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The best upcoming Xbox Series X games: 2023 and beyond

The Xbox Series X and Series S have now been out for over two years, bringing better resolution, higher frame rates, and ray tracing to gamers around the world. 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.

2023

Hogwarts Legacy - February 10, 2023
Hogwarts Legacy - February 10, 2023
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Developer Avalanche Software
Publisher Portkey Games
Release December 31, 2022

The long-rumored open-world Harry Potter game is finally here, and it has a name. Hogwarts Legacy is set in the world of Harry Potter, of course, but new developer Portkey Games appears to be taking the story in a different direction. Although the game was announced during Sony’s September PS5 event, Hogwarts Legacy is also launching on Series X.

Hogwarts Legacy – Official 4K Reveal Trailer
Atomic Heart - February 21, 2023
Atomic Heart - February 21, 2023
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Shooter, Adventure
Developer Mundfish
Publisher Focus Entertainment
Release February 21, 2023
Atomic Heart is an adventure first-person shooter, events of which unfolds in an alternate universe during the high noon of the Soviet Union. In this alternative history, the USSR developed advanced robots to fight Nazi Germany, but post-war some of the robots have gone haywire. Players will explore the world as a KGB special agent ordered to rectify the situation.
Atomic Heart - Announcement Teaser Trailer
Like a Dragon: Ishin! - February 22, 2023
Like a Dragon: Ishin! - February 22, 2023
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Role-playing (RPG), Hack and slash/Beat 'em up, Adventure
Developer Ryū Ga Gotoku Studios
Publisher Sega
Release February 21, 2023
Like a Dragon: Ishin! is a remake of 2014’s of Ryuu ga Gotoku Ishin!, which was only released domestically in Japan. It’ll be a must-play title for fans of the series.
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty - March 3, 2023
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty - March 3, 2023
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Developer Team NINJA
Publisher Koei Tecmo Games
Release March 03, 2023
Coming from Team Ninja, which has just come off the major hits in the Nioh titles, as well as other members previously working on Bloodborne, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty also appears to be taking influence from the Souls formula, though with a heavy dose of the fantastic also playing a part.
WWE 2K23 - March 17, 2023
WWE 2K23 - March 17, 2023
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Simulator, Sport
Developer Visual Concepts
Publisher 2K
Release March 17, 2023

Queue up My Time is Now because John Cena himself is gracing the cover of WWE 2K23. The franchise has been a bit rocky overall, but we enjoyed WWE 2K22 and hope things keep moving in the right direction. Expect all of your favorite WWE wrestlers present and past to be included in this game full of all your favorite game modes and ringside antics.

Even Stronger | WWE 2K23 Official Showcase Trailer | 2K
Minecraft: Legends - April 18, 2023
Minecraft: Legends - April 18, 2023
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Strategy, Arcade
Developer Mojang Studios, Blackbird Interactive
Publisher Xbox Game Studios
Release December 31, 2023
Hold on to your blocks, folks, there’s a new Minecraft game coming! We already had a great spinoff with Minecraft Dungeons, but now Mojang will let us become legends with this new action and story-focused experience in the familiar world of blocks, Creepers, and Pigmen. Minecraft Legends looks to be the most ambitious side project for the series yet, appearing to be mainly third-person and have a slightly more stylized art style, plus a story that promises to be far more important than anything else we’ve seen in that universe.
Minecraft Legends – Announce Trailer
Dead Island 2 - April 28, 2023
Dead Island 2 - April 28, 2023
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Shooter, Role-playing (RPG), Hack and slash/Beat 'em up
Developer Deep Silver Dambuster Studios
Publisher Deep Silver
Release April 28, 2023
Originally revealed in 2014, Dead Island 2 has died and been resurrected no less than twice, with a new development team taking up the project each time. In Dead Island 2, you will play as one of six characters surviving in Los Angeles where the same zombie virus from the first game has ravaged most of the population.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor - April 28, 2023
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor - April 28, 2023
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Adventure
Developer Respawn Entertainment
Publisher Electronic Arts
Release March 17, 2023

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is set five years after the original, following Cal on his continued quest for survival as one of the last Jedi in the galaxy being hunted down by the Empire. We can expect new force powers, better combat, and a darker story when this sci-fi adventure finally arrives.

Redfall - May 2, 2023
Redfall - May 2, 2023
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S
Genre Shooter
Developer Arkane Austin
Publisher Bethesda Softworks
Release June 30, 2023

The newest game from Arkane Austin is a brand new and very exciting concept. Set in an open world called Redfall, this will be a co-op-focused shooter where players are let loose on an island infested with vampires. The sun has been blocked out, making you, a human, constantly in danger in a sort of 30 Days of Night-style scenario. Using a suite of guns, magic, and anti-vampire tech, you and your squad need to survive against the bloodthirsty hunters.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League - May 26, 2023
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League - May 26, 2023
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Shooter, Adventure
Developer Rocksteady Studios
Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Release May 26, 2023
Rocksteady isn’t making Gotham Knights because it’s busy working on Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice LeagueIt’s one of a few confirmed next-generation exclusives, launching on Series X sometime in early 2023 after numerous delays. We don’t know much about the game yet, but it takes place in the Batman: Arkham universe and is set in an open-world Metropolis. We also know the four playable characters in the game: Harley Quinn, King Shark, Deadshot, and Captain Boomerang.
Street Fighter 6 - June 2, 2023
Street Fighter 6 - June 2, 2023
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Fighting, Arcade
Developer Capcom
Publisher Capcom
Release June 02, 2023
For the first time Xbox players will finally be able to join in on the biggest fighting game franchise ever with Street Fighter 6. Taking lessons learned from the bare-bones launch of Street Fighter 5, this sequel promises to hit the ground running with plenty of modes, including a new World Tour mode that lets you run around and explore Metro City in a new type of single-player adventure. The core, as always, will be in the fighting, though. Featuring rollback netcode, this will be the best feeling the series has been since going online.
Street Fighter 6 - Announce Trailer
Diablo IV - June 6, 2023
Diablo IV - June 6, 2023
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Role-playing (RPG), Hack and slash/Beat 'em up
Developer Blizzard Entertainment
Publisher Blizzard Entertainment
Release June 06, 2023
Diablo IV is a return to the first two games’ darker form — it’s significantly grimmer than Diablo III or Diablo Immortal.  We don’t know too muhc about the plot just yet, but expect advanced character customization, lots of dungeon combat, and quite a few evil adversaries.
Diablo IV Official Gameplay Trailer
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum - Early 2023
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum - Early 2023
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Adventure
Developer Daedalic Entertainment
Publisher Nacon, Daedalic Entertainment
Release September 01, 2022
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is a narrative-focused adventure game that focuses on the events that occur between Gollum finding the One Ring and the start of the Lord of the Rings story we all know and love. Deadalic Entertainment inked a deal with Middle-earth Enterprises to develop this project, meaning the game will be more akin to the books, not the movies. This title has been delayed a few times and is now set to come out sometime in early 2023.
The Lord of the Rings™: Gollum™ | A Split Personality Cinematic Trailer
Starfield - Q2 2023
Starfield - Q2 2023
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S
Genre Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Developer Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher Bethesda Softworks
Release June 30, 2023
Starfield is Bethesda’s first original RPG in 25 years. Originally aiming to hit the coveted November 11, 2022, release date, the studio was forced to delay the game. Bethesda has not revealed much outside of a teaser shown at E3 2018 and a second one at E3 2021. We don’t have many of the important details yet, but we do know that the game will be a single-player experience and come exclusively to Xbox in the first half of 2023.
Starfield – Official Announcement Teaser
Forza Motorsport - 2023
Forza Motorsport - 2023
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S
Genre Racing, Simulator
Developer Turn 10 Studios
Publisher Xbox Game Studios
Release December 31, 2023
The Forza games really hit it off starting with Forza Horizon in 2021, and while it is unfortunate we won’t get another racer in 2022, we can at least look forward to the stunning Forza Motorsport returning for current-gen systems sometime in 2023. Technically this is the eighth game in the Motorsport sub-series under Forza, but instead, the team decided just to simplify things and reboot the title back to Forza Motorsport. Expect to see the highest level of detail in vehicles, racetracks, and weather effects your screen can display when this racer drops on your system.
Forza Motorsport - Official Announce Trailer
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl - 2023
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl - 2023
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Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S
Genre Shooter, Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Developer GSC Game World
Publisher GSC Game World
Release December 08, 2022
Microsoft didn’t show much of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 in its initial showcase, but at E3 2021, we got a new name, the first look at some gameplay, and the release date of April 28 for the Series X, which was first delayed to December 8, only to be put on indefinite hold due to the conflict in Ukraine impacting the developers. Despite the ongoing conflict, the team now predicts a 2023 release. A PC-exclusive series for many years, this survival horror shooter will likely stretch the limits of the Series X when it launches. If you need more horsepower, it’s coming to PC, too.
Skull and Bones - 2023
Skull and Bones - 2023
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Platforms PlayStation 5
Genre Adventure
Developer Ubisoft Singapore
Release November 08, 2022
Skull and Bones has been delayed for a sixth time by Ubisoft after the company missed financial targets in 2022. The title now just has a vague release window of “early 2023 to 2024.” But hey, at least it hasn’t been outright canceled yet? The final version of Skull and Bones is a mix of Ubisoft’s open-world titles, survival games, and a more detailed version of the Assassin’s Creed series’ naval combat. Are players still interested after the title has seen so many delays? And will it stack up against the success of Sea of Thieves? Only time will tell.

Games with no release window

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, but it likely won’t be until 2023 at the earliest.
Perfect Dark - Official Announce Trailer - The Game Awards 2020
Dragon Age
Dragon Age
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Role-playing (RPG)
Developer BioWare
Publisher Electronic Arts
Release December 31, 2023
Technically, Dragon Age 4 isn’t confirmed for Xbox Series X. It’s just confirmed as a “next-gen experience.” As a massive third-party IP, though, it’ll probably launch on Series X. We don’t have a release date, or really any information about the next Dragon Age game, but don’t expect it soon. At best, the release date won’t be until 2022 or 2023.
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.
Alan Wake II
Alan Wake II
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre Shooter, Adventure
Developer Remedy Entertainment
Publisher Epic Games Publishing
Release December 31, 2023
The long-awaited sequel to what was originally a timed Xbox 360 exclusive, Alan Wake 2 promises to ramp up the horror like never before. It’s been over a decade since the original game, but we have hope for this writer’s return via the DLC chapter in Control that brought those two universes together. All we know is that this game won’t be coming until 2023 at the earliest, so there’s still a long wait ahead for the next chapter in this dark tale.
Alan Wake 2 – Announcement Trailer | The Game Awards 2021
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.
Avowed
Avowed
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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, especially with The Outer Worlds DLC shipping soon. 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
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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
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)
Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S
Genre Adventure
Developer Ninja Theory
Publisher Microsoft Studios
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)
Star Wars: Eclipse
Star Wars: Eclipse
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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.
Everwild
Everwild
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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.

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