When the Xbox Series X|S launched Microsoft strived to provide gamers around the world with a never-ending supply of high-quality titles that push the boundaries of what the video game industry is capable of. These games have ranged from thrilling, AAA blockbuster adventures that showcase the full power of the Xbox Series X, or down-to-earth indie projects that bring childhood memories with pixel-art graphics and inspiring narratives. Microsoft has struggled to keep pace with competitors to some degree, but that’s all set to change in 2023.
With so many Xbox games in development, it can be an arduous task to keep an eye on them all, especially when you take rumors surrounding unannounced Xbox games into consideration. So, we at Windows Central have taken it upon ourselves to help you out by highlighting upcoming Xbox AAA and indie games coming soon on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S.
With our list, you will be able to keep tabs on these games’ release dates and get your hands on potentially the best Xbox games on Xbox consoles the day they launch.
The Lamplighters League (October 3, 2023)
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The Lamplighters League is an upcoming turn-based strategy game developed by Harebrained Schemes and published by Paradox Interactive. Set in a world inspired by 1930s pulp-adventure novels, take control of a team of misfit adventurers and stop an evil cult known as the Banished Court from taking over the world.
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (October 6, 2023)
From the developers of Vermintide, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is a 4-player co-op shooter that shares familiarity with the likes of Left4Dead. Set in the harrowing universe of Warhammer 40K, players battle a heretical cult known as the Admonition, hellbent on taking over the planet Atoma Prime. Battle all sorts of Chaos monstrosities in this class-based evolving shooter.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage (October 5, 2023)
Assassin’s Creed Mirage is the latest major installment of Ubisoft’s world-renowned Assassin’s Creed series that aims to return the franchise to its stealth-action roots. Set during the 9th century, you play as Basim Ibn Ishaq, a common street thief plagued with nightmarish visions that haunt him nearly every night.
During his quest to seek the cause of these visions, Basim eventually joins the Assassin Brotherhood. From there, his journey will be wracked with danger and intrigue as Basim will be contracted to assassinate high-profile targets, evade enemies by parkouring through bustling city streets, and discover earth-shattering revelations that will change his life forever.
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Forza Motorsport (October 10, 2023)
Forza Motorsport is an upcoming reboot of the long-running racing franchise of the same name. This new entry will utilize the full power of Xbox Series X|S consoles to bring the series to new heights with dynamic light, realistic car damage, overhauled physics, real-time ray tracing, and more.
Lords of the Fallen (October 13, 2023)
Lords of the Fallen is an upcoming dark fantasy, Soulslike, action-RPG developed by HEXWORKS and published by CI Games. The deceased god Adyr, who has terrorized and desecrated all of creation, will soon be returning from the dead. To prevent Adyr’s resurrection, the Dark Crusader must travel between parallel worlds, battle hulking monstrosities, and uncover dark secrets that could topple the evil god once and for all.
Sonic Superstars (October 17, 2023)
Sonic Superstars is a brand new 2D-sidescrolling adventure inspired by Sonic’s classic games from the Sega Genesis. Play as Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy Rose as they speed across fantastical and colorful zones to save the world from the evil Dr. Eggman.
Hellboy Web of Wyrd (October 18, 2023)
Hellboy Web of Wyrd is a roguelike, action-adventure game based on Dark Horse Comics’ and Mike Mignola’s Hellboy comic book series. As the titular half-demon/half-human monster slayer, Hellboy, you are tasked by the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (B.P.R.D. for short) to locate one of their agents who went missing while investigating a mysterious mansion called The Butterfly House.
Armed with your trusty Right Hand of Doom and with a team of B.P.R.D. agents backing you up, you will delve into the heart of this mansion and discover a long-forgotten secret. This mansion is a gateway to a disturbing alternate dimension called ‘The Wyrd’ and it is filled with the unspeakable horrors that will doom the world should they escape.
Alan Wake 2 (October 27, 2023)
Alan Wake 2 is the long-awaited sequel to Remedy Entertainment’s critically acclaimed psychological thriller, Alan Wake. Famed writer Alan Wake is again pulled in a supernatural world where living darkness threatens to consume his soul and Alan’s only means of escape is to use his writing talents to reshape reality.
While that is happening, an FBI agent named Saga Anderson has arrived at the rural town of Bright Falls to investigate a series of grisly murders that have taken place there. Her investigation quickly turns into a nightmare as Saga is forced to contend with the same horrors that Alan Wake is facing.
Endless Dungeon (October 19, 2023)
Endless Dungeon is a top-down, action RPG Roguelike developed by Amplitude Studios and published by Sega. Set within the Endless universe, you are in command of a ragtag group of heroes shipwrecked on an abandoned space station. You will need to explore the station for a means to escape while protecting your life-support crystal from being destroyed by the alien monsters that now call this place home.
Relive the glory days of Konami’s legendary stealth-action franchise with the Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1. This bundle will contain the original versions of Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, all packed together for a new generation of gamers to experience.
On top of that, this collection also contains Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, the MSX games which started the whole franchise. In addition, it also includes the NES version of Metal Gear and Snake’s Revenge for NES.
The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria (October 24, 2023)
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.
Alone in the Dark (October 25, 2023)
Alone in the Dark, one of the progenitors of the survival horror genre, will soon be reimagined for Xbox Series X|S with a new third-person horror game. Set during the 1920s, you play as either Emily Hartwood, a young woman looking for her missing uncle, or Edward Carnby, a detective who Emily hired to aid her in her search.
Their investigation will be a dark and terrifying affair, as they must make their way through a decrepit, haunted estate called Derceto Manor. It is filled with diabolical death traps, ravenous monsters, and a sinister history that is best left untold.
Stray Souls (October 25 2023)
Stray Souls is an upcoming survival-horror game developed by Jukai Studio and published by Versus Evil, LLC. You play as Daniel, a teenager who has inherited the house of his estranged grandmother. When he arrives at his new home, he encounters a mysterious woman who claims to have information regarding his family history, the house he inherited, and how its related to his past.
To uncover the truth, Daniel must explore the haunted town of Aspen Falls, solve difficult puzzles, and fight off disgusting, hideous monsters ripped straight out of someone’s nightmares.
Ghostrunner 2 (October 26, 2023)
Ghostrunner 2 is a first-person action game developed by One More Level and published by 505 Games. Taking place one year after the previous game, the land has fallen into chaos as the tyrannical Keymaster has fallen and now a violent cult of cyber ninjas is looking to fill the power vacuum.
As the vigilante Ghostrunner, you have taken it upon yourself to make sure that these cyber ninjas’ reign of terror is cut short by tracking down across a cyberpunk city and slicing and dicing these fools into pieces.
Mineko’s Night Market (October 26, 2023)
Mineko’s Night Market is a cosy, socialization adventure game developed by Meowza Games and published by Humble Games. You play as Mineko, a young girl who has recently moved into a new home within a village struggling to survive. Help your new hometown get back on its feet, complete tasks for the villagers, and uncover the mysterious truth behind the Sun Cat, Nikko.
War Hospital (October 26, 2023)
War Hospital is an evocative strategy game that puts you in command of a hospital in World War I. You’ll be tasked with healing the wounded in dire conditions, in a game that seems to draw inspiration from the likes of Frostpunk.
Jusant (October 31, 2023)
Jusant is an upcoming puzzle adventure game by DON’T NOD, the development team behind Life is Strange and Vampyr. In this meditative adventure, your goal is simply to climb to the top of a tower that reaches all the way to the heavens. Along the way, you meet Ballast, a mysterious creature made entirely of water that will help guide your way to the top.
Ark Survival: Ascended (October 2023)
Ark: Survival Ascended is a next-gen remaster of ARK: Survival Evolved, a popular, online-multiplayer-focused, open-world survival game created and published by Studio Wildcard. In this game, you are trying to survive and escape from a mysterious island called ARK, which is brimming with dangerous pre-historic wildlife, constantly shifting weather patterns, and long lost relics of ancient technology.
The remaster will contain the base game’s content along with DLC like The Island, Survival Of The Fittest, the Non-Canon maps, It also include quality-of-life improvements, enhanced graphics, cross-platform multiplayer, cross-platform modding, and so much more.
RoboCop: Rogue City (November 2, 2023)
RoboCop: Rogue City is an upcoming first-person shooter based on the RoboCop movie franchise. Take control of the titular RoboCop and bring justice to the corrupt streets of Old Detroit by serving the public trust, protecting the innocent, and upholding the law.
The Talos Principle 2 (November 2, 2023)
The Talos Principle 2 is a first-person puzzle adventure game developed by Croteam and published by Devolver Digital. This game takes place in a world where mankind has become extinct but their legacy lives on through free-thinking, sentient robots. You play as one of these robots who one-day stumbles upon an ancient and mysterious megastructure filled with all manner of secrets.
Your journey will be wrought with danger and intrigue as you must wrack your brain to solve challenging puzzles, explore the megastructure for clues as to who or what built it, and be confronted with philosophical questions about the meaning of life and the true nature of the universe.
Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name (November 9, 2023)
Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name is an upcoming action-adventure side-story in the Like a Dragon franchise. This title will follow Kazuma Kiryu’s perspective after the events of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, all the way up to his appearance in the upcoming Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth.
Broken Roads (November 14, 2023)
Broken Roads is an isometric RPG developed by Drop Bear Bytes and published by Versus Evil. Set within a post-apocalyptic Australia, you and a group of survivors must band together to make it through a desolate wasteland wrought with danger. Along the way, you will be forced to make difficult moral decisions to keep your party alive by any means necessary.
Teardown (November 15, 2023)
Teardown is a demolition sandbox game created by Tuxedo Labs. In this game, your company is faced with massive debt and your only option left to pay it off is by turning to a life of crime. To get the money needed to pay your debts, you will have to break into banks to crack safes, steal priceless cars, avoid being captured by security robots, and demolish buildings to destroy any evidence that could incriminate you.
The Last Faith (November 15, 2023)
The Last Faith is an upcoming metroidvania/soulslike hybrid developed by Kumi Souls Games and published by Playstack. Enter a world of darkness and horror and fight unholy demons on a quest to save your mind from being eaten away by a terrible curse.
Flashback 2 (November 16, 2023)
The Flashback 2 is an upcoming cinematic platformer developed and published by Microids. Taking place many years after the original game, intelligence agent Conrad and his allies are once again called to action as the evil alien shapeshifters known as the Morphs have returned to enact their revenge and conquer Earth.
Persona 5 Tactica (November 17, 2023)
The Phantom Thieves reunite once more to steal the hearts of evil in Persona 5 Tactica, a strategy-RPG spin-off of Persona 5. The Phantom Thieves find themselves trapped in a parallel dimension where its citizens are living in fear of tyrants.
Help these people break from the shackles of oppression in this by fighting back against their oppressors with new weapons, new Personas, and a mysterious new ally — Erina the revolutionary.
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin (November 17, 2023)
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin is an upcoming real-time strategy game created and published by Frontier Developments. You play as the warlord of one out of four powerful factions and your goal is to embark on an epic campaign to defeat the rival factions and conquer the Realm of Ghur.
Worldless (November 21, 2023)
Worldless is a 2D-sidescroller with turn-based combat developed by Noname Studios and published by Coatsink. Set during a time when the laws of reality have to be set in stone, players will embark on a mystical adventure where they will witness new lifeforms take shape and battle against malformed entities for the right to transcend into a higher place of existence.
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora (December 7, 2023)
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is an upcoming first-person action-adventure game based on James Cameron’s world-famous Avatar movie series. You play as a Na’vi, a member of a tribal race of aliens residing on the vivid moon of Pandora. For fifteen years, you have been a slave of the human-run RDA corporation to be their personal attack dog, but you have been freed by your fellow Na’vi.
Now you must learn to reconnect with your race after being isolated from them for so long and protect the Na’vi from being enslaved by the RDA like you were.
Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader (December 7, 2023)
Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader is an upcoming cRPG created and published by Owlcat Games. You play as Rogue Traders, a group of freelance explorers, soldiers, and merchants who serve the Imperium of Man.
Your goal is to travel across the universe and fulfill sacred missions of conquest or trade in the name of the God Emperor. However, you may also have the choice of consorting with the enemies of Man for the greater good or be tempted to betray them for the glory of Chaos.
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 (Winter 2023)
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.
Baldur’s Gate 3 (2023)
It has been announced at Gamescom 2023 that Baldur’s Gate 3 will soon be coming to Xbox Series X|S consoles sometime in 2023. Baldur’s Gate 3 is an RPG set within the Dungeons & Dragons universe and tasks players to go on a quest across the Forgotten Realms to cure themselves of an infection that’s slowly turning them into a monster.
Will you strive to purge yourself of the evil corrupting your soul, or will you give in and embrace the darkness within to obtain absolute power?
Lil’ Guardsman (2023)
Lil’ Guardsman is a point-and-click adventure game developed by Hilltop Studios and published by Versus Evil. You play as Lil, a 12-year-old child that has been given the task of watching over their father’s guard shed and deciding which citizens will be let inside the kingdom’s walls and who will be arrested for trespassing.
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown (January 18, 2024)
Ubisoft’s Prince of Persia franchise returns to its 2D side-scrolling roots with Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown. This new Metroidvania take on the series will have you play as Sargan, a Persian warrior journeying the cursed lands of Mount Qaf to rescue Prince Ghassan.
All the classic staples of Prince of Persia gameplay are here including platforming, puzzle-solving, sword-fighting and the ability to manipulate the sands of time.
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (January 26, 2024)
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth is the 8th mainline title in SEGA’s Like a Dragon franchise. Like the previous entry, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, it will once again be a turn-based RPG starring the series’ new protagonist Ichiban Kasuga. However, this time he will be sharing the lead role with his predecessor, Kazuma Kiryu.
Their journey will take them outside of Japan and into the blistering hot countries of Hawaii and beyond to uncover sinister conspiracies and learn important life-lessons along the way.
Tekken 8 (January 26, 2024)
Tekken 8 is the next mainline entry of Bandai Namco’s flagship fighting game franchise, Tekken. It will feature a large roster of fan-favorite and new fighters, an expanded fighting system, and continue the ongoing blood feud storyline between Kazuya Mishima and his estranged son, Jin Kazama.
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy (January 25, 2024)
The Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy is a collection of Capcom’s visual novel series, Ace Attorney. This collection features Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice.
These game largely focus on Apollo Justice, a new protagonist that fights for justice in the courtroom as a lawyer alongside the series’ iconic protagonist, Phoenix Wright. Together, they will expose corruption in the justice system and prove the innocence of their clients.
Persona 3 Reload (February 2, 2024)
Persona 3, the game that helped reinvent Atlus’ popular Persona series into what it is today will soon be getting a remake in the form of Persona 3 Reload. This new iteration of Persona 3 retells the story of the SEES group’s efforts to investigate the mysterious Dark Hour but now with a revamped combat system, a remastered soundtrack, overhauled graphics, and more.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League (2023)
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is an upcoming third-person action-adventure game developed by Rocksteady, the developers behind the critically acclaimed Batman Arkham series. The Earth is under attack by unknown alien invaders, and Earth’s greatest heroes, the Justice League, have suddenly switched sides and are doing the invaders’ bidding.
With no choice, government official Amanda Waller assembles Task Force X (a.k.a. the Suicide Squad), a group made of supervillains consisting of Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, King Shark, and Harley Quinn to carry out an impossible mission – stop the alien invasion and kill the Justice League.
Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden (February 13, 2024)
Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden is an action-RPG developed by DONTNOD Entertainment and published by Focus Entertainment. You play as Antea Duarte and Red mac Raith, a pair of lovers and ghost-hunters known as the ‘Banishers’, sworn to protect the living from evil spirits and ghosts.
During their last ghost hunt, the mission went south and Antea was mortally wounded as a result. Now she has become of the dreaded specters she despises. To bring Antea back to the land of the living, the pair must embark on a journey to find the means to do so while protecting innocent folk from supernatural threats.
Tomb Raider I-III Remastered (February 14, 2024)
Re-live the debut adventures of the iconic treasure hunter, Lara Croft in Tomb Raider I-III Remastered. This collection remasters the Tomb Raiders 1,2, and 3 with enhanced graphics, introduces a plethora of quality-of-life improvements, and challenges players with new levels never seen before in the original versions.
Octopath Traveler 2 (February 24, 2024)
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.
Destiny 2: The Final Shape (February 27, 2024)
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.
Unicorn Overlord (March 8, 2024)
Unicorn Overlord is an upcoming tactical-JRPG developed by Vanillaware and published by Atlus. You play as prince Alain and you are on a quest to restore your kingdom after a tragic event brought it to ruin. Explore the rich lands of Fevrith, gather an army of mighty heroes, and earn renown among the nations by achieving victories in grand battles.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes (April 23, 2024)
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is upcoming JRPG developed by Rabbit and Bear Studios and published by 505 Games. The game takes place on Allraan, a continent that is currently being torn apart by the tyrannical Galdean Empire, which is searching for ancient artifacts to increase their military might and conquer the land.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes’ story will chronicle the journey of a young imperial officer named Seign Kesling, and Nowa, a young warrior from a remote village on the outskirts of Allraan. As the fires of war rage, these two friends will be forced into a bitter conflict where their beliefs and ideologies will be put to the ultimate test.
Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 (Fall 2024)
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)
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.
Another Crab’s Treasure (2024)
Another Crab’s Treasure is a cartoony Soulslike action game where you play as, of all things, a small hermit crab named Kril. Your beloved shell has been repossessed without your knowledge, so you embark on an epic adventure under the sea to get it back.
You will explore a vibrant yet crumbling oceanic ecosystem, collect trash to use as armor, fight against crustaceans ten times your size, and uncover the cause behind your homeland’s heavy pollution.
Ark 2 (2024)
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.
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.
Bloomtown: A Different Story (2024)
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 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 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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
Dungeons of Hinterberg (2024)
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.
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.
Enemy of the State (2024)
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.
Ereban: Shadow Legacy (2024)
Ereban: Shadow Legacy is an action stealth game developed by Baby Robot Games and published by Raw Fury. You play as Ayana, the last descendant of a forgotten race that has had its existence wiped from history. Armed with high-tech gadgets and the ability to manipulate shadows, Ayana must carve her way through a totalitarian regime to uncover her lost past and save a dying world.
Final Fantasy XIV (2024)
After many years of hoping and dreaming, Final Fantasy XIV is finally coming to Xbox consoles! The Xbox of Square Enix’s popular MMORPG will bring with it all the gameplay content up until the upcoming expansion, Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail, 4K support on Xbox Series X, and many more improvements to welcome Xbox fans to the wonderous world of Eorzea.
Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn (2024)
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.
Hotel Barcelona (2024)
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.
John Carpenter’s Toxic Commando (2024)
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.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game (2024)
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.
Lightyear Frontier (2024)
Lightyear Frontier is a resource-management game where you travel to a world at the edge of universe to cultivate your own farm. Start your new life as an off-world farmer with three of your friends to grow alien crops, build a home, and tame the wildlife of this peaceful planet.
Little Nightmares 3 (2024)
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.
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.
For the first time ever, Atlus steps into the genre of pure, swords and sorcery fantasy with a new JRPG IP called Metaphor: ReFantazio. Enter a dark and gritty fantasy world and embark on a perilous journey to rewrite destiny and save a kingdom from certain doom.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 (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.
Monolith: Requiem of the Ancients (2024)
Monolith: Requiem of the Ancients 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 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.
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.
Palworld is an open-world survival MMO with elements of third-person shooters and monster-catching games. Set in a colorful yet dangerous world, you survive by befriending mysterious creatures dubbed “Pals.” Together you will explore the land, farm for resources by building factories, and battle evil poachers who want to kidnap Pals and sell them off for profit.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl (2024)
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.
Second Wave (2024)
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.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II (2024)
Another huge surprise announcement of recent years was that of Hellblade II, built from the ground up for the next-gen Xbox Series X. The in-engine trailer showcases the insane visuals Ninja Theory will achieve when the game hits the Xbox Series X.
Little is known about the game, but Senua is a Pict warrior who navigates the horrors of Helheim to rescue the soul of a loved one. The game pushed extremely incredible visuals for its time, with stunning atmospherics, but was a bit limited in scope due to the studio’s independent nature. Now, as part of Microsoft, Hellblade II may push further into more action-oriented territory.
Star Wars Outlaws (2024)
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.
Still Wakes the Deep (2024)
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…
Suikoden I&II HD Remaster Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars (2024)
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 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 Plucky Squire (2024)
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.
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.
Release dates to be confirmed
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.
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.
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 fulfil your destiny as the Destined One.
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
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 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
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 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 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 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 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’s Dogma 2
Dragon’s Dogma 2 is the long-awaited sequel to Capcom’s cult action-RPG, Dragon’s Dogma. Players once again take on the role of The Arisen, a mortal cursed by an ancient dragon and forced to wander the land for eternity until they defeat the dragon that ruined their life.
Dragon’s Dogma 2 will build upon the foundation of its predecessor with an improved combat system, a bigger fantasy world to explore, and the return of the Pawn System where players can create AI-driven party members to aid them in battle.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Hollow Knight: Silksong
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.
Randomly and out of the blue, Microsoft and ZeniMax’s Machine Games revealed that the studio known for Wolfenstein’s popular reboot is building an Indiana Jones game, in partnership with Disney’s revived Lucasfilms’ Games division. There are practically no details about this whatsoever, but we’re already hyped. I wouldn’t expect to see this game any time soon, though.
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.
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
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.
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?
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 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
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?
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 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 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 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 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
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 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.
Sand Land is a new upcoming action-RPG developed by ILCA, Inc. and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. Set in a desert-world suffering from extreme drought, you play as the Fiend Prince, Beelzebub who is on a quest to find the Legendary Fountain alongside his comrades Sheriff Rao and Demon Thief.
Together you will explore a dangerous yet cartoonishly fun world created by Akira Toriyama, the famous manga creator behind classic Shonen Jump series like Dr. Slump and Dragon Ball.
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.
Skull and Bones
Skull and Bones is a pirate adventure game from Ubisoft, the creators of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. In this game, you get to create your own pirate captain and traverse the Indian Ocean during the Golden Age of Piracy. You will need to manage your crew’s morale, explore uncharted islands, and engage in naval battles with rival pirates to become the most infamous pirate the world has ever seen.
Spirittea is a life-sim RPG developed by Cheesemaster Games and published by No More Robots. Deep within the mountains lies a rural town where spirits are causing mischief because the locals have stopped worshipping them and paying tribute. As the only person who can see the spirits, it is up to you to pacify them by aiding the community and managing a bathhouse that is capable of calming the spirits and helping them remember their past lives.
South of Midnight
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.
State of Decay 3
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 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.
System Shock is an upcoming HD remake of the classic 1994 sci-fi first-person shooter that re-defined the genre. SHODAN, an artificial intelligence of the space station, Citadel Station, has gone mad and has turned the crew into mindless mutants and killer cyborgs. As the only survivor, it is up to you to stop SHODAN before she escapes to Earth and destroys mankind.
The First Descendant
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.
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 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 Wolf Among Us 2
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
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 seen, there is a ton of upcoming Xbox games to get excited about. With so many games down the pipeline, and potentially being able to play a grand majority of them for free through Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription service, it’s safe to assume that the Xbox brand has a bright future ahead of it.
If you feel that there are other upcoming Xbox games that haven’t been mentioned here that deserve a shoutout, drop a suggestion in the Windows Central Discord forum and we’ll make sure to get it on there.