Over the past few years, Xbox has been left in the dust by PlayStation when it comes to first-party exclusives. Luckily, it might be catching up soon considering the promising line-up of Xbox exclusives in the works.
Ever since Microsoft’s recent studio acquisition spree which included industry giants like Bethesda and Ninja Theory, every fan has been excited for a number of announced projects. That said, it’s the perfect time to take a peek into what the future has in store for the platform and count down the best upcoming Xbox exclusives.
Best Upcoming Xbox Exclusives, Ranked
Xbox has a bunch of intriguing titles that are on our bucket list and this article includes the most awaited ones. Since everyone has their own most anticipated titles, be sure to comment if we missed any of the games you are excited about.
Avowed is next in line for Obsidian’s track record of mindblowing first-person games. Masterpieces like Fallout: New Vegas are hard to come by and Obsidian is the only studio that possesses the magic formula.
An open-world RPG with elements of fantasy like Avowed is just what Xbox needs to regain the trust of fans it once had.
Stalker 2 has been in the making for almost a decade and fans have been eager to put their hands on this dystopian adventure. The mystery and intrigue of its post-apocalyptic setting have always been the allure of the Stalker series, and to be honest, this new iteration of Chernobyl in the sequel just instills a thrill of the unknown in you.
Exploring the radioactive wastelands once again in Stalker 2 has been on every gamer’s wishlist since like forever. With every passing day, it’s only getting harder to contain the excitement as we near the release of one of the best upcoming Xbox exclusives.
3. Hideo Kojima’s OD
OD, or Overdose if the rumors are true, is an upcoming horror game being helmed by two creative geniuses, Hideo Kojima and Jordan Peele. There couldn’t be any other two names that would sound like a perfect match for horror fans together. The mind behind Death Stranding and Metal Gear Solid is bound to make you hop on the hype train with every new announcement, and with OD it was no different.
Kojima’s canceled Silent Hill game gave us a peek into what his imagination is capable of in the realm of horror. This leaves no doubt that a masterpiece of the genre is in the making and that it’ll likely manifest in the form of OD.
Ever since Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 was announced back in 2019, it has been on everyone’s list of best upcoming Xbox exclusives. Hellblade 2 has been looking more and more promising with each trailer. The graphical fidelity and the foreboding atmosphere in it are on a level that can only be expected from the likes of Ninja Theory.
Hellblade 2 seems to have improved upon everything its predecessor was so good at. The gameplay, the visual storytelling, and a narrative that just sinks its teeth in you, all the boxes are checked. The long wait for the Hellblade sequel has the fans in high hopes, and given Ninja Theory’s history, they are indeed cooking something special.
1. The Elder Scrolls 6
The sixth mainline entry in the highly acclaimed The Elder Scrolls series easily tops the chart for the best upcoming Xbox exclusives. Part of the hype may be because of the high bar set by The Elder Scrolls 6’s predecessors, especially Skyrim. Fans trust that Bethesda will shatter those expectations and raise the industry RPG level cap even higher.
The unparalleled freedom that the series is known for has always kept the players wandering beautiful fantasy worlds for hours. There is no reason to doubt Bethesda’s ability to craft an even grander world with limitless RPG mechanics in The Elder Scrolls 6. Without a doubt, the next Elder Scrolls will be a pivotal moment in video game history. And if it’s indeed as good as its predecessors, it might just convince the entire world to buy an Xbox.