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. 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.
The games listed below either have 100% confirmed release dates or solid release windows that we expect them to hit this year. Anything that’s up in the air due to more vague launch predictions or previous delays will be listed under the following header.
Atlas Fallen’s story is still a bit of a mystery, but when we demoed the upcoming title in March we immediately got Forspoken vibes — in a good way. The open-world action RPG puts players into the lowest caste in this world’s society who was bonded with an ancient gauntlet. That gauntlet has an amnesic spirit named Nyaal living inside it and is now trying to save the world from gods that have left it in desert-filled ruins. It’s more melee-focused compared to Forspoken‘s all-magic combat system, but it operates in a similar vein.
Prepare to embark on a bone-chilling journey in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, a third-person asymmetrical horror experience that puts you in the shoes of either the infamous Slaughter family or their hapless victims. Based on the groundbreaking and iconic 1974 horror film, this game plunges you into a nightmarish world of terror. Choose the role of a victim and rely on your wits and stealth to evade the clutches of the sadistic Slaughter Family. With every step, you must strategize, searching for essential tools that may hold the key to your ultimate escape. As a member of the Slaughter Family, your mission is to hunt down and prevent the terrified guests from wriggling free of your menacing grasp.
The next installment of the premier basketball simulator is out in September. With Kobe Bryant gracing this year’s cover, we’re ready for another exciting year of MyTeam, MyCareer, and other fan-favorite modes.
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.
These games are confirmed to be coming to Xbox Series X at some point soon. We aren’t entirely sure when, or if, they’ll drop this year, but we have hope.
As we get deeper into 2023, we’re going to start getting confirmed release dates and rumors for next year. Here’s everything that’s on our radar for 2024.
Prepare to embark on an epic adventure in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, a thrilling return to the series’ 2D roots via a captivating Metroidvania-style action-platformer. Experience the fast-paced, real-time combat the franchise is renowned for as you step into the shoes of a sword-wielding protagonist and delve into Ubisoft’s rich Persian setting.
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown introduces an exceptional combat system that surpasses expectations, offering a level of depth that will leave players pleasantly surprised. As you navigate the intricate world, be prepared to discover hidden passages and secret areas that can only be accessed by unlocking specific power-ups.
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.
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.
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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