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Best new Xbox Series X/S games coming in 2023 and beyond: trailers, release dates and more

There are some amazing upcoming new games for Xbox Series X and Series S console owners to look forward to. Here are our recommendations.

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This year should be a cracker for owners of an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S console. There are plenty of top tier games set to be released over the coming months and beyond.

Xbox will have some first-party titles for you to enjoy, while other publishers plan some massive releases too. Indeed, the recent Xbox Games Showcase, as part of Summer Game Fest, highlighted a whole stack of them. So that’s why we’ve put together this list of the Xbox Series X/S games you’ll want to keep an eye out for.

We’ve also included pre-order links (where possible) and the latest trailers. Enjoy.

Best upcoming Xbox Series X/S games to keep an eye on

Here’s our selection of the Xbox Series X/S games coming up in the next few months and beyond you’ll want to pre-order or wishlist.

Crash Team Rumble

  • Available: 20 June 2023

Skylanders studio Toys for Bob is the developer of this 4×4 online multiplayer game featuring Crash Bandicoot and his chums. Your aim is to grab as much fruit as possible and bank it, while the opposing team does the same. It should feature cross-platform play, so you’ll be able to take on teams playing on other consoles.

Aliens: Dark Descent

  • Available: 20 June 2023

It’s been a while since we’ve had a really good Alien(s) game so we’re hoping this real-time strategy title hits the spot. You lead a group of Colonial Marines around a new battleground, fighting the aliens and a host of other threats – some of which are brand new to the franchise.

Immortals of Aveum

  • Available: 20 July 2023

Electronic Arts is publishing this first-person action game from debuting developer Ascendent Studios. It’s fast and frenetic, but instead of firing off bullets, you cast magic of ever-increasing deadliness. Remember Heretic and Hexen anyone?

  • Available: 10 August 2023

Atlas Fallen looks to be an epic fantasy action-RPG with potentially stunning graphics. Combat sure looks to be a lot of fun, according to the latest gameplay trailer. It’s being developed by Deck13, the studio behind The Surge and its sequel.

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon

  • Available: 25 August 2023

FromSoftware is returning to its Armored Core mech battle series for the next release, with Armored Cord VI: Fires of Rubicon offering a change of pace to Dark Souls and Elden Ring. Expect it to be similarly full of stunning visual sequences and rock hard fights, though.

Starfield

  • Available: 6 September 2023

There are few games that have been hyped as much as Bethesda’s Starfield (we were at the Bethesda E3 press conference in 2018 when it was first announced). However, we’re now inching closer to release so much more is being revealed. If the gameplay matches the space-faring RPG’s ambitions, it could be on another level.

The Crew: Motorfest

  • Available: 14 September 2023

Ubisoft’s latest in The Crew series looks to directly take on Forza Horizon and it’s not too far away. There are plenty of cars and a massive playground to race on – what more do you want?

Mortal Kombat 1

  • Available: 19 September 2023

Mortal Kombat is effectively rebooting with new moves and fatalities, a redesigned fighting system, and an all-new plot that takes the combatants to a different arena. Plus, you get additional fighters to couple up with that can jump in and out of fights at the touch of just one button. Nice.

  • Available: 19 September 2023

Loosely based on the story of Pinocchio, Lies of P is a dark action-adventure that wears its Bloodborne influences on its sleeve. The steampunk art style is a little different though, which you can check out for yourself in a playable demo available now.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage

  • Available: 12 October 2023

The Assassin’s Creed series finally returns to the Middle East with new playable character Basim starting out as an Aladdin-esque market thief before discovering a new calling with The Hidden Ones.

Lords of the Fallen

  • Available: 13 October 2023

Not to be confused with the previous Lords of the Fallen, this is a complete re-imagination of CI Games’ Soulslike action RPG. It certainly looks to make the most of the Xbox Series X and S with graphics to suit.

Alan Wake 2

  • Available: 17 October 2023

If you thought the first Alan Wake looked scary, just take a gander at the gameplay trailer for the long-awaited sequel. This time you get to play as two separate characters, Wake himself and FBI agent, Saga Anderson.

Alone in the Dark

  • Available: 25 October 2023

Alone in the Dark was the first major survival horror game we ever played, and deserves its place in gaming history. This is a complete re-imagination rather than remake, with the choice of playing as original protagonist Edward Carnby or Emily Hartwood, voiced by Stranger Things’ David Harbour and Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer respectively.

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora

  • Available: 7 December 2023

Featuring a whole new plot and lead character, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora looks more and more like Far Cry Avatar each time we see it. And that’s no bad thing. You get to play as a Navi taking on the evil corporation that wants to pillage the planet. The best bit is that they trained you to be a killing machine in the first place.

Hollow Knight: Silksong

  • Available: 2023

Not only is Hollow Knight: Silksong a sequel to the much-loved Metroidvania action-adventure, it’ll be available on Xbox Game Pass from day one. We just don’t quite know when that day one will be yet, though.

Forza Motorsport

  • Available: 2023

After the superb Forza Horizon 5, attention is diverted back to the track series that started the whole shebang. Forza Motorsport ditches the number in the title and is the first for current-gen only – allowing Turn10 to really up the ante when it comes to visual and gameplay realism.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

  • Available: 18 January 2024

Yay, Prince of Persia is back! And it’s gone back to its 2.5D platforming roots, but with a very modern twist. It’s also mostly open-world – an interesting concept for a sideways-scrolling action-adventure.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

  • Available: 2 February 2024

Rocksteady’s four-player co-op action game has been delayed more often than a South East England train service, but we’re still excited to see what it has to offer when it does arrive. The humour looks to be on point, as well as the madcap mayhem.

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth

  • Available: early 2024

Ryu Ga Gotoku’s highly-anticipated sequel to Yakuza: Like a Dragon will be coming early next year and, while we’ve not yet seen any gameplay footage for the RPG, a highly amusing trailer gives us an eye-opening glimpse at the sort of humour we can expect.

Star Wars Outlaws

  • Available: 2024

Ubisoft revealed its Star Wars game during the Xbox Games Showcase in June, but then showed 10 minutes of gameplay during its own Ubisoft Forward event a day later. It introduces Kay Vess, a new character to the Star Wars universe in a third-person action-adventure. It’s a fully open-world game (this is Ubisoft, after all) and is looking rather neat.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024

  • Available: 2024

How do you top the superb-looking Flight Simulator reboot currently available on Xbox Game Pass? By giving prospective pilots missions and objectives to fulfil, as well as a tonne of new aircraft to fly.

Avowed

  • Available: 2024

Crafted by Xbox-owned studio Obsidian (Pillars of Eternity), Avowed looks to be every bit as colourful and kooky as another of its games, The Outer Worlds, but this time in a fantasy setting. That’s something that should be familiar to the RPG specialist.

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II

  • Available: 2024

It’s been a while since Ninja Theory wowed us all with the photorealistic graphics of Senua’s Sacrifice and we’ll have to wait a bit longer as it’s not coming until next year. It’s looking smart though.

Towerborne

  • Available: 2024

Stoic, the studio behind The Banner Saga Trilogy, is back with an equally stylish adventure game, but this time with some high concept ideas.

Marathon

  • Available: TBC

Original Halo and Destiny creator, Bungie, is finally working on a new IP. Well, we say new but Marathon was actually the name of a first-person shooter for the Apple Mac back in the 90s – which was also developed by the now Sony-owned Bungie.

Fable

  • Available: TBC

Yeah, we still don’t know much about the Fable reboot’s gameplay, but the latest trailer for Playground’s take on the RPG series shows it should be a giggle. We just hope that Richard Ayoade actually appears in it somewhere.

Clockwork Revolution

  • Available: TBC

Premiered during the Xbox Games Showcase in Summer Game Fest week, Clockwork Revolution is a first-person RPG from the studio behind Wasteland 3 and Torment: Tides of Numenera. Heavily inspired by steampunk fiction and more than a little reminiscent of Bioshock Infinite, it certainly looks tasty, but we’ll have to wait a while before we get to see more of its gameplay mechanics.

State of Decay 3

  • Available: TBC

We’ve been big fans of the State of Decay series and therefore hope the second sequel ticks all the right boxes. We wonder if permadeath will be included once more, or if it’ll be more character and story based.

We will update this round-up regularly, adding new games when they are announced. Please bookmark this page and come back to see more soon. In the meantime, why don’t you check out our features on Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming, including all the games currently available on both.

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