Upcoming Xbox Series X Games


Game Rant, Writer

As the Xbox Series X/S enters its third year, Microsoft’s platform is gradually amassing a respectable library. Consoles typically do not start to flourish until the latter half of their existence, once cross-gen stops being a priority and developers can focus exclusively on crafting projects for only the most modern systems. The Xbox Series X/S has yet to reach that point, although things are moving in that direction.

2022 produced a number of stellar games, particularly in the open-world genre. Elden Ring, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, and Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands are all good-to-great, and they offer wildly different experiences from each other. While big releases slowed down a bit after the end of March, things started to pick up again in September and October with A Plague Tale: Requiem, Persona 5 Royal, Overwatch 2, Modern Warfare 2, and Grounded​​​​​​.

What Xbox games are coming soon? Which titles are expected to drop after 2023? Please note that the focus is on the North American release dates of Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One games. Expansions will also be listed.

Please click here for a rundown of the biggest games set to release in 2022 across all platforms.

Updated March 28, 2023: Over the last week, the upcoming Xbox games were announced: Shukuchi Ninja, Puzzle Quest 3, Rally Rock ‘N Racing, GhostWire: Tokyo, Sea of Stars, Lila’s Tale and the Hidden Forest, Guns N’ Runs, Formula Retro Racing – World Tour, Lego 2K Drive.

March 2023 Xbox Series X/S & Xbox One Games

March 2023 has been a memorable month for gaming, and things got off to a strong start with Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty. Developed by Team Ninja, the game follows in the footsteps of the company’s previous hack and slash projects, specifically Nioh. Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty launched directly on Xbox Game Pass, making the title immediately accessible to subscribers.

Originally a Japanese-exclusive Wii game, Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse finally made its Western debut in March 2023. The horror game is generally regarded as a respectable entry in Koei Tecmo’s cult classic franchise. Capcom’s Resident Evil 4 Remake also came out toward the end of March, and the title modernized the 2005 classic for the current generation. The game has received a lot of critical praise, earning a 90+ average on Metacritic.

  • March 1: Bendy and the Dark Revival (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 1: BROK the InvestiGator (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 1: Fight’N Rage (XBX/S)
  • March 1: Leap (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 2: Iris and the Giant (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 2: Mayhem in Single Valley (XBX/S)
  • March 2: Meg’s Monster (Xbox One)
  • March 2: PowerWash Simulator: Midgar Special Pack (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 2: Vanaris Tactics (XBO)
  • March 3: Jurassic Pinball (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 3: The Smile Alchemist (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 3: Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 6: Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania (XBO)
  • March 7: Dead by Daylight: Tools of Torment (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 7: Guilty Gear Strive (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 7: The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition (XBX/S)
  • March 7: Romancelvania (XBX/S)
  • March 8: KartRider: Drift (XBO)
  • March 9: Caverns of Mars: Recharged (XBO)
  • March 9: Clash: Artifacts of Chaos (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 9: Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 9: Figment 2: Creed Valley (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 9: Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 6 (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 9: Papetura (XBX/S)
  • March 9: Strategic Mind: Spectre of Communism (XBO)
  • March 9: Tiny Troopers: Global Ops (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 9: Transport Fever 2: Console Edition (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 9: Zapling Bygone (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 10: DC Justice League: Cosmic Chaos (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 10: Flashout 3 (XBO)
  • March 10: Mato Anomalies (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 10: Titanium Hound (XBO)
  • March 10: Volley Pals (XBO)
  • March 14: The Forest Cathedral (XBX/S)
  • March 14: The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure (XBO)
  • March 14: Valheim (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 14: Vernal Edge (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 14: The Wreck (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 15: Tricky Thief (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 15: Two Point Campus: School Spirits (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 15: Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 16: Alice Gear Aegis CS: Concerto of Simulatrix (PS5, PS4)
  • March 16: Anno 1800 Console Edition (XBX/S)
  • March 16: Defend the Rook (XBO)
  • March 17: Backbeat (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 17: The Guise (XBX/S)
  • March 17: Peppa Pig: World Adventures (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 17: WWE 2K23 (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 21: Deceive Inc. (XBX/S)
  • March 21: Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom – Prince’s Edition (XBO)
  • March 22: Superfidos (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 23: Not For Broadcast (XBO)
  • March 23: The Settlers: New Allies (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 24: The Crown of Wu (XBX/S)
  • March 24: Dragon Pinball (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 24: I Dream of You and Ice Cream (XBO)
  • March 24: Lila’s Tale and the Hidden Forest (XBO)
  • March 24: Resident Evil 4 Remake (XBX/S)
  • March 24: Witchcrafty (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 28: Chef Life: A Restaurant Simulator (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 28: MLB The Show 23 (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 28: Sifu (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 29: Kingdom Rush Frontiers (XBO)
  • March 29: Forza Horizon 5: Rally Adventure (XBX/S)
  • March 29: Metal: Hellsinger – Dream of the Beast (XBX/S)
  • March 29: Pirates Outlaws (XBO)
  • March 29: RunBean Galactic (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 30: Dredge (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 30: Guns N’ Runs (XBO)
  • March 30: Infinite Guitars (XBO)
  • March 30: The Last Worker (XBX/S)
  • March 30: Lunark (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 30: Saga of Sins (XBX/S)
  • March 30: Tales of the Neon Sea (XBO)
  • March 31: Aery – Calm Mind 3 (XBO)
  • March 31: Blade Assault (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 31: Formula Retro Racing – World Tour (XBO)
  • March 31: Rally Rock ‘N Racing (XBX/S, XBO)
  • March 31: Shukuchi Ninja (XBX/S, XBO)

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April 2023 Xbox Series X/S & Xbox One Games

It is still early days for April 2023, although a couple of exciting releases have been penciled in for the month. Meet Your Maker is a first-person shooter revolving around levels designed for players. Provided it finds an audience, this game could be one of the year’s surprises. God of Rock is a fighting game built upon rhythm mechanics that pits musicians against each other in battles for supremacy. The title will come with a single-player story mode, along with the standard multiplayer options.

Ad Infinitum is a psychological horror game set during a war, while Afterimage is a side-scrolling Metroidvania. The month looks set to include one of 2023’s biggest releases in Dead Island 2, a sequel that has been long in the making. Set in Los Angeles and San Francisco, the open-world game should give players plenty of opportunity to smash zombies in the face with a myriad of unique weapons.

  • April: Star Trek: Resurgence (XBX/S, XBO)
  • April 4: Meet Your Maker (XBX/S, XBO)
  • April 4: Road 96: Mile 0 (XBX/S, XBO)
  • April 6: Curse of the Sea Rats (XBX/S, XBO)
  • April 6: Melon Journey: Bittersweet Memories (XBX/S, XBO)
  • April 7: EA Sports PGA Tour (XBX/S)
  • April 7: Horror Tale 1: Kidnapper (XBO)
  • April 7: The Library of Babel (XBX/S, XBO)
  • April 11: Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened (XBX/S, XBO)
  • April 12: GhostWire: Tokyo (XBX/S)
  • April 18: Disney Speedstorm (XBX/S, XBO)
  • April 18: God of Rock (XBX/S, XBO)
  • April 18: The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story (PS5, XBX/S, XBO, Switch, PC)
  • April 18: Minecraft Legends (XBX/S, XBO)
  • April 18: Puzzle Quest 3 (XBX/S, XBO)
  • April 20: Ad Infinitum (XBX/S, XBO)
  • April 20: Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly (XBO)
  • April 20: Stray Blade (XBX/S)
  • April 20: Tin Hearts (XBX/S, XBO)
  • April 21: Dead Island 2 (XBX/S, XBO)
  • April 25: Afterimage (XBX/S, XBO)
  • April 25: Roots of Pacha (XBX/S, XBO)
  • April 25: Strayed Lights (XBX/S, XBO)
  • April 26: Ampersat (XBX/S, XBO)
  • April 26: Neko Rescue Tale (XBX/S, XBO)
  • April 27: ArcRunner (XBX/S, XBO)
  • April 27: Bramble: The Mountain King (XBX/S)
  • April 27: The Last Case of Benedict Fox (XBX/S, XBO)
  • April 27: Treachery in Beatdown City: Ultra Remix (XBX/S, XBO)
  • April 28: Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak (XBX/S, XBO)
  • April 28: Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (XBX/S)

May 2023 Xbox Series X/S & Xbox One Games

Even though May 2023’s roster of releases is lacking quantity, the month has already announced quality. Paradox Interactive’s Age of Wonders 4 is a 4X turn-based strategy game, a subgenre that is hardly overrepresented on Xbox. On the same day as that release, Arkane’s Redfall will land on Xbox Game Pass. The first-person shooter explores vampire mythos and takes place in an open-world. Along with co-op support, the game will also offer a single-player campaign.

Amnesia: The Bunker and Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle should fill May 2023’s horror quota, although they are shaping up to be very different games. The month also contains Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, the developer’s first proper release since 2015’s Arkham Knight. If the game is even half as good as any entry in the Arkham trilogy, Suicide Squad will be among 2023’s best Xbox games.

  • May 2: Age of Wonders 4 (XBX/S)
  • May 2: Redfall (XBX/S)
  • May 3: Moonrise Fall (XBX/S)
  • May 5: Hogwarts Legacy (XBO)
  • May 10: Size Matters (XBO)
  • May 11: Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 (XBX/S, XBO)
  • May 16: Amnesia: The Bunker (XBX/S, XBO)
  • May 16: Atlas Fallen (XBX/S)
  • May 17: Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle (XBX/S, XBO)
  • May 18: Endless Dungeon (XBX/S, XBO)
  • May 19: Lego 2K Drive (XBX/S, XBO)
  • May 19: Truck Driver: Premium Edition (XBX/S)
  • May 23: After Us (XBX/S)
  • May 25: Bat Boy (XBX/S, XBO)
  • May 26: Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League (XBX/S)
  • May 30: Shame Legacy (XBX/S, XBO)

June 2023 Xbox Series X/S & Xbox One Games

While it is still early days, June 2023 is shaping up to contain a packed few weeks in terms of major releases. Just two days into the month, Capcom’s Street Fighter 6 will make its debut. Even though the fifth entry garnered a relatively mixed reception by the franchise’s standards, the game’s combat system is fantastic, so there is hope that SF6 will be a complete return to form. People who prefer RPGs over fighting games will not have to wait too long to get their hands on one of 2023’s biggest projects as Diablo 4 is set to launch on June 6, 2023. Following a reasonably successful open beta, Blizzard’s upcoming title looks primed and ready to live up to the license’s legacy.

If MMORPGs are more of somebody’s speed, June 2023 has The Elder Scrolls Online: Necrom, the next expansion in the highly-respected multiplayer game. This release will introduce a new class, the Apocrypha, locations, and story threads. Other titles announced for the month include Greyhill Incident, Sonic Origins Plus, and We Love Katamari ReRoll+ Royal Reverie. While they have not confirmed release dates, Layers of Fear and RoboCop: Rogue City are also aiming for a June debut.

  • June 2023: Harmony: The Fall of Reverie (XBX/S)
  • June 2023: Layers of Fear (XBX/S)
  • June 2023: RoboCop: Rogue City (XBX/S, XBO)
  • June 2, 2023: Street Fighter 6 (XBX/S)
  • June 2, 2023: We Love Katamari ReRoll+ Royal Reverie (XBX/S, Xbox One)
  • June 6, 2023: Diablo 4 (XBX/S, XBO)
  • June 6, 2023: Loop8: Summer of Gods (XBO)
  • June 6, 2023: Raiden III x MIKADO MANIAX (XBX/S, XBO)
  • June 9, 2023: Greyhill Incident (XBX/S)
  • June 20, 2023: The Elder Scrolls Online: Necrom (XBX/S, XBO)
  • June 23, 2023: Sonic Origins Plus (XBX/S, XBO)
  • June 27, 2023: Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life (XBX/S)
  • June 30, 2023: Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective HD Remaster (XBO)

Xbox 2023 Games With A Post-March Release Date Or No Exact Date

More than a hundred games have been announced for 2023, many of which have yet to specify an exact release date. At the moment, only a small sliver of 2023’s calendar has been filled. Projects like Alan Wake 2, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Dune Awakening, and The Lord of the Rings – Gollum could launch within the current year, although official announcements might still be a ways off.

Microsoft has quite a few massive console exclusives announced for 2023 as well. Starfield is about as big of a title as they come, and Bethesda’s sci-fi RPG will undoubtedly dominate discourse when it debuts. Racing aficionados should keep an eye out for Forza Motorsport.

Major Xbox Games In Development With No Release Year Or A Post-2023 Estimation

“Coming soon” can mean anything from a few months to a couple of years. Beyond Good and Evil 2, Dragon Age 4, and Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 are all in development, but players will have to wait patiently to learn when these games will be made available to play.

There are so many exciting announced projects that will eventually come to the Xbox Series X/S, some of which have revealed very little information about themselves. The Elder Scrolls 6, Kingdom Hearts 4, and Ark 2 are all highly-anticipated titles that could still be a long way off from becoming a reality, and these projects are just the tip of the iceberg.

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Rumored Xbox Games

Just because a project has not been officially announced doesn’t mean it cannot be discussed. Some rumored games, such as Gears 6, should happen sooner or later.

All these games are suspect to speculation and nothing more. Therefore, they should all be taken with a grain of salt.

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