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Top Upcoming Xbox One Video Games of 2018

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Posted on: March 11, 2018
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Note: Article was updated in March of 2018 to include new titles releasing throughout the year.

2018 is quickly approaching and with it will come a slew of new video game titles to look forward to playing. With that said, now’s a good time to start marking down what video games to keep an eye on when they officially launch next year. Let us lend a hand, in this list, in particular, we’re going over the top Xbox One video games launching in 2018.

Crackdown 3
  • Developer: Reagent Games
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Platforms: PC, XB1
  • Release: 2018

Nearly a decade after the release of Crackdown 2, Reagent Games is bringing out the third installment, Crackdown 3. The video game doesn’t have too many details available quite yet though we do know that there is a big emphasis on destruction. Players will be able to destroy practically anything within the video game thanks to a Microsoft cloud computing platform known as Microsoft Azure.

Sea of Thieves
  • Developer: Rare
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Platforms: PC, XB1
  • Release: 2018

Sea of Thieves is all about being a pirate with a crew. Scavenge for treasure, loot islands, take to the open sea, and battle against other crews that are unfortunate enough to come across your pathway.

User-generated content is a big feature for Sea of Thieves as well. Players will be able to craft their own custom stories using the various in-game tools. From there, these campaigns can be uploaded online for other players to download and enjoy on their own.

State of Decay 2
  • Developer: Undead Labs
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Platforms: PC, XB1
  • Release Date: 2018

There are not too many details released for State of Decay 2 as of right now. We do know that this video game is a sequel to the 2013 State of Decay and will focus heavily on cooperative gameplay with up to three other players.

Overall, State of Decay 2 is a zombie-survival game that lets players have their own unique story. While battling zombies is very much a key aspect of the upcoming title release, players are encouraged to work together in setting up their own community that’s able to successfully take out the undead threat.

The Last Night
  • Developer: Odd Tales
  • Publisher: Raw Fury
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: 2018

The Last Night is an upcoming indie platform video game by developers Odd Tales. In this video game, players are taken into a futuristic world where our protagonist, Charlie, is a man who lives within a lower-class system. Most of the menial work has been taken up by robots leaving Charlie to explore the city, talk with other civilians, and of course, get into some gunfights.

Originally, the video game was featured in a game jam which the title came out on top, leading the developers to continue on with the development for a full video game title release for the Xbox One and PC platforms.

Monster Hunter: World
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release: Jan 26, 2018
  • Platforms: PS4, XBO, PC

The Monster Hunter franchise is consistently growing and with each new installment a number of new gamers explore the monster filled worlds development studio Capcom has crafted. Monster Hunter: World will mark as the fifth main installment to the franchise and as you can expect, there will be a number of notable updates.

For instance, Capcom has placed larger maps, a more seamless experience between zones and what’s a Monster Hunter video game without the ability to hunt with friends? Outside of the offline campaign, the game will allow a four-player online co-op opportunity.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like there’s any word on the video game seeing a release on the Nintendo Switch, but you can expect a launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC platforms.

Far Cry 5
  • Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release: Feb 27, 2018
  • Platforms: PS4, XBO, PC

The eleventh installment but the fifth main title within the franchise, Far Cry 5 will be seeing a release in 2018. The video game takes place within the United States of America this time around, though more specifically, in a fictional Hope County, Montana.

Within the narrative, Far Cry 5 pins players against Joseph Seed, a leader of a cult who has forced his way into controlling Hope County. As more innocent civilians become trapped and forced into submission under Joseph Seed’s rule, only a handful of resistance stands between Seed and his reign.

Just as before, players can expect the title to deliver as a first-person shooter in an open world environment to explore either on foot or through vehicles.

Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Developer: Arc System Works
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Release: Feb 2018
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO

Dragon Ball FighterZ is the next title to release within the Dragon Ball franchise. The video game is currently being developed by Arc System Works, who may be best known for their Guilty Gear and BlazBlue series.

The video game will have players choose three characters to fight and switch through during matches. However, for the story narrative, the game will follow a newly revived Android 16 and his army of androids that are designed to look like various characters.

While the video game is only stated to be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC platforms, Bandai Namco has expressed the possibility of bringing out a Nintendo Switch platform release, that is if there are enough requests from fans.

A Way Out
  • Developer: Hazelight Studios
  • Publisher: EA Originals
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2018

A Way Out is an upcoming action-adventure journey from Hazelight Studios. This will be the second video game to be directed by Josef Fares who you may be familiar with from his previous title, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.

This is a unique action-adventure video game as it will require two players with the display being split-screen regardless of playing the video game locally or through online. All-in-all, the narrative is based around two prisoners who must survive and escape a prison. Their stories will be told simultaneously and while one character may be in a cutscene, the other will be able to freely move and execute their tasks.

As you can likely imagine, A Way Out will focus on gamers having to work together in order to escape the authorities and complete goals.

Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Developer: Rockstar Studios
  • Publisher: Rockstar Games
  • Platforms: PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2018

Rockstar Games has crafted up a number of incredible pieces of work. Their beloved long-running series Grand Theft Auto, the single IP release of Bully, and of course their old western series, Red Dead Redemption just to name a few. Red Dead Redemption has a massive following and gamers all over the world are undoubtedly waiting for new information to trickle down from Rockstar for their upcoming installment, Red Dead Redemption 2.

Gamers can be delighted to know that the latest trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 reveals the narrative. Players will follow the outlaw Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang in this upcoming installment of the gritty western.

Unfortunately, there’s no information quite yet on what features we can expect to take part in during our journey through the old west this time around.

  • Developer: Dontnod Entertainment
  • Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2018

Dontnod Entertainment has crafted up some popular titles so far. Their debut title Remember Me sparked the highly beloved Life is Strange IP.  Following up the release of Life is Strange is Vampyr, a vastly different IP then what the developers have worked.

Vampyr takes place during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic in London where players take the role of a doctor Jonathan Reid. Our protagonist is in a predicament as he is a vampire with a bloodthirsty nature, but is battling his condition with his Hippocratic Oath.

Being an action role-playing title, players can traverse parts of the world while also leveling up Jonathan in order to unlock new abilities and skills through the skill tree.

  • Developer: BioWare
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2018

The upcoming Anthem video game will be a third-person shooter much like BioWare’s past video game franchise, Mass Effect. In order for players to transverse the world, the use of an Exo suit will be required which are known as Javelins within the video game. These Javelins will give players new powers and abilities such as the flight to soar through the open air or propel them through the depths of an ocean.

So far what we know about Anthem is that players will be taking the role of a freelancer who finds work by protecting civilians by exploring the dangerous landscapes outside of the safe zones. Likewise we know that the game will feature some co-operative multiplayer elements, but there have been no fine details on the matter quite yet.

Metro Exodus
  • Developer: 4A Games
  • Publisher: Deep Silver
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2018

Based on Dmitry Glukhovsky’s novels, developers 4A Games is bringing out the third installments to the Metro video game series, Metro Exodus. This first-person shooter takes place in the not so distant future, 2036, but in a post-apocalyptic Earth which was devastated by a nuclear war that took place decades earlier.

If you enjoyed the past installments, Metro Exodus will follow the events of Metro: Last Light. More specifically, the video game will follow the Redemption ending with players assuming the role of a young Artyom that flees Metro in Moscow in a journey with Spartan Rangers.

With development of the video game title starting back in 2014, 4A Games does not have a specific release date announced quite yet, but its slated to launch within the 2018 calendar year.

System Shock Remastered
  • Developer: Night Dive Studios
  • Publisher: Night Dive Studios
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: TBD

Back in 1994, System Shock was unleashed onto the masses. Now, decades later, Night Dive Studios seeks out to release a remake of the video game for current generation platforms. For those of you have yet to play the original, System Shock was an action-adventure title set within a space station during the year 2072.

Players took on the role of a hacker who is on a mission to stop an advanced AI known as SHODAN. Currently, the remake is slated to launch at some point in 2018 but a specific release date has yet to be unveiled. Regardless, there’s been a statement during February that stated System Shock was being put on hold.

This doesn’t mean that the project is being scrapped but the development team wishes to take a hiatus to look at the overall vision of the project. We’re uncertain if this will mean the video game will be pushed back into 2019 at this point, though we’ll update the post when more information is released.

The Crew 2
  • Developer: Ivory Tower
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: March 16, 2018

The Crew 2 is the sequel to the 2014 release, The Crew. Much of the same gameplay is present in the upcoming sequel as players will be roaming around the open world environment racing cars, motorcycles, boats, and airplanes.

At its core, The Crew 2 is still very much a racing title with a narrative for plays to follow along with. In the game, the player will take on the role of some new upcoming racer who is working to become a success in the racing industry.

While players can enjoy the game alone, there is a multiplayer mode which you can race against other players online to friends in a slew of tracks set in this scaled down version of the United States.

Jurassic World Evolution
  • Developer: Frontier Developments
  • Publisher: Frontier Developments
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2018

Jurassic World Evolution is being developed by Frontier Developments who have brought out several other tycoon based video games. With Jurassic World Evolution, players are tasked with working on the construction of a Jurassic World dinosaur theme park.

The game acts out much like its predecessor, Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis where players not only construct the park but manage it daily. You’ll set up the aesthetics of the park, what dinosaurs are featured and the various business operations that go on behind the scenes.

There is already a big following with the game and its set to release alongside the launch of the upcoming film, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, though the set release date for the game has yet to be unveiled.

Darksiders III
  • Developer: Gunfire Games
  • Publisher: THQ Nordic
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2018

The Darksiders franchise continues on with developers Gunfire Games launching the third main installment sometime in 2018. This franchise is an action role-playing with a ton of hack-and-slash goodness.

So far, what we know about the video game is that the title will take place in a parallel world of events from the past video game installments. In this war-torn Earth, our protagonist, Fury, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, is in a quest to destroy the Seven Deadly Sins.

World War Z
  • Developer: Saber Interactive
  • Publisher: Saber Interactive
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2018

World War Z became a hit novel when it released and since then the story was adapted loosely into a blockbuster film. Now that story is moving into the video game industry with a title being developed under Saber Interactive.

We’re still waiting to hear more information about the game, but from what we can tell so far, the video game may be aimed more towards the novel than the film. Players will be going across the world in different regions as they partake in survival stories against the zombie pandemic.

Furthermore, the game will feature four player co-op which means you and your friends can blast through the undead. There seems to be a massive amount of undead coming at players so you may not get the same vibe and feel as Left 4 Dead though, at the same time, the reveal trailer does show players unloading assault weapons into the horde rather than rushing to safety.

Mega Man 11
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Platforms: PC, NS, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2018

We’re still looking at scarce information when it comes to Mega Man 11, but it looks like the long-beloved Mega Man franchise will receive a new main installment late 2018. There is certainly a strong following with the franchise and we know that this eleventh installment will feature 3D characters and environments and not a 2.5D video game.

From the announcement trailer, it looks like the same game mechanics are gameplay are present that the series is known for. However, for now, we’ll have to wait and see just what the narrative will hold when it comes to the game. Likewise, with the title already claiming to not release until late 2018, this very well could be a game that will be delayed until next year, 2019.

Regardless, we’re keeping close tabs with Mega Man 11 and will continue to update you on the progress of the video game.

Soulcalibur VI
  • Developer: Project Soul
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2018

It’s been over five years since we saw a major release for Soulcalibur, or stylized as Soulcalibur, but now we have its sixth installment launching sometime this year. The video game franchise has been iconic where players duke it out with 3D characters, most sporting a weapon.

Developers Project Soul along with publishers Bandai Namco Entertainment has stated that this upcoming Soulcalibur VI release will be set as a celebration of the franchise’s 20th anniversary. As for the story narrative, so far we know that the game will take place during the 16th century and revisit events that occurred in the first Soulcalibur video game, where secrets will be unveiled.

As expected, the game will also feature a nice cast filled with both returning characters and newcomers as well. Unfortunately, as of right now, there is no set release date on when we can expect this game to launch other than sometime this year.

Strange Brigade
  • Developer: Rebellion Developments
  • Publisher: Rebellion Developments
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2018

Rebellion Developments has been around for over twenty years and has launched a number of video game titles such as the Sniper Elite series. However, their latest upcoming release, Strange Brigade is a title we’re hoping to hear more information with a release date set for this year, but that may be wishful thinking.

Strange Brigade is an upcoming cooperative third-person shooter filled with both puzzles and survival horror elements. What we know so far is that this is a video game based in the 1930s, where the British Empire has established a fearless group known as the Strange Brigade.

Players are then tasked with seeking out the strange and supernatural areas to uncover what lies within the deepest cracks. Riches await with hidden caves and deadly traps, though at the center of it all may be a beast far too evil for players to take down.

Valkyria Chronicles 4
  • Developer: Sega
  • Publisher: Sega
  • Platforms: PS4, NS, XBO
  • Release: 2018

The next installment of Valkyria Chronicles is set to release this year. Valkyria Chronicles 4 is an upcoming tactical RPG that continues to follow the same style of strategy gameplay that the previous installments are known for.

Overall, players will have to maneuver their characters around a battlefield while taking out the hostile forces. Within the narrative, players will find that Valkyria Chronicles 4 will take place during the events of the first title, Valkyria Chronicles.

This time, however, players will be maneuvering a new cast of characters set within the continent of Europa. As part of the last chance effort to end the war and capture the imperial capital, commander Claude Wallace and his squad are set into a battle that will put them against imperial soldiers along with the Valkyria.

So far there is no specific release date attached quite yet when it comes to Valkyria Chronicles 4 other than the market within Japan.

  • Developer: Iron Galaxy
  • Publisher: Maximum Games
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: April 10, 2018

Extinction is an upcoming action video game developed by Iron Galaxy, who may be best known for Killer Instinct. Coming out soon is their latest title, Extinction, which looks and acts similar to Attack on Titan.

Within the game, players will take control of a soldier named Avil who must protect the world from giant ogres. Gameplay is said to be fast paced where players will run around the map, making wall runs, or even using your whip to vault you up towards the beast.

Developers also have plans for future DLC with the game so after you finish up the narrative campaign and side missions, more content will be rolling out for gamers to enjoy. Just how much content is set to launch after the game remains to be seen, but Extinction in itself looks to be rather interesting.

  • Developer: Chucklefish
  • Publisher: Chucklefish
  • Platforms: PC, NS, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2018

If you are looking for a turn-based strategy game to enjoy this year then you’ll want to keep tabs on Wargroove. This is an upcoming turn-based strategy title by developers Chucklefish, the developers behind Starbound and publishers of Stardew Valley.

Stated to be an easy game for beginners to pick up and enjoy, Wargroove offers a deep campaign that features over ten commanders from four factions, each of which will have their own campaign, motivations, and personalities.

Outside of the singleplayer narrative campaign, Wargroove is said to include online multiplayer which will feature PvP and cooperative gameplay. Currently, the game is still slated to launch sometime early this year, so keep an eye out for its official launch date to be revealed soon.

  • Developer: Glumberland
  • Publisher: Double Fine Presents
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: 2018

Developed by indie studio Glumberland, Ooblets is described as a mixture between Harvest Moon, Pokemon and Animal Crossing. At its base, the game is a life simulation title where players control beings known as ooblets while also keeping up with your farm, town life, and creature collection.

Players will also find that they can run a shop, explore the open world lands, battle ooblets, and other ooblet trainers. While the game has us intrigued, we’re still unsure of just when the title will officially launch. Developers have simply stated that the game will see a release within this year.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Developer: Crystal Dynamics
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: TBA (PS4, PC, XBO likely)
  • Release: 2018

(Note: No available trailer for Shadow of Tomb Raider. Video displayed is Rise of Tomb Raider.)

When Tomb Raider received its big reboot back in 2013, the series received a massive revival with new and veteran players enjoying the latest big adventure featuring Lara Croft. In 2015, a sequel to Tomb Raider landed into the market and much like the reboot, Rise of the Tomb Raider was a big hit.

Now gamers are waiting for the next big release known as Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Unfortunately, outside of an expected release date of sometime this year, no information has been released yet. Online, the community is anticipating a darker toned story simply from the title name, though that has yet to be confirmed.

We’ll simply have to wait and see just what the narrative holds, the official platforms being supported by the game and just when it will launch into the market.

Deep Rock Galactic
  • Developer: Ghost Ship Games
  • Publisher: Coffee Stain Publishing
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: February 28, 2018 (Early Access)

Seeking to create a thrilling co-op experience, developers Ghost Ship Games is developing a title known as Deep Rock Galactic. This is currently an Early Access title that can be purchased today, though you can expect some changes and bugs until the final release launches.

Within the game, players are tasked with working together in digging into the underground as they collect valuable resources through cave systems. However, you’re not alone underground forcing our team of miners to come packed and loaded with heavy artillery to face against the hostile threats.

Caves are procedurally generated with enemies and loot to collect making it a new adventure every time you start. Currently, the game offers four-player cooperative gameplay with four unique classes to not only help fight against the enemy hostiles but to flesh out a team of miners.

Black Desert Online
  • Developer: Pearl Abyss
  • Publisher: Kakao Games
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: 2018 (XBO)

Black Desert Online is already available by developers Pearl Abyss, however, the game is only available on the PC platform. However, soon the game will be launching on the Xbox One platform, where gamers will have a new MMORPG to enjoy with friends.

This is a fantasy MMORPG where two rival nations are at war and as a result, there will be quests and missions to take on. Likewise, there is a dynamic weather system, day and night cycle, player housing, active combat system, and mounts.

Gamers can work together in the campaign quests or go against each other in PvP areas. Currently, the game is set to the only launch on the Xbox One outside of the PC platform. Of course, we’ll be keeping an eye on any changes.

  • Developer: Aurora44
  • Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: 2018

Ashen is an upcoming action RPG title that follows players into a world that is full of hostile enemies and gloom. Little information has been released about the game so far, but what we do know is that players can opt to work together in hopes for a greater chance of survival.

Within the world, players may cross paths and can then team up in a means to increase the skill set and crafting abilities. Strength in numbers seems to be key for survival in Ashen which has a wide variety of creatures and hostile environments that lurk around the corners of this decayed world.

The Darwin Project
  • Developer: Scavengers Studio
  • Publisher: Scavengers Studio
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: March 9, 2018

The Darwin Project is another video game set to launch the popular and trending battle royale genre. Within the game, ten players will battle it out to see who will be the last man standing, though unlike some of the other popular battle royale games in the market today, there can be a variety of ways a player is killed.

While players can kill each other using weapons, there are other elements to worry about such as the weather and environments. Likewise, the developers behind this video game, Scavengers Studios, are hoping that viewers will play a big role in game matches.

Another player will play as a host, who will have the ability to trigger events and cause some extra surprises for gamers to go through. However, viewers who simply watch the match can vote on certain elements to unfold as well. We expect matches to go relatively quick with all these elements combined, though we’ll know for sure when the game releases this March 9, 2018.

The Last Night
  • Developer: Odd Tales
  • Publisher: Raw Fury
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: 2018

The Last Night is another video game title that we don’t have too many details on yet. We know that this is a platform title that features a cyberpunk theme setting, but we’re still a bit scarce in regards to gameplay and narrative information.

What we do know is that the game follows a low-class protagonist named Charlie who lives in a society that only the wealthy can enjoy. As a result, players will be subjected to a rough life filled with other citizens who are trying to get by.

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