Top Upcoming Xbox One Games in 2019

The best upcoming Xbox One games of 2019.

Looking to increase your library of Xbox One video game titles? There are a number of great titles already slated to launch within the upcoming year.

Within this list, we’ll toss in trailers, screenshots, and descriptions when possible. Likewise, we’ll continue to update this list to include new information or brand new video game titles so make sure to check back often.

For now, take a look at our picks for the top upcoming Xbox One video game titles of 2019.


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Cyberpunk 2077
  • Developer: CD Projekt Red
  • Publisher: CD Projekt
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: TBA

Best known for their works on The Witcher series, CD Projekt already has a big following on their current project in development. Cyberpunk 2077 was announced back in 2012 though news about the game was scarce. Instead, since its announcement, the focus was put on The Witcher series, though now that the series has finished up, we can expect more announcements and reveals in regards to this upcoming science fiction title.

Cyberpunk 2077 is already confirmed to be an open-world RPG that will be set in the future. Much of the world has been divided into social classes with the lower class subjected to living in harsh old city environments filled with gangs and famine.

While we’re still waiting for some of the finer details to be announced for the game, CD Projekt has noted that this will be the biggest open-world they have ever worked on. As such, we may see plenty of quests available and areas to explore.

 


The Surge 2
  • Developer: Deck13 Interactive
  • Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Note: Images and trailer are from The Surge.

Development studio, Deck13, has been around since 2002 with some of their latest titles being 2014’s Lords of the Fallen and 2017’s The Surge. The latter of the two will be seeing a sequel sometime in 2019 with publishers Focus Home Interactive.

The Surge was a science fiction action RPG which takes place in the future where humanity has used up the various world resources. As a result, humanity becomes strained with most seeking use of technological advances to maintain their daily lives.

Mimicking the Souls series, The Surge franchise is aimed to be a difficult RPG with players encouraged to upgrade their exoskeleton suit for battles. So far, we know that this upcoming sequel will take place in a brand new city environment with larger level designs and a tweaked combat mechanic to offer more tactical strategy.

 


Psychonauts 2
  • Developer: Double Fine Productions
  • Publisher: Starbreeze Studios
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: TBA

Developers Double Fine Productions along with game director Tim Schafer has been seeking a sequel for their 2005 release, Psychonauts. Now it looks like we may get that sequel at some point this coming year, though at the time of writing this, there doesn’t appear to be a release schedule set quite yet. The video game will still follow the same overall gameplay mechanics as a platform title.

Within the game, players will follow Raz after the events of Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin, which is a title developed for the PlayStation VR to bridge the first Psychonauts game to the upcoming sequel. While there are not too many details about the game quite yet, Tim Schafer has an interest in diving deeper into the history of Raz along with the family history.

 


Anthem
  • Developer: BioWare
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Developers BioWare has brought out a number of great selling RPG titles over the years. This includes the Mass Effect franchise, though with that series seemingly wrapped up for now, we may have the next big science fiction RPG from them this coming year.

Anthem was suppose to see a release in 2018 but has since been pushed back for a release at some point this coming year, 2019. The video game is set on a world in which humanity seeks refuge behind walls as monstrous aliens lurk outside. Players will step into the shoes of a Freelancer, a member of an organization that explores the open world beyond the wall.

However, in order for players to roam around the outside world they’ll have to put on a Javelin. These are military graded suits that can not only take a beating but likely deliver a powerful punch if the occasion should arise.

 

 


Life is Strange 2
  • Developer: Dontnod Entertainment
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: TBA

Note: Images and trailer are from Life is Strange.

Dontnod Entertainment released a massive hit in 2015 with the episodic video game, Life is Strange. The video game follows a young academic student named Max who returns to her hometown and rekindles an old friendship. However, after years of being away, Max finds that there are some oddities that yearn to be solved.

Suddenly, Max discovers the ability to rewind time and as a result, she can alter the world and make choices along with solving puzzles in order to progress through the various mysteries surrounding her hometown. The game does play on darker morale choices and situations which may leave players in a struggle to put the controller down.

We do know that a sequel is in the works to the franchise, though the developers are looking to change the locations and characters of the game. Unfortunately as of right now there is no details regarding on when the game will release of the narrative journey players will be going through.

 


Session
  • Developer: Crea-ture Studios
  • Publisher: Crea-ture Studios
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: 2019

If you enjoyed the Tony Hawk Pro Skater series and find the latest Skateboarding game to lose the charm of what made those early Pro Skater titles fun then you’re in luck. Session is a brand new skateboarding-based IP from developers Crea-ture Studios.

Within the video game, players are focused mainly on mastering new tricks and combos as they go through the different maps. As a result, gameplay seems to be more inspired by the late 1990s Tony Hawk Pro Skater video game installments rather than placing a narrative journey for players to go through.

 


The Blackout Club
  • Developer: Question
  • Publisher: Question
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

From development studio Question comes The Blackout Club, a video game horror title with an emphasis on cooperative gameplay. Within the game, players take the role of young teenagers who have been dealing with random blackout incidents.

Within the town, kids are susceptible to blacking out and waking up in a random spot with no memory of what happened. Furthermore, the adults within the town refuse to believe there are incidents happening so players must band together and gather proof of this strange supernatural-like event.

 


Kingdom Hearts III
  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PS4, XBO
  • Release: January 29, 2019

For years now we’ve waited for the next main installment to the Kingdom Hearts franchise. Now the wait is coming towards an end with Kingdom Hearts III slated to release into the market within January of 2019. Much like the past installments, Sora and his friends will seek out to stop evil by visiting across various Disney themed worlds.

Because we’ve been waiting a number of years for the third installment release, there are several new characters and Disney worlds added into the mix.

 


Resident Evil 2
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Platforms: PC, XBO, PS4
  • Release: January 25, 2019

Capcom’s Resident Evil franchise was one of a few video game series that helped paved the road for the survival horror genre. Resident Evil was iconic and much beloved, resulting in remakes and overhauls for releases on later generation consoles.

Resident Evil 2 was announced by Capcom to be in-development for a remake. We waited for a couple years before Capcom unveiled the remake announcement trailer and gameplay footage. Outside of the fantastic visuals in comparison to its original release, there seems to be very little changed. The narrative remains the same though the developers opted to deliver fans with an over-the-should style camera.

 


Trials Rising
  • Developer: RedLynx
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, NS
  • Release: February 2019

The next Trials game was unveiled during Ubisoft’s E3 2018 press conference. Overall, the same mechanics are in-tacked with gamers controlling a motorcycle racer going through insane courses. With the in-game physics, players must be careful as they make big jumps and avoid obstacles in order to clear the stage.

 


Metro Exodus

  • Developer: 4A Games
  • Publisher: Deep Silver
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: February 22, 2019

During Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference we got a new look at the upcoming Metro Exodus game. Players will be going through the world after a nuclear war leaving most everywhere in shambles. Likewise, players will still be dealing with a wide variety of hostilities such as the creatures that lurk about.

Within the game you will be stepping into the shoes of Artyom following the events of Metro: Last Light. Artyom is seeking to travel east in order to start a new life though the journey to achieve this new life will span across a year.

 


Tom Clancy’s: The Division 2
  • Developer: Massive Entertainment
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: March 15, 2019

The Division 2 takes place just a few months before a year after the events of the first installment. Instead of ridding The United States of America with a disease and terrorism, agents within The Division are forced into battle the government. Much of the nation has been cleared which resulted in the government groups to rise and set up strict rules.

Now with innocent civilians dealing with uncertain futures, The Division must start a new civil war. Already there is future DLC planned for the game with the first year promising three expansion packs which add story and activities. During E3 2018 it was confirmed that everyone who purchases a copy of the game will receive the DLC packs completely free.

 


Wolfenstein: Youngblood
  • Developer: MachineGames
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms: XBO, PS4, PC
  • Release: 2019

A new Wolfenstein game is in the works with the title set during the 1980s. Instead of following the past main protagonist BJ, Wolfenstein: Youngblood will center around the protagonist’s twin daughters who will be fighting against the Nazi regime.

While there haven’t been too many details about the game released into the public quite yet, we do know that the game will feature cooperative gameplay.

 


Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Developer: Moon Studios
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Ori and the Will of the Wisps is the sequel to the 2015 release, Ori, and the Blind Forest. Within the game, players will take on the role of Ori who is the white guardian spirit. Much like the last installment, this is a platform style video game in which players must complete a series of puzzles in order to progress.

As you progress, new abilities will be unlocked for players to use which also acts as mean to reach previously unobtainable areas.

 


Skull & Bones
  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Ubisoft has been teasing Skull & Bones for a bit now and it was during E3 2018 that the development studio gave a more in-depth look at the upcoming pirate game. Players will be commanding a crew of pirates as they take to the seas in order to gather loot from unsuspecting ships.

Gameplay is similar to Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag in which players can maneuver their ship around the seas while lining up the shots to cast out against your target. So far we know that the game will allow players to befriend other crews, upgrade their ships and even add unique abilities to help fool other ships such as raising false banners.

 


Devil May Cry 5
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Devil May Cry is back with a brand new fifth main installment. Unveiled during Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference with the help of Hideaki Itsuno, the director of Devil May Cry 3, we are promised a fun hack-and-slash action-packed journey that fans have been craving since the release of Devil May Cry 4. What we know about the game so far is that years have passed since hell’s creatures had stepped foot on the world but now a new demonic invasion has begun. The game should be released within Spring of 2019.

 


Gears of War 5
  • Developer: The Coalition
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Platforms: XBO, PC
  • Release: 2019

Gears of War 5, which is also known simply as Gears 5, will follow a female protagonist Kait Diaz. So far what we know about the game is that the story will follow Kait as she embarks away from COG, or known as The Coalition of Ordered Governments Army. Apparently, within the game, Kait has been dealing with visions that may take her journey to showcase truth behind the origins of the Locust.

Gameplay seems to be inline with the past installments. Players will be going through cover-based combat while also sawing through hostilities.

 


Battletoads
  • Developer: Rare
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Microsoft E3 2018 unveiled that a brand new Battletoads game is in the works. This is a classic beat ’em up series but very few details are ready to be unleashed into the public. As a result, the game announcement came without gameplay but we can expect a three-player co-op experience.


Crackdown 3
  • Developer: Reagant Games, Sumo Digital
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: February 22, 2019

Crackdown 3 is another video game title we’ve been patiently waiting to release and it seems that 2019 will be the year that the game will be ready to hit store shelves. Players will once again step into the shoes of an agent who is dealing with a new terrorist organization.

Players will find that the game is centered around destruction as the game is filled with structures and buildings that can be completely demolished. With gamers waiting a number of years now since the release of Crackdown 2, we’re hoping that the gameplay experience can match the hype and anticipation built up for the game.

 


Cuphead “The Delicious Last Course”
  • Developer: Studio MDHR
  • Publisher: Studio MDHR
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Cuphead was an instant hit when it released onto the market. Players were given a taste of the old-school gameplay experience filled with small platform levels and intense boss battles. Each boss battle required plenty of patience and memorization of the boss character movements.

During Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference we got news of a new DLC expansion coming to the game next year. Within the expansion, players will receive a brand new isle, boss fights along with a new playable character known as Ms. Chalice.

 


Jedi: Fallen Order

  • Developer: Respawn Entertainment
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

The development team responsible for Titanfall has been working on an untitled Star Wars project for a few years now. Until E3 2018, we have been kept in the dark when it comes to the story and gameplay experience players can expect from the title.

While we still don’t have any gameplay footage, screenshots or even a logo to properly showcase for the game, we do know the title is Jedi: Fallen Order. This will be a single-player game that is set after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith as players take on the role of a surviving padawan that is being hunted down.


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