Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to in 2019 and beyond

There are amazing games coming out for Xbox One in the coming months. Whether you own an Xbox One S, 4K-ready Xbox One X or even an original Xbox One, you are in for a treat.

We’ve rounded up the Xbox One games we’re looking forward to the most for you to get excited about too.

There are release dates where possible and a trailer for each. We’ll also be updating the round-up throughout the year so come back wherever possible. 

Skull & Bones

If there’s a game to starkly contrast the jovial pirates of the recently released Sea of Thieves then, well, Ubisoft has hit the nail on the head with Skull & Bones. This multiplayer battle game takes you to the seas where you’ll need to use co-operative play to sink your competitors’ ships and get the best loot possible. 


Biomutant is an open-world action RPG with tiny characters that remind us of Rocket from Guardian’s of the Galaxy. As you might imagine based on the title and video, this game will allow players to combine mutant powers with bionic implants and weaponry. You’ll be able to customise your characters to create the ultimate hero or super villain. 

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition

The massive role-playing game finally comes to the West at last, with a huge remaster of one of the most-loved JRPGs of all time. We’ve actually heard of some learning Japanese in the past in order to play the original. Soon you won’t have to go to such measures.

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

One of the best arcade style flight sims returns. This next outing for the series promises “photorealistic skies”, “full 360-degree movement” and sorties that feel real too. The aim is aerial combat fun like never before. We’re looking forward to taking to the skies in a variety of modern cockpits and blasting some baddies out of the air. 

Team Sonic Racing

Sonic and his chums get back in their karts for a return to kart racing action. This time around, team play is important as you can work together while zooming around tracks to beat your opponents. 

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

The next outing from the Wolfenstein franchise. Wolfenstein: Youngblood is set to be a fully-fledged co-op game. Set in a Nazi-infested alternative reality only this time in the 1980s. In Wolfenstein: Youngblood played will assume the role of one of BJ Blazkowicz’s twin daughters. All the usual Nazi slaying and plenty of good times will ensue too.  

Resident Evil 2

Rebuilt from the ground up, this is more than just a remake, it looks and feels almost like a new, modern game. The effects are so much better second time around that even a playable demo made people scream during E3 2018.

Kingdom Hearts III

The Kingdom Hearts games, with their strange but welcome mash-up of Final Fantasy and Disney themes, have been incredibly popular in the past, but the third in the series is bound to be the biggest yet. New worlds include Pirates of the Caribbean, Toy Story and Frozen.

DiRT Rally 2.0

DiRT Rally is back with over 50 cars available to tune, drive and race. The new game promises heart-pounding, edge-of-your-seat racing joy we know and love. Codemasters says there will be a more immersive experience in DiRT Rally 2.0 with authentic handling, real-life locations and an intense rallying experience that you’re bound to love.

Metro Exodus

Following Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light isn’t easy, but Exodus is so far looking like it’ll pull it off. It has large, open world areas and, for once, occurs mostly above the ground now that the radiation is dissipating. Don’t worry though, there are still plenty of mutants after you whether it is day or night.


Bioware suffered heavy criticism for Mass Effect: Andromeda but its next game is looking so good that it should be able to put that behind it. Anthem is more an action role-playing game than others the studio is famed for, and those that played a demo at E3 2018 say it is shaping up to be a real triple-A experience.

Crackdown 3

First pushed back from a late 2017 release date, then slipping past 2018 entirely, Crackdown 3 is now confirmed for a February 2019 release. One thing that’s very exciting though is that it will be part of the Xbox Game Pass subscription scheme, so anybody with monthly membership will get it for free when it finally does arrive.

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

The online multiplayer duck-and-cover shooter is back and it’s looking bolder than ever. The action switches to Washington DC this time around and the locations provides for some incredible, overgrown vegetation effects which remind us of Will Smith movie I Am Legend.

Devil May Cry 5

  • Release date: Spring 2019
  • Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: Capcom

Devil May Cry 5 is looking as madcap as ever, with playable characters Dante and Nero having to take on hoards of demons once more. We reckon HDR colours and contrast will be used to maximum effect in this ‘un.

Gears 5

Gears of War will return in 2019 with a sequel that puts you in the shoes of Kate this time around. We’ve only seen a cinematic trailer so far, so don’t know much about the plot or enemies you will have to face, but you can guarantee that it will provide more than enough big-time run-and-cover gameplay to sate every fan’s appetite.

Beyond Good & Evil 2

It’s been more than 15 years since the original game, so this sequel has us excited more than most. We still haven’t seen much of the gameplay yet, but the CGI effects are quite simply jaw-dropping. What’s more, you can have some of your music or artwork included in the game. Find out more at

Dying Light 2

The original Dying Light was (and still is) a cunning blend of fire-person melee action and parkour, with more zombies than you can shake a flesh-covered stick at. The sequel promises to take it a step or two further, with more dynamic night and day cycles and consequence based gameplay that changes the entire open world map depending on your decisions in missions.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice was somewhat a surprise announcement during the Xbox E3 2018 media briefing. It’s the new game from Dark Souls creator FromSoftware and similarly leans towards super-hard combat and boss battles. This time it seems to revolve around samurai and Japanese myth rather than fantasy role-playing tropes.

Rage 2

Bold, brash and in-your-face, Rage 2 is being co-developed by Avalanche Studios which has Warner’s Mad Max in its portfolio. That is a perfect fit as, although this is a first-person shooter, Avalanche has a lot of experience building open world environments and post-apocalyptic ones to boot.


Looking like a cross between the SNES Zelda games and Monument Valley, Tunic is a cute, isometric adventure game with exploration and puzzles at its heart. Very much an indie game to watch.

Ori and The Will of the Wisps

The visual style of the original Ori was simply gorgeous, a trait which is carried forward into the sequel, The Will of the Wisps. In fact, the 2D platformer is looking even better, if that is indeed possible.

Jump Force

Jump Force combines the worlds of several manga heroes, including Dragon Ball, One Piece and Naruto. It’s a fast-paced tag-team fighting game with stunning graphics and intuitive controls. You have three heroes on each side in a battle and the idea is to defeat the opposing trio.

Gears Pop!

  • Release date: 2019
  • Xbox One exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Xbox teams with toy manufacturer Funko for a game featuring Gears of War characters in the style of the Pop! figures you can buy. We have no idea of the gameplay at the moment.


  • Release date: 2019
  • Xbox One exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Rare is bringing back one of its much-loved 90s games in an all-new form. You might not remember Battletoads, but those in the audience at the Xbox E3 2018 media briefing sure did.


The studio behind Quantum Break is back with a new third-person action adventure with a supernatural vibe. With Control, we’re thrust into a world where an “otherworldly threat” has invaded and it’s your mission to sort it out.

The main protagonist is an operative with supernatural abilities who’s set out to battle her way through various oddly reactive environments in an apparently unpredictable world. This game is surely going to be fantastic. 

Far Cry New Dawn

Far Cry New Dawn is set a post-apocalyptic future in the colourful world that exists after a global nuclear catastrophe. Like Far Cry 5, this game is set in the fictional state of Hope County, but this time the fight is against the Highwaymen. These are scallywags are out to claim all the remaining resources for themselves and they need to be taught a lesson in manners. The trailer certainly shows a lot of carnage and beautiful visuals too. 


  • Release date: 2019
  • Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: Crea-ture Studios

After a successful crowd-funding phase on Kickstarter, Session finally made its E3 bow at the 2018 Xbox media briefing and looks more like a spiritual successor to Skate 3 than we could have hoped. As it’s a small indie developer, however, there might be a while to wait for it yet.

Halo Infinite

Starting the Xbox E3 2018 media briefing with a bang, Halo Infinite confirmed that Master Chief is heading back to the Xbox One in the future. As for when or how, we have no idea at present. Watch the trailer though to send shivers up your spine in the meantime.

Cyberpunk 2077

We got to see around 50 minutes of the game played in front of us in a behind closed doors session at E3 2018 and 51 minutes later we could pick our jaws up off the floor. The open-world RPG from the maker of The Witcher 3 is quite simply stunning. Our only question is whether it really will run on an Xbox One or if it’ll have to wait until the Xbox Two turns up.

Doom Eternal

We have little idea of what to expect from Doom Enteral apart from what we can see in the teaser trailer above. It does feature “Hell on Earth” though, so perhaps that’s a major clue.


Touted as “Skyrim in Space”, Starfield will be the first new intellectual property from Bethesda Softworks in many a year. We don’t expect to see it until 2020 though.

The Elder Scrolls VI

  • Release date: TBC
  • Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PS4 and PC (probably)
  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • Pre-order: View offers on Amazon UK

Yep, it’s just music and a logo, but doesn’t it make the hairs on your arms stand on end like it does ours?

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