Microsoft's next-gen Xbox Series X is coming this holiday season with a whole slew of new games. Previously called Project Scarlett, Microsoft is finally ready to show us what we've been waiting to play for years. Here is a complete list of games confirmed for the Xbox X Series release.
Set in the land of the Vikings, players take on the role of Eivor. Players can choose to be a male or female leader, much like Odyssey. The game is set in England in 873, shortly after Viking raids begin on the island. King Alfred of Wessex is just one of the real historical figures featured in the trailer. Ubisoft says Valhalla continues the series' full-bodied RPG focus.
Set in a metropolis in 2036, players join the Supernatural Science Research Organization to investigate strange happenings. Microsoft bills the game as a blend of FPS and action games. An original episode is playable right now on PC.
Call of the Sea is another first-person mystery game that draws inspiration from predecessors like The Witness and Firewatch. The story-driven adventure is full of suspense and surprises for people who love puzzle games. Raw Fury is working on this 1930s mystery starring a woman searching for her husband's missing expedition.
Microsoft took a big gamble on smaller games for this year's Xbox Series X launch. Chorus is one of those, billing itself as an 'adventure musical game.' It follows the story of high-school band member Grace, who finally gets her Muse.
The legendary DiRT series returns with DiRT 5 and an all-new story-based mode with a cast led by Troy Baker and Nolan North. The game will also feature a 12-player multiplayer with support for four-player local split-screen gaming.
Scarlet Nexus is an action RPG from Bandai Namco set in a world where humans have developed extrasensory powers. Players take on the role of Yuito Sumeragi, joining the Other Suppression Force for the first time.
Ebb Software bills Scorn as an atmospheric first-person horror adventure game about exploring a world that is a character itself. Every location in the game has a theme with puzzles and characters integral to the overarching story.
Second Extinction is a new fast-paced three-player game from Systemic Reaction. The first-person game lets players join together to hunt down dinosaurs that have taken over the Earth. Only three human classes and four dinosaur types will be available at launch – more will be available as the game develops. A beta for the multiplayer game is available on PC.
This new action RPG from Neon Giant is coming as a huge indie exclusive. The Ascent draws inspiration from Diablo's top-down loot-driven perspective, with plenty of locations to explore. The cyberpunk setting also feels like a refreshing teaser for Cyberpunk 2077.
The Medium is a psychological horror game that focuses on a medium that lives between two worlds. The Medium struggles with a recurring vision of a child's murder and must solve the mystery. The game takes place at an abandoned hotel resort with serious vibes of Stanley Kubrick's hotel from The Shining.
This game from Paradox Interactive is the first significant continuation of Vampire: The Masquerade since the early 2000s. Set in a Seattle controlled by vampires since the 1800s, players are born as an act of vampire terrorism. Enter a world of uneasy alliances and uncover a sprawling conspiracy that will rock the foundations of several vampire factions.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is the eighth main release in the Yakuza series. It will release later this year as a launch title for the Xbox Series X. The game's combat departs from the beat 'em up game of earlier titles. Instead, Like a Dragon features turn-based RPG combat with a team of four. Players will be able to change any party members' job class to fit their play style better.
A new adventure in Middle-earth following Smeagol is up first. The project from Daedelic Entertainment will follow Gollum after he finds the One Ring, but before The Hobbit happens. The game is set for release in 2021 and appears to focus on player narrative choice.
Madden NFL 21 will debut long before the Xbox Series X is available on store shelves. But thanks to Xbox Smart Delivery, sports fans will only need to buy it once. EA is facing stiff competition to get this year's Madden perfect since 2K Sports is returning with official NFL licensing next year.
Outriders first debuted at E3 2019, but Microsoft finally revealed more about the looter shooter. The developers say there is a massive consideration for solo play, something live service games like Destiny and The Division were criticized for leaving behind. The game follows humanity's struggle to find a replacement for Earth.
Rainbow Six Quarantine is a spin-off from the massively popular Rainbox Six Siege. The game focuses on cooperative, squad-based first shooter action, rather than competitive. The game draws influence from the Outbreak mode in RSS, in which a mysterious biohazard pandemic threatens humankind.
Cyberpunk 2077 from CD Projekt is one of the most anticipated launch games for the Xbox Series X. Set in a gritty world where humans have merged with machines; players are immersed in the dystopian setting of Night City. The game features six distinct regions and is a first-person RPG.
Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 is a follow-up to Ninja Theory's Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. Not much in terms of gameplay or story is revealed since the 2019 trailer, but we know the general direction from the first game. Senua is a Pict warrior struggling with mental health issues, which she believes is a curse. In the first game, she travels through Helheim to rescue the soul of her dead lover.
Halo Infinite is the sixth entry in the series, continuing the story of Master Chief. It directly follows the events that happened in Halo 5: Guardians. Developer 343 Industries says the story of Halo Infinite will have a much more human Master Chief. The story appears to be set on a Halo ring and features a return of the Mark VI armor style first seen in Halo 2 and Halo 3.
Take back the Last City and defeat the evil Ghaul and the Red Legion Army to regain your Light. Players have the option to get expansion packs with more missions and campaigns to add more depth to the story and gameplay.
Fortnite is the infamous online battle royale game where 100 players battle alongside each other to be the last player standing. Gather as many weapons and items as possible, and build fortified buildings. The end goal is to work towards the very center of the large map. There are three gameplay modes to choose from - Fortnite Battle Royale, Fortnite Creative, and Fortnite: Save the World. Pick your game mode and let the battles commence.
Explore the open world of Gods & Monsters. Roam this picturesque fantasy world while battling mythical creatures and accomplishing heroic quests.
In Microman, become the misfortunate laboratory worker who is accidentally shrunk down to the size of an ant. It's a fight to survive this whole new world while also discovering how to get back to your human size.
Set in the year 2084 after a massive pandemic brought on by human augmentation, Observer System Redux follows an observer named Dan Lazarski (voiced by the late Rutger Hauer). As a key investigator, explore the minds of prime suspects and criminals. Further details of the game should be revealed closer to the release date.
Watch Dogs Legion is set in a fictional version of one of the world's most iconic cities, London. Recruit citizens to be apart of your resistance to take back the city from the oppression of a surveillance state, aggressive military, and a powerful gangdom.
Still not satisfied with that massive list of games coming to the Xbox Series X? Other rumored games that will likely come to the new Xbox include Battlefield 6, Marvel's Avengers, Final Fantasy 7: Remake, Deathloop, Ghostwire: Tokyo, and more.