PC Gaming Show 2024: Highlights and exciting new game announcements

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The PC Gaming Show 2024 brought a host of thrilling announcements and trailers, showcasing the diverse and innovative future of PC gaming. From serene simulations and chaotic sandbox adventures to intense survival horror and strategic management games, this year’s event had something for every type of gamer. Let’s dive into the most notable reveals and what they bring to the table.

Our top picks from the 2024 PC Gaming Show

Ale Abbey – Brewing up medieval prosperity

  • Release Date: Q4 2024
  • Platforms: PC via Steam

First up in our PC Gaming Show coverage, Ale Abbey, developed by Hammer & Ravens and published by Shiro Unlimited, introduces players to the art of medieval brewing within a monastery setting. This brewing management simulator blends strategy and commerce, tasking players with turning their monastery into a thriving hub of ale production.

Players will manage monks and brewmasters to create a variety of ales, from rich stouts to crisp pilsners. The game emphasizes the development of brewing techniques and ingredients, allowing players to unlock new recipes and enhance their production capabilities. Beyond brewing, players must engage with the local economy, fulfilling market demands and managing relationships with lords and the community. Whether providing for the less fortunate or negotiating with bandits, every decision impacts the monastery’s success.

Ale Abbey promises to deliver a rich blend of historical authenticity and engaging gameplay, making it a must-watch title for fans of management sims and medieval history.

Streets of Rogue 2 – Chaos in a procedurally generated world

  • Release Date: August 14, 2024 (Steam Early Access)
  • Platforms: PC via Steam

Another popular PC Gaming Show announcement was for the sequel to the indie hit Streets of Rogue, Streets of Rogue 2 by Matt Dabrowski and tinyBuild. It expands its predecessor’s chaotic fun into a vast open-world sandbox. Players are given complete freedom to overthrow a corrupt president or simply explore and cause mayhem in a procedurally generated world.

The game features a diverse roster of characters, each with unique skills and abilities. From hackers and ninjas to chefs and farmers, players can approach their objectives in countless ways. The world is filled with destructible environments, a wide array of weapons, and numerous vehicles, ensuring that no two playthroughs are ever the same.

With its blend of humour, strategy, and chaos, Streets of Rogue 2 encourages players to experiment and enjoy the unexpected, whether through high-speed boat races or breaking into secure facilities.

Appearing at the 2024 PC Gaming show, this is a Streets of Rogue 2 Prison Break screenshot

Southfield – A fresh take on farming simulators

  • Release Date: June 24, 2024 (Steam Early Access)
  • Platforms: PC via Steam

Next up in our PC Gaming Show coverage, Radical Forge’s Southfield brings a quirky and physics-based twist to the farming simulator genre. Known for their humorous and joyful design, Radical Forge combines these elements with deep farming mechanics. Players can cultivate over 60 different crops, automate their farms with new machinery, and explore an expanding island filled with NPCs and quests.

The game emphasizes creativity in farming, allowing players to combine crops in unique ways and build their dream farmstead with new construction materials. The team has also focused on improving player feedback from the closed beta, ensuring a polished and enjoyable experience when it launches.

Southfield is set to offer a refreshing blend of humour and depth, appealing to both casual gamers and hardcore farming sim fans.

Appearing at the 2024 PC Gaming show, this is a Southfield with a gameplay screenshot of exploring the island

Level Zero: Extraction – Survive the horror

  • Release Date: TBA 2024 (Steam Early Access)
  • Platforms: PC via Steam

Level Zero: Extraction, developed by DogHowl Games and published by tinyBuild, offers a fresh take on multiplayer survival horror. This game pits human mercenaries against deadly alien monsters in a high-stakes, asymmetric PvPvE environment.

Set in a dark, hostile world, players must scavenge for valuable loot while avoiding or battling alien threats. The unique twist is that aliens can only be killed with light, forcing players to strategically manage their light sources to survive. The game also features a deep progression system, allowing players to unlock new perks, weapons, and gadgets as they progress.

With its intense combat and unique gameplay mechanics, Level Zero: Extraction promises a thrilling and challenging experience for horror fans. Check out the PC Gaming Show beta gameplay trailer:

Steel Seed – Dark sci-fi stealth and action

  • Release Date: Late 2024
  • Platforms: PC via Steam and Epic Games Store, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S

Steel Seed, developed by Storm in a Teacup and published by ESDigital Games, immerses players in a dark, sci-fi world where humanity’s survival hinges on uncovering the secrets of a hostile underground facility. Players control Zoe and her drone companion KOBY, navigating a dangerous environment filled with robotic adversaries.

The game combines stealth and dynamic combat, requiring players to use Zoe’s skills and KOBY’s gadgets to overcome challenges. The narrative, crafted by BAFTA-winning writer Martin Korda, explores deep themes of survival and humanity in a richly detailed setting.

With its blend of stealth, action, and storytelling, Steel Seed is set to offer a compelling and immersive experience when it releases in late 2024. Another PC Gaming Show trailer is below for you to check out more about this game:

Into the Dead: Our Darkest Days – Survive the zombie apocalypse

  • Release Date: October 2024 (Demo), 2025 (Steam Early Access)
  • Platforms: PC via Steam

PikPok’s Into the Dead: Our Darkest Days was another popular announcement at the PC Gaming Show. It takes players to a zombie-infested Texas city in the 1980s. As part of the Into the Dead franchise, this shelter survival game combines strategic planning with intense survival mechanics. Players must scavenge for resources, manage their group of survivors, and fortify shelters against the undead.

The game’s demo, available in October 2024, offers a glimpse into its harrowing world. Players will navigate Walton, Texas, balancing the needs and morale of their group while adapting to the ever-present threat of zombies. Crafting weapons, making difficult decisions, and constantly moving to avoid encroaching danger is key to surviving in this bleak landscape.

Into the Dead: Our Darkest Days promises to deliver a gripping survival experience, blending the horror of a zombie apocalypse with deep management elements.

Into the Dead: Our Darkest Days screenshot from the PC Gaming Show announcement

Killing Floor 3 – Blood and bullets return t the PC Gaming Show

  • Release Date: Early 2025
  • Platforms: PC via Steam and Epic Games Store, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S

One of our most anticipated appearances at the PC Gaming Show was Tripwire Interactive’s Killing Floor 3, which brings back the intense, co-op action and horror that fans of the series love. Set in 2091, 70 years after the events of Killing Floor 2, humanity faces a new threat from Horzine’s bio-engineered monstrosities known as Zeds. Players join the rebel group Nightfall, battling through waves of enemies with an array of customizable weapons and gadgets.

The first gameplay trailer introduces the new Nightfall specialists, including the return of fan-favourite commando Mr Foster. Each specialist has unique skills and proficiencies, enhancing the team’s combat effectiveness. The game’s environments feature new levels of verticality and traversability, offering fresh strategies and challenges.

With its blend of action, horror, and deep customization, Killing Floor 3 is set to deliver a brutal and thrilling experience when it launches in early 2025.

The PC Gaming Show 2024 highlighted the rich diversity and innovation in the upcoming PC game lineup. From managing medieval breweries and surviving zombie outbreaks to exploring dark sci-fi worlds and engaging in chaotic sandbox adventures, there’s something for every gamer to look forward to. As these titles approach their release dates, the future of PC gaming looks incredibly exciting and filled with unique experiences.

Stay tuned to FULLSYNC for more detailed coverage and updates on these PC Gaming Show announcements, and more, by heading to our gaming news section. And let us know which games featuring at the PC Gaming Show really grabbed your attention in the comments below.

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