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Future PC Games / State Of Gaming HYPE Thread.
The game list might have moved on a long way from the original one, and as with any such list, not all of it worked out, but the principle remains: This is a thread purely for hype and positivity about PC Gaming and forthcoming games that get you particularly excited. If you're playing it already or it's just a general comment, post it in the Other PC Games Thread. If it's big enough for the func_audience (usually Quake / Doom / Unreal / HL series etc), start a specific thread for it.

New list for 2018 onwards:

Updated for reasonz:

Still hype maybe:

Cyberpunk 2077 - blatantly Deus Witcher, but top of the hype list?

Iron Harvest - it's crowdfunded, let's hope it succeeds

Metro Exodus - equal top of the hype list maybe

Doom 5 - also equal top. Thank fuck there's some vaguely entertaining FPS in the works

Tentative hype:

Phoenix Point - still waiting

Mutant Year Zero - the new XCom clone hype, more so than PP.

Witchfire - verrrrrrrrry tentative


Battletech - it came out, it was great, nuff said.

Call OF Cthulu - FP interactive movie puzzle / talking sim


Anthem - bollox Ass Effect meets Dickstiny meets who gives a fuck.

The next From Software game - turned out to me boring Japan history meh Nioh clone.

Will try to find the video clip links for some of these, seeing a lot of clips recently inspired me to post this...


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I'm still thinking PC gaming is in great health at the moment.

Dishonoured 2 is meant to be great, got it stacked up to play. Titanfall 2 SP turned out to be a blast. Deus Ex Mankind Divided still looks good and is also stacked up. OTOH Space Hulk beta was in some need of refining, hopefully it will be patched into polish.

And then we have:

Prey Gameplay trailer aka Dishonoured Space Ex whatever, looks like they are throwing all the gameplay options in, who knows it might work as well as Dishonoured. Monsters look cool too:

And Mass Effect 4 looks pretty nice in a very ME sort of way, could even tempt me to put up with the endless dialogue trees: 
Got Mech??

Hopefully they'll update it to this decade's graphics, but a new Mechwarrior game has got to be a good thing.


Same universe, different genre. Despite similarly early status, the functionality of this looks great. 
I'm Excited For Cyberpunk 2077 
It will probably be a massive disappointment, because I'm looking forward to it so much. 
Nah Man 
Healthy sceptism is good, but so is a sensible appreciation of a game's chances. And surely the chances with that one are good :). 
/me Skates His Cyberdeck Off Shamblernauts Face Onto A Hype Train 
I mean, it's CDProjeckt so I think they've earned a good amount of good will :) 
Someone Find Me An RTS To Get HYPE About. 
Other genres well covered in the future. Apart from DOW3 what else is exciting in the RTS genre? 
Not RT but definitely S, Battletech looks cool. 
Didn't see post #39. Not much into RTS anyway, the last I extensively played was Total Annihilation... 
Warhammer 40k Dawn Of War 3 
It's lit 
I recommend Verdun - very nice WW1 FPS. Gritty and realistic, squad-based combat. Really feels like WW1 where a single man is nothing, but a squad can influence a battle a liiiitle bit.

Pretty much the only game I play these days 
Yet More Games Workshop Potential:

I'm just about to start Mordheim, I've heard it's tough and RNG-plagued but otherwise good.

I'm getting the impression that the state of Games Workshop PC gaming is not amazing....but definitely GOOD, and widespread. 
Call Of Cthulhu 
Pop Zing Zoop 
So is it a TellTale style game or 1st/3rd person something something? 
looks to be a 1st person stealth RPG 👌🏼 
I Want More 
I enjoyed Dark Corners of the Earth. I noticed it has the same title font. I wonder if the two have more in common, like dev team and such. 
Wikipedia's Verdun... 
Verdun is a squad-based multiplayer *closes tab* 
Well called, Kona.

Also was gonna post the Cthulu thing.....the vibes and set-up look great, but the lack of any gameplay / perspective, as Daz's question indicates, gets the HYPE-O-METER wavering a bit. 
Promo image reminds me of this:

Dark Corners of the Earth wasn't good imo. I never finished it.
that Sinking City game has me more interested, mainly because its's an actual open world game with a focus on mystery etc. 
Nearly A Year On And Where's My Hype At Homies? 
Call Of Cthulhu - the atmospheres, mannnn. - still in the works.

Cyberpunk 2077 - a long way off but a fresh take from a dev with impeccable pedigree. - still in the works.

Dawn Of War 3 - shoddy gameplay trailer, but looks more of the same with added Knights, which is good enough. - it's out! Some reports are too MOBA-y but from what I've seen it looks good.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - HR made up for IW, series is back on track, looks slick. - great, sure it's small-scaled and cliched, but a really fun explorathon.

Dishonoured 2 - looks like the perfect sequel to a cool fun game. - still not played this but by all reports it's great.

Dreadnought - neat looking spaceship combat game....but only if it gets the promised SP campaign. - no chance of SP so can fuck off.

Elex - RPG from them Gothic lot. A mish-mash of every theme in existence, interesting how it will turn out. - still a long way away.

Hellraid - another cool-looking fantasy FPS thing. Will this one disappear up it's own arse too? Hope not. - almost certainly vapourware.

Phoenix Point - grittier looking XCom-style game from original devs who liked the reboots. SOLD. - it's funded!

Prey - not much known but trailer looks intriguing, from Dishonoured devs. - 2 days. BioSystem Shock but hey it still looks good. Great-looking monsters.

SpaceHulk: Deathwing - Trailer looks perfect as an adaptation of this game. Left 4 Tyranid? Count me in. - short, unambitious, best in SP only, but good and stylish stealer mashing.

Styx: Shards Of Darkness - if you liked the first nifty goblin-themed stealth-em-up, this looks spot on. - meant to be more of the same but a bit better.

Titanfall2 - it's got a proper single player campaign and robosuits. Worth a try. - well worth a try and indeed top 5 last year. Great fun and amazing graphics. Where is the SP DLC tho??

Battletech - turn-based mech combat, alpha gameplay looks spot on. - where is my fucking backer-funded beta?? Pffft. Anyway, game due sometime later this year.

So there we go, you win some you lose some. Albeit most of the losses are abandoning SP / abandoning the game. 

very ueful vid. confident in my backing of this. 
This Goes Straight Into The HYPE Thread:


1. Metro

2. Fuck me it looks nice. 
Oooh, A New Metro? 
Goody! I thought the Metro saga was supposed to be over...? The trailer looks extra yummy, thanks for sharing. Isn't the music taken from The Fountain OST by Clint Mansell? It's the same melody.

Anybody hyped for this?
Trailer is bonkers! Don't miss the final seconds when a character drops acid. Also, ArrrCee reviewed it on his GGRC channel, for those interested. 
Yeah that looks awesome. I thought it was supposed to be over too. Guess they changed their mind.

Although, it all seemed like a scripted sequence which I bet doesn't play out like that in the final game. You wouldn't make that spectacular outdoor area only to be over in 30 seconds.

Nah not the Fountain score, it's much more modern, a lot of trailers have used that theme lately (or variations of that theme, as here it's more techy). Not sure where it comes from, clearly inspired by some Hans Zimmer scores. I wouldn't mind knowing where it came from and if it does have a full score, sounds good. 
it all seemed like a scripted sequence which I bet doesn't play out like that in the final game.
That's what I was wondering, especially in the sequence with the cliff and zipline. That said, it's supposed to be a gameplay trailer, so ideally it should play out like that.

I too would like to know where the music comes from. Anyone? Maybe a remix of Mansell's work? 
Isn't The Music Taken From The Fountain OST By Clint Mansell? It's Th 
I believe it's called 'Don abandons Alice' or something like that from "28 weeks later" 
Thanks Spy 
I Would Guess... 
...that the trailer is a highly condensed scripted sequence of gameplay that will take place in that area. Seems entirely natural to have a 5-10 minute segment going through that properly.

Wolf looks cool too although they are milking it a bit now!! This is what, Wolf 5?? Wolf, RTCW, Wofl reboot, Wofl TNO, (Wolf TOB mission pack), this. I know it works well and is fun but.... 
More Like Wolf 11... 
Some Prettiness....

Judgement reserved so hard it hurts on the gameplay / SP functionality, tho. 
Holy Fuck, That's Purrty! 
And those facial expressions! 
That Looks Sick 
Looking forward to it 
Yep, looks very pretty
I Like Good Graffix 
Games are looking nicer and I rejoice in that.

It's bad when games that have promising gameplay lack too much in the graffix department like being badly optimised with bad performance or they just look bad as in having amateurish textures/meshes/animations and so forth. 
LOL True Dat. 
TBH Anthem looks so good that a Ubi-style downgrade would still be very appealing. Plus lush world, sci-fi, monsters, etc. It's the gameplay and single player aspect that concerns me a lot more. 
Is There Actual SP In There? 
All I saw was coop in the vid. 
Its purdy but still entirely too plastic/fake, the glitzy gfx just make the effect worse or at least non the better than it has always been :
When a 400 Kilo armor suit crashed down at terminal velocity it leaves marks on concrete ->
It feels like a light piece of armor made of plastic that generates "wooomp" sound effect and shoots sparks out of its butthole to impress your 8 year old friends. A toy. 
Just Read The Comments 
on that YT vid and apparently this is a scripted sequence overdubbed by actors, not actual coop gameplay. Which awakens the ghost of deceptions past as KP & Shambler pointed out. I should have known better. Still hyped though. 
Not really much interest in games but you made me look at the video!

Looks pretty but oh my acting, dialogue, music so meh! 
Yeah of course the actual set-up is fake as anything. The "dialogue" is pathetic but that's ignorable anywaty. 
The Most Exciting Thing About Anthem Is... 
...cybear posting on func about it. Hi bear! 
Hi Bal! 
Hi Lunaran! 
Go Play My Map! 
You Lot A Rubbish. 
Redeem yourself by posting some news / videos showing how utterly thrilling PC gaming will be in the next few years. 
PUBG full release : this game is something else. It's lovely to see a high stakes multiplayer fps get some recognition. Bring on the clones!

Star Citizen : Really looking forward to this space sandbox! Maybe it'll be out fully in another 2-3 years? Who knows. I hope the single player campaign is excellent.

XCOM 2 WotC : This expansion looks farking excellent. So much new shit to do. A bit pricey for an X-pac but I'm guaranteed to get my moneys worth from it.

Destiny 2 : Destiny is great on ps4, can't wait to see how it feels on pc with a proper framerate etc.

Wolfenstein 2 - German boogaloo : Gameplay I've seen looks great. Looking forward to the acid trip level, don't let me down czg!!!

Metro Exodus : because of course it's in my list. Gameplay demo shown at whateverthefuckitwas blew my socks off.

Warframe - Tides of Eidolon : Warframe is getting an open world map to explore with everything that entails.. and fishing? Definitely worth a look when it's released.

DayZ full release : It's hitting beta (finally) this year and hopefully that means it'll start becoming a game and less a frustrating test bed. With that said, holy shit I've had some experiences in this thing. Definitely the best wilderness survival sandbox out there thanks to the lack of focus on fucking crafting bullshit and the beautiful world.

Anthem : On the fence with this one. It has the potential to be awesome but I'm firmly in the "wait and see" bucket. Love those suits though :)

Half-Lahahahahahahahahahaha *cries into potty* 
Wolfenstein 2 is the only triple A game I am looking forward to this year. 
Isnt PUBG Already A Clone Of Whatever Battle Royale PU Was On Before ? 
Metro Exodus is the only triple A game I am looking forward to this year. 
Has Czg Gone Onto The Professional Scene? 
Wolfenstein 2 - German boogaloo : Gameplay I've seen looks great. Looking forward to the acid trip level, don't let me down czg!!! 
iirc he worked at Starbreeze (?) then moved to Machine Games. He did Wolf:TNO and the X-pac. 
Props To Him! 
Must be nice to make a living out of his passion. I wish I did with my music. 
He Also Worled On That Skrillex Commercial 
Anyone Has More Details 
about the maps he worked on for Wolf? 
Was Czg Involved At All With 
or had he moved on by that point. 
Maybe Ask Him? 
Movement and headbob look real janky. Crosshair is a bit out of place. Playable areas are underwhelming so far....but....

WorldWarPunk Strategy / Tactics Game??

Dem robots man. Love this style. Also hyped for more RTS especially if it's about combat strategy / tactics and not just endless base-building resource-cock-gobbling political-micro-management bullshit (Total Warhammer I'm looking at you with the last one)/ 
Ohhh Yeah.

Battletech single player campaign. Be warned AI is disabled for this video, but it's already pretty challenging in the revamped skirmish beta. Proper maps look sweet and the whole thing is shaping up well. 
Both of those look pretty good 
Another Guaranteed* Cert:

* okay may not be guaranteed, but it's Metro and the vibes are always spot on. i wonder if this one is gearing up to be a bit more non-linear / semi-open?? Could be cool. 
Upgrading This To Hype Level Hype. 
Based on the 2nd combat they play. Sure it's an XCom clone but with real time exploration thrown in and a theme of it's own..... 
Fuck knows about the state of gaming.... 
What were thoughts of people here about cthulu 
Stream Tonight. 
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