Top Upcoming Xbox One Exclusives of 2018

The best exclusives coming for the Xbox One in 2018.

Note: Article was updated in March of 2018.

Note: We understand that not all of these titles are strictly exclusive to Xbox One but they are console exclusive as gamers may be able to play them on the Windows 10 PC platform.

2018 is quickly approaching and with it will come a slew of new video game titles to look forward to playing. With that said, now’s a good time to start marking down what video games to keep an eye on when they officially launch next year. Let us lend a hand, in this list, in particular, we’re going over the top Xbox One exclusives launching in 2018.


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Crackdown 3
  • Developer: Reagent Games
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Platforms: PC, XB1
  • Release: 2018

Nearly a decade after the release of Crackdown 2, Reagent Games is bringing out the third installment, Crackdown 3. The video game doesn’t have too many details available quite yet though we do know that there is a big emphasis on destruction. Players will be able to destroy practically anything within the video game thanks to a Microsoft cloud computing platform known as Microsoft Azure.



Sea of Thieves
  • Developer: Rare
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Platforms: PC, XB1
  • Release: 2018

Sea of Thieves is all about being a pirate with a crew. Scavenge for treasure, loot islands, take to the open sea, and battle against other crews that are unfortunate enough to come across your pathway.

User-generated content is a big feature for Sea of Thieves as well. Players will be able to craft their own custom stories using the various in-game tools. From there, these campaigns can be uploaded online for other players to download and enjoy on their own.



State of Decay 2
  • Developer: Undead Labs
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Platforms: PC, XB1
  • Release Date: 2018

There are not too many details released for State of Decay 2 as of right now. We do know that this video game is a sequel to the 2013 State of Decay and will focus heavily on cooperative gameplay with up to three other players.

Overall, State of Decay 2 is a zombie-survival game that lets players have their own unique story. While battling zombies is very much a key aspect of the upcoming title release, players are encouraged to work together in setting up their own community that’s able to successfully take out the undead threat.



The Last Night
  • Developer: Odd Tales
  • Publisher: Raw Fury
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: 2018

The Last Night is another video game title that we don’t have too many details on yet. We know that this is a platform title that features a cyberpunk theme setting, but we’re still a bit scarce in regards to gameplay and narrative information.

What we do know is that the game follows a low-class protagonist named Charlie who lives in a society that only the wealthy can enjoy. As a result, players will be subjected to a rough life filled with other citizens who are trying to get by.


Deep Rock Galactic
  • Developer: Ghost Ship Games
  • Publisher: Coffee Stain Publishing
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: February 28, 2018 (Early Access)

Seeking to create a thrilling co-op experience, developers Ghost Ship Games is developing a title known as Deep Rock Galactic. This is currently an Early Access title that can be purchased today, though you can expect some changes and bugs until the final release launches.

Within the game, players are tasked with working together in digging into the underground as they collect valuable resources through cave systems. However, you’re not alone underground forcing our team of miners to come packed and loaded with heavy artillery to face against the hostile threats.

Caves are procedurally generated with enemies and loot to collect making it a new adventure every time you start. Currently, the game offers four-player cooperative gameplay with four unique classes to not only help fight against the enemy hostiles but to flesh out a team of miners.


Black Desert Online
  • Developer: Pearl Abyss
  • Publisher: Kakao Games
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: 2018 (XBO)

Black Desert Online is already available by developers Pearl Abyss, however, the game is only available on the PC platform. However, soon the game will be launching on the Xbox One platform, where gamers will have a new MMORPG to enjoy with friends.

This is a fantasy MMORPG where two rival nations are at war and as a result, there will be quests and missions to take on. Likewise, there is a dynamic weather system, day and night cycle, player housing, active combat system, and mounts.

Gamers can work together in the campaign quests or go against each other in PvP areas. Currently, the game is set to the only launch on the Xbox One outside of the PC platform. Of course, we’ll be keeping an eye on any changes.


Ashen
  • Developer: Aurora44
  • Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: 2018

Ashen is an upcoming action RPG title that follows players into a world that is full of hostile enemies and gloom. Little information has been released about the game so far, but what we do know is that players can opt to work together in hopes for a greater chance of survival.

Within the world, players may cross paths and can then team up in a means to increase the skill set and crafting abilities. Strength in numbers seems to be key for survival in Ashen which has a wide variety of creatures and hostile environments that lurk around the corners of this decayed world.


The Darwin Project
  • Developer: Scavengers Studio
  • Publisher: Scavengers Studio
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: March 9, 2018

The Darwin Project is another video game set to launch the popular and trending battle royale genre. Within the game, ten players will battle it out to see who will be the last man standing, though unlike some of the other popular battle royale games in the market today, there can be a variety of ways a player is killed.

While players can kill each other using weapons, there are other elements to worry about such as the weather and environments. Likewise, the developers behind this video game, Scavengers Studios, are hoping that viewers will play a big role in game matches.

Another player will play as a host, who will have the ability to trigger events and cause some extra surprises for gamers to go through. However, viewers who simply watch the match can vote on certain elements to unfold as well. We expect matches to go relatively quick with all these elements combined, though we’ll know for sure when the game releases this March 9, 2018.


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