E3 2015 PC Gaming Press Conference Roundup

16 June 2015
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E3 2015 PC Gaming Press Conference Roundup

The E3 2015 PC Gaming Press Conference broadcast aired today, has revealed brand new information about a lineup that’s all about PC games. The PC Gaming Show’s E3 2015 keynote conference started on June 16th at 5:00PM PDT / 8:00PM EDT / 1:00AM GMT and lasted two and a half hours. What follows is a bulletpoints roundup

Exciting surprises this year were: Total War: Warhammer, Killer Instinct, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Fable Legends, ION, Strafe, Pillars of Eternity: The White March – Part 1, Planet Coaster, Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, ARMA III – Tanoa, Take On Mars, Enter The Gungeon, Heroes of the Storm: Eternal Conflict, and StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void Beta.

Here’s the full E3 2015 PC Gaming Show broadcast video:

E3 2015 PC Gaming Press Conference Roundup:

• [Sorry there’s no recap of the first hour, the host made me cringe too much with his “witty banter” that makes every single guest nervous. You try watching it in the video above, I dare you. That said, I do like him giving indie games a stage.]

• Sega showed a new Total War: Warhammer game. Although it’s the 9th Total War game, it’ll be the 1st in a Total War: Warhammer trilogy.
• Microsoft announced Killer Instinct, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (4K), Fable Legends & Gigantic are coming to Windows 10 PC players in 2015.
EVE: Valkyrie shown for the Oculus Rift VR headset on PC (also on PS4’s Project Morpheus).
• Day-Z’s creator showed “ION” cinematic trailer. Space Station third-person game.
• Pixel Titans shows a “Strafe” gameplay demo. It’s a homage to the 1990’s Quake/DOOM-style FPS games.
• Obsidian/Paradox announced Pillars of Eternity: The White March – Part 1 expansion pack for the RPG Baldur’s Gate-esque game. Higher level cap and more.
• Elite: Dangerous creator announced a new game called Planet Coaster. “Simulation Evolved” amusement park sim game. Coming to PC in 2016.
• ArenaNet announced Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns expansion where you can claim your guild hall with unlockable guild buildings/map. Pre-order to get into the Beta.
Hitman gets a digital-only launch on December 8, 2015. It’s the full game that keeps getting expanded throughout 2016 with large-scale sandbox maps. Works like Hitman: Absolution’s Contracts mode with up to 300 NPC’s per map.
• AMD Radeon R9 Dual-GPU Fiji video card revealed with 4K performance on the newest games.
• AMD 16 teraflops gaming system announced with two AMD Radeon R9 video cards inside. Lisa, the AMD CEO accidentally left her mic on as she walked off stage and remarked “Got it done” LOL!
• Bohemia Interactive announce the ARMA III – Tanoa expansion. A new Theater of War island for the game with mod support. Coming in the first half of 2016.
Beyond Eyes trailer shown again with waterpaint art style. You play a little blind girl who uses sounds and smells to envision the world you see on-screen. Coming to PC in Summer 2015.
• Splash Damage announce their first IP, Dirty Bomb. Mercenary shooter game with tough-guy & girl stereotypes. Try it out to see if the gameplay is fun by playing it for free on Steam now.
Tacoma is a first-person exploration game from the Gone Home creator. Takes place in a space station between Earth and the Moon with zero-gravity gameplay as well. Coming in 2016.
SOMA from the Amnesia creators shown off for PC. New horror game deep under the sea. “Don’t look at it”. Release date is September 22, 2015 on PC & PS4.
• More Day-Z talk. New pack with 3 vehicles coming soon. Single player offline mode coming. Beta coming later in 2015 (yes, it’s still Early Access/Alpha).
Take On Mars is another Arma mod spin-off. A space exploration game that includes a multiplayer survival mode. Now on Steam Early access, Beta coming this Summer.
Project Bluestreak game pre-alpha trailer shown with a FPS talk by CliffyB’s Boss Key Productions & Nexon.
Enter The Gungeon is a mix between bullet-hell shooters and The Binding of Isaac. Live local co-op gameplay demo shown. 200+ weapons in the game.
• Blizzard talks about Heroes of the Storm’s MOBA release. Heroes of the Storm: Eternal Conflict expansion announced with trailer. Diablo-themed. Coming June 30, 2015.
StarCraft 2: Legacy of the void expansion gets “Whispers of Oblivion” 3 free prologue missions. Included in this Summer’s Beta. First cinematic trailer shown.
• Show ends with No Man’s Sky footage. Game announced for PC, will launch alongside the PS4 version. Release TBD after E3 2015.

What’s your favorite E3 2015 PC Gaming announcement?

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