
There's plenty else to look forward to on PC in 2018. While not following the same sort of structure as most company- and platform-specific press conferences, 2018 again saw the PC Gaming Show return, which yielded plenty of surprises. But which PC games are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
It might have been leaked by merchandise, but this iteration of Assassin's Creed has been confirmed to be at this year's show. Titled Assassin's Creed Odyssey, the game will be set in Ancient Greece and allows you to play either a male or female Spartan warrior protagonist. It'll also include dialogue choices and naval combat.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: October 5, 2018
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is the latest game by Dontnod Entertainment. It takes place in the universe of Life is Strange, and puts you in control of a young boy who's greatest talent is his imagination. He thinks of himself as a superhero and explorer who fights against evil forces on his journey. Its events and characters are directly connected to the upcoming second season of Life is Strange.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: June 26
For 2018's Battlefield V, EA and DICE are taking players back to World War II. Like Battlefield 1, its single-player campaign will be comprised of shorter War Stories that focus on specific aspects of the war. Multiplayer will see the introduction of playable female protagonists and--in a change from recent entries--dump the season pass model in favor of free post-launch maps and updates.
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: October 19
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
After taking a break from Castlevania-style games, former series producer Koji Igarashi has returned with his latest iteration of the formula--though, this time without franchise owners Konami. With Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Igarashi promises an experience much like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, which is something longtime fans are eager to experience.
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, PS Vita | Release Date: TBA 2018
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Activision's juggernaut shooter series is mixing things up this year, as Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will not have a traditional campaign. While campaign is out, battle royale is in through fight-to-the-death mode called Blackout.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: October 12
Code Vein is a vampire-themed action-RPG set in a post-apocalyptic dystopian world. You'll brandish hulking swords and traverse a world filled with all sorts of grotesque creatures. The game is being developed by the same Bandai Namco team responsible for the God Eater series.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: September 28
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
One of gaming's most recognisable mascots was remastered last year in the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. This June, the remaster bundle--which contains the original Crash Bandicoot, as well as sequels Cortex Strikes Back and Warped--is coming to Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.
Platforms: PS4 (already available), Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch | Release Date: June 29
Destiny 2: Forsaken DLC
Destiny 2's next DLC expansion, Forsaken, appears to be this game's attempt at a Taken King-style revamp. It introduces new areas set on the Reef, new Supers, and a mode called Gambit that blends PvP and PvE. You'll also get the expected additions like more Exotic gear to collect, while a free update will introduce some other improvements (such as a new in-game achievement system) for all players.
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: September 4
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
The latest chapter in Square Enix's beloved RPG series arrives in the West more than a year after its Japanese release, and it comes with some notable tweaks. We know the western release of Dragon Quest XI will feature a few new elements, including a dash function, redesigned menus, and a new Draconian Quest hard mode.
Platforms: PS4, PC | Release Date: September 4
The Elder Scrolls: Blades
The Elder Scrolls: Blades is a first-person, melee experience that focuses on the type of combat seen in other Elder Scrolls games. Players adventure through dungeons, but can also engage in PvP duels and city-building mechanics.
Platforms: iOS, Android, PC | Release Date: Fall 2018
Fallout 76 is the latest entry in the tenured post-apocalyptic RPG franchise. It's the earliest game in the Fallout timeline, and it features major online components. From its recent trailers alone, the game has already captured the attention of the series' most ravenous fans. We're already imagining what sort of fights and awkward encounters we'll get into with others during our post-apocalyptic jaunt through the American wasteland.
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: November 14
Forza Horizon 4
Microsoft and Playground Studios are back for another round of Forza Horizon, the open-world racing spin-off of Forza Motorsport on Xbox One and PC. The last time we saw the series was in 2016, with the game set in a condensed version of Australia. This time around it's set in Britain where you and other players are free to drive around the world at your leisure and participate in a variety of racing events.
Platforms: Xbox One, PC | Release Date: October 2
Hitman 2 is taking its assassination simulator to new locations, like a Miami racetrack, but unlike the previous game, these will not release episodically. IO Interactive promises even more methods of taking out targets this time around, so we're curious to play around with Agent 47's new killer options--and track down the mysterious Shadow Client.
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: November 13
Madden NFL 19
EA's annual American football franchise returns this year promising better visuals and gameplay. Franchise mode sees new additions in Madden NFL 19, which is good news after 2017's game left a lot to be desired in that department. And for the first time in several years, the game will also be coming to PC.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: August 10
Mega Man 11
Like the classic Mega Man games from the NES era, Mega Man 11 puts you in the metallic boots of a boy robot who takes on stages and their upgrade-gifting bosses in any order. Unlike those classics, it sports a sharp cartoonish art style and new abilities like bullet time and a super-powered Mega Buster.
Platforms: PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: October 2
Overcooked 2 is serving up more chefs, more kitchens, more recipes, and more co-op madness. You can group up with friends or go it alone to cook up a storm, chopping, steaming and frying your way through levels that keep you on your toes. Online multiplayer can bring four chefs together to save the Onion Kingdom once again.
Developer: Ghost Town Games | Release Date: August 7
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Lara is back on her tomb raiding spree in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. This time she's in the thick of the jungles in Latin America searching for a Mayan relic connected to her father. Little does she know she's about to set off the Mayan apocalypse, requiring her to save the world.
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC | Release Date: September 14
The latest entry in the classic fighting series, SoulCalibur VI takes place in the 16th century and revisits the events of the original SoulCalibur. Like previous installments, the game pits two weapon-wielding fighters against each other in a 3D arena and introduces a new battle mechanic that allows players to defend and retaliate in slow motion. The game also brings back several classic characters, and adds crossover character Geralt from The Witcher.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: October 19
The Crew 2
Ubisoft's new racing game The Crew 2 expands on the open-world nature of its predecessor by offering a much more diverse array of vehicles. That means more than just additional car types--you can drive planes, motorcycles, and boats. Not only that, but you can seamlessly transitions from one vehicle type to the next.
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: June 29
Unravel 2 focuses on the adventures of Yarny, a small, woollen toy. According to developer Coldwood,the sequel will be a more upbeat affair than the original, with a slight shift away from puzzler and towards the platformer end of the spectrum. Yarny is more agile than before, and this is utilized in some of the story mode's trickier sections. New to experience this time around is the addition of drop-in / drop-out co-op play.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: June 9
Team Sonic Racing
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed was an unexpected hit after its launch back in 2012, and now--finally--we're getting a follow-up called Team Sonic Racing. This time round, Sega has dropped the non-Sonic universe characters, but aside from a vague release window of "winter," we don't yet know much else about this promising racer.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch | Release Date: Winter 2018
Transference is an upcoming psychological thriller made to be played on consoles or VR. It's a collaboration between Ubisoft and actor Elijah Wood's film company, SpectreVision.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: Fall 2018