The biggest Xbox One games out in 2019
While Microsoft is often ridiculed for not having as many exclusive games as the other big companies in the console wars, massive Xbox titles such as Halo and Gears of War keep it afloat.
And lately, Microsoft has been in a sharing mood, teaming up with Nintendo and Sony to help the video game community as a whole expand through its technical understanding and friendly user interface. But that's not to say it has completely put the games aside to do so. This generation, we saw an increased indie presence on Xbox with Cuphead (now on Switch too) and Ori and the Blind Forest, which gave us hope.
While Microsoft may not have the numbers, there are more quality exclusives on the way—including another indie Ori title. These paired with a handful of wide releases will tide Xbox fans over while they wait for the next Gears or Halo, which might or might not drop this year. Here are eight upcoming video games you'll be able to play on Xbox One in 2019.
From the team that brought us Max Payne, Control promises to be a weird one. The shooter gives players a collection of telekinetic powers for some intense action, similar to the vastly overlooked Quantum Break. Players then take up the role of Jesse Faden, director of the Federal Bureau of Control, which is a secret government organization that investigates paranormal events that bend the ties of reality. It's a crazy story to say the least, but that's where developer Remedy thrives. Control will be released on August 27.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Respawn Entertainment is overcoming the hurdles of EA’s Star Wars franchise past to give us a story—no multiplayer or loot box nonsense, just a pure Star Wars title. Whether it will live up to Knights of the Old Republic or flop is unknown, but Respawn has a solid track record. With a promised emphasis on lightsaber dueling and an epic cinematic trailer, we're hopeful. In the meantime, the still excellent Knights of the Old Republic (second on our Best Star Wars games list) is available in the Microsoft store for Xbox One. Do yourself a favor and play it (or replay it).
The latest sequel in the gory hoard shooter, Gears of War 5 is an Xbox One exclusive—and one of the more stellar exclusives in Microsoft's arsenal. It’s been roughly three years since the last release, and our mouths are watering for some new ultra-violent, sometimes touching action. No word on an exact release date, but we’re eager to learn more at the E3 video game conference in June.
September 10, 2019
Beyond Good and Evil 2
Sixteen years following the original cult classic, fans are finally getting a prequel. A shocking reveal at E3 last year gave us a gorgeous cinematic trailer for Beyond Good and Evil 2, with visuals and voice actors to make for an epic watch. Not much is known about this title yet except some story elements—it's a wild space adventure with people, monkeys, aliens, pigs, laser ships, junkers, and more—and a loose release window, but the trailer was enough to get fans of the first game hyped up. It’s almost certain we’ll get more info on this title at E3 this year.