Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to in 2021

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(Pocket-lint) - There are astonishing games coming retired for Xbox One successful the coming months. Whether you ain an Xbox One S, 4K-ready Xbox One X oregon 1 of the newly-released next-gen consoles, astir games enactment crossed them all.

We've rounded up the Xbox One games we're looking guardant to the astir for you to get excited astir too.

There are merchandise dates wherever imaginable and a trailer for each. We'll besides beryllium updating the round-up passim the twelvemonth truthful travel backmost wherever possible. 

Far Cry 6

  • Release date: 7 October 2021
  • Xbox One exclusive? No, besides connected Xbox Series X/S, PS5, PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: Ubisoft


The newest Far Cry crippled volition instrumentality america to Yara, a beauteous land federation successful the grip of a tyrannical dictator, and task america with starting a gyration to escaped its people. It looks similar much perfectly insane explosive fun.

Battlefield 2042

  • Release date: 22 October 2021
  • Xbox One exclusive? No, besides connected PS5, PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: EA


The adjacent large Battlefield crippled is connected the way, returning to modern times and bringing caller demolition and carnage to the table. It'll lone beryllium capable to tally 64-player servers connected Xbox One, compared to treble that connected Xbox Series X, but that should inactive beryllium much than capable to alteration you to make immoderate genuinely brainsick moments.

Call of Duty Vanguard

  • Release date: 5 November 2021
  • Xbox One exclusive? No, besides connected Xbox Series X/S, PS5, PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: Activision


Call of Duty is going backmost to its old-school roots with different Second World War game, this clip jumping astir antithetic theatres of warfare for a run that should person loads of ocular variety. The multiplayer is the existent key, though, and from aboriginal hands-on impressions it looks similar it could beryllium a precise coagulated entry.

Forza Horizon 5

  • Release date: 5 November 2021
  • Xbox One exclusive? No, besides connected Xbox Series X/S and PC
  • Publisher: Xbox Game Studios


The adjacent Forza Horizon crippled looks perfectly astonishing connected the ocular front, taking america to Mexico for 1 of the astir varied unfastened worlds we've ever seen successful a driving game. It has oodles of vehicles to take from, and we can't hold to get our hands connected it.

Dying Light 2

  • Release date: 7 December 2021
  • Xbox One exclusive? No, besides connected PS5, PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: Techland Publishing


The archetypal Dying Light offers an fantabulous blend of parkour, first-person combat and much than a interaction of role-playing. We person adjacent bigger hopes for the sequel, which looks to adhd a dynamic satellite to the mix. The characters and circumstances alteration depending connected your actions - a perchance large concept.

The adjacent outing besides seemingly promises a satellite that changes based connected your choices, truthful you'll person overmuch much power connected the satellite astir you. The caller trailer besides appears to amusement assorted factions of humans warring it retired for supremacy, truthful there'll beryllium much than conscionable encephalon chompers to interest about.

Halo Infinite

  • Release date: 8 December 2021
  • Xbox One exclusive?No, besides connected Xbox Series X, S and PC
  • Publisher: Xbox Game Studios

Halo Infinite is going to beryllium a large crippled for Xbox Series X, but volition besides beryllium coming retired for Xbox One, meaning that astir anyone tin play it - positive it'll beryllium connected Game Pass from time one.

The crippled volition enactment players backmost successful the hallowed Spartan armour of Master Chief, arsenic helium combats the Banished, a caller menace to humanity, and promises much state than immoderate caller crippled successful the series, with immense levels and the prime of however and erstwhile to tackle your objectives. 

    Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2

    • Release date: 2021
    • Xbox One exclusive? No, besides connected PS4 and PC
    • Publisher: Paradox Interactive


    After a decennary and a half, we're yet getting a sequel to Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines. Similarly a first-person RPG, it'll enactment you successful the shoes of a bloodsucker acceptable to wreak havoc connected mortals and the vampiric alike. We can't wait.


    • Release date: 2021
    • Xbox One exclusive? Yes
    • Publisher: ID@Xbox

    Looking similar a transverse betwixt the SNES Zelda games and Monument Valley, Tunic is simply a cute, isometric escapade crippled with exploration and puzzles astatine its heart. Very overmuch an indie crippled to watch.

    Elden Ring

    • Release date: 21 January 2022
    • Xbox One exclusive: No, besides connected PS5, PS4 and PC 
    • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
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    Another cracking crippled uncover astatine E3 2019 was Elden Ring - a crippled co-written by Game of Thrones' George RR Martin and developed by FromSoftware. As if that wasn't enough, it's besides acceptable to beryllium an action-RPG successful the benignant of Dark Souls. If that's not capable to get your pulse racing, past what is?

    Rainbow Six Extraction


    There's a caller menace coming to the satellite successful the signifier of a mutated alien parasite that's infecting radical and wreaking havoc connected the planet. Your squad is sent to prevention the day. 

    This is a 3-player tactical co-op FPS wherever you'll beryllium teaming up to conflict it retired against the situation and survive unpredictable missions. 

    Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

    • Release date: Spring 2022
    • Xbox One exclusive? No, besides connected PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S and PC
    • Publisher: WB Games


    It seems that a caller Lego crippled is coming astatine immoderate constituent soon. This caller platformer isn't conscionable a remaster of the erstwhile Lego Star Wars games - it promises hundreds of antithetic characters and antithetic levels throughout. It's being pitched as a brand-new Lego video crippled dissimilar immoderate different with fun-filled adventures and plentifulness of humour too. 


    • Release date: 11 November 2022
    • Xbox One exclusive? No, besides connected Xbox Series X/S and PC
    • Publisher: Bethesda


    Touted arsenic "Skyrim successful Space", Starfield volition beryllium the archetypal caller intelligence spot from Bethesda Softworks successful galore a year. It's a long, agelong mode off, but inactive looks similar it could beryllium beauteous exciting, and volition beryllium an Xbox exclusive.

    The Elder Scrolls VI

    • Release date: TBC
    • Xbox One exclusive? No, besides connected Xbox Series X/S and PC
    • Publisher: Bethesda


    Yep, it's conscionable euphony and a logo, but doesn't it marque the hairs connected your arms basal connected extremity similar it does ours?

    Beyond Good & Evil 2

    • Release date: TBC
    • Xbox One exclusive? No, besides connected PS4 and PC
    • Publisher: Ubisoft


    It's been much than 15 years since the archetypal game, truthful this sequel has america excited much than most. We inactive haven't seen overmuch of the gameplay yet, but the CGI effects are rather simply jaw-dropping. What's more, you tin person immoderate of your euphony oregon artwork included successful the game. Find retired much at

    Skull & Bones

    • Release date: TBC
    • Xbox One exclusive? No, besides connected PS4 and PC
    • Publisher: Ubisoft


    If there's a crippled to starkly opposition the jovial pirates of the precocious released Sea of Thieves then, well, Ubisoft has deed the nail connected the caput with Skull & Bones. This multiplayer conflict crippled takes you to the seas wherever you'll request to play co-operatively with others to descend competitors' ships and abscond with the loot.

    Writing by Rik Henderson and Adrian Willings. Editing by Max Freeman-Mills. Originally published connected 11 June 2017.

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