All The Xbox One E3 Games Coming In 2018: Fallout 76, Forza Horizon 4, And More
E3 2018 is over, so that means it's time to tally the announcements and map out the countless new games that are on the way, both in the short- and long-term. At last year's E3, Xbox primarily used its platform to announce the Xbox One X. The console is undoubtedly a powerhouse, but gamers have been wondering which games they'll be able to play on Microsoft's newest piece of hardware. After this E3, no one has to wonder anymore!
Most game announcements were for big multiplatform franchises, such as Fallout 76 and Battlefield V. Players were already expecting to see these blockbuster titles going into E3, but many of these games offered a few surprises. Fallout 76 is differentiating itself from its predecessors by putting players into a multiplayer-focused sandbox that's always online. Battlefield V is making significant changes to the franchise's tried-and-true formula by implementing a new battle royale mode.
Not every game coming to Xbox One this year belongs to a massive multiplatform franchise though. Some developers are releasing smaller titles, like Unravel Two and Overcooked 2. Exclusives, like Ashen and Forza Horizon 4, round out the Xbox One's growing library and help the console differentiate itself from its competition.
To help you keep track of everything coming out over the next six months and what exactly each game has to offer, we've compiled all the biggest games expected to launch on the Xbox One this year.
Let us know which Xbox One game you're most looking forward to playing in the comments section.
For 2018's Battlefield V, EA and DICE are taking players back to World War II. Like Battlefield 1, its single-player campaign will be comprised of shorter War Stories that focus on specific aspects of the war. Multiplayer will see the introduction of playable female protagonists and--in a change from recent entries--dump the season pass model in favor of free post-launch maps and updates.
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: October 19
Bloodstained: Rituals of the Night
After taking a break from Castlevania-style games, former series producer Koji Igarashi has returned with his latest iteration of the formula--though, this time without franchise owners Konami. With Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Igarashi promises an experience much like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, which is something longtime fans are eager to experience.
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, PS Vita | Release Date: 2018
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Activision's juggernaut shooter series is mixing things up this year, as Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will not have a single-player story. While a campaign may be out, battle royale is in, through a new fight-to-the-death mode called Blackout.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: October 12
Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy
One of gaming's most recognizable mascots was remastered last year in the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. This June, the remaster bundle--which contains the original Crash Bandicoot, as well as sequels Cortex Strikes Back and Warped--is coming to Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.
Platforms: PS4 (already available), Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch | Release Date: June 29
Code Vein is a vampire-themed action-RPG set in a post-apocalyptic dystopian world. You'll brandish hulking swords and traverse a world filled with all sorts of grotesque creatures. The game is being developed by the same Bandai Namco team responsible for the God Eater series.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: September 28
The Crew 2
Ubisoft's new racing game The Crew 2 expands on the open-world nature of its predecessor by offering a much more diverse array of vehicles. That means more than just additional car types--you can drive planes, motorcycles, and boats. Not only that, but you can seamlessly transitions from one vehicle type to the next.
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: June 29
Destiny 2 Forsaken
Destiny 2's next DLC expansion, Forsaken, appears to be this game's attempt at a Taken King-style revamp. It introduces new areas set on the Reef, new Supers, and a mode called Gambit that blends PvP and PvE. You'll also get the expected additions like more Exotic gear to collect, while a free update will introduce some other improvements (such as a new in-game achievement system) for all players.
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: September 4
FIFA is consistently one of the biggest releases of the year, and in a year where a World Cup will attract many new fans to the sport, FIFA 19 will likely be no different. The game will boast the UEFA Champions League license after primary rivals PES and Konami lost the rights to all UEFA club competitions earlier this year. The news means FIFA has a near monopoly over the world's major soccer licenses, including the 2018 World Cup, which came to FIFA 18 just recently.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch | Release Date: September 28
Hitman 2 is taking its assassination simulator to new locations, like a Miami racetrack, but unlike the previous game, these will not release episodically. IO Interactive promises even more methods of taking out targets this time around, so we're curious to play around with Agent 47's new killer options--and track down the mysterious Shadow Client.
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: November 13
Madden NFL 19
EA's annual American football franchise returns this year and promises better visuals and gameplay. Franchise mode sees new additions in Madden NFL 19, which is good news after 2017's game left a lot to be desired in that department.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: August 10
Mega Man 11
Like the classic Mega Man games from the NES era, Mega Man 11 puts you in the metallic boots of a boy robot who takes on stages and their upgrade-gifting bosses in any order. Unlike those classics, it sports a sharp cartoonish art style and new abilities like bullet time and a super-powered Mega Buster.
Platforms: PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: October 2, 2018
NBA Live 19
The latest basketball game from EA Sports was revealed; NBA Live 19 shows some new features like dances, emotes, player customization, and a bunch of fresh kicks. This feeds into the return of the player creator and single-player story mode called The One.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: September 7
Red Dead Redemption 2
The much-anticipated follow up to the Red Dead Redemption, RDR2 is actually a prequel to the first game, set 12 years earlier and focusing on the exploits of the infamous Van der Linde gang. You'll play as outlaw Arthur Morgan, who holds the gang together as you face government agents and rival gangs. There will be shootouts, heists, and exploration, but on a much larger map than the original, along with a cameo from the first game's protagonist, John Marston.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: October 26
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Lara is back on her tomb raiding spree in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. This time, she's in the thick of the jungles of Latin America in search for a Mayan relic connected to her father. Little does she know she's about to set off the Mayan apocalypse, requiring her to save the world.
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC | Release Date: September 14
The latest entry in the classic fighting series, SoulCalibur VI takes place in the 16th century and revisits the events of the original SoulCalibur. Like previous installments, the game pits two weapon-wielding fighters against each other in a 3D arena and introduces a new battle mechanic that allows players to defend and retaliate in slow motion. The game also brings back several classic characters, and adds crossover character Geralt from The Witcher.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: 2018
Spyro Reignited Trilogy
Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a collection of remastered versions of the first three Spyro the Dragon games, which all first released on the original PlayStation. Much like last year's Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, each game in the series has been completely redone with HD graphics with every level mapped faithfully.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: September 21
Team Sonic Racing
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed was an unexpected hit after its launch back in 2012, and now--finally--we're getting a follow-up. This time round, Sega has dropped the non-Sonic universe characters, but aside from a vague release window of "winter," we don't yet know much else about this promising racer.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch | Release Date: Winter 2018
Unravel Two focuses on the adventures of Yarny, a small, woolen toy. According to developer Coldwood, the sequel will be a more upbeat affair than the original, with a slight shift away from puzzler and towards the platformer end of the spectrum. Yarny is more agile than before, and this is utilized in some of the story mode's trickier sections. New to experience this time around is the addition of drop-in / drop-out co-op play.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, and PC | Release Date: June 9
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is the latest game by Dontnod Entertainment. It takes place in the universe of Life is Strange, and puts you in control of a young boy who's greatest talent is his imagination. He thinks of himself as a superhero and explorer who fights against evil forces on his journey. Its events and characters are directly connected to the upcoming second season of Life is Strange.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: June 26
Fallout 76 is the latest entry in the tenured post-apocalyptic RPG franchise. It's the earliest game in the Fallout timeline, and will be multiplayer-focused and always online. From its recent trailers alone, the game has already captured the attention of the series' most ravenous fans. We're already imagining what sort of fights and awkward encounters we'll get into with others during our post-apocalyptic jaunt through the American wasteland.
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: November 14
Forza Horizon 4
Microsoft and Playground Studios are back for another round of Forza Horizon, the open-world racing spin-off of Forza Motorsport on Xbox One and PC. The last time we saw the series was in 2016, with the game set in a condensed version of Australia. This time around it's set in Britain where you and other players are free to drive around the world at your leisure and participate in a variety of racing events.
Platforms: Xbox One, PC | Release Date: October 2
Nier Automata: Become As Gods Edition
Xbox One is finally getting the critically acclaimed Nier: Automata, which first released on PS4 last year. It will release at a discounted price and will include all previously-released DLC.
Platforms: Xbox One | Release Date: June 26
Overcooked 2 is serving up more chefs, kitchens, recipes, and co-op madness. You can group up with friends or go it alone to cook up a storm by chopping, steaming, and frying your way through levels that keep you on your toes. Online multiplayer can bring four chefs together to save the Onion Kingdom once again.
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch | Release Date: August 7
In Ashen, players take on the role of a faceless warrior who's looking for a home, but finds themselves wandering a dangerous world. Thankfully, death is never the end, as the protagonist resurrects over and over. Like Dark Souls, Ashen pits players against fierce enemies and larger-than-life bosses in a combat system based around stamina and weighing risk vs. reward.
Platforms: Xbox One, PC | Release Date: 2018
We Happy Few
We Happy Few is an upcoming indie game about a small English town that's become hooked on a hallucinogenic drug, called Joy, that make people happy. Players take control of a “Downer,” someone who refuses to take their Joy, and have to escape their constantly smiling neighbors.
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC | Release Date: August 10
Transference is an upcoming psychological thriller made to be played on consoles or VR. It's a collaboration between Ubisoft and actor Elijah Wood's film company, SpectreVision.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: Fall 2018
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Assassin's Creed Odyssey will be set in Ancient Greece and allows you to play as either a male or female Spartan warrior. It'll also include dialogue choices and naval combat.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: October 2