From cutting edge tech and incredible game experiences to Unreal Engine 5 and all the new ways to play, here’s our rundown of six reasons to be excited for PC gaming in 2022. Sponsored by Alienware.
PC gaming is as popular as ever, with loads of PC exclusives and console games playable. This year alone sees the release of a number of highly anticipated PC games: Nightingale, Company of Heroes 3, Homeworld 3, Starfield, Redfall, joining already released titles such as God of War, Elden Ring and Lost Ark. PC gamers also have new ways to play with the recent release of the Steam Deck. VR continues to be best played on PC and upcoming VR games The Last Clockwinder and The Exorcist Legion VR SIN will continue that trend.
Both Intel and AMD are set to release new CPUs for desktops and laptops, and Intel is also putting out a GPU in the form of Arc Graphics card. Nvidia is significantly upgrading its laptop GPUs as well, promising 1440p gaming at upwards of 100 fps via portable versions of its 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti cards. PC Game Pass continues to be great value and offers hundreds of PC games to play, and PlayStation are now releasing their console exclusive titles on PC, starting with Horizon Zero Dawn and God of War, and in 2022 Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection. Unreal Engine 5 has been released and new games will be coming out this year using UE5 for the first time.
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