Upcoming Xbox games: Best new Xbox Series X|S games for 2024, and beyond

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Ever since Microsoft launched its flagship Xbox Series X|S consoles, it has gone beyond the call of duty to provide the video game community with an endless stream of exceptional and entertaining titles. Whether it’s a AAA blockbuster action epic or an artistically rich indie adventure, the Xbox Series X|S’s gigantic games library has something for everyone. A library that will continue to grow in 2024 and beyond with lots of new Xbox games.

As there are so many Xbox games being developed, it can seem like a Herculean task to keep track of them all. So, we have decided to take up this arduous mission to catalog and highlight all the best upcoming Xbox games, with some of the biggest and most intriguing upcoming AAA and indie games coming soon for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S.

With this list, you will be able to more easily keep a close eye on your most anticipated titles’ release dates and grab the next potentially best Xbox games as soon as they come out.

Upcoming Xbox games: Recent game releases

Braid Anniversary Edition (May 15, 2024)

Braid, Anniversary Edition will release on May 14, featuring dozens of redesigned levels and 13 new full puzzles alongside developer commentary.
Braid, Anniversary Edition will release on May 14, featuring dozens of redesigned levels and 13 new full puzzles alongside developer commentary.

Braid Anniversary Edition is a remaster of a classic puzzle platformer that fans and critics regard as one of the Xbox 360's greatest games of the Xbox 360 Arcade library. This new version of Braid will include redone graphics, improved animations, dozens of new levels with time-warping puzzles to solve, and much more.

Braid Anniversary Edition

Relive one of the most cherished platformers with new levels and improved visuals in Braid Anniversary Edition.

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Upcoming Xbox games: Release dates confirmed

Morbid: The Lords of Ire (May 17, 2024)

Morbid: The Lords of Ire promotional screenshot
Morbid: The Lords of Ire promotional screenshot

Morbid: The Lords of Ire is a Soulslike Hack and Slash title developed by Still Running and published by Merge Games. You play as Strider, a warrior wandering a twisted, broken world to rid it of fearsome monsters called Gahars and diabolical villains known as the Lords of Ire.

Neptunia: Sisters VS Sisters (May 21, 2024)

Neptunia: Sisters VS Sisters in-game screenshot
Neptunia: Sisters VS Sisters in-game screenshot

Neptunia: Sisters VS Sisters is a spin-off of Idea Factory's long-running action-RPG series, Hyperdimension Neptunia. You play as the Goddess Candidates, a group of younger sisters of powerful goddesses who embark on a quest to save the world of the Gamindustri from evil forces.

Gather a group of cute divine heroes and lay waste to enemies using ultra-long combos in exciting real-time battles.

Senua's Saga: Hellblade II (May 21, 2024)

Senua's Sacrifice
Senua's Sacrifice

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II is a sequel to Ninja Theory's award-winning action-adventure title, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. This game will once again put players into the role of Senua, a warrior who fought through the horrors of Helheim to save the soul of her deceased lover.

In Hellblade II, Senua must traverse the lands of Viking Iceland to liberate spirits enslaved by tyrants and conquer the darkness within her soul.

System Shock (May 21, 2024)

System Shock promotional screenshot
System Shock promotional screenshot

2023's remake of the iconic immersive FPS, System Shock, will be making its way onto Xbox consoles later this year. The Citadel Station is under attack from the psychotic AI, SHODAN. She has taken control of the facility, turned its crew into mindless mutants and cyborgs, and is now planning to invade the Earth.

Use your wits and weapons to outsmart SHODAN's forces and destroy her before she dooms humanity.

Astor: Blade of the Monolith (May 30, 2024)

Promotional screenshot of Monolith: Requiem of the Ancients
Promotional screenshot of Monolith: Requiem of the Ancients

Astor: Blade of the Monolith is a third-person action-RPG developed by C2 Game Studio and published by Versus Evil. You play as Astor, a Diokek warrior fighting to save his homeworld of Gliese from being destroyed by the forces of evil.

Embark on a journey across a magical world, harness the power of Runic Swarm to protect your homeland from monsters, and save the world from destruction.

Humanity (May 30, 2024)

Humanity promotional screenshot
Humanity promotional screenshot

Humanity is an indie puzzle-platformer created and published by Enhance. Once exclusive to PlayStation consoles and PC, this puzzle game will now be making its way onto Xbox consoles and Xbox Game Pass Day One.

In Humanity, you play as a Shibu Inu dog tasked with herding a large horde of humans through mind-boggling puzzles and helping them overcome realty-warping bosses. Players can take on the 90 challenging levels of the story mode or create their own devious puzzles and share them online for other players to beat.

Destiny 2: The Final Shape (June 4, 2024)

Destiny 2
Destiny 2

Destiny 2: The Final Shape is a newly announced expansion of Bungie’s massively popular looter shooter, Destiny 2. This expansion will feature the return of fan-favourite character Cayde-6, an epic conclusion to the ongoing "Light and Dark Saga", new raids and dungeons to conquer, new weapons and powers to acquire, and many.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game (June 4, 2024)

Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game promo screenshot
Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game promo screenshot

Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game is a co-operative survival horror game based on the '80s cult horror-comedy movie of the same name. Play as the alien Klowns and invade Earth to harvest the humans or play as a group of survivors and fight back the extraterrestrial menace.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game

Unite with your friends to save the people of Crescent Cove from alien invaders or give humans the biggest fright of their lives in Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game

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Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance (June 16, 2024)

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance reveal trailer screenshot
Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance reveal trailer screenshot

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance is an enhanced, next-gen re-release of Shin Megami Tensei V, a JRPG once exclusive to the Nintendo Switch. In this game, you play as a high-school student who's been teleported to a post-apocalyptic world where humanity is extinct and demons, angels, and gods rule the land.

In order to survive in this mad world, you have fused with a mysterious God to become an otherworldly being known as a Nahobino. With the power to cut down the demons of Hell and angels of Heaven, you forge ahead to find out what brought you here and figure out how to return home.

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance

Amass an army of demons and set forth on a crusade to determine the fate of a post-apocalyptic world in Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance.

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#BLUD (June 18, 2024)

#Blud promotional screenshot
#Blud promotional screenshot

#BLUD is a blood-soaked, zany, and over-the-top action-RPG inspired by cartoons from the 1990s. You play as a Becky Brewster, a schoolkid who just happens to be latest descendant in an ancient family of vampire hunters.

When a cabal of vampires come invading your town to, its to up you to send these undead blood-suckers back to their graves with your vampire hunting skills, repertoire of magic spells, and trusty hockey stick.

Still Wakes the Deep (June 18, 2024)

Screenshot of Still Wakes the Deep trailer
Screenshot of Still Wakes the Deep trailer

Still Wakes the Deep is an upcoming first-person horror game developed by The Chinese Room, who is famous for creating Dear Esther, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, and Everybody's Gone to the Rapture. You play as a Glaswegian oil rig worker who gets stranded on an oil rig thanks to a violent storm.

Trapped and with no way out, you must for your crewmates to help you survive this predicament until someone comes to you rescue. Little do you know however that a dark presence has snuck aboard the oil rig and has begun slowing picking your crew off one by one...

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree (June 21, 2024)

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree
Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree is a massive DLC expansion to Elden Ring, which is widely regarded by many to be one of the best Soulslikes ever produced by the legendary developer, FromSoftware Inc.

This expansion will take players on a trip to Land of Shadow to discover new uncharted locales to explore, uncover the lost history behind the enigmatic Miquella, arm themselves with new powers and weapons, and challenge intimidating new enemies and bosses.

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree

Rise Tarnished, for a new adventure calls for you beyond the Lands Between in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree. Journey to the Land of Shadow to uncover new locales, acquire new weapons, and overcome more challenging bosses.

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Dungeons of Hinterberg (July 18, 2024)

Screenshot of Dungeons of Hinterberg reveal trailer
Screenshot of Dungeons of Hinterberg reveal trailer

Dungeons of Hinterberg is an upcoming action-adventure game developed by Microbird Games and published by Curve Games. You play Luisa, a young woman who decides to travel to the Austrian Alps for a well-deserved vacation.

However, her holiday turns out to be more than she bargained for as mystical dungeons have suddenly appeared near the village of Hinterberg and violent monsters are pouring out of them. With your sword and hiking skills, you must stop these monsters and save Hinterberg from destruction.

Frostpunk 2 (July 25, 2024)

Frostpunk 2 promotional screenshot
Frostpunk 2 promotional screenshot

Frostpunk 2 is a survival strategy game developed and published by 11 bit studios. Set on an alternate Earth gripped by a harsh, eternal winter, you are in charge of running a city that’s on the brink of running out of resources and its people are threatening to riot. It’s up to you to maintain order in your city and conserve as much heat and supplies as possible, even if you must make heart-breaking sacrifices to do so.

Black Myth: Wukong (August 20, 2024)

Promotional screenshot of Black Myth: Wukong
Promotional screenshot of Black Myth: Wukong

Black Myth: Wukong is a soulslike action game developed and published by Game Science. This game is based on the classic Chinese novel, Journey to the West and has you play as its main character, Sun Wukong. You will journey across a vast, wonderous world, battle monsters and heroes inspired by Chinese mythology, and fulfill your destiny as the Destined One.

Star Wars Outlaws (August 30, 2024)

Screenshot of Star Wars Outlaws reveal trailer
Screenshot of Star Wars Outlaws reveal trailer

Travel to a galaxy far, far away to experience the very first, open-world Star Wars game with Star Wars Outlaws. Set between the events of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, help Kay Vess break free from her criminal lifestyle and start a new life.

Travel the galaxy to explore iconic Star Wars planets, outsmart the criminal underworld, and risk it all to find true freedom.

Death Relives (Q2 2024)

Death Relives promotional screenshot
Death Relives promotional screenshot

Death Relives is a first-person survival-horror game created and published by Nyctophile Studios. You play as Adrian, a young man trying to uncover the unresolved mystery behind his mother’s death. He discovers that his mother was kidnapped by a cult and sacrificed to appease an ancient Aztec god named Xipe Totec.

Just as he learned the truth, Adrian’s presence had been detected by Xipe Totec and the bloodthirsty god does not take kindly to intruders. Now Adrian must find a way to escape the wrath of Xipe Totec alive and put an end to Xipe’s reign of terror.

Centum (Summer 2024)

Centum in-game screenshot
Centum in-game screenshot

Centum is a narrative-adventure indie game developed by Hack The Publisher and published by Serenity Forge. You play as a prisoner trying to escape from their prison cell. However, once you get out you are then confronted with a question: Where do you go from there?

With an unreliable narrator guiding your path, this game will take players on a dark mind-bending story where you will question reality at every turn and unlock multiple endings based on your choices.

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn (Summer 2024)

Flintlock The Siege Of Dawn
Flintlock The Siege Of Dawn

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn is an upcoming, open-world, action RPG published by Kepler Interactive and developed by A44 Games. It takes place in a world where the old gods have unleashed an army of the undead to destroy humanity. You play as Nor Venek, a gunslinging warrior who, along with her magical animal companion Enki, embark on a quest of vengeance to destroy the old gods.

Keylocker (Summer 2024)

Keylocker in-game screenshot
Keylocker in-game screenshot

Keylocker is an indie turn-based JRPG with rhythm-game elements developed by Moonana and published by Serenity Forge. This game takes place in a dystopian future where Saturn has been colonized and music is outlawed. Within this cyberpunk nightmare, you play as BOBO, a singer and songwriter who decides to rebel against this world’s corrupt government so the people can once again experience the joy of music.

Recruit a band of like-minded rebels, upgrade your musical talents with special gear and perks, and take on the government’s church-police in turn-based battles where timed button inputs can unleash powerful special moves or parry incoming attacks.

The First Descendant (Summer 2024)

The First Descendant promo screenshot
The First Descendant promo screenshot

The First Descendant is a multiplayer-focused, action-RPG, looter shooter developed by NEXON Games Co., Ltd. and published by NEXON Korea Corp. You play as Descendants, a group of superpowered soldiers charged with protecting humanity and the Ingris continent from monsters and invading empires. You can take on the vast hordes of enemies alone with your powers, guns, and tools alone or with friends in 4-player co-op for a better chance at survival.

Unknown 9: Awakening (Summer 2024)

Unknown 9: Awakening promotional screenshot
Unknown 9: Awakening promotional screenshot

Unknown 9: Awakening is an upcoming third-persona adventure game developed by Reflector Entertainment and published by Bandai Namco. You play as Haroona, a woman born with a mysterious power that lets her travel into alternate reality known as the Fold.

Yearning to discover the origins behind her powers, Haroona ventures into the Fold to look for answers. However, little does Haroona know that she is being followed by the Ascendants, a secret organization who wishes to exploit the powers of the Fold to change human history to their twisted vision.

Visions of Mana (Summer 2024)

Promotional screenshot of Visions of Mana
Promotional screenshot of Visions of Mana

After over a decade and a half, Square Enix's Mana franchise is finally getting a new installment in the form of Visions of Mana. In this action-RPG, you play as Val, a young man who has been chosen by the Faerie to accompany her on a journey to visit the Tree of Mana, which provides life-giving mana to the world.

You will encounter gorgeous locales, meet a cast of loveable characters, and fight intimidating monsters in fast-paced real-time combat.

Prison Architect 2 (September 3, 2024)

Prison Architect 2 promotional screenshot
Prison Architect 2 promotional screenshot

The cult-classic indie prison management simulator, Prison Architect, is finally getting a sequel and is adopting a new 3D art style. Prison Architect 2 will expand on the gameplay of the original with new mechanics and tools to keep inmates contained, an upgraded Career Mode, and smarter prisoners to test your managerial skills.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl (September 5, 2024)

STALKER 2
STALKER 2

Microsoft also unveiled STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl at their July showcase as a timed exclusive for Xbox Series X and PC. STALKER is an open-world shooter with survival elements, tasking players to navigate a radiated Chernobyl filled with physics anomalies and other threats lurking in the dark.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl

After over a decade and a half, the long-awaited sequel to the cult FPS, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl is finally on its way. Explore a post-apocalyptic, radioactive wasteland to find fortune or the truth behind the dark world you now struggle to survive in.

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Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 (September 9, 2024)

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 is the long-awaited sequel to the cult action game set in the grim dark future of the Warhammer 40,000 franchise. Players will once again assume the role of Captain Titus, as he leads the Imperium's finest Space Marines into battle against the ravenous Tyranids.

Enotria: The Last Song (September 19, 2024)

Enotria: The Last Song promotional screenshot
Enotria: The Last Song promotional screenshot

Enotria: The Last Song is a Soulslike action-RPG created and published by Jyamma Games. The game is set in a world plagued by the Canovaccio – an ethereal, magical play that is keeping life and culture in statis for eternity. You play as the Maskless One, an individual who is unaffected by Canovaccio and can move about freely thanks to being born with no given role or predetermined destiny to adhere to.

With the power of stealing masks from enemies and gaining their powers, the Maskless One charges forward to free the world from Canovaccio and bring down the evil Authors who created it.

Die by the Blade (October 5, 2024)

Die by the Blade promotional screenshot
Die by the Blade promotional screenshot

Die by the Blade is a 3D fighting game developed and published by Grindstone. Wield deadly weapons and cut down your foes in realistic battles where one precise strike, could end an combatant's life instantly. Test your mettle against AI opponents in the single-player tournament modes, then venture into the online Ranked matches to dominate the best fighting game players in the world.

Metaphor: ReFantazio (October 11, 2024)

In-game screenshot of Metaphor ReFantazio combat system
In-game screenshot of Metaphor ReFantazio combat system

For the first time ever, Atlus steps into the genre of pure, swords and sorcery fantasy with a new JRPG IP called Metaphor: ReFantazio. This game takes place in a dark and gritty fantasy kingdom called Euchronia, which has recently fallen into chaos following the assassination of its king.

To restore peace to the kingdom, you must save the prince of Euchronia's life from a dire curse and help him win a tournament where the winner will be declared the kingdom's next ruler.

Assassin's Creed Shadows (November 15, 2024)

Assassin's Creed Shadows promotional screenshot
Assassin's Creed Shadows promotional screenshot

Assassin's Creed Shadows is the latest and 14th mainline entry in Ubisoft's long-running Assassin's Creed franchise. This game will let you experience the inter-connected stories of Naoe the shinobi Assassin and the legendary African samurai Yasuke.

As both characters, you will embark on adventures across Sengoku-era Japan and dispatch villainous foes with either stealthy assassinations or brutal melee combat depending on who you play as.

All You Need is Help (Fall 2024)

All You Need is Help promotional screenshot
All You Need is Help promotional screenshot

All You Need is Help is an indie co-op puzzle game developed and published by Q-Games Ltd. You and your team of four players control fluffy puzzle creatures and your goal is to align yourselves in certain positions to solves. This game can be played with your friends offline, online or a combination of both.

Avowed (Fall 2024)

Promotional screenshot for Avowed
Promotional screenshot for Avowed

Avowed is an upcoming first-person RPG game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Xbox Game Studios. The game is set in the fictional world of Eora which was introduced in Obsidian's Pillars of Eternity series.

You play as an envoy sent by the kingdom of Aedyr to investigate troubling rumors of a plague spreading throughout the Living Lands. Your quest will lead you on an epic adventure where you must save this strange and mystical land from destruction while fighting to keep your own soul intact at the same time.

Sonic X Shadow Generations (Fall 2024)

Sonic X Shadow Generations promotional screenshot
Sonic X Shadow Generations promotional screenshot

Sonic Generations, one of the best 3D Sonic games in the entire franchise, is coming back for next-gen consoles with a new remastered edition called Sonic X Shadow Generations.

Play as Modern Sonic and Classic Sonic to blaze through iconic Sonic levels to stop Dr. Eggman from rewriting history. Then, play as Sonic's rival, Shadow the Hedgehog, to blaze a trail through memorable levels from Shadow's namesake game and Sonic Adventure 2 to stop the infamous alien conqueror, Black Doom, from destroying the world.

Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 (Fall 2024)

Screenshot from Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 reveal trailer
Screenshot from Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 reveal trailer

Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 is an upcoming RPG developed by The Chinese Room and published by Paradox Interactive. This game takes place in Seattle and the player assumes the role of a Kindred, a term used to describe a common type of vampire.

As a newly made child of the night, the player must learn to keep their hunger for blood in check, make sure to keep their vampiric identity secret, and defend themselves against hostile vampires, humans, and other horrifying creatures.

33 Immortals (2024)

Screenshot of 33 Immortals reveal trailer
Screenshot of 33 Immortals reveal trailer

33 Immortals is a co-op-focused action-roguelike where you can play with not 2, not 4...but up to 33 players at once! You play as a soul that has been sentenced to eternal damnation by God. Take up arms and ally with other players to defy fate and strike back against God and his divine army to win your freedom.

Age of Mythology: Retold (2024)

Age of Mythology: Retold promotional screenshot
Age of Mythology: Retold promotional screenshot

Age of Mythology, the fantastical spin-off of Age of Empires, will rise again from the annals of gaming history to tell its story for a new generation in Age of Mythology: Retold. Experience an epic single-player campaign where you travel across the globe  to battle monsters and villains bent on destroying the world, and challenge rival players in large-scale multiplayer where you command armies of men and monsters and unleash the wrath of the gods.

Ark 2 (2024)

Ark 2 cinematic trailer screenshot
Ark 2 cinematic trailer screenshot

Ark 2 is a sequel to the 2017 sandbox survival game, Ark: Survival Evolved. This game is set on an alien planet populated by dinosaurs and humans fighting each other for dominance of the world. As one of the humans, you must learn to live off the land and team up with your fellow man to take down the dinosaurs threatening your existence.

Bloomtown: A Different Story (2024)

Promotional screenshot of Bloomtown: A Different Story
Promotional screenshot of Bloomtown: A Different Story

Bloomtown is an upcoming indie JRPG developed by Lazy Bear Games & Different Sense Games and published by Twin Sails Interactive. You play as Emily and Chester, a pair of young siblings who are visiting their grandpa in the town of Bloomtown for their summer vacation. However, this town's peaceful atmosphere is a facade hiding a horrifying secret.

The townsfolk's inner demons have come to life, kidnapping children and taking them to an alternate reality called the Underside. Now Emily, Chester, and their friends must band together to solve the mysteries of Bloomtown and save the missing children from the inner demons before it is too late.

Blue Protocol (2024)

Blue Protocol
Blue Protocol

Blue Protocol is an upcoming free-to-play MMORPG developed by Bandai Namco Online Ltd. and published by Amazon Games. Set in the fantasy world of Regnas, you are an adventurer exploring the land to seek the truth behind your mysterious origins.

In this game, you will embark on many adventures across breathtaking locales, form alliances with other players to tackle quests and become embroiled in an epic story that will determine the destiny of Regnas.

Bounty Star (2024)

Bounty Star promo screenshot
Bounty Star promo screenshot

Bounty Star is a third-person action game developed by DINOGOD and published by Annapurna Interactive. You play as Clementine McKinney, a retired war veteran and mech pilot struggling to move on from her traumatic past and live in peace. However, peace is not an option for Clem as she is called back to the battlefield to defend the innocent folks of the Red Expanse from bandits and mercenaries.

Broken Sword Parzival's Stone (2024)

Promotional screenshot for Broken Sword Parzival's Stone
Promotional screenshot for Broken Sword Parzival's Stone

After ten long years, the classic Broken Sword is making a comeback with Broken Sword Parzival's Stone. This game will see the series' protagonists George Stobbart and Nicole Collard travel the world in search of the legendary artifact, the Holy Grail.

Along the way, our heroes will have to contend with villains trying to obtain the Holy Grail for themselves. These include the likes of shady businessmen, secret government organizations, corrupt corporations, and rival treasure hunters.

Broken Sword Shadow of the Templars: Reforged (2024)

Promotional screenshot of Broken Sword Shadow of the Templars: Reforged
Promotional screenshot of Broken Sword Shadow of the Templars: Reforged

Broken Sword Shadow of the Templars: Reforged is an upcoming remaster of Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars, a classic point & click adventure game from the 1990s. You play as George Stobbart, an American tourist who is on a mission to arrest a mysterious clown that tried to murder him while visiting Paris.

George's personal crusade takes him on a globe-trotting adventure where he will encounter intriguing characters and a sinister conspiracy related the Knights Templar order.

Cat Quest: Pirates of the Purribean (2024)

Promotional screenshot of Cat Quest: Pirates of the Purribean
Promotional screenshot of Cat Quest: Pirates of the Purribean

Cat Quest: Pirates of the Purribean is a cutesy action-adventure game developed by The Gentlebros and published by Kepler Interactive. You play as a feline privateer sailing the seas of the Purribean in search of a legendary treasure called the Northern Star. Your swashbuckling treasure hunt won’t be a walk in the park as pirate rats are looking to sink your ships and steal the Northern Star for the evil Pirate King.

Cities: Skylines II (2024)

Trailer screenshot of Cities: Skylines II's reveal.
Trailer screenshot of Cities: Skylines II's reveal.

Cities: Skylines II is a sequel to the critically acclaimed city-building simulator, Cities: Skylines, developed by Colossal Order Ltd. and Paradox Interactive. This game promises to build upon the foundations of its predecessor by giving the player more tools and creative freedom to construct and manage the city of their dreams.

Creatures of Ava (2024)

Creatures of Eva promotional screenshot
Creatures of Eva promotional screenshot

Creatures of Ava is a third-person creature collector game developed by Inverge Studios and published by 11 bit studios. This game follows the adventures of a Vic, a young adventurer exploring the galaxy to study the ecosystems of alien planets alongside her companion researcher, Tabitha.

Their travels take them to Ava, a beautiful world where a mysterious infection is causing the local wildlife to go berserk and attack anything in sight. Unable to stand and watch these creatures suffer, Vic embarks on a quest to find a cure for this infection and save the creatures of Ava from being destroyed.

Diablo 4: Vessel of Hatred (2024)

Diablo 4: Vessel of Hatred announce
Diablo 4: Vessel of Hatred announce

Diablo 4: Vessel of Hatred is the first expansion of Blizzard Entertainment's best-selling ARPG, Diablo 4. The story will continue from where Diablo 4 left off and focus on the Prime Evil known as Mephisto. There will be new jungle locales to explore, new playstyles to master, and a brand-new, original Class never seen before in the Diablo franchise.

Dustborn (2024)

In-game screenshot of Dustborn
In-game screenshot of Dustborn

Dustborn is a single-player action adventure game developed by Red Thread Games and published by Quantic Dream. You play as Pax, an exiled con-artist with the mysterious power to use words as a weapon. This power can range from shouting words so loudly they can cause earthquakes to subtle uses like manipulating people during conversations.

You have been hired to transport an important package to a specific location in Nova Scotia and the reward for completing this task will help you start a new life. However, this road-trip will not be easy as you have to content with the authoritarian police of the Divided States of America.

Empire of the Ants (2024)

Empire of the Ants screenshot
Empire of the Ants screenshot

Empire of Ants is a real-time strategy game developed by Tower Five and published by Microids. You are in command of an ant colony and your goal is to help it survive in a cruel, eat-or-be-eaten world. You will need to order your ants to gather food, build shelters to withstand the elements, and defend against hostile predators.

Enemy of the State (2024)

Enemy of the State screenshot
Enemy of the State screenshot

Enemy of the State is a top-down shooter developed by Brave Lamb Studio S.A. and published by Movie Games S.A. Set during the 1920’s, you play as rookie mobster aspiring to be at the top of the criminal underworld. Gather a crew of the toughest crooks and perform heists across the country to assert your place as the no.1 gangster.

EvilVEvil (2024)

EvilVEvil in-game screenshot
EvilVEvil in-game screenshot

EvilVEvil is an online co-op horde first-person shooter created and published by EvilVEvil. You play as a ragtag team of gun-toting vampires on a mission to suck the blood of evildoers and stop the maniacal cult leader, Zagreus from taking over the world.

Exoborne (2024)

Promotional screenshot of Exoborne
Promotional screenshot of Exoborne

Exoborne is an upcoming extraction shooter developed and published by Sharkmob AB. In this game, the U.S. has been transformed into an apocalyptic hellscape by natural disasters. In this violent, players must fight against the elements and rival factions to scavenge for dwindling supplies in order to survive.

Fera: The Sundered Tribes (2024)

Fera: The Sundered Tribes reveal trailer screenshot
Fera: The Sundered Tribes reveal trailer screenshot

Fera: The Sundered Tribes is an indie open-world survival game with an emphasis on monster-hunting, developed and published by Massive Damage, Inc. Set in a post-apocalyptic world filled with giant monsters, you have been recently elected as the new leader of a tribe of humans after saving them from a rampaging behemoth.

As the tribe’s new leader, your goal is to explore this world to rescue the last few remaining humans and save mankind from extinction. On top of that, you will also need to hunt down the giant monsters looking to devour your people by utilizing your mastery of martial arts and flight abilities to slay monsters in fast-paced aerial combat.

Hotel Barcelona (2024)

Hotel Barcelona debut trailer screenshot
Hotel Barcelona debut trailer screenshot

Hotel Barcelona is an off-the-wall 2.5D action game created in collaboration between Suda51, the creator of No More Heroes and Swery65, the creator of Deadly Premonition. You are trapped in a temporal time-loop and your only way out is to fight through hordes of serial killers, monsters, giant sharks, and aliens.

Indiana Jones and the Great Circle (2024)

Indiana Jones and the Great Circle gameplay reveal trailer screenshot
Indiana Jones and the Great Circle gameplay reveal trailer screenshot

MachineGames, the creators of Wolfenstein: New World Order and Wolfenstein II: New Colossus, has stepped up to create a new first-person adventure game based on the legendary Indiana Jones franchise, Indiana Jones and the Great Circle.

This game will have players control the titular Indiana Jones embarking on a journey set between the events of Raiders of the Ark and The Last Crusade. What starts as a simple investigation to recover a stolen historical artifact quickly evolves into a grand adventure that will take players across the world to explore ancient ruins, battle despicable villains, and unravel the mystery behind the mythical, Great Circle.

John Carpenter's Toxic Commando (2024)

John Carpenter's Toxic Commando
John Carpenter's Toxic Commando

John Carpenter's Toxic Commando is an upcoming first-person shooter developed by Saber Interactive, published by Focus Entertainment, and directed by legendary movie director, John Carpenter. This game is set in a dark future where mankind's attempts at harvesting energy from the planet's core have unintentionally released an eldritch abomination called the Sludge God upon the Earth.

You play as the titular Toxic Commandos and your mission is to nuke the Sludge God and its undead mutant armies into oblivion before they wipe out the human.

Kill Knight (2024)

kill knight promotional screenshot
kill knight promotional screenshot

Kill Knight is a retro-style top-down shooter created and developed by PlaySide Studios. In this title, you play the titular Kill Knight, an undead warrior cursed to forever wander the hellish realm of the Abyss, survive fending off neverending hordes of demons, and hunt down The Last Angel.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2 (2024)

Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2
Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2

Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2 is an upcoming action-RPG developed by Warhorse Studios and published by Deep Silver. You play Henry of Skalitz, a young man on a quest for vengeance against the one who murdered his parents. Travel across 15th-century Bohemia to track down the killer, become embroiled in political intrigue, and meet a host of charismatic characters who will help or hinder your journey depending on your choices.

Little Nightmares 3 (2024)

Promotional screenshot of Little Nightmares 3
Promotional screenshot of Little Nightmares 3

The cult horror series, Little Nightmares, returns with a third instalment. In this game, you follow the adventures of a pair of kids, Low & Alone, searching for a way to escape a horrible realm called the Nowhere. You can fae the horrors of this dangerous world solo or for the first time ever, use an online co-op feature to play with a friend and face your nightmares together.

Lost Records: Bloom & Rage (2024)

Promotional screenshot of Lost Records: Bloom & Rage
Promotional screenshot of Lost Records: Bloom & Rage

From the creators of Life of Strange comes their newest dramatic narrative adventure game, Lost Records: Bloom & Rage. The story centres around four high school friends Swann, Nora, Autumn, and Kat and a horrific event that caused them to split apart for 27 years. Experience an emotional tale of self-discovery and discover the dark secret that kept these souls adrift from each other.

Mandragora (2024)

Mandragora
Mandragora

Mandragora is an upcoming Metroidvania-style, side-scrolling action RPG developed by Primal Game Studio and published by Marvelous Europe. This game takes in a dark fantasy world where mankind has fallen to entropy and monsters lurk behind every corner. It is up to you to explore this decaying realm, slay the monsters preying upon humanity, and find a way to restore peace and happiness to the land.

MechWarrior 5: Clans (2024)

MechWarrior 5: Clans promotional screenshot
MechWarrior 5: Clans promotional screenshot

MechWarrior 5: Clans is a standalone entry in the long-running MechWarriors franchise. Play as a member of the Smoke Jaguar Clan out to conquer the Inner Sphere and pilot heavily-armed mechs to defeat armies of enemies in deadly, tactical battles where your piloting skills will be put to the test.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 (2024)

Promotional Screenshot for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024
Promotional Screenshot for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024

Microsoft's iconic aviation simulator series has unveiled a new addition to the long-running franchise — Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024. This upcoming new entry shall take advantage of technological advances in simulation, cloud data, and machine learning to deliver the most immersive gameplay and cutting-edge graphics the series has seen to date.

Monster Jam Showdown (2024)

Monster Jam Showdown promotional screenshot
Monster Jam Showdown promotional screenshot

Monster Jam Showdown is a racing game where players compete in death-defying races while driving in massive monster trucks. Dominate your rivals in wild, off-road racing circuits than wow the crowd with insane tricks and stunts in Freestyle competitions.

Neva (2024)

Promotional screenshot of Neva
Promotional screenshot of Neva

Neva is a side-scrolling adventure game developed by Nomada Studio and published by Devolver Digital. This follows the heartbreaking tale of Alba, a young warrior who is looking after a wolf chub after its parent fell in battle with dark monsters. Together, Alba and the wolf chub set out on a journey to survive in a world slowly rotting away.

No Rest for the Wicked (2024)

Promotional screenshot of No Rest for the Wicked
Promotional screenshot of No Rest for the Wicked

No Rest for the Wicked is an isometric action-RPG created the by developers behind the critically acclaimed Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps. It is a dark fantasy game where you play as a Cerim, a holy knight sworn to save the land from being ruined and corrupted by a diabolical plague known as Pestilence.

Along your journey to save the kingdom, you will also become embroiled in a political power struggle between rival factions fighting to claim rulership of the land.

Octopath Traveler 2 (2024)

In-game screenshot of Octopath Traveler 2 combat
In-game screenshot of Octopath Traveler 2 combat

Octopath Traveler 2, the sequel to Square Enix's sleeper hit JRPG, is coming to Xbox consoles. Play as eight travelers within the land of Solistia, and witness their dramatic tales unfold as they fight overwhelming odds in a cruel world to achieve their goals.

Second Wave (2024)

In-game screenshot of Second Wave
In-game screenshot of Second Wave

Second Wave is a free-to-play competitive MOBA hero-shooter created and published by Challengers Games Corp. Assume the roles of powerful Heroes or Exiles and fight in epic battles to claim the Arcane Stones, mystical energy resources that has helped the world of Armantia usher in a technological golden age.

Suikoden I&II HD Remaster Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars (2024)

Suikoden I&II HD Remaster Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars trailer screenshot
Suikoden I&II HD Remaster Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars trailer screenshot

Suikoden I&II HD Remaster Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars is an upcoming double-pack featuring remastered editions of Konami's classic JRPGs from the PlayStation 1, Suikoden I, and Suikoden II. These games were beloved for their large rosters of recruitable party members in battle, engaging stories of war and political intrigue, and memorable characters.

This collection will remaster both games with improved HD backgrounds, new animations, and updated sound effects. It will also include quality-of-life features such as auto-save, a fast-forward button during battle, and a conversation log.

SYNDUALITY: Echo of Ada (2024)

SYNDUALITY debut trailer screenshot
SYNDUALITY debut trailer screenshot

SYNDUALITY is a new upcoming third-person shooter with PvPvE elements brought to you by Bandai Namco Entertainment. Set in a dystopian sci-fi world, you play as a Drifter — combat mech-pilots who venture into the outside world to mine for AO crystals. These scarce resources are used to power Amasia, the last remaining human settlement on the planet.

Guided by your AI partner, Magus, you will explore a dangerous world plagued by never-ending poisonous rain, hunt hulking alien monsters called Enders, and battle other players online as they try to steal your AO crystals.

The Casting of Frank Stone (2024)

Screenshot from The Casting of Frank Stone's reveal trailer
Screenshot from The Casting of Frank Stone's reveal trailer

The Casting of Frank Stone is a narrative adventure developed by Supermassive Games and published by Behaviour Interactive Inc. This game is set in the same universe as the horror game Dead by Daylight and is set in the town of Cedar Hills. This town has a dark reputation as it was once home to a ruthless serial killer by the name of Frank Stone.

You play as a group of young friends who are on an adventure trying to unravel the sordid history of Frank Stone’s murderous career. But these folks will be in more than they bargained for as Frank Stone’s crimes have left a horrifying impact on Cedar Hills — leaving traumatic scars across entire family lines and even realms of the supernatural…

The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria (2024)

Promotional screenshot of The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria
Promotional screenshot of The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria

The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria is an upcoming survival game set in the Lord of the Rings universe. The player takes command of a group of Dwarves summoned by Gimli Lockbearer who tasks you with a quest to retrieve lost treasure buried in Moria, the ruined homeland of the Dwarves.

Your journey will be perilous as you need to dig deep into the Mines of Moria and fight off various goblins, orcs, cave trolls, and many more monsters that have claimed this cavern as their territory.

The Plucky Squire (2024)

The Plucky Squire screenshot
The Plucky Squire screenshot

The Plucky Squire is an action-adventure game developed by All Possible Futures and published by Devolver Digital. You play as Jot, the titular plucky squire who protects the land of a fictional storybook from the evil wizard Humgrump.

One day, Humgrump realizes that he is a villain in children’s book, and he uses his magic to pluck Jot and his friends out of the story and into the real world. Now, Jot must find a way to return to his world, rescue his friends, and defeat Humgrump once and for all.

The Rise of the Golden Idol (2024)

In-game screenshot of The Rise of the Golden Idol
In-game screenshot of The Rise of the Golden Idol

The Rise of the Golden Idol is a narrative detective game developed by Color Gray Games and published by Playstack. The game is set in 1970s and revolves around the Golden Idol, an ancient and mysterious artifact that is said to possess the power to reshape the world in the owner’s image.

Your goal is to find the Golden Idol by investigating 15 strange cases of criminal activities, murder, and depravity and looking for clues within that could help you theorize the artifact’s location.

The Thaumaturge (2024)

The Thaumaturge promotional screenshot
The Thaumaturge promotional screenshot

The Thaumaturge is an upcoming story-rich RPG set in a cold, dark what-if world of Warsaw in 1905. You play as Wiktor Szulski the Thaumaturge, a man gifted with the power to peer into the hearts of man and tame demonic spirits called Salutors which prey on human souls.

Your goal as the Thaumaturge is to investigate the city of Warsaw for signs of Salutors to exorcise from human hosts, uncover conspiracies surrounding the city's corruption, and find your estranged family for a long-overdue reunion.

Towerborne (2024)

in-game screenshot Towerborne gameplay
in-game screenshot Towerborne gameplay

Towerborne is an upcoming hack n' slash game being developed by Stoic, the creators behind the critically-acclaimed Banner Saga series. You play as a band of warriors led by Ace, a hero prophesied to save humanity during its darkest hour.

Chop down the forces of evil alone or call your friends to form a 4-player party to trek the monster-filled ruins of the City of Numbers and save the day.

2XKO (2025)

2KXO Ahri
2KXO Ahri

2XKO (formerly known as Project L) is a fighting game spin-off of the legendary MOBA game, League of Legends. The gameplay will be reminiscent of team-based fighting games like Marvel Vs. Capcom and will include famous characters from the League of Legends franchise like Ahri, Ekko, Jinx, and more as playable fighters.

Eternal Strands (2025)

Eternal Strands climbing a monster
Eternal Strands climbing a monster

Eternal Strands is an upcoming third-person action-adventure game created and published by Yellow Brick Games (a team of veteran developers who originally worked at Bioware and Ubisoft). You play as Brynn, a young Weaver on a quest to retake her people's homeland from titanic monsters that have claimed for their own.

Harness the magical powers of a Weaver to manipulate the elements to help you trek across precarious environments and battle challenging foes ranging from fire-breathing dragons to gargantuan automatons.

Grand Theft Auto 6 (2025)

Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer image
Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer image

After a decade since the original release of GTA 5 in 2013, the sixth major entry of Rockstar's legendary Grand Theft Auto has finally been unveiled. GTA 6 will feature the return of the iconic Vice City setting, the first playable female protagonist since the Game Boy Color version of GTA 2, the biggest open-world sandbox to date, and graphics that will push the Xbox Series X|S to their limits.

Lost Hellden (2025)

Lost Hellden promotional screenshot
Lost Hellden promotional screenshot

Lost Hellden is an upcoming JRPG developed and published by Artisan Studios. You play as Cyphel, a young Arkhon warrior who is on a mission alongside his teachers to find his twin brother Leht who ran away from home.

Journey across the land of Era to find Leht, meet a host of memorable party members, and do battle with gigantic demons with an advanced real-time combat system.

Monster Hunter Wilds (2025)

Monster Hunter Wilds
Monster Hunter Wilds

Monster Hunter Wilds is the seventh mainline entry in Capcom’s Monster Hunter series and the first game to made be made exclusively for the current generation of consoles. Not much is currently known about Monster Hunter Wilds at this point except that it will take in place primarily in a gigantic open-world desert, mounts will make a return, and there will be new monsters to hunt.

The Sinking City 2 (2025)

The Sinking City 2 promotional screenshot
The Sinking City 2 promotional screenshot

The Sinking City 2 is a third-person action-horror game inspired by the works of the famous sci-fi author, H.P. Lovecraft. Set in an alternate version of 1920’s America, the player is pulled into a horrifying adventure where they must collect an arsenal of weapons to fend Lovecraftian monstrosities and find a way to escape the city of Arkham alive with their sanity intact.

Upcoming Xbox games: Release dates to be confirmed

Altheia: The Wrath of Aferi

Altheia: The Wrath of Aferi
Altheia: The Wrath of Aferi

Altheia: The Wrath of Aferi is an upcoming action-adventure game developed by MarsLit Games and published by Neon Doctrine & Game Seer. This game follows the tale of Lili the Guardian and Sadi the Monk as they team up to save their land from the corruptive force known as the Void.

Armor Attack

Armor Attack promotional screenshot
Armor Attack promotional screenshot

Armor Attack is a competitive PVP third-person shooter by KEK Entertainment, a new studio formed by ex-EA and ex-Ubisoft developers. Take control of giant, customizable mechs and engage in explosive 5v5 battles where you and your rivals fight for control of the last remnants of planet Earth.

Beneath

Promotional screenshot of Beneath gameplay
Promotional screenshot of Beneath gameplay

Beneath is an upcoming first-person horror game developed and published by Camel 101. You play as Noah Quinn, a deep-sea diver trapped aboard a frigate in the middle of the ocean.

After some exploration, our hero quickly discovers that horrifying sea monsters occupy this ship and they are out for his blood. Now Noah must find a way to escape this ship with his life and sanity intact.

Chrono Odyssey

Screenshot of gameplay reveal trailer for Chrono Odyssey
Screenshot of gameplay reveal trailer for Chrono Odyssey

Chrono Odyssey is an upcoming MMORPG brought to you by NPIXEL. The once-peaceful world of Setera is in grave peril as a race of interdimensional monsters collectively known as The Void are invading the planet, killing all forms of life they see.

it is up to you and your band of merry adventurers to protect Setera from The Void by mastering the art of combat and learning to wield the mysterious Chronotector to bend time to your will.

Citizen Sleeper 2: Starward Vector

Citizen Sleeper 2 promotional art
Citizen Sleeper 2 promotional art

2022's indie sleeper hit, Citizen Sleeper, will soon be receiving a sequel on Xbox consoles called Citizen Sleeper 2: Starward Vector. This game will once again have players assume the role of a Sleeper and build a new life in the depths of space. However, things will be harder this time as you will guide a haphazardly built ship and a ragtag crew through a galaxy undergoing a devastating crisis.

Clockwork Revolution

A screenshot of the trailer from Clockwork Revolution by inXile entertainment.
A screenshot of the trailer from Clockwork Revolution by inXile entertainment.

Clockwork Revolution is a first-person RPG brought to you by inXile Entertainment who also develop the Wasteland and Arcanum games. One day, you stumble upon a fascinating device that allows its user to travel back in time. After some fiddling, you use the device to teleport yourself to the past and discover the origins of your steam-powered homeland, Avalon.

Be careful when messing around with time-travel as every decision you make in the past could have serious side-effects on history and change your future for better or worse.

Closer the Distance

Promotional screenshot of Closer the Distance
Promotional screenshot of Closer the Distance

Closer the Distance is a slice-of-life simulator developed by Osmotic Studios and published by Skybound Games. This game tells a heart-wrenching tale about Yesterby, a small rural town filled with people who are grieving for their lost loved ones. As the young Angela, your goal is to help your fellow townsfolk move on from their pain, heal broken relationships, and unearth tragic secrets.

Contraband

Contraband
Contraband

Contraband is an upcoming Xbox exclusive developed in partnership with Avalanche, known for Mad Max and Just Cause. Contraband has been described to us as a multiplayer smuggler sandbox, where players come together to plan heists and execute them, in a vehicular-combat extravaganza. There's no known planned launch window for Contraband as of yet.

Coral Island

Coral Island promo screenshot
Coral Island promo screenshot

Coral Island is a farming simulator developed by Stairway Games and published by Humble Games. Embark on an adventure to the picturesque Coral Island and enrich its community by becoming a farmer. Create rich farms to help feed the populace, form bonds with the townsfolk, restore the local coral reef back to life, and defend your land from wild monsters.

It will enter Early Access on Oct. 11, 2022, via Steam, and it will be released on Xbox consoles at a later date.

Crimson Desert

Promotional screenshot of Crimson Desert
Promotional screenshot of Crimson Desert

Crimson Desert is an upcoming open-world adventure game being developed by Pearl Abyss, the creators of the popular MMORPG, Black Desert. You play as Macduff, a mercenary trying to eek out a living in the war-torn lands of Pywell. Your struggle for survival will be arduous as you be contracted to take a myriad of ferocious beasts and take part in epic wars between powerful nations.

Demonschool

Demonschool
Demonschool

Demonschool is an upcoming turn-based, strategy-RPG inspired by the Persona games. You play as a group of misfit university students led by Faye, the latest descendant in a long line of demon hunters. Together you will explore a mysterious island and fight off demons threatening to invade the human world while trying to fit in time to do your schoolwork.

Dragon Ball: Sparking ZERO

Screenshot of Dragon Ball: Sparking! ZERO gameplay reveal trailer
Screenshot of Dragon Ball: Sparking! ZERO gameplay reveal trailer

Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero is the latest entry in the Dragon Ball’s Budokai Tenkaichi sub-series of 3D-arena fighting games. Take control of your favorite Dragon Ball from Goku, Vegeta, Frieza, Perfect Cell, Broly, and many more, and duke it out with your friends to recreate iconic battles from the hit anime and manga franchise.

Dune Awakening

Dune Awakening
Dune Awakening

Dune Awakening is an open-world survival MMO developed and published by Funcom, based on the influential, critically acclaimed, science-fiction novel, Dune. On the desert world of Arrakis, you will fight for survival as one of its many inhabitants. Explore a dangerous planet filled with secrets, farm for valuable spice to help fund your own faction, and battle rival gangs and raiders in epic battles to determine who will control the spice trade on Arrakis.

Elder Scrolls VI

Elder Scrolls 6 image
Elder Scrolls 6 image

Like Starfield, Elder Scrolls VI is now part of Microsoft's Xbox Game Studios, alongside Bethesda's acquisition. And just like Starfield, almost nothing is known about the game. It will be singleplayer and a traditional Elder Scrolls-style open RPG, but we may be waiting a long while to see this game materialize.

Enshrouded

Promotional screenshot of Enshrouded
Promotional screenshot of Enshrouded

Enshrouded is an upcoming action-RPG, open-world survival game developed and published by Keen Games GmbH. You play as a Flameborn, one of the last survivors of an ancient race brought to near extinction. Your goal is to embark on a journey through the ruined realm Embervale, recover your people's power of the Flame, uncover this world's lost history, and decide your ultimate desinty.

Everwild

Everwild Reveal
Everwild Reveal

The next title from Rare was revealed in late 2019, showing us another gorgeous and colorful world from the British studio. Very little is known about Everwild, but the trailer seems to indicate that it's some form of multiplayer experience, complete with stealth mechanics and uniquely gorgeous creatures.

Exodus

Promotional screenshot of Exodus
Promotional screenshot of Exodus

Exodus is an upcoming third-person shooter with RPG elements by Archetype Entertainment. In the far distant future, humanity has fled a dying Earth and found a new home among the stars. However, mankind’s fate still hangs in the balance as an intergalactic conquering race of aliens called Celestials are hunting them down.

You take on the role of the Traveller, a visionary leader of humanity who travel the stars to search for allies and weapons that will help them defeat the Celestials once and for all. However, Travellers will need to make hard choices when embark on missions travelling across space via lightspeed causes time dilation. What passes for days from a Traveller’s point of view, counts as decades for their friends and family back home.

Fable

Fable 2020 Fairy
Fable 2020 Fairy

Microsoft finally revealed Fable after years of rumors and speculation. Fable is being built for Xbox Series X and PC and will showcase the talents of Playground Games, which has grown into a huge studio over the past few years.

First Dwarf

First Dwarf promo screenshot
First Dwarf promo screenshot

First Dwarf is a base-building action-RPG developed and published by Star Drifters. The game is set in Driftland, a planet that was ruined by a cataclysmic war between powerful mages. Among the surviving civilizations is the kingdom of dwarves, and you play as one of their best engineers.

With supplies dwindling, you have been tasked to venture into the war-torn lands of Driftland to gather resources to save the kingdom. In your quest, you explore a crumbled world, build bases to farm materials, and defend your assets against barbarians, monsters, and even nature.

Hangry

Hangry reveal trailer screenshot
Hangry reveal trailer screenshot

Hangry is an indie Hack and Slash RPG created and published by Game Pill. In the darkest corners of the universe, you play as Hangry, mercenary working for a diner chef named Goutra. Goutra’s establishment isn’t your standard diner as it readily supplies food for the meanest, baddest crooks of the criminal underworld.

You must travel the galaxy to hunt down alien monsters and bring back their meat so Goutra can whip the best meals to keep clients well-fed. Just make sure you don’t eat too much of the goods yourself, otherwise, it may be your last meal.

Harmonium: The Musical

Promotional screenshot of Harmonium: The Musical
Promotional screenshot of Harmonium: The Musical

Harmonium: The Musical is an upcoming narrative adventure game created by The Odd Gentleman. You play as a young 10-year-old Deaf girl named Melody Macato who is busy preparing a musical show hoping to create a new form of music that be seen, felt, and accessible to her friends and family.

However, Melody is suddenly pulled into a vibrant, musical-themed fantasy world called Harmonium. To find her way back home, Melody has to confront and defeat Cocophony, a terrifying force that threatens to destroy all of Harmonium if left unchallenged.

Hollow Knight: Silksong

Hollow Knight: Silksong screenshot
Hollow Knight: Silksong screenshot

Hollow Knight: Silksong is a sequel to the 2D Metroidvania title with Soulslike elements, Hollow Knight, created and published by Team Cherry. You play as Horney, a warrior princess who must fight her way through a corrupted world filled with insectoid monsters so she can return to her kingdom, Hallownest.

IKARO: Will Not Die

Promotional screenshot of IKARO: Will Not Die
Promotional screenshot of IKARO: Will Not Die

IKARO: Will Not Die is a third-person roguelike action game developed by Futurlab and published by Thunderful. You are thrust into a neon-lit, oppressive sci-fi world with simple goals: run, fight, don’t stop, and don’t die.

To survive, you must master gravity-defying powers that can enable you to surf and parkour through deadly environments. At the same time, you must learn how to string together a series of deadly combo attacks and abilities to defeat hordes of enemies looking to eliminate you.

Judas

Judas
Judas

Judas is an upcoming first-person shooter being developed and published by Ghost Story Games, a studio led by Ken Levine, the game director of classic titles like System Shock 2, BioShock, and BioShock Infinite.

You are Judas, a mysterious and troubled individual stuck on a starship that is slowly falling apart. To survive, you will need to gain the trust of the ship’s eccentric crew to repair the ship, or you can betray them and leave the ship to rot to save yourself.

Jurassic Park Survival

Screenshot from Jurassic Park Survival reveal trailer
Screenshot from Jurassic Park Survival reveal trailer

Jurassic Park Survival is a first-person action adventure based on the legendary Jurassic Park franchise. This game takes place shortly after the events of the first Jurassic Park movie and follows the adventures of an InGen scientist named Dr. Maya Joshi.

She was unable to evacuate Isla Nublar along with the rest of the main cast from the original movie, so now she has to find a way to escape on her own. You will need to use cunning and ingenuity to outsmart the dinosaurs lurking on the island as combat is not an option, especially when going up against the terrifying T-Rex.

Killing Floor 3

Promotional screenshot of Killing Floor 3
Promotional screenshot of Killing Floor 3

Killing Floor 3 is a co-operative horde shooter developed and published by Tripwire Interactive. In the year 2091, the megacorporation Horzine has conquered the world thanks to the power of a bio-mechanical army of abominations called zeds. As a member of the rebel faction group, Nightfall, it is up to you and your friends to defeat the zeds and free humanity from Horzine's grasp.

Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess

Screenshots from the reveal trailer for Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess.
Screenshots from the reveal trailer for Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess.

Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess is an upcoming action-adventure game presented by Capcom. In this game, you are tasked with defending a Spirit Stone Maiden from evil spirits as she attempts to perform rituals that will help purify the land of demonic influence.

Marathon

Bungie
Bungie

Bungie is reviving one of its oldest IPs, Marathon, with a new entry in the long-forgotten first-person shooter series. This new title, Marathon, will not be a follow-up to any of the previous single-player games and instead will be a PVP-focused extraction game with a new setting and plot.

You play as a Runner, an android mercenary that has been hired to investigate a ghost ship hanging in the orbit of a long-lost space colony. However, you are not the only mercenary sent to this place as dozens of other mercs, thieves, pirates, and more and looking to plunder this vessel for treasure. Will you work alongside them to share the loot or will you kill the competition to take all the riches for yourself?

Marvel's Blade

Marvel's Blade by Arkane and Xbox
Marvel's Blade by Arkane and Xbox

From the minds behind Deathloop and DIshonoured comes Arkane Lyon's next big and most unexpected project, Marvel's Blade. This game follows the tribulations of Eric Brooks (a.k.a. Blade) a Daywalker (a half-human, half-vampire crossbreed) who fights to protect humanity from the darkest and most vile creatures of the Marvel universe.

Mecha Break

Promotional screenshot of Amazing Seasun
Promotional screenshot of Amazing Seasun

Mecha BREAK is an upcoming arena fighting game developed by and published by Amazon Seasun Games. The goal is to pilot giant combat mechas and charge into battle to eliminate rival players in order to become the world’s greatest mechsuit pilot.

Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater

Screenshot of the Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater remake trailer.
Screenshot of the Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater remake trailer.

After an eternity of absence, the legendary Metal Gear Solid franchise is making a comeback to the video game industry with Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater, a remake of the classic PlayStation 2 stealth action game, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

This game will follow the exploits of “Naked Snake”, a secret agent sent by the US government into Soviet Union territory during the Cold War. Snake’s mission is to rescue Dr. Nikolai Stepanovich Sokolov, a Soviet defector who is forced to create a nuclear superweapon for the USSR. What starts as a routine sneaking mission spirals out of control as Snake is forced to live off the land to survive, battle elite soldiers that defy conventional warfare, and uncovers a conspiracy so dire that if it isn’t stopped, it could turn the Cold War into World War Three.

Mouse

Mouse by Fumi Games
Mouse by Fumi Games

Mouse is an upcoming FPS developed and publishing by Fumi Games. Play as the grizzled detective John Mouston and shoot your way through a 1930s rubber hose-style cartoon world to take down gangs of crooks and crime lords.

My Lovely Empress

In-game screenshot of My Lovely Empress gameplay
In-game screenshot of My Lovely Empress gameplay

My Lovely Empress is an empire management simulator developed by GameChanger Studio, and published by Neon Doctrine. You play as Emperor Hong, the Emperor of the mighty Crimson Empire who was only recently anointed its ruler after his mother, the former Empress, passed away.

As Emperor, your goal is to tend to the needs of your people, and form bonds with powerful mythical beasts called Yaoguai. But will you uphold your vows to protect the empire, or will you sacrifice the souls of your people to resurrect your dead empress?

OD

Screenshot of OD reveal trailer
Screenshot of OD reveal trailer

OD is brand new video game being developed by Kojima Productions, with the legendary Hideo Kojima directing it. OD is currently shrouded in mystery as to what kind of game it is. What we do know that Hideo Kojima describes it as a "new form of media" that will utilize the power of Microsoft's cloud technology to create a product that blurs the line between gaming and film.

OD is hinting at being a horror title with the tagline "For all the players and screamers" at the end of its reveal trailer.

Perfect Dark

Perfect Dark Dec 2020 Concept Art
Perfect Dark Dec 2020 Concept Art

At the 2020 Game Awards, Microsoft unveiled the long-rumored project of The Initiative — a full reboot of Rare's classic sci-fi spy adventure Perfect Dark. Details are scant on exactly how Perfect Dark will look and play, but we've heard it will take cues from the gadgetry of Perfect Dark Zero and may draw comparisons to the likes of Splinter Cell: Conviction for stylish stealth-action gameplay.

Phantom Hellcat

Phantom Hellcat promo screenshot
Phantom Hellcat promo screenshot

Phantom Hellcat is a hack 'n' slash platformer developed by Ironbird Creations and published by All in! Games. Hidden from the public eye lies a mysterious theater containing an army of demons locked away within its halls. One day, one of the seals on the demons’ cage breaks, and the evil beings manage to steal away the theater’s guardian and escape to an alternate dimension. Now it is up to the guardian’s rebellious daughter Jolene to take to the stage, rescue her mother, and put these demons back in their cages.

Pragmata

Pragmata Reveal Trailer
Pragmata Reveal Trailer

Pragmata is an upcoming title from Capcom set in an extraordinary futuristic setting. Almost nothing is known about the game, besides the fact it's coming to next-gen systems and looks incredibly sleek.

Project Tower

Promotional screenshot of Project Tower's gameplay
Promotional screenshot of Project Tower's gameplay

Project Tower is an upcoming third-person bullet-hell shooter developed and published by Yummy Games. You are an unknown prisoner trapped inside a mysterious tower run by tyrannical aliens known as the Hiks.

You are forced into a battle for survival as the Hiks are using you as a practice dummy to help train their soldiers for intergalactic conquest. To survive, you must fight through the Hiks and reach the top of the tower in the hopes you may find a means to escape.

REPLACED

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REPLACED is a 2.5D action platformer developed by Sad Cat Studios and published by Coatsink. Set in a gritty, sci-fi alternative version of the 1980s, you play as R.E.A.C.H., an artificial intelligence that has been forcefully trapped inside a human body. Your goal is to survive the dangerous, crime-riddled, dystopian society of Phoenix City and discover how to free yourself from your human prison.

Roman Sands RE: Build

In-game screenshot of Roman Sands RE:Build
In-game screenshot of Roman Sands RE:Build

Roman Sands RE: Build is a psychedelic game that combines elements of visual novel, RPG, horror, adventure, and simulation games to create a surreal experience. The premise of this game is that you're washed up on the beach of a private luxury retreat inhabited by strange and disturbing characters.

You can't stay here for as long the inhabitants the Sun will soon come to swallow them whole, killing everyone on the retreat. To escape, you must complete tasks handed to you by the inhabitants and explore the retreat for an emergency exit before its too late.

Routine

Routine screenshot
Routine screenshot

Routine is a first-person sci-fi horror game developed by Lunar Software and published by Raw Fury. The game takes place in an abandoned lunar base designed around a vision of what scientists from the 1980s thought future technology would look like.

You are trapped alone inside this dilapidated facility and are being hunted by killer androids who have designated you as a threat that must terminated. Now, you must run for your life, explore the lunar base to discover what happened here, and find a way to escape before the robots detect you.

Scarlet Deer Inn

Promotional image of Scarlet Deer Inn
Promotional image of Scarlet Deer Inn

Scarlet Deer Inn is a narrative-adventure platformer developed and published by Attu Games. You play as Elise, a young mother living a simple life in a humble village with her two children.

However, Elise's peaceful life takes a dark turn as she gets pulled into a grim adventure where she will explore a world inspired by Slavic folklore and avoid the murderous ire of horrifying monsters.

Sleight of Hand

Sleight of Hand promotional screenshot
Sleight of Hand promotional screenshot

Sleight of Hand is a third-person stealth action game with deckbuilder-elements created and published by RiffRaff Games. You play as a mysterious magic-wielding rogue sneaking through the corrupt city of Taboo to take revenge on a coven you used to be a part of.

To accomplish this take, you will need to stealthily take down foes with a combination of magical artifacts and magic playing cards to manipulate the environment and turn the hands of fate in your favor.

Smite 2

Smite 2 reveal trailer screenshot
Smite 2 reveal trailer screenshot

Smite 2 is a sequel to Hi-Rez Studios' long-running MOBA where players play as legendary heroes, gods and monsters, and duke it out in glorious team-based battles. This game will feature the same third-person combat and characters as the first game but refined with new gameplay mechanics and enhanced visual fidelity as this game will be developed in the Unreal 5 Engine.

South of Midnight

Screenshot of South of Midnight reveal trailer
Screenshot of South of Midnight reveal trailer

South of Midnight is a mysterious third-person adventure being developed by Compulsion Games, the studio behind 2013's Contrast and 2018's We Happy Few. This game takes place in the American Deep South, and you play as a young woman called Hazel.

After a supernatural disaster damages her hometown, Hazel is chosen to become a Weaver — a magic caster who has the power to heal spirits and broken bonds. You are tasked on a quest to find the cause of this incident, heal the damage caused to the spirit world, and banish any violent, evil spirits that have crossed over to the world of the living.

Spirit of the North 2

Promotional screenshot of Spirit of the North 2
Promotional screenshot of Spirit of the North 2

Spirit of the North 2 is an action-adventure game developed by Infuse Studio and published by Merge Games. You play as a red fox that has been cut off from its home and is now journeying through a ruined world to get back. With the aid of an intelligent raven, you will travel across many mystical locales to find your way home, while embarking on a quest to legendary guardian beasts along the way.

State of Decay 3

State Of Decay
State Of Decay

State of Decay 3 is also a bit of an enigma, offering us a cinematic trailer and not much else. Set in a more wintry environment, there are possibilities that you'll have to manage your internal temperature in addition to other survival needs, as the plague seems to have now spread to animals and not just humans.

Stumble Guys

Promotional screenshot of Stumble Guys
Promotional screenshot of Stumble Guys

Stumble Guys is a free-to-play, Fall Guys-like multiplayer game developed and published by Scopely. Join over millions of players worldwide and play a variety of hilarious battle royale mini-games where you will jump, stumble and fall to victory.

Tails of Iron 2: Whiskers of Winter

Tails of Iron 2: Whiskers of Winter promotional screenshot
Tails of Iron 2: Whiskers of Winter promotional screenshot

Tails of Iron 2: Whiskers of Winter is an indie action-RPG developed by Odd Bug Studio and published by United Label. After the events of the first game, the Rats of the South have started to rebuild their lives after surviving a bloody war. However, their time of peace is cut short as a terrible horde of bat-like monsters known as the Dark Wings have risen from their slumber and invaded the ratfolk's lands.

As the young warrior Arlo, your goal is to unite the rat clans under one banner and travel to the frozen wastelands of the North to destroy the Dark Wings once and for all.

The Alters

The Alters promotional screenshot
The Alters promotional screenshot

The Alters is a third-person, base-building adventure game created and published by 11 bit studios. You play as Jan Dolski, a space explorer who unfortunately crash-landed on a dangerous planet where being exposed to the rays of a nearby sun can kill you.

To matters more complicated, Jan Dolski stumbles upon a local substance called Rapidium that somehow creates alternate copies of himself called Alters. With the sun’s rays fast approaching, Jan must employ the help of his Alters to fix his ship, scavenge for supplies to survive, and get off this planet before the sun burns him to a crisp.

The First Berserker: Khazan

Promotional screenshot of The First Berserker: Khazan
Promotional screenshot of The First Berserker: Khazan

The First Berserker: Khazan is an action-RPG set in the Dungeon Fighter Online universe, developed by Neople and published by NEXON. You play as Khazan, a former general of the Pelos Empire who is seeking vengeance against villains who framed him for committing treason and sentenced him to a lifetime of torture.

Break free of your shackles and reclaim your lost honor and skills as you trek across the land to slay the monsters who wronged you.

The Last Night

The Last Night
The Last Night

The Last Night is an upcoming "2D open-world" title from Odd Tales Games. The neon-blasted cyberpunk title features action-infiltration-oriented gameplay, complete with a branching narrative and stunning art that combines retro-2D sprites and modern lighting with 3D elements.

There's no launch date listed at the time of writing, but The Last Night is seeking investment due to some developmental issues.

The Explorator

Promotional screenshot of The Explorator
Promotional screenshot of The Explorator

The Explorator is an FPS/adventure game created and published by Remnant Games Studio. You play as an explorer journeying to the treacherous island of Ospolis as legends tell that the ancient city of Atlantis and all its treasures are hidden beneath Ospolis' surface.

The Outer Worlds 2

The Outer Worlds 2 teaser website screenshot
The Outer Worlds 2 teaser website screenshot

The Outer Worlds 2 is a sequel to The Outer Worlds, a first-person RPG created by Obsidian Entertainment. Not much information is currently known about this title except that it, will feature more crew members, new galaxies to explore, and the same dark humor as the first game.

The Wolf Among Us 2

The Wolf Among Us
The Wolf Among Us

The Wolf Among Us 2, the long-awaited sequel to Telltale's narrative-focused adventure game, The Wolf Among Us, has finally been unveiled with a tentative release date for 2023. This series tells the story of Bigby Wolf, the former sheriff of "Fabletown" — a secret community within the streets of New York City that houses characters from fairy tales and folklore.

The first game had Bigby track down an enigmatic serial killer murdering the citizens of "Fabletown," and it looks like Bigby will once again be pulled into another murder mystery in the sequel whilst also trying to keep a leash on his own inner wolf.

Throne & Liberty

Screenshot of the reveal trailer for Throne & Liberty
Screenshot of the reveal trailer for Throne & Liberty

Throne & Liberty is an upcoming MMORPG developed by NCSOFT and published by Amazon Games. Become a mighty warrior and travel the land of Solisium alongside your friends in search of glory and claiming the throne to rule all. Explore expansive locales, develop your character to become the ultimate warrior, and battle challenging foes in PvP and PvE battles.

Which games are you most hyped for?

As you have no doubt seen, there are a lot of upcoming Xbox games to look forward to playing in the future. What’s even more exciting is that a majority of these games will be playable on the go thanks to Xbox Cloud Gaming and be available to download for free if you subscribe to Xbox Game Pass.

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