PC Gaming in 2021: What will the huge product launches be?

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It's been a big year for console gamers with both the PS5 and Xbox Series X releasing, albeit with somewhat limited stock.

However, it's also been a good year for PC gamers thanks to loads of announcements from NVIDIA, AMD looking into the future with their products.

It means that it's hard not to be excited as somebody who owns a PC, even if we're going to have to spend some money to get the most out of our builds.

Well, what is next year likely to bring us?

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What do we need from PC gaming next year?

PC gaming is a weird medium because it's a lot more incremental than console gaming. What we really need is more small improvements across the board, and maybe for everything to be cheaper somehow.

It's a lot to ask, but we can always dream.

The main thing though, and this is a doozy, is that we need to actually be able to buy the new things that launched this year or will launch next year.

After all, having infinite power is no good to anyone if they can't access it, and at the moment stock shortages are all the rage.

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What can we expect from PC gaming in 2021?

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We can expect companies to try and clamp down on the scalping that plagued countless tech releases this year, alongside bringing out more stock for everything announced.

It's also likely that we'll see something new in the way of PC VR next year, with Half-Life: Alyx pushing VR further into the mainstream. New VR brands could start to arise, especially as the goodwill Oculus had is fading thanks to the overt Facebook integration.

Other than that, we're probably going to see some new announcements from all the big names including NVIDIA and AMD who will be looking to build on the launch of their respective GeForce RTX 30 Series and Ryzen 6000 CPUs. It's unlikely to rival what we've seen this year purely because the big announcements were only a few short weeks ago.

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