The hottest 23 upcoming Xbox video games for 2023

Microsoft has loads to show this yr and Xbox in 2023 is completely stacked with large first get together video games from Xbox and Bethesda, main third get together exclusives, and a wealth of cross-platform video games to stay up for. Xbox Series X ought to actually hit its stride this yr, with video games like Forza Motorsport, Redfall and Starfield, however there’s additionally loads coming to Xbox One as effectively.

As all the time, a variety of these video games may also be coming to Xbox Game Pass. We’ve marked these video games beneath, however for those who simply need to see the Recreation Cross video games? Check out our list here.

Be aware: Look out for the Xbox Developer_Direct stream on 25th January for juicy particulars on Xbox first get together video games, and (hopefully) some extra launch dates!

Monster Hunter Rise

XSX|S, XBO, PS5, PS4, PC | twentieth January 2023 – Day One on Recreation Cross

The already wildly profitable Monster Hunter Rise is being ported to extra platforms this January, together with PS5. Aiming to construct on the success and recognition of Monster Hunter World on residence consoles, this recreation brings in new concepts such because the Wirebug to carry out mid-air grapple strikes, Wyvern Using, and new canine searching buddies known as Palamutes.

Following on from the discharge of the primary recreation, you’ll have a couple of months to soak up the entire difficult monster battling that it gives earlier than the huge enlargement Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak arrives in Spring 2023.

Lifeless House

XSX|S, PS5, PC | twenty seventh January 2023

Remakes are all the craze proper now and a floor up remake of the 2008 motion horror traditional Dead Space would be the first one to land in 2023. Rebuilt throughout the fashionable Frostbite engine, solely for the newest technology of console, there’s loads of ways in which EA Motive are capable of modernise and even take the sport in new instructions. After The Callisto Protocol divided opinion, there’s positive to be a lot of crossed fingers for this.

Lifeless House remake will now characteristic a single lower digicam model, the USG Ishimura having been expanded and adjusted so that you gained’t hop onto a ship’s tram system anymore. There’s new gameplay to allow this, so Isaac is now capable of fly by means of a zero-G space, and there’s new concepts like needing to energy completely different subsystems, maybe sacrificing lighting or a breathable ambiance to rework areas as you discover.

Hogwarts Legacy

XSX|S, PS5, PC | tenth February 2023 – PS4, XBO | 4th April 2023 – NSW | twenty fifth July 2023

For the numerous thousands and thousands of those that grew up with the Harry Potter books and movies, dreaming of hopping on a prepare at Platform 9 3/4 and going to wizard faculty (as a substitute of placing up with boring geography classes), Hogwarts Legacy will likely be a dream come true.

The recreation is about within the 1800s, casting you as a newly enrolled pupil at Hogwarts. Maybe unsurprisingly, you’ll be able to faucet into an historic type of magic that’s being awoken in a manner that would alter the way forward for the Wizarding World.

Wild Hearts

XSX|S, PS5, PC | seventeenth February 2023

Teaming up with EA, Koei Tecmo want to seize a piece of the monster battling co-op motion RPG style made fashionable by Monster Hunter… and Wild Hearts appears nice!

Whereas the core monster battling may be instantly acquainted to MonHun Followers, there’s extra flexibility in easy methods to battle them, due to having the ability to craft karakuri bins and barricades to provide you top or cowl. It’s been some time since anybody’s significantly challenged Capcom’s crown (remember Dauntless?), however with this explicit twist alongside an entire host of player-friendly high quality of life variations, this may very well be one of many strongest makes an attempt but.

Catch our recent Wild Hearts preview here.

Atomic Coronary heart

XSX|S, XBO, PS5, PS4, PC | twenty first February 2023 – Day One on Recreation Cross

Atomic Coronary heart’s model is wild and distinctive, dropping you right into a twisted Soviet-themed facility the place equipment has rebelled towards the people. You, Main P-3, are tasked with shutting down the programs failure that led to this, battling machines, mutants and bloodthirsty creatures alongside the best way. There’s some actual Soviet BioShock vibes with this one, which will likely be music to the ears of followers of immersive sims.

Like a Dragon: Ishin!

XSX|S, XBO, PS5, PS4, PC | twenty first February 2023

It speaks volumes for the expansion of the Like a Dragon collection (previously often called Yakuza) that Like a Dragon: Ishin! may very well be one of many greatest video games of the yr. A remake of a PS3 spin-off that steps again from modern-day Japan to 1860s Kyo (a fictionalised Kyoto), dropping the acquainted faces of Kiryu and Goro into the sneakers of historic characters, this may have actual enchantment to Western followers of the collection, as the unique launch was by no means localised.

Wo Lengthy: Fallen Dynasty

XSX|S, XBO, PS5, PS4, PC | third March 2023 – Day One on Recreation Cross

Followers of the Nioh collection needs to be paying shut consideration to Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty. That is Crew Ninja’s newest Soulslike, but it surely leaps from Japanese mythology to a Chinese language that’s frequent to different Koei Tecmo collection like Dynasty Warriors and Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

It’s not a historic interval piece, although. That is crammed with simply as many supernatural monsters to battle. You’ll play as a anonymous militia soldier this time, preventing to outlive by means of a darkish fantasy model of the Later Han Dynasty, using swordplay based mostly on Chinese language martial arts and tapping into an innate energy inside them.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

XSX|S, PS5, PC | seventeenth March 2023

A sequel to Respawn’s mix of Soulslike components with a Star Wars story was a no brainer. Selecting up 5 years on from Fallen Order, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor continues the journey of Cal Kestis as he’s struggling to remain one step forward of the Empire’s fixed pursuit of the final remaining Jedi. Alongside together with his trusty (and nonetheless very cute) droid companion BD-1, he’ll discover himself a brand new ally and meet up with new and attention-grabbing characters.

Naturally Respawn will likely be constructing on the foundations of the primary recreation, however because it’s now coming solely on the present gen consoles, Respawn can push on in sure methods, bettering the visuals, the animations, and fight selection. The reveal trailer featured animal using, fight workforce ups, grappling hooks and extra.

Resident Evil 4

XSX|S, PS5, PC | twenty fourth March 2023

If one firm has mastered the online game remake, it’s Capcom, and after Resident Evil 2 and three, there’s excessive hopes and expectation for Resident Evil 4’s remake.

The authentic Resident Evil 4 set out the stall for contemporary motion horror gaming, its third particular person over-the-shoulder digicam turning into customary for the style over the next decade, however this remake can nonetheless do loads to convey this traditional title bang updated. Tank controls have been thrown out the window, you may transfer (slowly) whereas aiming down sights, you may crouch and be extra stealthy, block and parry melee assaults, and extra. Regardless of that, the sport feels completely trustworthy to play, and the opening village encounter is a wonderful sandbox that demonstrates this very effectively.

Read our hands on Resident Evil 4 remake preview here.

Ghostwire: Tokyo

XSX|S, PC, Cloud | After twenty fifth March 2023 – Day One on Recreation Cross

Prepare for a very spooky journey from Tango Gameworks, as you step into the lifeless streets of a Tokyo district and hope to save lots of Akito Izuki’s sister, Mari, from the clutches of the evil Hannya. it’s an excellent factor that Akito’s been possessed by the mysterious KK, granting him some fairly nifty powers with which to combat again towards the spirits that now roam the fog-filled streets of Tokyo rather than its dwelling residents.

The one year PS5 exclusivity for Ghostwire: Tokyo will come to an finish on twenty fifth March 2023, and we anticipate the sport to hitch Xbox Recreation Cross as quickly as potential after that date, simply as Deathloop did final September, with some small bonus content material. See our Ghostwire: Tokyo review here.

Lifeless Island 2

XSX|S, XBO, PS5, PS4, PC | twenty eighth April 2023

Dead Island 2 is definitely popping out this yr? What a time to be alive! After bouncing between recreation studios and a number of other indefinite delays, Lifeless Island 2 is again from online game lifeless.

Set in what Dambuster Studios have dubbed as HELL-A – it’s like common LA, however there’s much less visitors and extra zombies – you’re one of many few survivors, however you’re not solely resistant to no matter illness has turned the populace into the dwelling lifeless, you may leverage it to your benefit, unlocking superhuman skills within the course of.

We obtained to go fingers on with the sport at Gamescom 2022, and got here away pleasantly stunned. Here’s our Dead Island 2 preview.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

XSX|S, PS5, PC | twenty sixth Could 2023

It seems like we’ve waited an eternity for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, however given Rocksteady’s monitor file with the Batman: Arkham video games, it needs to be effectively well worth the wait. We’ve had a number of cinematic trailers because the recreation was formally introduced in 2020, however just one gameplay trailer, and it was the type of quick cuts of motion that exhibit particular skills and ending strikes, however little of the moment-to-moment.

We’re wanting ahead to seeing Warner Bros. and Rocksteady actually kick into gear with an enormous media push within the subsequent couple months.

Avenue Fighter 6

XSX|S, PS5, PS4, PC | 2nd June 2023

We’re about to step into the subsequent technology of preventing video games in 2023, and Capcom has large and daring plans for Street Fighter 6. There’s a beautiful new artwork model, there’s an thrilling roster of characters, there’s an entire character builder, a broad on-line multiplayer foyer enviornment, and a lot extra that appears to outline the preventing recreation scene for the subsequent decade.

The smartest thing, in comparison with Avenue Fighter 5’s launch, is that Capcom feels able to ship. There’s already been two beta checks which have drawn loads of optimistic responses from the preventing recreation neighborhood, and it actually looks as if Capcom has a totally fleshed out recreation that they need to launch in the summertime. With such strong foundations for SF6, and with thrilling competitors from different contenders for the style crown, 2023’s going to be an excellent yr for preventing followers.

Catch our latest hands on preview impressions for Street Fighter 6.

Diablo IV

XSX|S, XBO, PS5, PS4, PC | sixth June 2023

Blizzard’s fame as an organization might need been dragged by means of the mud for good purpose, however their skills as recreation builders hasn’t actually been doubtful, and Diablo 4 appears chic.

The fourth coming of the defining motion RPG collection, this chapter within the long-running battle between heaven and hell will see gamers as soon as extra step into the boots of the Nephalem, selecting from Barbarian, Sorceress, Druid, Rogue, and Necromancer courses, striding into battle on a quest to seek out eternally higher gear and loot. It’s virtually sure to be one other excellently refined instance of the style.

We’re ready to see what occurs with Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, however there’s an excellent shot that Diablo IV might find yourself in Recreation Cross round launch.


XSX|S, PC | First half 2023 – Day One on Recreation Cross

There’s no two methods about it: Starfield is certain to be the largest Xbox Recreation Cross recreation of 2023. Bethesda’s space-ward RPG guarantees to mix the entire finest components of their storytelling and world-building to a far-flung sci-fi setting that’s much more optimistic for humanity’s future than Fallout!

When you be a part of Constellation, an organisation that counts themselves because the final group of house explorers, you’re given the objective of searching down a few of the many artefacts which have been scattered throughout the galaxy, revealing an underlying secret that appears set to vary humanity ceaselessly. By this, you’ll journey in your house ship, flying your self to go to over 100 programs, visiting core cities in addition to alien wildernesses, and fascinating within the speaking head dialogue so frequent to Bethesda’s video games. What’s been most intriguing from the trailers is that this recreation’s method to fight, which appears like it is going to have some extra refined first and third-person capturing fight than we’ve seen earlier than.

Having introduced an eleventh November 2022 launch date, Bethesda ended up delaying Starfield to the primary half of 2023. There’s no agency launch date but, however we hope to listen to one quickly.

Forza Motorsport

XSX|S, PC | Spring 2023 – Day One on Recreation Cross

Forza Motorsport has symbolically ditched the quantity to its title and appears set to mark a brand new period for the Xbox’s premier racing collection. This recreation will likely be a current-gen unique for Xbox Collection X|S and PC, permitting them to make a extra superior racing sim than ever earlier than. That may apply to deeper simulation of automotive physics, tyre modelling, gasoline administration and see Forza Motorsport characteristic a full day-night racing cycle for the primary time. Not solely that, however there will likely be in-depth monitor evolution that’s affected by racing placing down rubber on the racing line, in addition to altering based mostly of monitor and air temperature, and extra dynamic climate results.


XSX|S, PC | First half 2023 – Day One on Recreation Cross

The masters of immersive sims are doing one thing a bit of bit completely different with Redfall. This goals to mix Arkane’s model of immersive sim and storytelling with an open world crammed with vampires, 4 contrasting characters and roles to decide on between, and on-line co-op for 4 gamers! This may very well be an ideal recreation for Recreation Cross, permitting any fence sitters to hop in as a part of their subscription.

Redfall was beforehand anticipated to launch in 2022, however alongside Starfield, was pushed back to 2023. As followers of co-op shooters, we’re wanting ahead to seeing extra of this one, particularly because it has a relatively completely different tone to the common contenders for Left 4 Lifeless’s tone.


XSX|S, PC | Spring 2023 – Day One on Recreation Cross

To the background of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, STALKER 2 developer GSC Recreation World has endured whereas having to relocate to the Czech Republic and a few members of the workforce becoming a member of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to defend their residence nation.

Development of STALKER 2 was able to resume in the midst of final yr and it appears that evidently GSC Recreation Worlds at the moment are getting shut on delivering this long-awaited sequel. It guarantees a deeply dynamic open world set throughout the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone, the lands having been reclaimed following the world-changing nuclear reactor meltdown. The story of the sport is non-linear so you may go wherever you want to on the earth, although you is probably not totally ready to fulfill all of its challenges immediately with each human and non-human enemies to face whereas exploring.

Minecraft Legends

XSX|S, XBO, PS5, PS4, NSW, PC | Spring 2023 – Day One on Recreation Cross

What’s subsequent for Minecraft? Effectively, alongside the primary recreation, which stays as fashionable as ever, and the dungeon-crawling Minecraft Dungeons, 2023 may also see the discharge of Minecraft Legends. It’s positive to be one other household pleasant recreation for Xbox in 2023, particularly as a result of it is going to characteristic 4 participant co-op.

With all of the acquainted blocky visuals of the Minecraft setting, Minecraft Legends will likely be an motion technique recreation, tasking you with saving the world from the invasive Nether corruption of the piglins. There’s a distinct perspective and scale to this tackle the Minecraft setting, with a participant character that’s capable of roam round rapidly, gathering sources, crafting and main cute and cuddly allies into battle.

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased his Title

XSX|S, XBO, PS5, PS4, PC | 2023

It’s sort of becoming that the primary recreation within the Like a Dragon collection to drop the Yakuza model within the West will likely be one about identify erasure. Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name will inform a narrative set between the tip of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life and Yakuza: Like a Dragon, exhibiting what Kiryu obtained as much as between these video games. Given the collection’ success on Recreation Cross, that is positive to be on many 2023 Xbox recreation wishlists

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon

XSX|S, XBO, PS5, PS4, PC | 2023

Whereas they’re now much better identified for his or her Soulsbourne style, longtime followers of FromSoftware have been calling for a brand new Armored Core recreation for years. They’re answering the decision with Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon this yr.

We don’t actually know a lot exterior of the fairly stunningly rendered announcement trailer that was launched just some weeks in the past, however that teaser has followers salivating on the prospect. What will likely be attention-grabbing to find is the sort of gameplay that will likely be present in Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon. The final recreation launched in 2012 with a extra tactical slant to the mecha fight, in comparison with the faster reflex-based fight of older video games.

Murderer’s Creed Mirage

XSX|S, XBO, PS5, PS4, PC | 2023

In case you’ve been lacking the old fashioned model of Murderer’s Creed recreation, then Assassin’s Creed Mirage will look to reply your prayers later this yr. This “back-to-basics” recreation will take us again to a smaller world that’s largely a dense metropolis, a deal with stealth and parkour, and a extra narrative pushed recreation general.

Alan Wake 2

XSX|S, PS5, PC | 2023

Everybody’s favorite flashlight-toting horror author is making a long-awaited return this yr in Alan Wake 2. from the success of Control, which was finally revealed to be part of the identical universe as Alan Wake, Treatment Leisure has teamed up with Epic Video games for this sequel.

We’ve seen nothing because the recreation was introduced at The Recreation Awards 2021, however it’s apparently nonetheless on monitor for Xbox in 2023. Count on Treatment to tease and present extra of the sport someday within the subsequent few months.

Phew! That’s an entire lot of video games that will likely be popping out this yr for Xbox Collection X|S, with a variety of them already confirmed for the subsequent few months. Keep tuned to TheSixthAxis for all of the information on these large releases and every thing else that’s taking place in gaming. 

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