The best games coming to Xbox in 2023; from Starfield to Redfall

Microsoft needs to step up in terms of exclusive titles, will this be your big year?

I think we can all agree that 2022 has left us real great games To remember. Nintendo and Sony signed a sea of ​​powerful months thanks to releases as prominent as Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Scarlet|Purple, God of War: Ragnarök or Horizon Forbidden West. And what happened to Xbox? Well, the truth is that the Microsoft console once again had few reference exclusives, although continued to stand out for the excellent performance of its Game Pass and its great support for the indie world.

From my point of view, it is undeniable that one of the great drawbacks of Xbox Series X | S is that it lacks great exclusive games, specifically those that sell you the console with its quality. Halo Infinite was not what many expected and people are tired of the lack of news about Fable, Everwild or Hellblade 2. So what awaits Xbox in 2023? It is time to review the best titles that will arrive on this platform in the coming months.

Forza Motorsport

  • Release date: Spring 2023
  • platforms: Xbox Series X|S and PC

After the release of Forza Horizon 5, it’s time to move on to an experience closer to simulation. Forza Horizon Motorsport is an ambitious racing installment that is being developed as a true new generation title. Will it become the great rival of Gran Turismo 7?

Planet of Lana

  • Release date: Spring 2023
  • platforms: Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC

They weren’t all going to be AAA video games, were they? The indies are also works that can amaze us with novel playable mechanics, unique artistic sections and peculiar sea stories, and that is precisely all that is presented in Planet of Lana. we are before youA puzzle-adventure game with a heavy cinematic focus and that I have fallen in love since its first trailer.

redfall

  • Release date: First half of 2023
  • platforms: Xbox Series X|S and PC

Bethesda will pull the Xbox Game Studios bandwagon by releasing a couple of its most ambitious games this year. one of them will be redfall, the new from Arkane Studios (Dishonored). Players will be able to enjoy alone or in the company of various friends from a fantasy FPS in which you have to face all kinds of vampires on a large island. It’s looking pretty good, so let’s hope it doesn’t take too long.

REPLACED

  • Release date: 2023
  • platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC

I don’t know about you but I keep thinking about The Last Night, that cyberpunk aesthetic pixel art video game that was announced so many years ago and of which absolutely nothing has been known since. I have no idea if the project will go ahead, but at least it has come up with some kind of rival called REPLACEDwhich also he has a barbarian look.

STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl

  • Release date: 2023
  • platforms: PC and Xbox Series X|S

The situation of the developer GSC Game World is as devastating as it is delicate. The Ukrainian War is very negatively affecting the lives of the creators of the game and, as expected, the launch has been postponed to an TBD date of 2023. I hope that STALKER 2 come next year and may it become a real success. And not just because the gameplay looks amazing, but because those responsible deserve that victory.

Starfield

  • Release date: first half of 2023
  • platforms: Xbox Series X|S and PC

Like Redfall, Bethesda decided to delay the release of Starfield to make sure it really is the big release that Todd Howard and his crew have had in mind for so many years. Starfield is the company’s first original IP in over 25 years, and is running to be the first “seller” title of Xbox Series X | S. There is a lot of pressure and expectations, but I am very into what this space RPG proposes.

The Last Case of Benedict Fox

  • Release date: Spring 2023
  • platforms: Xbox One, PC, and Xbox Series X|S

I close the list of Xbox exclusives for next year with The Last Case of Benedict Fox. This metroidvania may be the most unknown video game for all of you, but I assure you that it aims to be a very interesting work. The combat system, puzzles and platforming sections seem to be really well designedand if we add to that a story full of intrigue and reminiscences of LovecraftWell, we have one indie title left that we should keep track of.

And the third parties?

Of course do not forget about all third-party video games which will be available in 2023 for Xbox consoles. Here is a short list of some of the most important:

  • Dead Island 2
  • Hogwarts Legacy
  • Hollow Knight Silksong
  • Diablo IV
  • Black Myth: Wukong
  • Dead Space Remake
  • Lies of P
  • Atomic Heart
  • Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
  • One Piece Odyssey
  • Assassin’s Creed Mirage
  • Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty
Hogwarts Legacy

And finally I would like to add that perhaps Phil Spencer and his team are preparing some important releases for the second half of 2023. We haven’t known anything about video games like Hellblade 2 either Avowed, so perhaps they will reappear at some important event sporting a launch window for this year. Will this be the big year Xbox needs?

The best games coming to Xbox in 2023; from Starfield to Redfall