There are amazing games coming out for Xbox One in the coming months. Whether you own an Xbox One S, 4K-ready Xbox One X or even an original Xbox One, you are in for a treat.

We've rounded up the Xbox One games we're looking forward to the most for you to get excited about too.

There are release dates where possible and a trailer for each. We'll also be updating the round-up throughout the year so come back wherever possible.

World War Z

  • Release date: 16 April 2019
  • Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: Focus Home Entertainment

One of many zombies games out this year, World War Z is based on the movie that introduced an enormous number of the intelligent, superfast undead. The game will use this concept to create a co-op, third-person experience unlike any other.

Snooker 19

  • Release date: Spring 2019
  • Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC
  • Publisher: World Snooker/Ripstone Games

Being the first major snooker game of this generation of consoles puts a lot on weight on this title's shoulders but, looking at the trailer and potential, it has every chance of even exceeding expectations. You get to compete in online tournaments alongside their real-world counterparts and take on 128 licensed players from around the globe.

Mortal Kombat 11

  • Release date: 23 April 2019
  • Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PS4, Switch and PC
  • Publisher: Warner Bros

It's back and bloodier than ever. Mortal Kombat returns with ramped moves and graphics, while WWE and former UFC star Ronda Rousey joins the cast - proving the voice of Sonya Blade.

A Plague Tale: Innocence

  • Release date: 14 May 2019
  • Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Already raking in the plaudits from preview sessions, A Plague Tale: Innocence promises to be a heart-rendering adventure. Set in medieval France, it tasks you with guiding Amica and her younger brother Hugo through the dangers of war, plague and thousands of rats.

Team Sonic Racing

Sonic and his chums get back in their karts for a return to kart racing action. This time around, team play is important as you can work together while zooming around tracks to beat your opponents.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

  • Release date: 21 June 2019
  • Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PS4 and Switch
  • Publisher: Activision

After turning its hand at remaking the original Crash Bandicoot platform trilogy, Activision is to release a rebuilt version of the kart racing game that followed. It could be superb, considering it was one of our favourites at the time - bar Mario Kart itself.

F1 2019

  • Release date: 28 June 2019
  • Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: Codemasters

This year's officially licenced Formula One game will be released two months earlier than usual, which means it will be in stores ahead of the British Grand Prix for the very first time. There will be greater player personalisation this time around, plus all the new regulations that have come into force this year.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

The next outing from the Wolfenstein franchise. Wolfenstein: Youngblood is set to be a fully-fledged co-op game. Set in a Nazi-infested alternative reality only this time in the 1980s. In Wolfenstein: Youngblood played will assume the role of one of BJ Blazkowicz's twin daughters. All the usual Nazi slaying and plenty of good times will ensue too. 


The studio behind Quantum Break is back with a new third-person action adventure with a supernatural vibe. With Control, we're thrust into a world where an "otherworldly threat" has invaded and it's your mission to sort it out.

Borderlands 3

  • Release date: 13 September 2019
  • Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: Gearbox Software

After months of teasing, Borderlands 3 is on its way. All the madcap action and larks of Borderlands return, designed specifically for next-gen consoles for the very first time. Very exciting.

Dying Light 2

  • Release date: 2019
  • XBox One exclusive: No, also on PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: Techland

The first Dying Light offers an excellent blend of parkour, first-person combat and more than a touch of role-playing. We have even bigger hopes for the sequel, which looks to add a dynamic world to the mix. The characters and circumstances change depending on your actions - a potentially great concept.

Gears 5

Gears of War will return in 2019 with a sequel that puts you in the shoes of Kate this time around. We've only seen a cinematic trailer so far, so don't know much about the plot or enemies you will have to face, but you can guarantee that it will provide more than enough big-time run-and-cover gameplay to sate every fan's appetite.

Beyond Good & Evil 2

  • Release date: 2019
  • Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Pre-order: View offers on Amazon UK

It's been more than 15 years since the original game, so this sequel has us excited more than most. We still haven't seen much of the gameplay yet, but the CGI effects are quite simply jaw-dropping. What's more, you can have some of your music or artwork included in the game. Find out more at

Doom Eternal

We're not too sure what to expect from the story of Doom Enteral apart from that it featurse "Hell on Earth". However, gameplay reveals have shown some crazy, fast paced action - much like the last in the series. Where can we sign up?

Rage 2

Bold, brash and in-your-face, Rage 2 is being co-developed by Avalanche Studios which has Warner's Mad Max in its portfolio. That is a perfect fit as, although this is a first-person shooter, Avalanche has a lot of experience building open world environments and post-apocalyptic ones to boot.


  • Release date: 2019
  • Xbox One exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: ID@Xbox

Looking like a cross between the SNES Zelda games and Monument Valley, Tunic is a cute, isometric adventure game with exploration and puzzles at its heart. Very much an indie game to watch.

Ori and The Will of the Wisps

The visual style of the original Ori was simply gorgeous, a trait which is carried forward into the sequel, The Will of the Wisps. In fact, the 2D platformer is looking even better, if that is indeed possible.

Gears Pop!

  • Release date: 2019
  • Xbox One exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Xbox teams with toy manufacturer Funko for a game featuring Gears of War characters in the style of the Pop! figures you can buy. We have no idea of the gameplay at the moment.


  • Release date: 2019
  • Xbox One exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Rare is bringing back one of its much-loved 90s games in an all-new form. You might not remember Battletoads, but those in the audience at the Xbox E3 2018 media briefing sure did.

Skull & Bones

If there's a game to starkly contrast the jovial pirates of the recently released Sea of Thieves then, well, Ubisoft has hit the nail on the head with Skull & Bones. This multiplayer battle game takes you to the seas where you'll need to play co-operatively with others to sink competitors' ships and abscond with the loot.


  • Release date: 2019
  • Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: Crea-ture Studios

After a successful crowd-funding phase on Kickstarter, Session finally made its E3 bow at the 2018 Xbox media briefing and looks more like a spiritual successor to Skate 3 than we could have hoped. As it's a small indie developer, however, there might be a while to wait for it yet.

Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2

  • Release date: Q1 2020
  • Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: Paradox Interactive

After a decade and a half, we're finally getting a sequel to Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines. Similarly a first-person RPG, it'll put you in the shoes of a blood sucker ready to wreak havoc on mortals and the vampiric alike. We can't wait.

Halo Infinite

Starting the Xbox E3 2018 media briefing with a bang, Halo Infinite confirmed that Master Chief is heading back to the Xbox One in the future. As for when or how, we have no idea at present. Watch the trailer though to send shivers up your spine in the meantime.

Cyberpunk 2077

We got to see around 50 minutes of the game played in front of us in a behind closed doors session at E3 2018 and 51 minutes later we could pick our jaws up off the floor. The open-world RPG from the maker of The Witcher 3 is quite simply stunning. Our only question is whether it really will run on an Xbox One or if it'll have to wait until the Xbox Two turns up.


Touted as "Skyrim in Space", Starfield will be the first new intellectual property from Bethesda Softworks in many a year. We don't expect to see it until 2020 though.

The Elder Scrolls VI

  • Release date: TBC
  • Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PS4 and PC (probably)
  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • Pre-order: View offers on Amazon UK

Yep, it's just music and a logo, but doesn't it make the hairs on your arms stand on end like it does ours?