All Confirmed and Rumoured Upcoming Games for the Xbox Series X

All Confirmed and Rumoured Upcoming Games for the Xbox Series X

We've got every upcoming game for the new Xbox here, both those that have been confirmed and those that are still rumours.

With the Xbox Series X console releasing later this year, there's a lot to consider about what to expect, especially considering Microsoft's choice to make its first-party games cross gen for the short-term future. Keeping that in mind, we've listed all the confirmed and rumoured games for the Xbox Series X here, and will update this list as we get new information.

All Confirmed Games for the Xbox Series X

With some time to go before the Xbox's release, we don't yet have a lot of confirmed games to be ready at launch, though we expect that to change in the months going forward. Here's what we can definitely say so far what'll be available before long.

Halo: Infinite

Masterchief returns to his older look. | 343 Industries/Microsoft
  • How Likely: Confirmed
  • Release Date: Holiday 2020
  • Elevator Pitch: A "spiritual reboot" of the military sci-fi FPS Halo franchise.

This was the obvious one, as Microsoft breaks out one of their hottest IPs to give the Xbox Series X a certain spice at launch. 343 Industries have told us that this one will focus more on Masterchief, returning to the series' roots as a "spiritual reboot," though fans are somewhat edgy over the likelihood that the game will apparently have microtransactions built into it.

Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2

Emotional and psychological hardship were staples of the first Hellblade, and the sequel looks to continue that trend. | Ninja Theory
  • How Likely: Confirmed
  • Release Date: Holiday 2020 or later
  • Elevator Pitch: A suitably dark sequel to Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, the fantasy psychological action-adventure.

Senua's Sacrifice was a strange game, describing itself as "Independent AAA" and focusing deeply on the psychological aspects of the titular main character as she ventured into the underworld. The sequel looks no less strange and even more intense from what we've seen, with a bleakly gorgeous trailer showing Senua engaged in some sort of arcane ritual.

Watch Dogs: Legion

Watch Dogs Legion takes the action hack-em-up to Ol' Lahndahn Tahhn. | Ubisoft Toronto/Ubisoft
  • How Likely: Confirmed
  • Release Date: Delayed until some point in 2020/Early 2021
  • Elevator Pitch: An open-world action game focused on hacking and building your own team of NPC revolutionaries.

Cor blimey guv'ner, fish an' chips! Set in a post-Brexit London, Legion eschews any sort of fixed protagonist by having you instead play as NPCs you recruit to help overthrow an authoritarian government. Find any random street thug, fishmonger or old granny, give them a gun and a direction, then see how long you can pilot them before they're eventually killed and you have to recruit somebody else.

Gods and Monsters

Gods and Monsters takes place in a rather cartoonish-looking version of Greek myth. | Ubisoft Quebec/Ubisoft
  • How Likely: Confirmed
  • Release Date: Fall 2020
  • Elevator Pitch: A stylised fantasy action-adventure centred on Greek mythology.

We get strong Breath of the Wild vibes with this one, though perhaps the most notable game to mention is Assassin's Creed Odyssey, which the developers also created. Rumoured to have a mix of combat and puzzles, Gods and Monsters focuses on a lone hero who goes out to save the Gods, though from what, we don't yet know. Kratos?

Rainbow Six Quarantine

Rainbow Six takes a turn towards the sci-fi. | Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft
  • How Likely: Confirmed
  • Release Date: 2020 (Probably late 2020)
  • Elevator Pitch: A tense FPS in which you face off against mutated alien parasites with other players backing you up.

Delayed by Ubisoft after the poor reception of Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Quarantine is the first Rainbow Six game to include any fantastical element besides the limited "Outbreak" mode in Rainbow Six Siege. Details are still thin on the ground, but we've seen characters from Siege returning to battle mutated aliens, and we know you'll be battling in groups of three at a time.

Dying Light 2

Dying Light 2 introduces consequence-driven choices into its narrative. | Techland
  • How Likely: Confirmed
  • Release Date: Delayed from Spring 2020 to an unknown date
  • Elevator Pitch: Parkour, killing zombies and RPG choice elements.

With a story some fifteen years after the first game, Dying Light 2 changes the formula from zombie-infested city to zombie-infested planet, with protagonist Aiden living in one of the last outposts of humanity. We've seen rooftop running, improvised combat against the undead and living alike, and consequence-heavy story choices for the player to make.

Lord of the Rings Gollum

Details on the Gollum game are still thin, but nonetheless intriguing. | Daedelic Entertainment/Middle Earth Enterprises
  • How Likely: Confirmed
  • Release Date: 2021
  • Elevator Pitch: A stealth game set in Middle Earth in which we play as Gollum himself.

We have a lot of small details on this game, but nothing concrete yet: a stealth game apparently based more on Tolkien's books than the Peter Jackson movies where we play as Gollum, still wrestling with his two personalities. We also know that the Ringwraiths will have some presence in the game, and we can assume that it takes place before the books themselves, for... obvious reasons.

Starfield

Starfield's cryptic trailer announces Bethesda's big break into spacefaring sci-fi. | Bethesda
  • How Likely: Confirmed
  • Release Date: TBC
  • Elevator Pitch: A new sci-fi RPG epic from the makers of Fallout and Elder Scrolls.

There's very little to go on here, only a teaser trailer basically announcing that Starfield exists at all, and an announcement from Bethesda that it'll be on both PS5 and Xbox Series X, and likely not the current generation, despite apparently being in production on-and-off for ten years.

All Rumoured Games for the Xbox Series X

Alongside all the guaranteed games above, there's also some stuff we can't be so certain about. We'll go into those below, as well as how likely they are to be real.

Elder Scrolls 6

The Sixth Elder Scrolls might be a long time coming, but it is almost certainly coming to the Series X. | Bethesda
  • How Likely: Almost certain.
  • Release Date: TBC, but likely not for a few years.
  • Elevator Pitch: The first proper Elder Scrolls game since Skyrim in 2011.

Apparently Bethesda's attention and resources are currently split between Starfield and Elder Scrolls, but Starfield is apparently coming first. Combine that with the fact that Bethesda games often have looooong development cycles, we wouldn't start anticipating this before 2022 at the very earliest (and likely longer than that).

Everwild

We don't know much about Everwild yet, but what's there is very pretty. | Rare/Microsoft
  • How Likely: Confirmed to exist, just not for the Series X… yet.
  • Release Date: TBC
  • Elevator Pitch: Strange, alien creatures interacting with primitive humans to do… something?

Looking like a hybrid of Journey, No Man's Sky, Princess Mononoke and who know what else, the only teaser trailer we've seen for Everwild shows people and weird-looking animals interacting, with little context as to what kind of game or experience this'll be. The game is being made by Rare, the Banjo-Kazooie/Sea of Thieves developers, and while they haven't said that it'll be on the Series X, the recency of that announcement and the early stages of development means next-gen could be well under way by the time it's out.

Next-Gen Re-Releases of Red Dead Redemption 2 and Grand Theft Auto 5

Red Dead and GTA V making the leap to the Series X in some form seems like a pretty safe bet. | Rockstar North/Rockstar Games
  • How Likely: Fairly plausible, particularly GTA 5.
  • Release Date: As soon as Rockstar can adapt them.
  • Elevator Pitch: Two of the decade's biggest games getting remade with shinier graphics and a few new extras.

This feels like a no-brainer: GTA 5 still makes a lot of money and Rockstar have already remade it once. It'll likely have some new features added, or at least promise your GTA Online progress to carry over, but either way it'll make a lot of money. It's rumoured that GTA 6 is already in the works, but it wouldn't surprise us if Rockstar wanted to put something else out in the meantime.

Battlefield 6

Battlefield 6 is basically on its way, though not any time soon. | Dice/EA Entertainment
  • How Likely: Practically confirmed in all but details.
  • Release Date: 2022 Fiscal Year.
  • Elevator Pitch: The next instalment of the venerable military shooter franchise.

There's basically nothing to go on this one besides EA acknowledging that they are going to make it at some point, focusing first on live-service games like Apex Legends before they start work on Battlefield again, as well as planning to wait out the early, uncertain days of a console's lifespan.

It promises a lot, but can it deliver? | Microsoft

That's all the information we have on upcoming next-gen games so far. You can find our corresponding page on the PS5 right here, or go here to see everything we know on the Series X.

Joel Franey

Guides Writer

Joel loves books, games, comics and drinks that make a person feel like they just got kicked in the head by a mule. He has a Masters in writing from Sussex, which he somehow got by writing about Superman. He is absolutely NOT three children in a long coat, so please stop asking.

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