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The biggest news of E3 2019 so far

It’s been a massive E3 so far, and our list of every PC game at E3 2019 already contains over 70 games. Head over there for all the new trailers.

Here, we’ve plucked out the biggest news stories of the event so far, and we’ll keep updating this post as the show goes on and we see more games and talk to more developers.

New game announcements

Watch Dogs Legion: It was leaked before E3, but we got the official reveal at Ubisoft’s conference. Sam played it, and came away very impressed. As rumored, you really can play as anyone in the city. It’s out March 6, 2020.

Elden Ring:
The collaboration between FromSoftware and George R.R. Martin is real, and the cinematic trailer is badass. Here’s everything we know about Elden Ring so far.

Gods & Monsters:
A new adventure from the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey devs, coming February 25, 2020.

Rainbow Six Quarantine: It’s co-op again, and out in early 2020. We got a cinematic trailer at Ubisoft’s show, but not much more.

Ghostwire: Tokyo: A new action game from Shinji Mikami and Ikumi Nakamura  with a very weird, cool cinematic trailer. It’s spooky.

Bleeding Edge:
A third-person brawler from Hellblade developer Ninja Theory, which our E3 crew called “chaotic” and “messy.” Read their preview here. Bleeding Edge is out October 25, 2019.

Outriders: A cool-looking (at least based on the cinematic trailer) co-op shooter from the developers of Bulletstorm. Coming summer 2020.

Deathloop: The cinematic trailer for Arkane’s next game makes it look something like Groundhog’s Day, but with assassins. No release date yet.

Zombie Army 4: Dead War: A continuation of Respawn’s series of Sniper Elite spin-offs where Hitler’s got a zombie army. Check out a gameplay video here.

Chivalry 2: The medieval combat sequel is going big, and Steven interviewed the devs to find out all about it. It’s out next year.

Marvel’s Avengers: We already knew about this one, but only its existence. We finally got to see it at the Square Enix conference, and it’s out May 15, 2020.

Microsoft Flight Simulator: The classic series is back, and the trailer is pretty.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga: Coming next year, all three trilogies will be reenacted in one Lego game. Check out the trailer here.

New release dates

Gears 5: September 10, 2019
The Outer Worlds: October 25, 2019
Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition: Fall 2019, beta sooner.
Terraria: Journey’s End: Late 2019
Planet Zoo:  November 5, 2019
Doom Eternal: November 22, 2019
Ori and the Will of the Wisps: February 11, 2020
Cyberpunk 2077: April 16, 2020
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot: Early 2020
Final Fantasy 7 Remake: March 3, 2020 on PS4, and the wording suggests it could come to PC later.
Phantasy Star Online 2: Spring 2020, finally.
Halo Infinite: Holiday 2020

Keanu Reeves is a Cyberpunk 2077 character

Keanu Reeves appeared at the Microsoft conference to announce that Cyberpunk 2077 will release on April 16, because Keanu Reeves is in Cyberpunk 2077. Catch him smoldering at the end of the trailer. (It turns out, he’s a “digital ghost” who lives in our head.)

Meanwhile, James got a look at 50 minutes of new gameplay (which hasn’t yet released to the public). Here’s what he thought.

One of the other things we learned this year is that non-lethal runs are now possible. That wasn’t the case last E3, but CD Projekt made the change based on feedback it got.

Elden Ring details

While all we got to see was the dramatic, gorgeous cinematic trailer above, the Elden Ring announcement has us excited. We’ve learned a few details since the big debut at the Microsoft conference:

AMD announces new graphics cards: Radeon RX 5700 XT for $449 and RX 5700 for $379

The biggest hardware news comes from AMD, which announced the  RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 graphics cards, which are built to challenge Nvidia’s RTX 2070 and RTX 2060 cards. Jarred’s got breakdown of the announcement here. 

Xbox Game Pass is now available on PC

The Xbox Game Pass PC subscription service is now available, and it’s currently $1 for the first month. After that, it’s $5 a month for access to the game library, which includes Metro: Exodus, Forza Horizon 4, Sea of Thieves, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, and a bunch more (sort by PC here to see the whole collection).

If you want in, you’ll have to download the new Xbox app, which looks a lot better than the old one and seems to bypass the awful Microsoft Store.

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