PC Game Release Date List 2017 2018 by Month / Date
Welcome to the PC Game Release Date List for 2017/18 for January 2017 onwards. This is unlikely to cover every upcoming PC game of 2017 (because it’s impossible to keep track of everything these days, given that 38% of all the games on Steam were released in 2016.) But we’ve done our best, and this is the stuff you (and we) are most likely to be keeping an eye on.
As always, comments are welcome – we’ll add any glaring omissions and this list will be continually updated throughout 2017 with revised dates and new titles. At times we’ll have to guess, speculate, or infer possible release dates (for example, if a game just went into closed alpha in late 2017, it’s probably going to appear 2018 or later); when this is the case, we’ll tell you in the text.
Last updated: 28 December 2016.
Pit People (The Behemoth): 13 January (Early Access)
Battleblock Theater and Castle Crashers have done awfully well for Behemoth and Pit People is their new “fast-paced turn-based, co-op adventure” which they describe as a “strategy game of positioning”. Due to appear in Early Access in January.
Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach (Slitherine): 19 January
It’s Space Wolves vs Orks in this Slitherine rendition of the classic tabletop campaign.
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 (CI Games): 27 January
A third modern-day, first-person snipe fest. Retired American marine Jonathan North is in Georgia (not the US State) for one last set of sniping jobs, to prevent another Cold War. Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is boasting more open environments than the previous two games. Recently delayed until 2017.
Resident Evil 7 (Capcom): 24 January 2017
Announced during Sony’s E3 2016 press event, but confirmed for PC shortly afterward. Resident Evil 7 is set in modern-day, rural America, and takes place after the events of Resident Evil 6. They’re using a new ‘RE Engine’ for this one.
Memoranda (Bit Byterz): 25 January
A point and click adventure game about forgetting and being forgotten that tells the story of a young lady who is forgetting her own name.
Tales of Berseria (Bandai Namco): 24/27 January 2017
The PC will be getting Tales of Berseria, the upcoming entry in the Tales series of JRPGs. We got Tales of Zestiria recently, so presumably that sold well enough on Steam to merit this release. It’s due out in Japan some time in 2016, with the western localisation release set for 24 January in the US and 27 January in Europe.
Disgaea 2 (Nis America): 30 January
Disgaea 2 comes to the PC and includes Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories and Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days. One for strategic RPG fans.
Conan Exiles (Funcom): 31 January Early Access
Funcom returns to the Conan world of Hyboria with a new survival game. Expect building, crafting, hunting and all that survival stuff.
Hitman Season 1 (IO Interactive): 31 January
Hitman is being released as an episodic title, and is so far (some online-only rubbish notwithstanding) well on its way to competing with Blood Money for the best in series badge. But if you’re wondering when all the episodes will be complete and the full game can be purchased in one go, it’s 31 January 2017.
For Honor (Ubisoft): 14 February
Ubisoft’s hot third-person viking on samurai on knight multiplayer action title got a Valentine’s Day release date at E3 2016. It has a single player campaign too. They’ll no doubt be a beta ahead of release.
Sniper Elite 4 (Rebellion): 14 February
Another title hoping to get lover’s hearts pumping on Valentine’s Day. This sequel is set after Sniper Elite 3, a game which we rather enjoyed. Players are being transported to Italy in 1943 and elite marksman Karl Fairburne also returns to take down those damn Nazis.
Berserk and the Band of the Hawk (Tecmo Koei): 21 February
Musou-styled (think Dynasty Warriors) version of the popular Berserk manga/animated trilogy. Will cover the ‘Golden Age’ and ‘Hawk of the Millenium’ arcs.
Halo Wars 2 (Creative Assembly): 21 February – Windows 10 only
Real-time strategy sequel heading the way of Windows 10. The forces from a little-known series called Halo do battle.
Lego Worlds (TT Games): 21 February
Another builder but this time set in the Lego universe. The game has been in Early Access since June 2015 but finally releases in February.
Torment Tides of Numenera (InXile) 28 February
Torment: Tides of Numenera is the Kickstarted RPG that’s been promised as a spiritual successor to Planescape: Torment. That’s quite a big deal, as Planescape: Torment is one of the most special and unique RPGs we’ve ever seen.