Upcoming Xbox Series X Games

The Xbox Series X launch has got off to a great start, with lots of lovely launch games which have been lovingly updated for Microsoft's most powerful console to date.

But what's coming up later this year and in the future you ask? Join us for a look at the upcoming Xbox Series X Games for 2020 and beyond. All of these games have been confirmed, but some of the release dates are a bit fluid. Quite a few have slipped into 2021 already, as such we'll try to keep this guide updated for you lovely folks.

Some of these games will be coming to Xbox Game Pass of course, some are Xbox One enhanced games to take advantage of the Series X horsepower, and some are actually designed for Xbox Series X from the ground-up. It's a confusing, yet exciting time to live in.

Without further ado, lets see what we have to look forward to...

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Immortals Fenyx Rising - 3rd December

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Publisher: Ubisoft / Developer: Ubisoft
Release Date: 3rd Dec 2020 (USA) / 3rd Dec 2020 (UK/EU)

Ubisoft's Immortals: Fenyx Rising brings grand mythological adventure to life. Play as Fenyx, a new winged demigod on a quest to save the Greek gods and their home from a dark curse. Take on mythological beasts, master the legendary powers of the gods and defeat Typhon, the deadliest Titan in Greek mythology, in an epic fight for the ages.

  • Also on Xbox One? - Yes
  • Coming to Xbox Game Pass? - No
  • Available with Xbox Smart Delivery? - Yes

Cyberpunk 2077 - 10th December

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Publisher: CD Projekt Red / Developer: CD Projekt Red
Release Date: 10th Dec 2020 (USA) / 10th Dec 2020 (UK/EU)

Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world, action-adventure story set in Night City, a megalopolis obsessed with power, glamour and body modification. You play as V, a mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant that is the key to immortality. You can customise your character’s cyberware, skillset and playstyle, and explore a vast city where the choices you make shape the story and the world around you.

At launch Cyberpunk 2077 will not have the Xbox Series X enhancements in place, however CD Projekt RED have confirmed that the Series X|S update will be ready early 2021 so don't let that stop you from purchasing day one.

  • Also on Xbox One? - Yes
  • Coming to Xbox Game Pass? - No
  • Available with Xbox Smart Delivery? - Yes

Destiny 2: Beyond Light - 8th December

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Publisher: Bungie / Developer: Bungie
Release Date: 10th Nov 2020 (UK/EU)

The frontier of Europa holds many lost secrets from the past, including the dark power of Stasis. You must work with the mysterious Exo Stranger to harness this new power before Eramis, the Kell of Darkness, bestows it on her Fallen forces. Grow your arsenal, master Stasis, and go beyond the light.

Bungie has confirmed as part of the Destiny 2 will be getting a 120 frames per-second mode in Crucible for Xbox Series X on December 8th, along with plenty of visual and performance improvements.

  • Also on Xbox One? - Yes
  • Coming to Xbox Game Pass? - Yes
  • Available with Xbox Smart Delivery? - Yes

FIFA 21 - 4th December

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Publisher: EA Sports / Developer: EA Sports
Release Date: 9th Oct 2020 (UK/EU)

There was a bit of surprise when EA Sports' FIFA 21 was missing from the Xbox Series X|S launch day lineup, but now we've finally got an official date.

The company says FIFA 21 will be released for next-gen on December 4th, available as a free upgrade for Xbox One owners of the game via EA's own 'Dual Entitlement' service.

FIFA 21 for Xbox Series X|S will reportedly boast "blazing fast load times, the most realistic, fluid player movement ever in EA Sports titles, authentic game day experiences inside stadiums and new player detail unlocked by deferred rendering and lighting."

  • Also on Xbox One? - Yes
  • Coming to Xbox Game Pass? - No
  • Available with Xbox Smart Delivery? - No ('Dual Entitlement')

Second Extinction - Late 2020

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Publisher: Systemic Reaction / Developer: Systemic Reaction
Release Date: 28th Apr 2021 (USA) / 28th Apr 2021 (UK/EU)

Second Extinction is an intense 3-player cooperative shooter, where your goal is to wipe out the mutated dinosaurs that have taken over the planet. Teamwork is vital as you adopt the role of one of the survivors, using a unique combination of weapons, abilities and skills to take on the vast number of enemies. Fight through a maelstrom of bullets, bombs, teeth, claws and gore, it's up to you to reclaim Earth!

  • Also on Xbox One? - Yes
  • Coming to Xbox Game Pass? - No
  • Available with Xbox Smart Delivery? - Yes

Scarlet Nexus - TBC 2020 / 2021

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Publisher: Bandai Namco / Developer: Bandai Namco
Release Date: 25th Jun 2021 (USA) / 25th Jun 2021 (UK/EU)

Take on the role of Yuito Sumeragi, a new recruit to the OSF aiming to become an elite psionic like the one who saved him as a child. Armed with a talent in psycho-kinesis, explore futuristic New Himuka and uncover the mysteries of a Brain Punk future caught between technology and psychic abilities in Scarlet Nexus.

  • Also on Xbox One? - Yes
  • Coming to Xbox Game Pass? - No
  • Available with Xbox Smart Delivery? - Yes

The Medium - 28th January 2021

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Publisher: Bloober Team / Developer: Bloober Team
Release Date: 28th Jan 2021 (USA) / 28th Jan 2021 (UK/EU)

Bloober Team's second game for Xbox Series X is coming to Xbox Game Pass from the day of launch and looks rather good.

Become a medium living in two different worlds: the real one and the spirit one. Haunted by the vision of a child’s murder, you travel to an abandoned hotel resort, which many years ago became the stage of an unthinkable tragedy. There you begin your search for difficult answers. As a medium with access to both worlds, you have a wider perspective and can see more clearly that there’s no one simple truth to what others perceive. Nothing is what it seems, everything has another side.

The Medium features a “dual” soundtrack by Bloober Team’s Arkadiusz Reikowski and legendary composer Akira Yamaoka of Silent Hill fame.

  • Also on Xbox One? - No
  • Coming to Xbox Game Pass? - Yes
  • Available with Xbox Smart Delivery? - No

Hitman 3 - 20th January 2021

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Publisher: IO Interactive A/S / Developer: IO Interactive A/S
Release Date: 20th Jan 2021 (USA) / 20th Jan 2021 (UK/EU)

Hitman 3 is the dramatic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy and takes players around the world on a globetrotting adventure to sprawling sandbox locations. Agent 47 returns as a ruthless professional for the most important contracts of his entire career.

  • Also on Xbox One? - Yes
  • Coming to Xbox Game Pass? - No
  • Available with Xbox Smart Delivery? - Yes

Outriders - 2nd February 2021

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Publisher: Square Enix / Developer: People Can Fly
Release Date: 1st Apr 2021 (USA) / 1st Apr 2021 (UK/EU)

Outriders is a 1-3 player co-op RPG shooter set in an original, dark and desperate sci-fi universe. As mankind bleeds out in the trenches of enoch, you'll create your own outrider and embark on a journey across the hostile planet.

With rich storytelling spanning a diverse world, you'll leave behind the slums and shanty towns of the first city and traverse forests, mountains and desert in the pursuit of a mysterious signal. Combining intense gunplay with violent powers and an arsenal of increasingly twisted weaponry and gear-sets, outriders offers countless hours of gameplay from one of the finest shooter developers in the industry - people can fly.

  • Also on Xbox One? - Yes
  • Coming to Xbox Game Pass? - No
  • Available with Xbox Smart Delivery? - Yes

Far Cry 6 - 2021

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Publisher: Ubisoft / Developer: Ubisoft Toronto
Release Date: 7th Oct 2021 (USA) / 7th Oct 2021 (UK/EU)

Welcome to Yara, a tropical paradise frozen in time. Far Cry 6 thrusts players into the adrenaline-filled world of a modern-day guerrilla revolution. As dictator of Yara, Antón Castillo is intent on restoring his nation back to its former glory by any means, with his son, Diego, dutifully at his side. Become a guerrilla fighter and burn their regime to the ground.

  • Also on Xbox One? - Yes
  • Coming to Xbox Game Pass? - No
  • Available with Xbox Smart Delivery? - Yes

The Ascent - 2021

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Publisher: Curve Digital / Developer: Neon Giant
Release Date: 29th Jul 2021 (USA) / 29th Jul 2021 (UK/EU)

The Ascent is a solo and co-op action RPG set in a cyberpunk world. The mega corporation that owns you and everyone, The Ascent Group, has just collapsed. Confusion and chaos ensue, security and order are in disarray, and without protection, everyone is left to fend for themselves. Stop gangs and hostile corporations from taking over and discover what really happened.

  • Also on Xbox One? - Yes
  • Coming to Xbox Game Pass? - Yes
  • Available with Xbox Smart Delivery? - Yes

Psychonauts 2 - 2021

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Publisher: Xbox Game Studios / Developer: Double Fine
Release Date: 2021 (UK/EU)

Another Xbox Game Pass exclusive which has been delayed into 2021, are we spotting a trend here? It sounds like it will be well worth the wait for Double Fine to tune up Psychonauts 2 for the Series X, so lets all be patient.

Razputin Aquato, trained acrobat and powerful young psychic, has realised his life long dream of joining the international psychic espionage organisation known as the Psychonauts! But these psychic super spies are in trouble. Their leader hasn't been the same since he was kidnapped, and what's worse, there's a mole hiding in headquarters. Raz must use his powers to stop the mole before they execute their secret plan--to bring the murderous psychic villain, Maligula, back from the dead!

  • Also on Xbox One? - Yes
  • Coming to Xbox Game Pass? - Yes
  • Available with Xbox Smart Delivery? - No

Bright Memory: Infinite - 2021

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Publisher: PLAYISM / Developer: FYQD Studio
Release Date: 2021 (USA) / 2021 (UK/EU)

Bright Memory: Infinite is set in a sprawling, futuristic metropolis in the year 2036. A strange phenomenon for which scientists can find no explanation has occurred in the skies around the world. The Supernatural Science Research Organisation (SRO) has sent agents out to various regions to investigate this phenomenon. It is soon discovered that these strange occurrences are connected to an archaic mystery – an as-of-yet unknown history of two worlds, about to come to light...

If you like the look of this one, Bright Memory 1.0 is also available for Xbox Series X right now!

  • Also on Xbox One? - No
  • Coming to Xbox Game Pass? - No
  • Available with Xbox Smart Delivery? - No

Halo Infinite - TBC 2021

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Publisher: Xbox Game Studios / Developer: 343 Industries
Release Date: 8th Dec 2021 (USA) / 8th Dec 2021 (UK/EU)

Here's the big one that many new Xbox Series X owners are looking forward to. Available day one with Xbox Game Pass. The legendary Halo series returns with the most expansive Master Chief campaign yet.

When all hope is lost and humanity’s fate hangs in the balance, the Master Chief is ready to confront the most ruthless foe he’s ever faced. Begin anew and step inside the armour of humanity’s greatest hero to experience an epic adventure and finally explore the scale of the Halo ring itself.

  • Also on Xbox One? - Yes
  • Coming to Xbox Game Pass? - Yes
  • Available with Xbox Smart Delivery? - Yes

Fable - TBC

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Publisher: Xbox Game Studios / Developer: Playground Games
Release Date: TBA (USA) / TBA (UK/EU)

We'll wrap up this lovely list with another Xbox Game Pass exclusive in the shape of the long-awaited Fable for Xbox Series X. The beloved franchise will be returning with it's fantastical creatures and wondrous places... all served up with a smattering of moral dilemmas to navigate along the way.

We've got a feeling this one won't be ready for 2021, it's firmly in the "TBC" camp for the time being.

  • Also on Xbox One? - TBD
  • Coming to Xbox Game Pass? - Yes
  • Available with Xbox Smart Delivery? - Yes

These are just a handful of the upcoming Xbox Series X games which we are looking forward to. Are there any which didn't make our list? Let us know what you are most looking forward to with a comment below.