E3: Future Games Show 2021

Posted on 14 Jun 2021 by
L Coulsen

The show kicks off with a look at some of the newest WD_Black SSDs, after twenty-five minutes of dead air. Seriously, it’s 24:45 seconds of a countdown, so we’ve skipped that in the embedded video, because we’re just nice like that.


Expected in 2022, Instinction is about dinosaurs. We came to protect them, apparently. But we all know that isn’t going to last. So, yeah, dinosaurs are cool. Shooting them in the face is cool. Time travel is cool. We just don’t know much more than that. But let’s be honest, do you really need to? Well, there is one thing. Interestingly, Instinction is currently set to hit PC first, in an inversion of the usual way of doing things. Which makes a very refreshing change, I must say.

Grow: Song of the Evertree

“A sandbox adventure about the healing power of nature.” So, it’s another open-world crafting game, then. That doesn’t sound particularly exciting on paper, but the art style is distinctly unique. Kinda’ reminds me of the Kefling games, actually. Eschewing the more typical style of just dropping you in a world and letting you go to town, there’s an actual purpose to everything you’re doing. That also makes things stand out just a wee bit more.

Jurassic World Evolution 2

Not exactly the most inspired name, but the original Jurassic World was a pretty damned good game. Seeing the return of Jeff Goldblum, of course, as the narrator, we have more than 75 dinosaurs to corral this time around. Including marine and flying dinos in the base game. It’s more of the same, and that’s great. Because the first game was pretty darn good.

Hell Let Loose

World War 2 shooters are pretty rare these days, so it’s actually somewhat refreshing to see a new one. Hell Let Loose has been doing the rounds for a while already, but it’s coming close to full release next month. This will bring in Soviet forces and battlefronts. All based on real events and mapped using aerial photography. Anyone who was holding off waiting for a finished product, it’s right around the corner.

Severed Steel

Something like a cross between F.E.A.R and Titanfall, you played a one-armed gunslinger running, jumping, sliding and buttle-timing your way through, well, pretty much everything. Sporting futuristic 80s disco aesthetic (you know the type I mean) where everything glows and explosions are bombastic.


S.T.A.L.K.E.R in all but name, Cheronbylite is finally on the horizon. And it looks about as good as you could hope. Just over a month away, this is another title coming to PC first. It’s already been doing the rounds in Early Access, but for those who want a complete experience, the end of July is when we can all jump in and do what we do best.

Dying Light 2

Yes, it’s really happening, and it’s almost done. Techland have been surprisingly coy for a while now, but they finally have something to show us. The focus, here, is more about the setting and what happened between the first and this game, but for those eagerly waiting, it is something not to be missed.

There’s also a whole slew of games that have demos available to play, right now. Coming at your rapid-fire, timestamp linked above. And that wraps up the show. There’s a hell of a lot in there. Literally something for everyone. There are more than just those in the segment above, as well. Your best bet is to head over to Steam and check out the full list.

Honestly, the show was extremely awkward. Troy Baker, bless his heart, was doing the very best he could to be charming and quirky, but I literally, actually cringed more than once. The largest let-down was the number of games showing Alpha, or even pre-Alpha, footage. Even games that are due in a matter of months. Having said that, there are a hell of a lot of games to go over, far more than we have time to cover here. We’ve picked out just a few of the larger or more interesting titles to highlight, so it’s worth checking out the whole show for yourself.

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