Top 25 Upcoming Xbox One Games of 2020, 2021, and Beyond | whatoplay

The Xbox One has always been the underdog console, but that doesn't mean they don't have a lot of exciting games in store for us. Sorting through over 600 different titles, here are the 25 Most Anticipated Xbox One Games for 2020, 2021, and Beyond--arranged by release dates. For more upcoming games, visit our page of all upcoming Xbox One games.

1. Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

After the breakout success of the N. Sane's trilogy's enhanced comeback, we're sure that Vicarious Visions' vision for a brand new sequel will be worth looking into. Dealing with the intricacies of time, we'll get some extra assistance with Coco by our side in our quest to defeat Dr. Cortex. It's coming out October 2nd.

2. Star Wars: Squadrons

In EA’s newest title, based on the Star Wars film franchise, you'll get full control of the starfighters from either side. Use X-wings and TIE fighters, and steer them to victory in awesome looking dogfights. Including both multiplayer and singleplayer campaigns, it’s a fair offer for Star Wars fans dreaming of flight. it's coming out October 2nd.

3. DiRT 5

Though Codemasters' Dirt series has mostly been known for its white knuckle difficulty, this next entry will be geared towards a more relaxed, arcade racing environment. Check out their career modes that feature Nolan North and Troy Baker, and watch out for the arrival of their four-player split-screen mode--all of it to come on October 16.

4. Watch Dogs: Legion

We already knew just how expansive Legion was gonna be, but recently, Ubisoft gave us a taste of the variety of the ways to approach the problems of their burgeoning revolution. It's beautiful, it's got a lot of choices, and we hope it won't get too repetitive too soon. It's coming October 29th.

5. Assassin's Creed: Valhalla

Speaking of Ubisoft, their Assassin's Creed series is also off to a new great adventure with this new installment that's focused on Vikings and Norse mythology. Their recent showcases haven't exactly been impressive, for a game also headed to new-gen consoles, but there's still a lot of in store for fans of myth and history when it releases on November 17.

6. Cyberpunk 2077

CD Projekt Red has been doing such a great job of hyping their next big hit, that we almost don't mind the extra waiting time. Despite the delays, this Cyberpunk adventure remains a top bet for its ambitious open-world and enticing storylines, and we'll finally get to see it all when it comes out on November 19.

7. Empire of Sin

A union of Paradox Interactive and Romero Games, Empire of Sin takes us back to the high-risk times of the Prohibition era, in a Chicago booming with smoke, bullets, and blues. It’s a gorgeous combo of XCOM-like shooting and an expansive RPG experience consisting of 14 different characters and a free roam map. It's releasing this fourth quarter.

8. Disco Elysium

Set in a dystopian universe, Disco Elysium has already been widely regarded for its stylish visuals, incredible storytelling, and immersive choices that capture the classic role-playing experience. Soon, we’ll experience it on the Xbox One sometime in 2020.

9. CrossFire X

Crossfire's debut on the Xbox One is coming with a whole slew of improvements that aim to enhance the shooting experience enough for the heavy-duty console. Not only will aim down sights shooting be possible, but there's also gonna be a new battle royale mode--all as a free to play game coming out in 2020.

10. Crysis Remastered

Crysis used to be the elusive benchmark for games way back, and we all hoped to see it in its full glory in the current gen. However, it seems developer Crytek is more interested in giving it a streamlined graphical treatment. While that didn't quite work for their Switch launch, we're hoping things get better after their indefinite delay which puts their release to sometime this year.

11. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

From a New Hope to the most recent Rise of the Skywalker, all these films and more are going to get their LEGO treatment in the series most ambitious title yet. Link up with over 500 different characters, go on up to 45 different missions, and traverse a range of fully explorable planets. The scope is bigger than ever and it's coming sometime in 2020.

12. Dark Envoy

Their trailers haven't exactly given away much. But, with its music and cool blend of steampunk magic, Dark Envoy definitely intrigues. Gameplay-wise, it also wears its inspirations in it sleeves, describing itself as a non-linear RPG with exploration and tactical combat, ala Divinity meets XCOM. It's set to release in 2020.

13. Yakuza: Like a Dragon

After Yakuza 0’s shenanigans, we're back to the present day playing as new protagonist, Ichiban Kasuga who was just released from prison after serving 18 years. There's JRPG tropes here a-plenty--whether it's in clever references or actual real-time gameplay--and it's finally coming out on November 13.

14. The Ascent

Cyberpunk dystopias have really found their time to shine and Neon Giant has forwarded their own take on the genre. Playing as a worker in a vertical corporate metropolis, defend your district from a rival, black-market force, and find the reason behind the mysterious attacks. It's set to release sometime in 2020.

15. Hitman 3

This final chapter will have players take on Agent 47's "most intimate and professional contract". But, intimate and professional as it is, it also marks another globe-trotting adventure, with all of the game's previous locations, plus a handful of big cities to conquer. Coming- out on January 2021.

16. Far Cry 6

We’re welcoming Giancarlo Esposito into Far Cry’s lineup of amazing villains as he plays dictator Anton Castillo. This entry boasts one of their most expansive playground yet in the fictional city of Esperanza. Attack the government with whatever means possible and cause the downfall of the regime. Releasing on February 18, 2021.

17. Serious Sam 4

An easy choice if you want an absurdist FPS experience. The latest in Sam "Serious" Stone's adventures takes him to even more dangerous locations, this time alongside extraterrestrial monstrosities. With new gameplay improvements and an arsenal of new weapons, it's coming out in 2021.

18. I.G.I. Origins

Toadman revives a turn of the century title with a lot more infiltration missions than we could ever ask for. Taking us back to the Cold War era, play as an MI6 spy and go on a mission for redemption filled with stealth assignments, firefights, and gadgets. It's releasing sometime in 2021.

19. Halo Infinite

After a somewhat disappointing cinematic trailer, their latest gameplay presentation has given us a better idea of what's to come in Master Chief's next adventure. The not-so next-gen graphics and confusing plot may have been a bit of a distraction for many, Infinite, with its look back to classic Halo, still seems like it'll deliver on the gameplay front. Now releasing way after the Xbox Series X because of a delay, we'll have to wait till sometime in 2021.

20. Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2

Ninja Theory's debut title for their action-adventure saw Senua's harrowing journey of control and self-discovery against a backdrop of Norse chaos. In this upcoming sequel, we'll see all her demons unleashed and the action ramped up to 11. Sadly, it’ll be delayed indefinitely from its original holiday release window.

21. Dying Light 2

Techland's sequel to their sandbox zombie survival game is going through a development rut. But their plans for this latest entry is enough to keep people tuned in. Known for their unique take on the zombie genre, Dying Light 2 levels it all up with more choices and endings on a whole new engine. Unfortunately, no release date yet.

22. Beyond Good & Evil 2

Michel Ancel's sequel to his 2003 action-adventure has been a decade in the making. And while their last cinematic trailers were mesmerizing, the updates have been few and far between. Their last blog entry, on the other hand, assures us that the Space Monkeys are still well on their way to us. We're just gonna have to wait a bit longer.

223. Gears Tactics

Released on the PC with a promising reception, it's only a matter of time till The Coalition and Splash Damage's spinoff arrives on the Xbox One. Set in the same Gears universe with a focus on strategy, many old XCOM fans will have something to look forward to in this game. Already worth the price of admission on PC, we'll have to wait and see for that Xbox One release date.

24. Everwild

Breath of the Wild has revitalized the trend of dreamy, cartoon aesthetics and this Microsoft exclusive from Rare is making great of it. It already reels us in with its gorgeous visuals and charming world populated by a fantastical wilderness. But, as a game by Rare, the expectations are definitely high. No release date yet.

25. Forza Motorsport

Forza's first entry for the coming generation, everyone's already dreaming up the kind of graphical fidelity this next game will have. We didn't get much from their recent announce trailer, but with the footage captured directly within their engine, it already looks like the realism is hitting an all-new high. Hopefully, we'll have more details soon.

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