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Future Games Show Spring Showcase highlights: The games we’re most excited for

Future Games Show Spring Showcase highlights

Last night was the Future Games Show Spring Showcase: 90 minutes of brand new game trailers interspersed with some very awkwardly scripted exchanges from its hosts. And while many of the trailers didn’t particularly excite us, some of them really stood out and have us desperately wanting more.

You can watch the entire Future Games Show Spring Showcase on YouTube. But if you’re just wanting the highlights, scroll on down. We’ve selected the five games shown off that we absolutely can’t wait for.

Dustborn

  • Developer: Red Thread Games
  • Publisher: Spotlight by Quantic Dream
  • Release date: 20th August
  • Platforms: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

With its cel-shaded art style and focus on storytelling, Dustborn looks like Borderlands meets Life is Strange at a glance. Can that really be a bad thing? Set in a somewhat dystopian future, you take on the role of Pax as they set out on a road trip across a very different America. As the Steam page says, it’s a game about “hope, love, friendship, robots and the power of words”. The trailer has us hooked, and we can’t wait to get our hands on this one.

Still Wakes the Deep

  • Developer: The Chinese Room
  • Publisher: Secret Mode
  • Release date: 18th June
  • Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC (and Xbox Game Pass)

Still Wakes The Deep has been on our radar for some time, but with each new trailer, we get just that little bit more excited for it. It’s the latest game from The Chinese Room, the team behind Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture and Dear Esther. This time, there’s a greater focus on horror, with a story set aboard an oil rig deep in the North Sea. Already an eerie setting, you’ll agree, but with an otherworldly horror lurking under the depths, we think things are going to get far more eerie than you could expect.

Blue Prince

  • Developer: Dogubomb
  • Publisher: Raw Fury
  • Platforms and release date TBC

This is the first time we’re seeing anything of Blue Prince and, while the trailer doesn’t give a great deal away, it’s enough to pique our interest. This is a puzzle game where you have the power to summon rooms simply by placing their blueprints. Your goal? To find the mysterious Room 46. But what awaits there? Why do you need to find it? And what will you find along the way? All questions we’re looking forward to finding the answers to as we learn more about this intriguing title.

Simon the Sorcerer Origins

  • Developer: Smallthing Studios
  • Publisher: Leonardo Interactive
  • Release date: 2024
  • Platforms: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC

Some 30 years after the original Simon the Sorcerer released, the boy wizard is getting a complete face lift. This isn’t a remake, though: it’s a prequel. Yup, a prequel to a 30-year-old game. The good news is that it’s accessible whether or not you’re old enough to remember the original point and click series. The gorgeous art has captured our attention with this one — and the fact it features voice work from the likes of Chris Barrie and Rick Astley (?!).

Tenebris Somnia

  • Developer: Andrés Borghi, Tobías Rusjan
  • Publisher: Saibot Studios
  • Release date: 2025
  • Platforms: PC

We’ll be honest: Tenebris Somnia’s 8-bit gameplay sections don’t look that impressive. But what has captured our attention about this upcoming horror title is the fact that it mixes old-fashioned gameplay with live-action segments. It’s a movie and a game all in one — and in fact, its creators have a history in film. What we’ve seen of the live-action segments look brilliant, and this could turn out to be something truly innovative (and hopefully scary).

Editor in chief // Kim's been into video games since playing Dizzy on her brother's Commodore 64 as a nipper. She'll give just about anything a go, but she's got a particular soft spot for indie adventures. If she's not gaming, she'll be building Lego, reading a thriller, watching something spooky or... asleep. She does love to sleep.