Top Upcoming Xbox One Video Games Of 2020

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.

12 Minutes
  • Developer: Luis Antonio
  • Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: 2020

Announced during E3 2019 comes 12 Minutes, an adventure game coming from a former artist that worked at Rockstar Games and Ubisoft. The game is rather simplistic to understand, it mimics concepts such as the film Groundhog Day or the video game The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask in that gamers have a time loop aspect. In order to progress, players will be replaying a 12-minute cycle until they complete the tasks at hand. From what we know so far, the game follows a man who learns that his wife is pregnant but the celebration is cut short as a cop bursts into the room and accuses the wife of murder. The scuffle ends up with the wife dead but then the game restarts and it’s up to you in navigating the day in hopes in finding a peaceful resolution.

Marvel’s Avengers
  • Developer: Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: Stadia, PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: May 15, 2020

The Marvel cinematic universe is quite popular now and we’re also coming off from the incredibly well-reviewed video game release, Marvel’s Spider-Man. However, it looks like a new potential hit is in the works over at Crystal Dynamics with Eidos Montreal. The video game is Marvel’s Avengers, which has been a secret project for Crystal Dynamics but after E3 2019, we got the first glimpse of the game and what it will be about. Players will be controlling Earth’s mightiest heroes when humanity is caught in extreme peril.

The game follows after the events of A-Day, a moment in history where the Avengers unveil the new hi-tech headquarters in San Francisco. Things go awry causing a catastrophic accident that resulted mass panic and death. As a result, the Avengers disbanded and heroes, in general, were outlawed, but five years later, it appears that Earth’s only hope may come from the team putting aside differences and working together once again.

Cyberpunk 2077
  • Developer: CD Projekt Red
  • Publisher: CD Projekt Red
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: April 16, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 is easily one of the most anticipated video games coming out in 2020. This is being developed by the creators of The Witcher series, CD Projekt Red. The game will be an open world RPG but set in a futuristic world where crime and greed flourishes. Players take on a role of a mercenary who must take odd jobs and work up their street cred in order to gain the respect and the higher paying gigs. But how you handle these jobs and go about the game can be completely up to you. As a result, this narrative campaign will offer a few different endings giving some replay value. In fact, there was also confirmation that the title will start off players with a choice of three different prologues that will shape the character background story.

Dying Light 2
  • Developer: Techland
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2020

The sequel to Dying Light is launching in 2020. Once again, players will be fighting against a horde of undead with stronger enemies lurking out at night. One of the new elements that the game will be bringing to the table is the narrative journey.

This time around, within Dying Light 2 players will have some control on the story. Missions will give players more freedom in choice likewise there are dialogue options which can drastically alter your protagonist’s journey and gameplay.

Halo Infinite
  • Developer: 343 Industries
  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: 2020

We really can’t go into too much detail about Halo: Infinite as there hasn’t been really any information released so far about the game. This will be the next major installment to the Halo franchise which will continue the story for Master Chief. A small teaser was released during E3 2018 and since then the development team over at 343 Industries have yet to give any information regarding just what gamers can expect. Instead, players should prepare for more Master Chief and perhaps another encounter against Cortana after the hidden audio QR code was discovered but that’s purely speculative. At any rate, after coming off Halo 5: Guardians, a game that wasn’t as well-received in comparison to past installments, it will be interesting to see just what 343 Industries brings to the table next to sway gamers back to the long-running franchise.

Minecraft Dungeons
  • Developer: Mojang
  • Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
  • Platforms: XBO, PC, NS, PS4
  • Release: 2020

Mojang, best known for their release of Minecraft, has a new upcoming title known as Minecraft Dungeons. This is a different style of Minecraft game as players can’t build or craft, but instead will play the title as a dungeon crawler. Players will explore randomly-generated dungeons and defeat monsters, solve puzzles and locate treasures. While the game can be enjoyed alone, it’s best played with a group of friends with a total of four players embarking the journey.

Outriders
  • Developer: People Can Fly
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PC, XBO, PS4
  • Release: 2020

A new FPS from the developers People Can Fly, who you may be familiar with from Bulletstorm and Gears Judgement, is in the works. Known as Outriders, this is an FPS that features cooperative gameplay with players being able to freely drop in and out at any given time. Not too much information has been released about the game so far, instead, we’re told that more details of what to expect will come before 2020 actually gets here.

Psychonauts 2
  • Developer: Double Fine Productions
  • Publisher: Starbreeze Studios
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2020

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.

Skull & Bones
  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2020

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.

Twin Mirror
  • Developer: Dontnod Entertainment
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2020

Dontnod Entertainment has a new episodic adventure title for players to enjoy. The development studio may be best known for their Life is Strange series but the next episodic journey coming this year that’s not attached to the Life is Strange franchise is Twin Mirror. This is an upcoming psychological thriller which follows a protagonist named Sam who returns back to his old hometown to attend a funeral service of his best friend. Things take a turn for the worse when he awakens with no memories of the previous day while covered in blood.

This title still has plenty of questions left unanswered though as it stands right now, gamers who are interested in the title can expect the first episode to release at least some point this year. Now if you’re familiar with Dontnod Entertainment’s Life is Strange series then you may know that the second installment has been iffy in terms of just when episodes are released. As a result, some gamers are experiencing some longer wait times between episodes though we’re hoping that is not the case for Twin Mirror. However, it seems that there are only three episodes for this upcoming project.

Watch Dogs Legion
  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, Google Stadia
  • Release: March 6, 2020

Watch Dogs has been a popular franchise from Ubisoft and in 2020 we will get a third main installment. Watch Dogs Legion is the next chapter to this franchise and it will put players onto the streets of London. A new regime has taken authority of the United Kingdom and it’s DedSec’s goal to liberate the people from tyranny. However, with this next main installment, there is one big change in terms of gameplay. While the last two installments mainly focused on a single character for players to progress the story with, Watch Dogs Legion will focus on a variety of characters and a cast that will be revolving throughout the entire narrative. Best of all, you can decide who is part of that cast during the campaign.

As mentioned, Watch Dogs Legion is focused on a variety of characters. This third-person video game will put players into the role of a random character who can recruit other civilians to join DedSec. The best way to describe this feature is by the demo footage shown off from Ubisoft at E3 2019. The footage showcased a man who is running into a roadblock with drones and to progress, he will require the use of a drone hacker. From there it becomes a goal to track down a civilian with the particular useful drone hacking skill and recruit the person into DedSec.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Developer: Moon Studios
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: 2020

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.