Xbox One: Best Upcoming & New Games for 2021

Upcoming Xbox One releases sorted by date. Only games that have a pre-order bonus or a special edition are listed. Click the title for more information or the cover image for pre-order details. (Looking for Upcoming Xbox Series X|S games instead?)

Article last updated: 12 September, 2022

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The Callisto Protocol

From the studio led by Dead Space’s Glen Schofield, Dive into the deepest depths of horror in The Callisto Protocol. A brand new survival horror title that promises to reinvent its genre ushering in the next generation of horror. Developed by Striking Distance Studios and published by KRAFTON, The Callisto Protocol will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows PC this Winter.

The year is 2320 on the moon, Callisto. You are Jacob Lee, an inmate at the black iron maximum security prison serving his sentence when a mysterious occurrence transforms your fellow inmates into horrific bloodthirsty creatures.

As Jacob, you must try and escape the prison under the most intense conditions. Experience horror, dread, and hopelessness at a pulse-pounding rate on your journey out of the dead moon, Callisto.

With horrors lurking around every corner, The Callisto Protocol challenges players to jumble between close range and ranged combat in life or death situations against enemies of an unholy nature.

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Hello Neighbor 2

The much-awaited sequel to the cult classic “Hello Neighbor” is finally here in Hello Neighbor 2, a stealth horror-thriller game developed by Eerie quest studios and published by tinyBuild LLC. In Hello Neighbor 2, set out on a mission as an investigative journalist looking to uncover the hidden secrets of the eerie town of Raven Brooks.

The residents of the town seem quite off and the recent disappearances and murders don’t help the situation much. It is up to you to get to the bottom of it even if it may involve sneaking into your neighbor’s houses and stalking their every move to find clues and solve the puzzle.

NPCs in the game are powered by a neural network AI that allows them to adapt to your playstyle and learn from your patterns forcing you to find new interesting ways to outsmart them after extended play.

With a larger character roster this time around, every resident is a potential suspect and has their own unique stories and narratives that may shift based on your actions in the game.

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The Rumble Fish 2

In The Rumble Fish 2, participate in an underground competition known as the Fight For Survival tournament endorsed by the mega-corporation PROBE-NEXUS. The Rumble Fish 2 is a classic 2D fighting game initially developed by Dimps and published by Sammy with the reworked version being done by a reputable game developer 3goo K.K.

A natural disaster devastates a large part of an East Asian country during the 20th century prompting a rebuild with PROBE-NEXUS at the forefront. The neglected parts of the country known as the slums open up and create a perfect setting for the F.F.F tournament.

For the first time outside of Japan, The Rumble Fish 2 will be available to play on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Switch, and Windows PC this winter.

The game features strategic high-intensity fights that force you to balance offensive plays with defensive plays through the 2-gauge system.

The new console and PC releases include new additional features such as an online versus mode which lets you take part in seamless online matchups against real players.

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Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion

Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion takes place before the events of Final Fantasy VII and puts you in the shoes of Zack Fair, the previous owner of the Buster Sword. The game is a turn-based action RPG and is a HD remaster of the original Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII. Follow Zack Fair’s story as a soldier as he takes on the villainous soldier defector Genesis Rhapsodos and the forces of the Jenova Project.

Developed and published by Square Enix, Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion will be available to play on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows this autumn.

The game features a rapid turn-based combat system that makes combat appear as if it’s taking place in real time.

With a story spanning 15 hours and side quests totaling to 50+ hours of gameplay, immerse yourself in the story of the revered zack Fair.

Experience the story once more with fully overhauled graphics redone in high fidelity, fully voiced dialogue, and all-new soundtrack arrangements.

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Skull and Bones

Command the high seas as you embark on a perilous voyage in Skull and Bones, an action-adventure game that sets you on a journey from an outcast to a pirate of legend. It is the 17th century and a band of young men and women lured by the prospect of riches that lie in the seas come together from far and wide in search of said riches.

Developed by Ubisoft Singapore and published by Ubisoft, Skull, and Bones will be available this autumn and will be playable on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows PC.

Complete contracts and quests given to you by the locals, vendors, and kingpins from all over as you gain experience and loot along the way making a name for yourself in the pirating world.

Shower your enemies in canon fire as you take part in high-stakes naval battles. Adorn your vessel in the strongest of armor and equip it with powerful weapons to outgun enemy ships.

Ship customization allows you to craft a ship that fits your playstyle and gives you the freedom to explore different strategies that will make you a force to be reckoned with out in the sea.

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