PC Gamer have announced some the line-up for the PC Gaming Show; including news from Valve, Dying Light 2 Stay Human, and more.
Premiering June 13th at 2:30 p.m. PT (via Twitch, and YouTube); the 90 minute event will feature 39 new videos, game announcements, and interviews. You can find the teaser trailer and partial line-up below.
PC Gaming Show 2021 partial lineup
- Exclusive content, along with beta and launch information for Naraka Bladepoint
- Techland will be showing Dying Light 2 Stay Human and giving the first in-depth look at its main character Aiden and his internal motivation, alongside revealing more about the Dying Light 2 Stay Human universe
- The first reveal of a new game from Kasedo Games & Bulwark Studios
- Big news for the Orcs Must Die! franchise
- New content from New Blood Interactive
- New gameplay for Hello Neighbor 2, new modes revealed for Rawmen, and a world premier of a new title from tinyBuild
- A new announcement from Pixelated Milk
- A reveal of the next game from Shiro Games
- SEGA and Amplitude Studios will have a major announcement and reveal for the highly anticipated strategy game, Humankind
- Exclusive content from All In! Games and Chernobylite
- An announcement for EVE Online
- A new Chivalry 2 announcement from Torn Banner Studios
- NACON and Big Bad Wolf are showing a brand new trailer for Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong
- An exclusive offer from GeForce NOW, NVIDIA’s cloud gaming service
- Other exciting unrevealed games
- And a message from Valve regarding Steam Next Fest
The PC Gaming Show will also include exciting new content from:
- Frontier & Frontier Foundry
- Fellow Traveller
- Tripwire Interactive
- Humble Games
- Ishtar Games
- Alawar Games
Of particular note is more information on Dying Light 2 Stay Human, what sounds like a new Orcs Must Die! game, a major reveal for Humankind, announcements for EVE Online, Chivalry 2, and “a message from Valve regarding Steam Next Fest.”
As with prior years (then known as the Steam Game Festival), Steam Next Fest will feature demos only available for a limited time. There will also be developer livestreams, and the chance to chat with developers about the games. Steam Next Fest runs from June 16th to June 22nd.
As previously reported, Valve are reportedly making a portable and dockable Nintendo Switch-like gaming PC “SteamPal” that may launch by the end of this year. It would also reportedly feature a thumb-sized touch pad (akin to the Steam Controller).
Even so, the news may have sounded familiar to those who remember the ill-fate Steam Machine; Valve’s pre-built gaming PC with console-features; and promoting the open-source Linux OS while Apple and Microsoft discussed restricting what programs could be installed on their operating systems (especially Windows 8). It operates on Valve’s Linux-based SteamOS via the Steam client.
After its 2015 launch however, the system was effectively dead on arrival. As of June 2016, the console sold less than 500,000 units, with official figures to date to be yet confirmed. As proposed by PC Gamer in their autopsy, the reasons for the failure included the Steam OS not being fit for every day and gaming use, slow and little signs of updates, Microsoft launching their free Windows 10 OS, and delays.
Steam Link, a device to stream PC games to larger monitors, were also seen as a cheaper alternative to those who would have only wanted a Steam Machine for a larger monitor and “couch gaming.” Those selling Steam Machines reportedly found consumers wanted a console or a PC, rather than the Steam Machines attempt to be both. The Steam Machine section of the Steam store was quietly hidden in 2018.
Will this rumored hand-held device be announced during the PC Gaming Show? Is now a wise time to launch such a device while the big three and others struggle to find graphics cards? Dare we dream of the announcement of Half-Life 3? We will keep you informed as we learn more.