There are a lot of question marks when it comes to Xbox in 2023, even if we expect some answers at the end of this month. The platform has a ton of really big games on the way, but for the most part, we still don’t know when exactly they’ll arrive. However, for those of you wondering which games you should keep an eye out for, here are the current top releases for this year’s Xbox Series consoles.
Hogwarts Legacy – February 10th
Unsurprisingly, returning to Hogwarts comes first. Hogwarts Legacy is shaping up to be one of the biggest titles of the year across all platforms. Avalanche’s promising magical RPG that finally allows us to experience life as students in the greatest school of witchcraft and wizardry in the world is filled with so much potential that we can’t wait for the chance to start the adventure and be sorted into one of the four ancient houses.
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty – March 3rd
Team Ninja has produced many exciting and memorable action RPGs throughout its history and this year they will expand that offering with the dark fantasy title, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty. Set during China’s Han Dynasty era, this game sees a nameless soldier with no militia fighting for survival in a land of monsters and men.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor – March 17th
When Fallen Order arrived a few years ago, it revived a beloved series that was reeling uncontrollably at the box office. This year, the sequel, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will arrive to continue the thrilling adventure that is the life of Cal Kestis, as the young Jedi navigates a world where the grip of the Empire is tightening and the galaxy is falling apart. further into the darkness.
Resident Evil 4 Remake – March 24th
Spring is absolutely loaded, and after the other two blockbusters in March is the return of Resident Evil 4. Capcom is giving the iconic survival horror game a serious update, improving its graphics and performance and bringing it up to standard modern gameplay, all while preserving the fantastic story within.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League – May 16th
Rocksteady is venturing into a new kind of third-person action-adventure game, one where the protagonists are well-regarded villains, but they’re the good guys this time around. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will ask players to dress as Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang and King Shark, as they are tasked with taking down Earth’s greatest protectors after their corruption by an invading alien force.
Minecraft Legends – Spring 2023
The blocky Mojang franchise is truly iconic. Creative play has become a household name and has even gotten so big that spin-offs have sprung up. 2023 will see the last of this effort explored, when Minecraft Legends arrives and asks players to unite the Overworld and fight against the armies of Piglin and the Nether corruption that is infiltrating from the Underworld, all in a new style of action -strategy.
Street Fighter 6 – June 2nd
The fight scene is injected with a dose of fresh blood this summer as the long-awaited next chapter in the Street Fighter universe arrives. Bringing back a collection of beloved characters and seeing them compete in a series of one-on-one matches, this game is looking to contend for the top fighting title of the year.
Diablo IV – June 6th
Blizzard has been teasing and sharing all sorts of details and information about this fourth installment of its long-running franchise, giving us updates on its ongoing development. Luckily, it won’t be long before we see how that all plays out in practice, as Diablo IV debuts in early June and will offer a new demonic story set in Sanctuary, filled with fresh loot to hunt, bosses to take down, and more.
Forza Motorsport – First half of 2023
If you were looking for a new racing title to fill your time with, Forza Motorsport is undoubtedly on your list of anticipated games. Coming from Turn 10 Studios, this racer will leave behind the atmospheric open worlds of Forza Horizon in favor of the hard asphalt of the track and street racing scenes, for a simulation experience where even the smallest detail is of the maximum importance.
Starfield – First half of 2023
Perhaps the most anticipated game of the year, period. Starfield will be Bethesda’s first foray into a brand new universe in 25 years, and it should be incredibly impressive, if it delivers on all of its promised potential. From 1000 planets to explore, to deeply customizable starships, hordes of NPCs to chat with and all designed to reinforce the rich and expansive narrative – needless to say this is going to be very big.
Redfall – First half of 2023
Arkane Studios is trying its hand at a cooperative multiplayer FPS. Redfall takes players to a sleepy Massachusetts town, which has been overrun by deadly vampires and is now locked away from sunlight. Using one of a collection of hunters, this game asks players to be creative all in an effort to use the tools and items at your disposal to chew through the soulless horde and to save the city from a grim fate.
P’s lies – 2023
We’re all more than familiar with Pinocchio’s story at this point, or at least you think you are. Neowiz is trying to throw the fairy tale on his head by setting it in a dark Belle Époque world and using an action-RPG style of gameplay. The actual plot? Simple. You just need to find Mr. Geppetto, however, doing so will mean surviving all kinds of horrors and dangers who want nothing more than to end your story before it begins.
While the second half of the year certainly looks flat for Xbox so far, there’s still plenty of time for more announcements, so stay tuned for more news and information.
To see what the PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch have in store for 2023, be sure to head over respectively here is here.