There are some truly exciting prospects on the horizon that make it a truly exciting time to be a gamer, from No Man's Sky to Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, and from The Legend of Zelda to Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. With that said, it's an even more exciting time to be a PC gamer; not only are we getting most of the year's biggest releases, but they come alongside a host of brilliant exclusives - the kinds of which console players can only dream about. From survival-horrors and shooters to flight simulators and everything in between, there are a lot of interesting things coming to the PC this year, and though some of them might eventually find their way over to consoles, we get them first. More so than ever before, PC is the place to be, and here's why... Honourable Mentions: Fortnight, Syberia 3, Might & Magic Heroes VII, Overwatch, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Total War: Warhammer, Wreckfest, Grim Dawn, Black Desert Online, Lawbreakers, Obduction, Camelot Unchained and Battlefleet Gothic: Armada.
An upcoming flight simulator developed by Yager and published by Grey Box, Dreadnought is shaping up quite nicely. The game itself revolves around the piloting of a large spacecraft; players must shoot down enemy vessels, strategies and allocate power reserves to various systems. Unlike a lot of similar games, Dreadnought isn't about a single pilot flying around dogfighting with other ships; the game is designed to make you feel like a captain, coordinating attacks and positioning yourself in the most advantageous positions possible to get the drop on your adversaries. In order to succeed, you'll need to choose your targets carefully, manage your systems effectively and target specific weak points on opposing vessels. It's designed to feel like a collaborative effort, as though you're controlling literally hundreds of crew members, all working towards a common goal. This will become particularly difficult during the game's multiplayer, which pits players against one another, challenging their leadership abilities and their capacity to remain cool under immense pressure. It looks like it's going to be a lot of fun. It's a unique concept, and it looks absolutely stunning. There are multiple ship variations to choose from, and each one comes with its own weaknesses and advantages, meaning there'll hopefully be plenty of replay value.