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All upcoming Xbox Series X games: 2024 and beyond

Senua stares ahead wearing war paint.
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The Xbox Series X and Series S have now been out for three years, bringing better resolution, higher frame rates, and ray tracing to gamers around the world. And the upcoming Xbox Series X games on this list promise to continue to show off all those bells and whistles in fun, new experiences.

If you’re eager to find out what Microsoft has in store for the years ahead, we’ve rounded up every game confirmed so far, including new offerings, franchise installments, and ports of existing titles. We’re looking beyond the first-party projects here to encompass all the great games coming to this powerful piece of gaming hardware. Maybe some of them will end up being among the best games on Xbox Series X.

Upcoming Xbox Series X games 2024

The games listed below either have 100% confirmed release dates or solid release windows that we expect them to hit in 2024. Any games with more ambiguous release windows will be listed below the confirmed releases.

Senua's Saga: Hellblade II - May 21

Senua's Saga: Hellblade II - May 21
RP
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S
Genre
Adventure
Developer
Ninja Theory
Publisher
Xbox Game Studios
Release
May 21, 2024
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II is the next entry in the Hellblade franchise from developer Ninja Theory. Senua’s Saga is a direct sequel to Hellblade: Senuas Sacrifice, which focused on a broken Celtic warrior who was haunted by visions and voices in her head as she fought for the soul of her lover. The developers of the first game tapped neuroscientists and people who experience psychosis to create the eeriness of the first Hellblade, which we expect to carry on in the second.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II – The Game Awards 2019 – Announce Trailer (In-Engine)

The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Road

The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Road
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre
Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Developer
ZeniMax Online Studios
Publisher
Bethesda Softworks
Release
June 03, 2024
Embark on a new journey in The Elder Scrolls Online with the Gold Road DLC. A forgotten Daedric Prince has resurfaced, plunging West Weald into chaos. Defend the city of Skingrad against a perilous Daedric cult and the encroaching Valenwood jungles.  Encounter the enigmatic Ithelia, a Daedric entity with mysterious intentions. Explore the perilous landscapes of West Weald, from the Colovian capital to ancient Ayleid ruins. Unravel the secrets of magic with Scribing, shaping your destiny like never before.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Road - Cinematic Announcement Trailer

Destiny 2: The Final Shape

Destiny 2: The Final Shape
T
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre
Shooter, Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Developer
Bungie
Publisher
Bungie
Release
June 04, 2024
Final Shape, a new DLC for Destiny 2, includes the new story campaign, three new Supers, a new destination, and new weapons and armor to collect. As reality warps into the twisted design of the Witness, you’ll embark on a harrowing quest deep within the Traveler, and you’ll rally the Vanguard to wage the ultimate battle against the forces of Light and Darkness. The Standard edition offers a thrilling new campaign, introducing three powerful Supers to wield against the encroaching darkness. You’ll explore a new destination, where time and space intertwine in surreal landscapes., and arm yourself with new weapons and armor, for this is just the beginning of the climactic struggle in the year of The Final Shape.
Destiny 2: The Final Shape | Teaser Trailer

Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game

Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game
M
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Developer
Teravision Games
Publisher
Illfonic
Release
June 04, 2024

Killer Klowns from Outer Space is an asymmetrical multiplayer horror game inspired by the cult classic ’80s film. Choose your side: either become one of the iconic Killer Klowns and plan your alien invasion, harvesting humans with wicked glee, or band together with fellow citizens of Crescent Cove to fend off the extraterrestrial menace.  The choice is yours in this goofy yet chilling adventure

Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game — Official Reveal Trailer

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre
Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Developer
FromSoftware
Publisher
Bandai Namco Entertainment
Release
June 21, 2024
The Shadow of the Erdtree expansion for Elden Ring features an all-new story set in the Land of Shadow that’s imbued with mystery, perilous dungeons, and new enemies, weapons and equipment.
ELDEN RING Shadow of the Erdtree | Official Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Frostpunk 2

Frostpunk 2
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S
Genre
Simulator, Strategy
Developer
11 bit studios
Publisher
11 bit studios
Release
July 25, 2024

Frostpunk 2 is the sequel to the highly acclaimed, BAFTA-nominated society survival game that blended city building, strategy, and management gameplay, creating a brand new genre. Its successor takes place 30 years after the apocalyptic blizzard storm, and Earth is still overwhelmed by the icy climate of neverending frost and harsh weather. This sequel plays out more like a city-building and management game where players must deal with all the political and resource-allocating decisions that come with running a struggling city.

Frostpunk 2 Announcement Trailer

Black Myth: Wukong

Black Myth: Wukong
M
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre
Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Developer
Game Science
Publisher
Game Science
Release
August 20, 2024
Black Myth: Wukong is an action RPG rooted in Chinese mythology. You shall set out as the Destined One, venturing into the challenges and marvels ahead to uncover the obscured truth beneath the veil of a glorious legend from the past.
Black Myth: Wu Kong - 13 Minutes Official Gameplay Trailer

Star Wars Outlaws

Star Wars Outlaws
T
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre
Adventure
Developer
Massive Entertainment
Publisher
Ubisoft Entertainment
Release
August 30, 2024
Star Wars Outlaws will aim to fulfill fans’ dreams by blending features of modern open-world games like Red Dead Redemption 2 and the Assassin’s Creed series with the expansive Star Wars universe. Players will carve out their own destiny as interstellar freebooters during the period between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Traverse the galaxy’s underbelly as you engage in daring battles, audacious heists, and cunning strategies to outmaneuver the galaxy’s most notorious crime syndicates. Star Wars Outlaws invites you to join the ranks of the galaxy’s most wanted, where risking it all is the path to freedom.
Star Wars Outlaws: Official World Premiere Trailer

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

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl
M
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S
Genre
Shooter, Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Developer
GSC Game World
Publisher
GSC Game World
Release
September 05, 2024
After years of delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing military conflicts in Ukraine, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl is finally set to launch. The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone changed dramatically after the second massive explosion in year 2006. Violent mutants, deadly anomalies, and warring factions have made the Zone a very tough place to survive. Take over the role of the lone stalker and explore a photorealistic, seamless open world in a 64-km² radioactive zone with a variety of environments that reveal the post-apocalyptic atmosphere from different angles.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl — Gameplay Trailer

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine II

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine II
RP
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre
Shooter, Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Developer
Saber Interactive
Publisher
Focus Entertainment
Release
September 09, 2024

The galaxy is in peril. Entire worlds are falling. The Imperium needs you. Embody the superhuman skill and brutality of a Space Marine, the greatest of the Emperor’s warriors. Unleash deadly abilities and an arsenal of devastating weaponry to obliterate the relentless Tyranid hordes.

Warhammer 40,000: SPACE MARINE 2 - Reveal Trailer | The Game Awards 2021

Possible 2024 releases

These games are confirmed to be coming to PS5 at some point soon. We aren’t entirely sure when, or if, they’ll drop in 2024, but we have hope.

The Plucky Squire - 2024

The Plucky Squire - 2024
RP
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre
Platform, Adventure
Developer
All Possible Futures
Publisher
Devolver Digital
Release
December 31, 2023

Embark on a magical journey with The Plucky Squire, an enchanting Zelda-like adventure that unfolds beyond the confines of a storybook. Join Jot, a brave squire, and his friends as they discover a three-dimensional world outside the pages of their book, only to encounter the sinister Humgrump, who seeks to rewrite their destiny.

Jot must overcome unprecedented challenges to rescue his friends from the clutches of Humgrump’s dark forces and restore the book’s once-happy ending. Prepare for an immersive adventure where courage and friendship prevail against all odds.

The Plucky Squire | Coming 2023 | PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 & Xbox Series in 2023!

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre
Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Developer
Hardsuit Labs
Publisher
Paradox Interactive
Set in a dark and reimagined Seattle, Bloodlines 2 is the sequel to a 2004 cult classic. In this action RPG, you play as a human who is killed and revived as a thinblood — aka a relatively weak vampire. You can customize your character via a handful of upgradable disciplines and even pledge your allegiance to a vampire clan and navigate the World of Darkness, an alternative Earth where vampires, werewolves, demons, and other creatures shape human history. Vampires must stay hidden from the human race as much as they can, but rogue vampires have been publicly attacking the population of Seattle and causing tension between the city’s clans. Your decisions will change the balance of power in the city.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 - Announcement Trailer (ESRB)

Upcoming Xbox Series X games 2025

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Marathon - April 27, 2025

Marathon - April 27, 2025
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre
Shooter
Developer
Bungie
Release
April 27, 2025

Bungie is looking to reaffirm its mastery in sci-fi shooters (see Destiny 2 and Halo) by giving a nostalgic nod to the ’90s with the revamped classic Marathon. The PvP-focused extraction shooter unfolds on the enigmatic Tau Ceti IV, where players become cybernetic mercenaries navigating the remnants of a lost colony. Solo or in crews of three, they hunt for alien artifacts, loot, and gear.

Marathon Announcement Trailer

Games with no release window

All we know about the games listed below is that they’re in development. Most of them are probably a few years away from launch.

Grand Theft Auto VI

Grand Theft Auto VI
Platforms
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre
Shooter, Adventure
Developer
Rockstar Games
Publisher
Rockstar Games, Take Two Interactive
Release
December 31, 2025
Grand Theft Auto VI finally has an announcement trailer. Set in the state of Leonida, home to the neon-soaked streets of Vice City (inspired by Florida and Miami), GTA 6 will feature busy cities, swamps filled with gators and hillbillys, and plenty of crime. The game is tentivitely expected to launch sometime in 2025.
Grand Theft Auto VI Trailer 1

Ark II - Q4 2024

Ark II - Q4 2024
RP
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Genre
Adventure, Indie
Developer
Studio Wildcard, Grove Street Games
Publisher
Studio Wildcard
Release
December 31, 2024

Ark II is going to give fans of the survival series exactly what they want — more dinosaurs. First announced in 2020, trailers starring Vin Diesel (yes, you read that correctly) describe a war in the past that led to the state of the world being a mashup of prehistoric animals and futuristic technologies. We think it’s safe to assume that gameplay will be very similar to the first game — you’ll explore with friends, raise dinosaurs, hunt dinosaurs, be hunted by dinosaurs, and try to build a safe settlement in a harsh world. This game has been pushed back to late 2024, but we could see it slipping into 2025.

Ark 2 - Cinematic Trailer | Game Awards 2020

Perfect Dark

Perfect Dark
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S
Genre
Shooter
Developer
The Initiative
Publisher
Xbox Game Studios
The first game from a brand new Microsoft studio called The Initiative was revealed to be a revival of the long-dormant Perfect Dark series. We haven’t seen this espionage sci-fi FPS since Perfect Dark: Zero launched with the Xbox 360, but the original N64 game is still considered one of the all-time greatest FPS games. The game has only had a teaser announcing its existence, so we know next to nothing about it, though we hope it will stay true to the stealth and gadget-based gameplay of the original. For now, we have no clue as to when it will arrive.
Perfect Dark - Official Announce Trailer - The Game Awards 2020

Dragon Age: Dreadwolf

Dragon Age: Dreadwolf
RP
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre
Role-playing (RPG)
Developer
BioWare
Publisher
Electronic Arts
Release
December 31, 2023
It’s been over six years since Inquisition, and although we know Dragon Age: Dreadwolf is in development, it’ll be a while before we see it. We’ve really only seen a teaser trailer for the game at this point.
Dragon Age Official Teaser Trailer - 2018 Game Awards

The Elder Scrolls VI

The Elder Scrolls VI
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S
Genre
Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Developer
Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher
Bethesda Softworks
Just like StarfieldElder Scrolls VI was announced at E3 2018 and is still years away from release. Pete Hines of Bethesda recently revealed on Twitter that the Elder Scrolls VI wouldn’t launch until after Starfield. With the Xbox Series X, we can expect more expansive maps and faster loading times, though there is no definitive date as to when we might set foot once again on the continent of Tamriel.
The Elder Scrolls VI – Official Announcement Teaser

State of Decay 3

State of Decay 3
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S
State of Decay 3 exists, and that’s about all we know. A follow-up to Undead Labs’ open-world zombie game a few years ago, State of Decay 3 is launching exclusively on Xbox Series X and PC and will be coming to Game Pass on release day.
Announcing State of Decay 3

Avowed

Avowed
RP
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S
Genre
Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Developer
Obsidian Entertainment
Publisher
Xbox Game Studios
Release
December 31, 2022
Avowed is probably still a few years off. We know, however, that it’s coming, and it’s coming exclusively to Xbox Series X and PC. It’s a presumably open-world, first-person RPG similar to Skyrim. The game takes place in Eora, the same world as Pillars of Eternity, and features melee combat and spell-casting, at least based on the teaser.
Avowed - Reveal Trailer

The Outer Worlds 2

The Outer Worlds 2
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S
Genre
Role-playing (RPG)
Developer
Obsidian Entertainment
Publisher
Xbox Game Studios
Revealed at E3 2021, The Outer Worlds 2 is the next installment to the small, well-received sci-fi RPG from Obsidian entertainment. We only got the smallest of announcement trailers, but based on just that, we know that the same level of humor and self-awareness will be in the sequel. Despite being a sequel, the game will focus on a brand-new cast in all-new environments. The teaser ends without a release date, so this one may take quite a while to arrive.
The Outer Worlds 2 - Official Announce Trailer - Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2021

Fable

Fable
RP
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S
Genre
Role-playing (RPG)
Developer
Playground Games
Publisher
Xbox Game Studios
The Fable franchise is getting a reboot with Fabledeveloped by Forza Horizon studio Playground Games. We don’t know much about the game, short of a vague announcement trailer shown during Microsoft’s July Xbox Series X showcase. We don’t have a release date yet, so it’ll likely be many moons before we dive back into the fantasy world Lionhead created years ago. We do know, however, that the game is coming to Xbox Series X and PC, and that it’s launching on Game Pass.
Fable - Official Announce Trailer

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman
Developer
Monolith Productions
If you’re more of a DC fan, the teaser for the upcoming Wonder Woman from Monolith should be on your radar. The teaser only showed glimpses of the iconic character, her whip, and some narration. That’s not much to go on, but we do know that this is the studio that created the very unique nemesis system with the Shadow of games set in the Lord of the Rings universe. We hope to see that implemented in this game too, but for now, not even a release window is known, let alone how the game will play.
Wonder Woman - Reveal Teaser Trailer | Game Awards 2021

Star Wars: Eclipse

Star Wars: Eclipse
RP
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5
Genre
Adventure
Developer
Quantic Dream
Publisher
Lucasfilm Games
In a very strange marriage of studio and IP, we have Quantic Dream, best known for their choice-driven narrative experiences like Heavy Rain and Detroit: Become Human, announcing a new game set in the Star Wars universe. Star Wars Eclipse was shown off with just a CGI trailer so far, but if those visuals are anything to go by, this game will at least be visually impressive. We’re eager to see if the branching narrative storytelling this studio is known for can create a compelling story in this sci-fi setting.
Star Wars Eclipse – Official Cinematic Reveal Trailer

Everwild

Everwild
RP
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S
Genre
Adventure
Developer
Rare
Publisher
Xbox Game Studios
Release
December 31, 2024

Announced during the XO19 event by Microsoft, Everwild is the new title from Rare Studios. Everwild is an adventure game with a similar art style to that of Rare’s Sea of Thieves. There has not been a confirmed release date or much information about the gameplay. However, check out the trailer for Everwild to get a glimpse of what the game will look like graphically.

Official Everwild Eternals Trailer - Xbox Games Showcase July 2020

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