When we aren’t PC gaming, we like to put in some console time every now and again. Between PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One – we get through a lot of games. But we’re always looking ahead, waiting to add the next big thing to our gaming libraries. Below, we’ve highlighted the upcoming Xbox One games for 2019 and beyond that we’re most excited for. All the games are confirmed, even if they don’t yet have a release date.
Release date: September 10th, 2019
They may have shortened the name, but Gears 5 is still very much a Gears of War game. Expect big guys shooting their way through the game with powerful guns as normal. But we’ve also got what seems to be a much richer over-arching story to power us along. Switching the main character to Kait has enabled the game to change pace and take a step back from the heavily armored protagonists we’re used to.
The Surge 2
Release date: September 24th, 2019
If you’re a fan of bloody violence in your video games, then Surge 2 is the game for you. You have a wealth of character customization options to play around with as well, so it comes with a great replayability factor. Your typical hack and slash game for the Xbox.
The Outer Worlds
Release date: October 25th, 2019
This intriguing sci-fi RPG shooter has been quietly climbing to the top of people’s wish lists since its announcement. After waking up from 70 years of cryosleep you are faced with a choice that will affect the events of the game. Will you work with the doctor who saved you, or report them to the authorities? The Outer Worlds is a stylish game with an interesting world and story to explore, and we can’t wait to get our hands on it.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Release date: November 15th, 2019
Set between Episode III and Episode IV, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order shows a world where Jedi are being hunted down. The game focuses on Cal Kestis, our hero, as he tries to evade detection and capture from those hunting him down. It looks like it really could be the narrative-heavy Star Wars game we’ve been waiting for.
Release date: November 22nd, 2019
Following on from the 2016 game, Doom Eternal brings more of what we love to the table. There are monsters, big guns, and heavy metal music throughout the game – exactly what you look for in a Doom game. The demon world is colliding with our own, and it’s up to you to keep it at bay.
Ori and The Will of the Wisps
Release date: February 11th, 2020
After the surprise success of the first game, Ori and The Will of the Wisps follows on from the events of Blind Forest to further the story. Once again, we’re following along with Ori the fox as they explore the world beyond the forest of Nibel. Although it looks as though the mechanics of the game will be the same as the first, there are a few new moves to try out as well.
Release date: April 16th, 2020
You thought that The Witcher games had expansive worlds to explore, but you haven’t seen Cyberpunk 2077 in all its glory. Easily one of the most anticipated games of 2020, it’s cross-platform release means that everyone will get the chance to try their hand at this exciting title.
Dying Light 2
Release date: December 31st 2020
This first-person shooter is filled with zombies, violence, and hard and fast decisions. What you choose to do will change the world around you, allowing different factions to climb to power and impose new rules. And, it’s not just about you – the story in Dying Light 2 will progress around you, even if you don’t interact with it. The range of decisions you can make means you’ll be able to play this game again and again.
Release date: TBC
The wait has been long, but we’re finally getting a new Halo game. Halo Infinite is the first Xbox Project Scarlett release we’ve heard of, so we don’t have a release date for it just yet. The popular first-person shooter is still in development with no word on when it will be ready, but we’ll be keeping an eye on it regardless.