E3: Future Games Show 2020

Posted on 14 Jun 2020 by
Jay Shaw

The third show of this year’s not-E3 is Games Radar’s Future Games Show. As with all the others, you can watch the full show in the embed above or keep reading to see what individual games have to offer in a bit more detail.

Quantum Error

The first game on show from TeamKill Media is a dark sci-fi game full of impressive smoke and chunky flesh monsters. Currently the game is touted as a PlayStation exclusive but the developers haven’t ruled out the game coming to PC later. Frankly, we just really really like that trailer and it’d be a shame not to highlight it.


Red Thread Games showed off Dustborn with an upbeat trailer. The game is about a bunch of misfits on a road trip across a sci-fi Divided States of America and is described as “a story driven action-adventure about hope, friendship, love, robots – and the power of words.” Expect this one to release in 2021.


This super stylish cyberpunk FPS puts you in the shoes of a cyber ninja that can wall-run, slow time, grapple, and cut enemies into bloody chunks with their trusty sword. A demo was available earlier in the year, but not currently, that presented a tight and rewarding experience. Ghostrunner is releasing later this year.

Call of the Sea

Out of the Blue Games and Raw Fury presented their first person puzzle adventure Call of the Sea with a developer commentary over an older trailer. Set in the 1930s South Pacific, you’ll explore a wild island paradise as you search for your husband’s missing expedition. The game will be launching on PC and Xbox consoles but no date is available yet.

Sherlock Holmes Chapter One

Frogwares, of Sherlock Holmes and The Sinking City fame revealed a little more about their new Sherlock game that features the detective in his early 20’s before he’s a legendary detective. You’ll explore a Mediterranean island while investigating the death of his mother. The developers promise more of the gameplay that made previous Sherlock games such a hit, with minimum hand holding and the possibility for players to get it completely wrong.

Cygni: All Guns Blazing

Cygni is a bullet hell shoot-em-up from Lebanese developers KeelWorks that kicks off its trailer with a sweet sci-fi jet and flying aircraft carrier then pans into fast paced shmup action over a futuristic city where the player ship blasts through waves of enemies with bright lasers and very little room to manoeuvre.

Morbid: The Seven Acolytes

Morbid: The Seven Acolytes starts with a rhyme and some sweet pixel art as the heroine treks across a city that wouldn’t look out of place in a 16-bit Bloodborne. The trailer then shows off some hack and slash combat and what looks like a fairly in-depth inventory and stats system. No release date has been announced yet.

Hotshot Racing

Fast cars, clean cel-shaded visuals and very little else is shown in this trailer for Sumo Digital and Lucky Mountain Games’ upcoming arcade racing game. We do know that it’ll be coming to PC and consoles in Summer 2020.

Cris Tales

We already saw this game in the PC Gaming Show but this look at the cartoon style RPG includes a brief developer commentary that talks about how players will be able to combine skills in battles. Additionally, the demo available via Steam has been updated to include a new character. Cris Tales is releasing on 17 November 2020.


More noir style from Liberated, another game we saw at the Guerrilla Collective show yesterday evening. There’s not really anything new here but we do get a look at some of the game’s puzzles and 2.5D platforming action again so that’s worth a look at least.

Neon Abyss

Neon Abyss is a fast paced 2D rogue-like coming from Veewo Games and Team17 publishing. Colourful characters that look like a Saturday morning cartoon version of the iconic mask from The Purge series have a weird charm and the action looks frantic. Neon Abyss is launching on 14 July 2020 for PC and consoles.

Skater XL

Skateboarding sims aren’t as mainstream as they used to be and that’s a crying shame. Skater XL‘s trailer shows off some sweet tricks around a California style school and its grounds. Just watching the camera pan over this environment already has us thinking about what sweet lines and flips are waiting for us. Skater XL is releasing on 28 July 2020 for PC and consoles.


Waking is a third person adventure game where you’ll traverse your own mind’s surreal landscapes while your body is comatose. Honestly, beyond the Psychonauts style idea, this looks like your fairly standard third person adventure and the hazy shades of brown colour scheme doesn’t exactly wow with its “looking through a dirty glass” effect. Waking is releasing on 18 June 2020 for PC and Xbox.

Space Crew

A sequel to indie cult hit Bomber Crew, Space Crew takes the premise of the original game and launches it into space with engines probably powered by a sick JJ Abrams burn and clean but cheeky humour. Space Crew is launching on PC and consoles in September 2020.

Maid of Sker

Wales is a scary country for many reasons; any patch of dirt might be so waterlogged you’ll sink like a stone, the mysterious stuff leaking from sheep, and no one enjoys speaking English. Wales Interactive dropped a new gameplay trailer for Maid of Sker that highlights the sound based AI that will hunt you down for every little sound you make. Maid of Sker is launching in July 2020.

Remnant: From The Ashes – Subject 2923

This DlC for Remnant: From The Ashes makes another appearance with commentary from Design Director John Pearl talking about how it’ll be the largest DLC for the game yet. The story will take place a year after the events of the base game and have you facing off against a race of humanoid rats.

The Captain is Dead

Thunderbox Entertainment announced this colourful digital board game style strategy game where The Captain is Dead and everything is on fire, probably because of something you did. There’s plenty to see in the trailer but actual details are light other than the fact it’s launching in 2020.

Main Assembly

This sandbox creative game boldly proclaims that players can create anything with ease and precision like a fancier looking Trailmakers. There’s planes, a spider robot, and plenty of cars on display along with a sensors and logic system that allows players to automate their creations. Main Assembly is already available on Steam Early Access.

Blankos: Block Party

Mythical Games’ creative sandbox about vinyl toys coming to life makes another appearance with some developer commentary that talks about the game’s hub world, the Junction, and some of the challenges and rewards you’ll participate in while playing.

Last Oasis

Pipe music, huge panning shots of arid terrain, and a cool wooden spider mecha-boat thing set up the revelation of a new volcanic area for the survival MMO. Last Oasis is already available via Steam.

Wasteland 3

Brian Fargo of inXile Entertainment introduces the new Wasteland 3 trailer with an announcement that the game is releasing on 28 August 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Wasteland 3 takes place in the nuclear winter ravaged wastes of Colorado but retains the tactical RPG gameplay that made previous Wasteland games so enjoyable.

Remothered: Broken Porcelain

It’s been a couple of years since the last Remothered game and it looks like the horror series is returning on-form if this tense gameplay trailer is anything to go by. Also announced was the game’s release date: 25 August 2020. That’s plenty of time to stockpile underwear for the inevitable fear-poop apocalypse.

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest

Different Tales take on the World of Darkness Werewolf setting unfortunately only gets a teaser trailer that doesn’t really show anything except some wildlife and a single bit of heavy machinery. A full reveal is promised for July so stay tuned to see more about this one.


People Can Fly and Square Enix’s third person action RPG Outriders got a short, rapid-fire teaser that promises more information soon on a new area and pyromancer class. That’s it. Nothing to see here. Move on to the next one.


Grav-cycle riding mash-up shooter/RTS Disintegration got a new trailer and developer commentary that talks about how robots called Integrated are human minds uploaded into robotic shells and the 5v5 multiplayer mode that pits players and their AI crews against each other across various game modes. Disintegration is launching on 16 June 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Paradise Lost

The Second World War didn’t end in 1945 and now we’re in an alternate history story about the aftermath of a Nazi nuclear onslaught in the 1960s. Paradise Lost puts protagonist Shimon, a 12 year old Polish boy, on a journey to explore a Nazi super bunker gone dark.

Operation: Tango

This colourful spy game puts players in the role of agent and hacker as they infiltrate places together. The trailer heavily focuses on what two characters can accomplish together but is otherwise light on details. Expect Operation: Tango in 2021.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Ember Lab have revealed Kena: Bridge of Spirits, a charming looking adventure game that previously appeared at the Sony PlayStation 5 event but has surfaced again here with a mix of cinematics and gameplay. The game is all about helping corrupted spirits by learning about them, exploring, and beating evil monsters to death. Kena: Bridge of Spirits is aiming to release in Holiday 2020 for PC and PlayStations 4 and 5.

Serial Cleaners

Indie crime scene clean-em-up Serial Cleaner is getting a sequel that eschews the traditional 2 in favour of going plural with its name. Serial Cleaners takes the setting forward a couple of decades to the 1990s and looks every bit as grimy and gory as the original. Serial Cleaners is coming in 2021.

That wrap up the Future Games show and we’ve not had anything too surprising out of this one but there have been some good previews of quite a few interesting titles and also many teasers for information coming later which kind of feels less like a tease and more a mean-spirited prank when we’re all so eager for information on the next generation of interactive entertainment. Standouts for us this time were Skater XL and Quantum Error – the latter of which we really hope makes its way to PC too.

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