Top 5 Upcoming Xbox Series X Exclusive Games in 2021January 10, 2021
Even though you probably haven’t been able to get your hands on an Xbox Series X just yet thanks to the serious supply crunch happening (don’t give up hope just yet!) that doesn’t stop us from setting our sights on some of the biggest upcoming Xbox Series X exclusive games in 2021 set to take full advantage of the Series X impressive hardware improvements over previous Xbox consoles. Without further ado, let’s dive into five of the hottest up and coming releases to keep us salivating for the year to come.
One of the original Xbox gems that helped make the console in its early days, Halo is back with Halo Infinite, an Xbox and Windows exclusive which promises to redeem the franchises former glory after the series last major release, Halo Wars 2, failed to captivate fans in the same way its predecessors did.
Microsoft has a lot riding on Halo Infinite and have even brought back the original Halo series writer to try seal the deal. After already being delayed from a 2020 release due to negative feedback from fans on initial gameplay footage, its clear 343 Industries and Microsoft want to make sure the game does fans of the franchise justice. We’ve included the original gameplay premier video below, though keep in mind the game has reportedly been ramped up quite a bit since then.
Another Xbox and PC exclusive, Hellblade II is set to be the the sequel to 2017′s hit game Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice which received critical acclaim from reviewers and players alike thanks to its original concept and gripping gameplay, taking the player on a journey to the depths of hell on a romantic quest to save the soul of Senua, a badass female viking protagonist. Thick in Norse mythology and mysticism, Senua’s Sacrifice ticked all the right boxes to become an unlikely AAA title from an unknown developer.
If you are fans of horror games, The Medium promises a fairly original take on the horror genre featuring a protagonist that can see in two dimensions. Needless to say, one of these dimensions is a “dark” dimension full of horrors and terrible monsters to avoid. Notable is the attachment of Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka to the project, so you can be sure that the soundtrack will add to the thrills.
Although gameplay footage has been limited, the dark atmospheric soundtrack combined with some stunning visuals and downright scary initial encounters show more than a little promise. The Medium is definitely the most promising up and coming Xbox Series X games set to take full advantage of the next gen Xbox graphics.
Sequel to the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R trilogy, one of the most highly regarded FPS game series of all time with a dedicated cult following to this day, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is back to continue the series over 13 years later. A first person survival horror praised for its terrifying atmosphere and challenging gameplay, this is another Xbox Series X exclusive game that thrill seekers and horror junkies simply cannot miss.
Set in a post apocalyptic nuclear wasteland called “The Zone” introduced in the orignal series, exact details on the upcoming release are limited, but we do know that an open-world mechanic will be employed and the story will be non-linear.
5. Fable 4
An old classic from a brand new game development studio, the latest Fable game is an Xbox Series X and Windows exclusive that is set to reboot the cult classic fantasy RPG. The new reboot is being made by game developer Playground Games, best knows for the Forza Horizons racing games. Although the link between racing games and RPG games remains skint, rest assured the pressure will be on to not disappoint diehard Fable fans who loved the old series.
Rumour has it that a large team has been in development of Fable 4 since 2018 including the script writers from Batman: Arkham Knight. Although details are a mystery at this stage, one detail that seems certain is that it will play on an open-world dynamic to take full advantage of the Xbox Series X graphics engine.