Best upcoming games for Xbox Series X and Series S: The top next-gen games for 2021 and beyond

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(Pocket-lint) - The adjacent procreation of console gaming is upon us, with the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S retired astatine last. Of course, nary console is overmuch without games - not adjacent the "most powerful" successful the world.

That's wherefore we've enactment unneurotic a database of the games that person either been confirmed already oregon hinted astatine coming to the Xbox Series X and S successful the coming twelvemonth oregon so.

Some volition besides beryllium portion of the monthly Xbox Game Pass rank scheme, which volition prevention you a stack of money. And immoderate volition besides beryllium portion of Xbox's Smart Delivery programme, meaning that if you bargain them for Xbox One you'll get them connected Series X oregon Series S for free. 

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So present are the champion upcoming games for Xbox Series X and Series S we've heard astir truthful far. Enjoy.

FIFA 22

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  • Publisher: EA
  • Release date: 1 October 2021
  • Exclusive? No, besides connected Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC

The latest FIFA is conscionable astir the corner, and it's bringing a bigger leap successful the fig of animations than immoderate erstwhile introduction has boasted. That should marque for adjacent much authentic gameplay, and arsenic the 2nd outing connected next-gen hardware we're hoping it should besides look truly large successful motion.

Far Cry 6

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  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release date: 7 October 2021
  • Exclusive? No, besides connected Xbox One, PS4, PS5, PC

The explosive adjacent Far Cry crippled is acceptable connected Yara, a beauteous land successful the grip of a horrendous dictatorship. You'll play arsenic Dani Rojas, freeing the land from tyranny with a immense scope of weapons and vehicles to usage arsenic you bash so. It looks similar large convulsive fun.

Back 4 Blood

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  • Publisher: Warner Bros.
  • Release date: 12 October 2021
  • Exclusive? No, besides connected PS5, PS4 and PC

Coming to Game Pass connected its merchandise date, this cooperative zombie shooter is knowingly preying connected your emotion of the Left 4 Dead games, and looks similar a large successor. It's got tense shooting enactment and a great-looking versus mode wherever enemies play arsenic the zombies themselves, conscionable similar the bully aged days.

Battlefield 2042

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  • Publisher: EA
  • Release date: 22 October 2021
  • Exclusive? No, besides connected PS5, PS4, Xbox One and PC

A caller Battlefield crippled connected next-gen hardware? Yes delight - this looks similar a visually stunning introduction into the franchise, and it's been a agelong clip coming. Huge upwind events, monolithic demolition and 128-player servers connected next-gen consoles should marque for an perfectly chaotic bully time, and a multiplayer-only absorption is wholly good by us.

Call of Duty Vanguard

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  • Publisher: Activision
  • Release date: 5 November 2021
  • Exclusive? No, besides connected PS4, PS5, Xbox One and PC

The adjacent Call of Duty is going backmost to the Second World War for a communicative astir however the modern peculiar forces were born, and it's going to zip crossed aggregate fronts of the warfare for immoderate existent ocular variety, from the looks of things. It's besides bringing backmost immoderate of the much precocious question and mechanics from Modern Warfare successful 2019, on with caller representation destructability for a multiplayer offering that should beryllium hugely fashionable erstwhile again.

Forza Horizon 5

  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • Release date: 9 November 2021
  • Exclusive? No, besides connected PC

The Forza Horizon bid ever pushes the barroom visually, and the 5th introduction looks similar different large leap forward. Set successful beauteous Mexico, it looks astir unbelievably bully and we don't person to hold excessively agelong to effort it out. It'll beryllium consecutive onto Game Pass, too, which is ever a bonus. We truly can't hold to commencement exploring its gorgeous map.

Dying Light 2

  • Publisher: Techland
  • Release date: 7 December 2021
  • Exclusive? No, besides connected PS5, PS4, Xbox One and PC

Although Techland is yet to officially corroborate Dying Light 2 is coming for next-gen machines, its merchandise hold and sheer scope suggest that it is simply a shoo-in for the caller consoles. The crippled is simply a sequel to the astonishing first-person parkour zombie-a-thon we're inactive playing to this day, but it takes the conception to an all-new level. Every enactment and determination you marque successful the crippled volition impact the full gameworld - with antithetic factions increasing and fading depending connected your choices.

Halo Infinite

  • Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
  • Release date: 8 December 2021
  • Exclusive? No, besides connected Xbox One and Windows 10

Halo Infinite was scheduled to beryllium 1 of the motorboat games for Xbox Series X, but it has slipped and volition present beryllium disposable conscionable earlier the extremity of 2021. As with a fewer games connected this list, it volition beryllium portion of Xbox's Smart Delivery initiative, whereby you tin bargain the crippled connected Xbox One and get the Series X mentation for escaped arsenic a download erstwhile you upgrade to the caller machine.

As for the crippled itself, Infinite volition spot the instrumentality of Master Chief aft a five-year hiatus and is being called a "spiritual reboot", with bigger maps and state to tackle objectives successful your ain order. 

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2

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  • Publisher: Paradox Interactive
  • Release date: 2021
  • Exclusive? No, besides connected Xbox One, PS4, PS5, Windows 10

A new, superb trailer has got america adjacent much excited for this long-awaited RPG sequel. We besides saw erstwhile footage moving with ray-tracing astatine an Nvidia lawsuit during Gamescom 2019, truthful person a large thought what to expect connected Xbox Series X with its likewise susceptible graphics.

Chorus

  • Publisher: Deep Silver
  • Release date: 2021
  • Exclusive? No, besides connected Xbox One, PS4, PS5, Windows 10, Google Stadia

An all-new IP for Deep Silver, Chorus is simply a space-flight combat shooter featuring Nara and her sentient starfighter Forsaken. There volition beryllium plentifulness of abstraction dogfights, but we're hoping there'll besides beryllium unfastened satellite (universe) play and a heavy storyline, though it's hard to archer from the trailer close now.

Scorn

  • Publisher: Ebb Software
  • Release date: 2021
  • Exclusive? Yes

When we archetypal saw the trailer, we thought idiosyncratic was making a crippled of Ridley Scott's Prometheus - oregon the abandoned vessel conception of Alien. Scorn, from debut workplace Ebb, is astir arsenic HR Giger-esque arsenic it comes, with first-person fearfulness overtones and creepy audio. Definitely 1 to watch.

The Lord of the Rings - Gollum

  • Publisher: Daedelic Entertainment
  • Release date: 2021
  • Exclusive? No, besides connected PS5, Windows 10 (rumoured)

There is nary afloat trailer for Gollum arsenic yet but we bash cognize that the crippled with beryllium a story-driven action-adventure and from a workplace well-versed successful specified things. We besides cognize it's coming to next-gen consoles, and its creator imaginativeness looks beauteous absorbing truthful far.

Rainbow Six Extraction

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release date: January 2022
  • Exclusive? No, besides connected Xbox One, PS4, PS5, PC

Another Ubisoft crippled with a merchandise day that's shifting astir a just amount, Rainbow Six Extraction caused rather a disturbance during the company's E3 2019 presumption (although it was called Quarantine backmost then). It dispenses with the real-world combat-style themes of Siege - alternatively shifting to endurance horror, with three-player teams conflict goopy achromatic aliens.

Starfield

  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • Release date: 11 November 2022
  • Exclusive? No, besides connected PC

Like The Elder Scrolls 6 below, small is known astir Starfield close now. It is thought to beryllium a sci-fi RPG though and thing of a departure from the Fallout franchise - and, again, volition beryllium consecutive onto Game Pass erstwhile it releases. 

Dead Space

  • Publisher: EA
  • Release Date: TBC
  • Exclusive? No, besides connected PS5 and PC

EA has resurrected its terrifying science-fiction franchise and is making a afloat remake of the archetypal game. It should beryllium perfectly horrifying, utilizing the powerfulness of next-gen to summon up immoderate sights we hoped we'd ne'er spot again.

The Outer Worlds 2

  • Publisher: Take Two Interactive
  • Release date: TBC
  • Exclusive? No, besides connected PC

If you're going to marque a trailer that contains astir nary details, you mightiness arsenic good poke amusive astatine yourself wherefore you do, arsenic this large announcement teaser for The Outer Worlds 2 manages. We'll doubtless find retired plentifulness much astir the crippled down the line, but for present it's large to cognize that it's connected the way.

Redfall

  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • Release date: Summer 2022
  • Exclusive? Yes

Another gorgeou trailer that doesn't springiness distant a immense magnitude erstwhile it comes to gameplay details, Redfall is coming from the superb minds astatine Arkane, and seems to beryllium acceptable successful a satellite oregon vampires and magic powers. It looks similar vibrant fun, but we'll person to hold to spot gameplay astatine immoderate point.

The Elder Scrolls 6

  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • Release date: TBC
  • Exclusive? No, besides connected PC

We've not heard a peep astir The Elder Scrolls 6 since its tease astatine E3 2018. However, aft the monolithic quality of Bethesda being bought wholly by Microsoft, we cognize that erstwhile it does yet appear, it'll beryllium connected Game Pass from time one, and could adjacent beryllium an Xbox exclusive. 

Forza Motorsport

  • Publisher: Turn10
  • Release date: TBC
  • Exclusive? No, besides connected Xbox One

The adjacent Forza crippled is looking perfectly jaw-dropping successful presumption of fidelity, and portion we cognize it's not going to driblet anytime soon, it's wide that this volition extremity up being 1 of the best-looking racing games ever made. We can't hold to dive in. 

Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

  • Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
  • Release date: TBC
  • Exclusive? No, besides connected Xbox One and Windows 10

Ninja Theory's archetypal Senua crippled - Hallblade: Senua's Sacrifice - not lone wowed with its astir photorealistic graphics, but the clever, good informed grasp connected intelligence wellness issues was overmuch lauded. The sequel looks adjacent much stunning, based connected a trailer made wholly utilizing the in-game engine. The action-adventure volition beryllium disposable connected the existent procreation Xbox, but we fishy it'll beryllium the Series X mentation everyone volition beryllium talking about.

Fable

  • Publisher: Playground Games
  • Release date: TBC
  • Exclusive? No, besides connected Windows 10

A beloved franchise is returning with the arsenic yet simply-titled Fable, bringing players backmost to Albion and its topsy-turvy satellite of motivation extremes. The teaser we got gives america astir thing to spell on, but we're definite it'll committedness overmuch much witty humour and phantasy tropes. 

State of Decay 3

  • Publisher: Undead Labs
  • Release date: TBC
  • Exclusive? No, besides connected Xbox One and Windows 10

The State of Decay franchise lives on, and volition driblet a 3rd iteration connected Xbox Series X - the archetypal trailer looks perfectly amazing, adjacent if it's got nary gameplay to share. It looks similar animals are getting infected, though, which could beryllium a game-changer erstwhile it comes to making your mode around. Hopefully we'll larn much soon. 

Gothic

  • Publisher: THQ Nordic
  • Release date: TBC
  • Exclusive? No, besides connected PS5, Windows 10

After releasing a playable teaser for PC connected Steam, which was precise good received, THQ Nordic decided to greenlight a afloat remastered, remade mentation of RPG Gothic. It besides announced that it volition beryllium coming to the next-generation consoles too.

Writing by Rik Henderson and Max Freeman-Mills. Originally published connected 3 March 2020.

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