PC Game Release Date List 2017 – 2018 by Month / Date
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: 24 May 2017.
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.
Stars in Shadow (Ashdar Games): 19 January
Another 4x strategy game takes on the legacy of Masters of Orion 2. Will this be the one to take that crown?
How to Shoot A Criminal (Pandorica): 20 January
Live-action footage meets media archives, as you attempt to bring down The Revenge and its corrupt editor-in-chief from within. It’s set in a 1930s New York where everybody speaks French.
Resident Evil 7 (Capcom): 24 January
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 (physically) purchased in one go, it’s 31 January 2017.
Diluvion (Arachnid Games): 2 February
Diluvion from Arachnid Games will transport players to an undersea world to captain subs while exploring and surviving the depths. Players will find themselves trapped in a world that has been forced underwater following the Great Flood. Noe stuck under a sheet of ice, humanity is fighting for survival.
Phoning Home (Ion Lands): 7 February
Open-world exploration title in which a pair of robots (ION and ANI) are stranded on a strange planet and need to, well, phone home.
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book (GUST): 7 February
Young novice Alchemist Sophie Neuenmuller finds a book imbued with a soul, and hijinx presumably ensue. Originally released on PS4, this GUST title is one of two coming to Steam on 7 February.
Nights of Azure (GUST): 7 February
The other GUST RPG heading for Steam in February (like Atelier Sophie, above). This one looks like it’s firmly in the teenaged anime ladies fight demons genre.
[email protected] (Rising Star Games): 9 February
ASCII-themed 3D dungeoneering action. Previously on the PS4, but now coming to the PC in February.
Alone With You (Benjamin Rivers Inc): 9 February
A sci-fi romance adventure game, from the creator of Home.
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.
Realpolitiks (Jujubee Games Studio): 17 February
Become the glorious leader of any contemporary nation in this upcoming geopolitical strategy title. Use your country’s economic and military power to expand or protect your interests. Apparently “democracy, authoritarianism [and] totalitarianism” will be your options. No socialism? 0/10 mate.
Night in the Woods (Infinite Fall): 21 February
Mae the cat returns to her home town of Possum Springs after dropping out of college. A study in mental illness and the stagnation of social mobility, via anthropomorphic animals and paranormal powers.
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.
River City Ransom: Underground (Conatus): 27 February
Kickstarted River City Ransom sequel punches its way out in February.
Stories Untold (No Code): 27 February
Enigmatic horror compilation (expanded from freeware title The House Abandon) arrives in late Feb with a very 1980s theme.
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.
Semispheres (Vivid Helix): February
Control two spherical avatars at once across blue and orange worlds in what appears to be the puzzle game equivalent of rubbing your stomach and patting your head at the same time.