Here are the top video game releases for the month of August 2017. Check out the list we put together of our most anticipated games of 2017 and subscribe to Polygon’s YouTube channel for more gaming videos. Also, here are the free games you get this month with an Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus subscription. For your movies and TV, here’s what is coming to and leaving the major streaming services next month.
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Note: This is not a comprehensive list of releases and only games with specific dates are listed below. Some games are announced for August but have no firm release date.
Tacoma (MacOS, Windows PC and Xbox One) — “Like Gone Home, Tacoma is a story about people,” Fullbright co-founder Steve Gaynor told Polygon last year. “It’s about these six people who have been thrown into this situation and about how crisis can pull them together or push them apart. How much details you find out about who they are and what they went through is really up to you as the player.”
Ark: Survival Evolved (Linux, MacOS, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One) — Ark: Survival Evolved launched via Steam’s Early Access in June 2015 and quickly became one of PC gaming’s hottest titles. Now, as the team at Studio Wildcard prepares for a full commercial release, Ark‘s price has jumped to $59.99 from $29.99. Polygon reached out to the developers to ask why.
LawBreakers (PlayStation 4 and Windows PC) — Polygon went hands-on with LawBreakers in a preview event a year ago. Since then, Boss Key Productions has tuned the game with a private alpha release and two private betas. We participated in one of the betas back in March. LawBreakers is a class-based team shooter from the new studio started by Cliff Bleszinski, the creator of Gears of War. LawBreakers will cost $29.99 — “None of this $60 …