Upcoming Xbox Series X games 2022 and beyond

Want to know what's on the horizon for Xbox? Here are all the upcoming Xbox Series X games confirmed for release this year

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Now that the dust has settled on the new generation of consoles, many fans are looking ahead to the future and keeping their eyes firmly on upcoming Xbox Series X games for this year and the next.

It’s hardly surprising fans are looking forward when the future of the Xbox Series X|S is looking so bright. With highly-anticipated triple-A games on the way, along with some real indie game of the year contenders, it’s no wonder why so many people are excited for the next big release.

But with so many games on the horizon, it can be tricky to keep track of when and where games will drop. Well, that’s where we come in. In this list below, you’ll find all the upcoming Xbox Series X games worth your salt in 2022 and beyond, complete with their release dates, and where you’ll be able to find them.

Here are all the upcoming Xbox Series X games: 

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THE ANACRUSIS

This four-player cooperative first-person shooter will have you teaming up to defeat aliens on a spaceship stranded at the edge of explored space. This wave-based game will see you unlock perks, weapons, and locations time and time again.

The estimated release date for The Anacrusis was Fall 2021, but it will now land in January 2022, so be sure to get those Game Pass subscriptions sorted out before then!

  • Anacrusis release date: January 13, 2022
  • Xbox Game Pass: Yes

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Rainbow Six Extraction

With its origins in a limited-time mode once available in Rainbow Six Siege, Rainbow Six Extraction feels like a Siege expansion. While it uses some of the same operators and gadgets, this PvE experience is all about fighting the common enemy – the Archaens, a zombie-type beast that roam the levels.

  • Rainbow Six Extraction release date: January 20, 2022
  • Xbox Game Pass: Yes
  • Pre-order: Ubisoft

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Upcoming Xbox Series X games: Max looks at Chloe in Life is Strange

LIFE IS STRANGE: REMASTERED COLLECTION

Did you miss the Life is Strange games the first time round? The Remastered Collection will give you the chance to catch two award-winning games  with enhanced visuals and improved animations. If you never had the chance to get to grips with Max Caulfield’s story, now’s your chance.

  • Life is Strange: Remastered Collection release date: February 1, 2022
  • Xbox Game Pass: No
  • Pre-order: Microsoft

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DYING LIGHT 2

After surviving the first Dying Light game, Techland wants you to do it all again. Except Dying Light 2 is set 20 years after the original game and stars a new protagonist called Aiden Caldwell. Although there are plenty of zombies to contend with, the real threat comes from the factions who rule various parts of the city.

  • Dying Light 2 release date: February 4, 2022
  • Xbox Game Pass: No
  • Pre-order: Amazon

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DESTINY 2: THE WITCH QUEEN

It’s about time we get a new Destiny 2 expansion and The Witch Queen is set to be the best yet. Diving into Savathûn’s Throne World, players will have to craft weapons and work their way through the queen’s web of lies to uncover the truth.

  • Destiny 2: The Witch Queen release date: February 22, 2022
  • Xbox Game Pass: No
  • Pre-order: Microsoft

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ELDEN RING

Elden Ring is real and it’s coming to Xbox Series X. Say it with me: Elden Ring is real and it’s coming to Xbox Series X. This FromSoftware open-world game is partly written by Game of Thrones’ George R. R. Martin and looks a bit like Dark Souls.

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GRID LEGENDS

Feeling the need for speed? GRID Legends should help satisfy that. Codemasters new racer is set to make a splash, with a whole host of new modes, including Drive to Glory, a new virtual production story, as well as a new electric mode.

  • GRID Legends release date: February 25, 2022
  • Xbox Game pass: No
  • Pre-order: Microsoft

Upcoming Xbox Series X games: A person grabs the bottom of their snowboard while getting some air in a snowy setting

SHREDDERS

Shredders is basically a love letter to SSX games, helping you get some air to pull off some of the most insane tricks imaginable. In this open-world game, you’ll need to prove you can ride the slopes and the rails to ride with the best.

  • Shredders release date: February 2022
  • Xbox Game Pass: Yes

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Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands

This Borderlands-inspired fantasy adventure takes Tiny Tina and friends on a mission to stop the Dragon Lord. Here you’ll need to slash your way through monsters and loot dungeons, but you can do it with up to three friends online.

  • Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands release date: March 25, 2022
  • Xbox Game Pass: No
  • Pre-order: Amazon

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GTA 5 REMASTERED

The world of Los Santos is about to get a whole lot better with the GTA 5 next-gen upgrade. Rockstar has been talking about this remaster for a long-time now, which is expected to bring new features to both the campaign and GTA Online.

We’re still yet to hear the exact details but expect graphical and performance improvements too.

  • GTA 5 remastered release date: March 2022
  • Xbox Game Pass: No
  • Pre-order: TBC

 

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LEGO STAR WARS: THE SKYWALKER SAGA

All nine films in the franchise come together in the biggest and most ambitious LEGO game to date. Evolving the gameplay formula with set-pieces, an over-the-shoulder camera and a number of other changes LEGO: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga lets you explore all of the films in any order you wish.

  • LEGO: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga: Spring 2022
  • Xbox Game Pass: No
  • Pre-order: Amazon

Upcoming Xbox Series X games: One of the main characters from Saints Row is sitting on a motel sign.

SAINTS ROW

Earn the title of Self Made in this reboot of Saints Row that takes the franchise back to its crime roots. With an all-new cast of characters but the same gameplay the series is know for, Saints Row looks like a blast.

  • Saints Row release date: August 23, 2022
  • Xbox Game Pass: No
  • Pre-orderMicrosoft Store

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Redfall

Arkane Studio’s new game pits a bunch of misfits against a whole load of vampires. We’re not sure why, but based on the weaponry and the powers alone, Redfall is looking to blow the game of the year race right open.

  • Redfall release date: Summer 2022
  • Xbox Game Pass: Yes

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SCORN

Scorn is possibly the most anticipated Xbox horror game in a long time. While we don’t have a concrete release date just yet, we do know that the game is coming this year and it’ll bring your worst nightmares to life. With location-specific puzzles, themes, and characters, there’ll be plenty to dig into on release.

  • Scorn release date: October 2022
  • Xbox Game Pass: Yes

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Starfield

Starfield is the first new universe from Bethesda Game Studios in 25 years, and if that’s not enough to get you excited, we don’t know what is. This action RPG  was announced during E3 2018 and follows a member of the Constellation, an organisation of space explorers.

  • Starfield release date: November 11, 2022
  • Xbox Game Pass: Yes

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Upcoming Xbox Series X games: A man wearing a gasmask stands on a car in the middle of Chernobyl

STALKER 2

Stalker 2 is the long-awaited sequel to the original game and the fourth in its series. The game is only one of a few to be developed using Unreal Engine 5 and follows a survivor’s journey through the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

  • Stalker 2 release date: December 8, 2022
  • Xbox Game Pass: Yes

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    MARVEL’S MIDNIGHT SUNS

    Marvel gets dark with Firaxis’ tactical RPG Marvel’s Midnight Suns. Coming face to face with Supernatural forces. Offering a fresh and exciting take on the franchise we are excited to see more of what 2K and Firaxis have up their sleeves.

    • Marvel’s Midnight Suns release date: 2022
    • Xbox Game Pass: No
    • Pre-order: TBC

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Hellblade 2: Senua’s Saga

Ninja Theory’s highly anticipated sequel to its 2017 game is just around the corner and it’s exclusive to Xbox and PC players. We don’t know much about the game, but we do know it’ll be set in Iceland and run on Unreal Engine 5.

  • Hellblade 2 release date: TBC
  • Xbox Game Pass: Yes

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Upcoming Xbox Series X games: Overwatch characters charge forwards, guns blazing

Overwatch 2

Very little is known about Overwatch 2 still and its release date is still very much up in the air. We do know however it’ll share a multiplayer environment with the new game and that it’ll move to a 5v5 PvP format. Several PvE modes will also be available.

So there you have it, our list of the upcoming Xbox Series X games. As you can see, there’s plenty to look forward to, but if you’re feeling you need to scratch a gaming itch, take a look at our best Xbox Series X games, our best Xbox Game Pass games, and our best Xbox Series X strategy games.

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