Publishers announce raft of new titles and features at this year’s Gamescom

Diablo III expansion leads wave of new PC games for 2014

A number of new PC games have been unveiled at Gamescom 2013, giving PC game retailers something to look forward to next year.

Several games were unveiled in detail during the event show in Cologne, Germany, including Blizzard’s Diablo III: Reaper of Souls. This is the expansion to the PC’s fastest-selling game ever, Diablo III, which has sold more than 12 million copies since launching in May 2012.

Reaper of Souls is due for boxed and digital release in 2014.

EA also revealed more details of The Sims 4, the latest in its hugely popular series, and a trailer for RPG Dragon Age Inquisition – both of which arrive in 2014. Those who pre-order The Sims 4 early will receive a Limited Edition which comes with Life of the Party digital content, while a Collector’s Edition features an interactive Plumbob statue, creator’s guide book, Up All Night content and a digital soundtrack.

Ubisoft unveiled Panzer General Online – a free-to-play turn-based online strategy war game for browsers, plus the publisher confirmed that upcoming PS4 and Xbox One tactical shooter Tom Clancy’s The Division will also arrive on PC.

Sony was also active at Gamescom, with several PS4 announcements. In the PC world however, it showed off EverQuest Next in detail, a free-to-play follow-up to its classic online RPG EverQuest.

Bethesda confirmed that its upcoming online MMO, Elder Scrolls Online, will feature a paid-for monthly subscription for players when it launches next year. Gamers will have to buy the game as normal before paying £8.99 per month to access it; the first 30 days will be free.

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