PC Gamer (US Edition) February 2019

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“the plan is for atlas to be a nautical eve online”

Studio Wildcard’s follow-up to Ark: Survival Evolved is certainly ambitious. The plan is for Atlas to be a nautical EVE Online—giving players the freedom to define their own story. We got an advanced look at the game in order to find out what it is, and—more importantly—what it hopes to be. Elsewhere this issue, we reveal our Game of the Year picks, and review some of the biggest releases of 2018: Hitman 2, Battlefield V, and Fallout 76. EDITOR phil.savage@futurenet.com PHIL SAVAGE Specialist in Demolition Expert Twitter @Octaeder This month Was told that, no, Dragon Age II is not going to be our game of the year. TALK TO PC GAMER Have your say! Email us at letters@pcgamer.com…

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the pc gamer team

PHILIP PAWARR Specialist in Concentrated Fire Twitter Nope This month Told that a trip to the aquarium is not going to be our game of the year. ANDY KELLY Specialist in Lone Wanderer Twitter @ultrabrilliant This month Told that going viral on Twitter is not going to be our game of the year. SAMUEL ROBERTS Specialist in Chem Resistant Twitter @SamuelWRoberts This month Told that drinking a bottle of stout is not going to be our game of the year. FRASER BROWN Specialist in Quick Hands Twitter @FraserIBrown This month Told that becoming PCG’s news ed is not going to be our game of the year.…

3 min
world of yorecraft

It’s a weird thing when the most exciting news out of Blizzcon this year is that World of Warcraft: Classic and Warcraft III: Reforged—a top-to-bottom remake of the original—are both arriving next year. I’m not complaining, though, as I’d never refuse an opportunity to go back and play some of PC gaming’s most formative games, especially if they have a brand-new coat of paint. Blizzard surprised everyone in the weeks before Blizzcon by announcing that there’d be a playable demo of Classic for all virtual ticket holders. It was a clear signal that, despite Blizzard initially humming and hawing about how long Classic would take to develop, things were moving along at a faster pace than we predicted. It wasn’t all that surprising, then, that Blizzard also announced that Classic would…

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highs & lows

HIGHS Warframe The Fortuna update adds a massive open world zone on Venus, and gives you a hoverboard. Hitman 2 The sequel has triggered a fierce leaderboard competition among the PC Gamer team. Phil is winning. Black Mesa On Half-Life’s 20th anniversary, the Black Mesa team released footage of its creepy reimagining of Xen. LOWS Black Friday PCGamer.com’s Tom Senior got so drunk on Black Friday deals that he even bought an RGB mouse mat. Fallout 76 Surprise! A Bethesda game has bugs at launch. Artifact Artifact’s initial monetization model won’t fit in this space, but suffice it to say it has not been received well.…

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creating coasters

One Christmas, a young Sam Denney received a Bump and Go: a police car with a flashing light that drove itself around, changing direction when it bumped into something. Most kids would be content with that, but an inquisitive Denney took the toy apart because he wanted to know how it worked. And, luckily, because he’d requested a soldering iron for the previous year’s Christmas present, he was able to put it back together again. Today, his obsession with how things work continues: Both in the motorcycle he tells me is almost always lying in pieces in his garage, and in his work on Planet Coaster, Frontier’s deep, customizable theme park sim. As I talk to Denney he builds rollercoasters on a blank Planet Coaster park, zooms in, and explains how…

4 min
in the dark

Content warning: Sexual assault. Jean Leggett is many things. CEO. Game developer. Writer. Stand-up comedian. Public speaker. Sexual assault survivor. Each has had an effect on the perspective and expertize she brings to her work, but the latter has particularly driven her to find better ways to depict mature content in Shakespeare’s Landlord, a game that prominently features themes of sexual assault and PTSD. This search for sensitive, aware, and nuanced ways to capture potentially problematic content is being echoed elsewhere, across the industry, in almost every genre imaginable. Shakespeare’s Landlord is an upcoming narrative adventure about a sexual assault survivor investigating the murder of someone in her small town, adapted from the bestselling series of novels by Charlaine Harris. “In my experience and from the response of the audiences, the games…