Koch Media brought in the week of E3 2021 announcements with its Koch Primetime event. It was a gaming stream in which it announced Prime Matter, its new games publishing label. Under this new label, dubbed Prime Matter, 12 games will be published. Out of the 12, 7 will be completely new IP, while the rest will be from pre-existing franchises. Here are all the games Prime Matter will be publishing.
Developed by Starbreeze Studios, Payday 3 will take the action to a new Hollywood-like setting. The third game in the franchise will maintain its co-op FPS roots, and is slated for release in 2023, and will be coming to PC and consoles.
Taking place in Smilegate’s multiplayer FPS setting of Crossfire, Crossfire: Legion is a real-time strategy game developed by Blackbird Interactive. The studio is made up of developers who have previously worked on Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, Company of heroes, and Homeworld. Crossfire: Legion will be coming to PC in 2022.
A sequel to classic FPS Painkiller is currently in development. Sadly, no other detail about the next Painkiller game was revealed.
King’s Bounty 2
King’s Bounty 2 is a successor to the classic that essentially created the RPG/turn-based strategy hybrid genre. The game will feature a politically-themed high fantasy setting, and like its predecessor, turn-based battles. King’s Bounty 2 is slated for release on PC and all consoles except for the Nintendo Switch. It is set for release on August 24.
Scars Above is a dark sci-fi action adventure game that features a lone protagonist that has to survive in a hostile world. Scars Above has a focus on offering challenging encounters, where players will have to use all the weapons and technology at their disposal for survival. Scars Above is slated for release in 2022, and will be coming to PC and consoles.
Codename Final Form
Final Form—the working title for the game—is a fast-paced sci-fi shooter. The player takes on the role of a cybernetic Valkyrie who is trying to save humanity from extinction. Players can fully customise their Valkyrie’s skills. While it doesn’t have a planned release window yet, Final Form will be coming to PC and consoles when it’s out.
Gungrave G.O.R.E. is an anime-styled game developed by South Korea-based studio Iggymob. As its name might imply, it is based on the classic Gungrave franchise which boasts a game on the PS2. Gungrave G.O.R.E. features returning protagonist Grave, a gunslinger that can resurrect himself. While not too many details about Gungrave G.O.R.E. have been revealed, we do know that it will be coming to PC and consoles some time in 2022.
A Dark Souls-inspired sci-fi action RPG, Dolmen allows players to focus on melee as well as ranged combat using guns. Dolmen has a focus on exploration, as well as pitting players against entities that the developers describe as “beyond comprehension.” Dolmen will be coming to PC and consoles in 2022.
The Last Oricru
The Last Oricru is a third-person action RPG that takes quite a few cues from games like Dark Souls. It features a unique setting that blends medieval fantasy and sci-fi elements, and has an emphasis on plot where the player’s decisions will affect the game in meaningful ways. The Last Oricru also features couch co-op, which enables new ways of tackling objectives. It will not feature online multiplayer. The Last Oricru is coming to PC and consoles, and is slated for a 2022 release.
Echoes of the End
Echoes of the End is a story-driven action adventure game that follows the story of Ryn, who is in search of her real purpose in the world. According to the developers, Echoes of the End will feature a combination of fighting, puzzles, and deep relation of the protagonists. It is doesn’t yet have a release date, but is set to launch on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.
The Chant is an action horror game with a focus on psychedelic horror. Players find themselves on the grounds of a new age cult. While trying to hang to a horror atmosphere for most of the game, The Chant will also feature action gameplay. It is coming to PC and consoles, and is slated to release Q2 2022.
Encased is a classic-styled RPG in the vein of games like Baldur’s Gate and Divinity: Original Sin 2. It features a unique setting that plays on tropes of the typical post-apocalypse settings of games like Fallout. It is coming to PC in September 2021.
Other Games Published by Prime Matter
Along with the 12 new games, Prime Matter will also be taking over publishing duties for other Koch Media games, including Outward, Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord, and the Switch version of Kingdom Come: Deliverance.