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(Pocket-lint) - 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 one of the newly-released next-gen consoles, most games work across them all.

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. 

Call of Duty Vanguard

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


Call of Duty is going back to its old-school roots with another Second World War game, this time jumping around different theatres of war for a campaign that should have loads of visual variety. The multiplayer is the real key, though, and from early hands-on impressions it looks like it could be a very solid entry.

Forza Horizon 5

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


The next Forza Horizon game looks absolutely astonishing on the visual front, taking us to Mexico for one of the most varied open worlds we've ever seen in a driving game. It has oodles of vehicles to choose from, and we can't wait to get our hands on it.

Battlefield 2042

  • Release date: 19 November 2021
  • Xbox One exclusive? No, also on PS5, PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: EA


The next big Battlefield game is on the way, returning to modern times and bringing new destruction and carnage to the table. It'll only be able to run 64-player servers on Xbox One, compared to double that on Xbox Series X, but that should still be more than enough to enable you to create some truly crazy moments.

Dying Light 2

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


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.

The next outing also seemingly promises a world that changes based on your choices, so you'll have much more influence on the world around you. The new trailer also appears to show various factions of humans fighting it out for supremacy, so there'll be more than just brain chompers to worry about.

Halo Infinite

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

Halo Infinite is going to be a big game for Xbox Series X, but will also be coming out for Xbox One, meaning that almost anyone can play it - plus it'll be on Game Pass from day one.

The game will put players back in the hallowed Spartan armour of Master Chief, as he combats the Banished, a new threat to humanity, and promises more freedom than any recent game in the series, with huge levels and the choice of how and when to tackle your objectives. 

    Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2

    • Release date: 2021
    • 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 bloodsucker ready to wreak havoc on mortals and the vampiric alike. We can't wait.


    • Release date: 2021
    • 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.

    Elden Ring

    • Release date: 21 January 2022
    • Xbox One exclusive: No, also on PS5, PS4 and PC 
    • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
    • See the official site


    Another cracking game reveal at E3 2019 was Elden Ring - a game co-written by Game of Thrones' George RR Martin and developed by FromSoftware. As if that wasn't enough, it's also set to be an action-RPG in the style of Dark Souls. If that's not enough to get your pulse racing, then what is?

    Rainbow Six Extraction

    • Release date: January 2022
    • Xbox One exclusive? No, also on PS4 and PC
    • Publisher: Ubisoft
    • See the official site


    There's a new threat coming to the world in the form of a mutated alien parasite that's infecting people and wreaking havoc on the planet. Your team is sent to save the day. 

    This is a 3-player tactical co-op FPS where you'll be teaming up to battle it out against the environment and survive unpredictable missions. 

    Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

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


    It seems that a new Lego game is coming at some point soon. This new platformer isn't just a remaster of the previous Lego Star Wars games - it promises hundreds of different characters and different levels throughout. It's being pitched as a brand-new Lego video game unlike any other with fun-filled adventures and plenty of humour too. 


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


    Touted as "Skyrim in Space", Starfield will be the first new intellectual property from Bethesda Softworks in many a year. It's a long, long way off, but still looks like it could be pretty exciting, and will be an Xbox exclusive.

    The Elder Scrolls VI

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


    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?

    Beyond Good & Evil 2

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


    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 hitrecord.org.

    Skull & Bones

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


    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.

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