We should have a running thread of annoucements for the pc at E3. I know there were a bunch last night but I’ve blanked out most of them…
Gears of War
Thrillville: Off the Rails
Spider-man Friend or Foe (which looks kind of stupid but I’ve heard that is suppose to be the good Spider-man game from Activision)
Flightsim X: Acceleration
Spielberg’s Untitled PC Game
Bee the Movie game. (:P)
Stranglehold (not sure that was annouced for the pc before)
I could imagine that Epic really fought for that, but it also might be the case that Microsoft came to realize that their old approach simply sucked. Binding the Live service to Vista certainly would not have helped get their foot into the door, it probably wouldn’t have helped Vista either. (Because a matchmaking service with next to nil support and the requirement to pay for features others offer for free, isn’t exactly a selling point.)
I think the list so far is good but it leans heavy on the genres I love such as simulations and sandbox games. Plus there is all the already annouced stuff like Bioshock. Also isn’t Assassin’s Creed coming to the pc as well?
Yeah but most of it is not only coming to 360 but the 360 seems to be the lead development platform. MS should be focusing on highlighting unique PC content. Where was Crysis- arguably the most important PC game on the horizon and it was a no-show? It was at MS’s conference last year. I wonder if it’s an indication that it won’t ship this year (which wouldn’t surprise me at all).
Hmm, might have been. I just expected a demo or a video or something.
I could be wrong, but I recall seeing a few shots from Crysis and the only thing that got special non-2007 dispensation was Resident Evil 5: Ashley Goes To Africa.
Which was kind of a weird decision- it’s not 360 exclusive so why does RE5 get an exception? I wonder if Japanese support isn’t as strong as they were hinting if the game they decide to break their rule with isn’t even exclusive.
While I’m not with you on the quality of that list (the only game there that sounds like it even might be interesting to me is “Mirror’s Edge”), I’ll agree that there’s a lot of stuff coming out that’s more promising, to include Assassin’s Creed as far as I know:
-Gray Matter (I can’t be the only one excited by Jane Jensen returning to gaming, can I?)
-A new S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game or expansion (still not clear on which)
-Splinter Cell: Conviction (Maybe. That teaser trailer was …different)
That’s a partial list of what I’m personally looking to see news on or waiting to pick up when they’re released.