Join the Xbox team as we take a look at the games we can look forward to this year on Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC, including many coming to Xbox Game Pass from day one. There really is something for everyone this year, from big-budget blockbusters like Starfield, which made the list twice, and Elden Ring, to indie favorites like Tunic and Atomic Heart.
Sarah Bond, CVP, Game Creator Experience and Ecosystem:
“It’s simply breathtaking – with art and audio that are beautiful and sensual, wrapped in the story of a family struggling through the perils of post-apocalyptic Earth. When the Jumpship team shared their vision with me years ago, I was immediately hooked. Because at its core, this game is about doing whatever it takes to protect those you love. What is more important in life? – Sarah Bond, CVP, Game Creator Experience and Ecosystem.”
Somerville is coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC and Day One in Game Pass for PC, Console and Cloud.
Bonnie Ross, head of 343 Industries:
“There are so many great games coming out this year, but if I had to pick the game I’m most looking forward to, it would be Starfield. I love the worlds and experiences that Todd Howard and the team at Bethesda Game Studios have created over the decades, as The Elder Scrolls and Fallout are two of my absolute favorite series. I love how Todd talks about making Starfield not just a game, but a universe. I can’t wait to escape into this new sci-fi universe and explore everything they’ll bring to life with Starfield.”
Aaron Greenberg, General Manager of Games Marketing:
“My most anticipated game of 2022 is the first new universe in 25 years from the incredibly talented minds at Bethesda Game Studios. It reminds me of the magic of early space exploration and I expect it will be a game that will define the next generation.”
Starfield is coming to Xbox Series X|S, Windows PC, and day one in Game Pass for PC, console, and cloud.
Malik Prince, Communications Manager, Content Creator Relations:
“Sometimes you see a trailer for a game and you just know it’s going to be something special. Stepping into an open world full of vampires will definitely fill a very specific but long-standing need, and I’m all for it. Then again… there’s something about venturing alone in the dark that calls my name. Anyway, Redfall has me counting down the days until release later this year. Oh, and who could forget Layla’s sick reload animation?”
Redfall is coming to Xbox Series X|S, Windows PC and day one in Game Pass for PC, Console.
Slime Rancher 2
Larry Hryb, Major Nelson from Xbox:
“In this sequel to the hit slime Slime Rancher, you can continue your adventure as Beatrix LeBeau on her journey to Rainbow Island in Slime Rancher 2. Collect slime, build a greenhouse and discover more of what has made 10 million players happy with slime. As a bonus, the game is available in Xbox Game Pass on day one!”
Slime Rancher 2 is coming to Xbox Series X|S, Windows PC and day one in Game Pass for PC, Console and Cloud.
Mary McGuane, Studio Head, Xbox Game Studios:
“I can’t wait to play Tunic. I love action-adventure games and this little fox in a big world stole my heart at E3 2018. I look forward to exploring, fighting and discovering the mysteries of this world.”
Tunic will be released for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Windows PC.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns
Craig Duncan, Rare Studio Head:
“I’m excited not only to see how Sea of Thieves evolves in 2022, but also to Marvel’s Midnight Suns. I love the bold character choices and graphic style, and I’m a huge fan of the Firaxis team and the stories associated with Marvel Comics. This game is made for me.”
Marvel’s Midnight Suns is coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Windows PC.
Matt Percy, General Manager of Xbox Business Planning:
“I have a weakness for first person shooter games that tell a story. Having had the opportunity to see Atomic Heart’s insane graphics and the crazy brilliant world Mundfish created, I can’t wait to play the game and experience it firsthand. I can’t wait to see what the millions of Game Pass players think of this!”
Atomic Heart is coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC and is available day one for Game Pass on PC, console and cloud.
Jason Ronald, Head of Xbox Platform:
“Gotham Knights is one of my most anticipated games of 2022. Rocksteady has redefined the DC Batman universe and created one of my personal favorite franchises with the Arkham series. I can’t wait to see WB Montreal taking it even further with four new characters and co-op action gameplay.”
Gotham Knights is coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Windows PC.
Rainbow Six Extraction
Ashley McKissick, CVP of Gaming Experiences Engineering:
“Having spent the holiday season playing The Division 2 with my husband and son, I’m super excited for Rainbow Six Extraction coming out on January 20th (especially now that it’s available on Game Pass on day one is). Co-op PVE shooter FTW in the McKissick household!”
Rainbow Six Extraction will be released for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC and will be available in Game Pass for PC, console and cloud from day one.
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen
Josh Stein, Xbox Social Media Manager:
“The preparations for Savathûn in 2021 have been a lot of fun for the Witch Queen. From the crafting updates discussed to the ability to use my own blade in combat, this Guardian is ready to band together and see what kind of journey Bungie will take us on. See you at Starside!’
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen is coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Windows PC.
A Plague Tale: Requiem
Megan Spurr, Community Lead for Xbox Game Pass:
“So. Lots. rats. Seriously, all rats. Simply everyone. A Plague Tale: Innocence left me feeling like, “What’s going on with this boy and why are there SO MANY RATS AND WHAT’S THE WAY OF THEM?” so I’m excited to clear that up in Requiem and maybe see how many rats they can really animate on screen at once. I expect it to be a lot… (it should go without saying, but I’m excited for day one of PC Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass!)”
A Plague Tale: Requiem is coming to Xbox Series X|S, Windows PC and day one in Game Pass for PC, Console and Cloud.
Dying Light 2 Stay Human
Seth Schiesel, Head of Corporate Communications for Xbox:
“I’m not going to lie: I’m not usually a big fan of sprawling open-world action zombie survival games. But 500 hours sounds great, so I’m looking forward to Techland’s expansive open-world action zombie survival game in 2022.”
Dying Light 2 Stay Human is coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Windows PC.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
Tom Mahoney, Director of Marketing, Third-Party Games:
“Like many people my age, Star Wars is an important part of my life, well my whole life. I love the LEGO Star Wars games because they are the perfect way to pass my love of Star Wars on to the little padawans in my life and this collection will allow us to play through all nine films in one LEGO version. I just hope my fellow Kiwi, Temuera Morrison, lends the voice to Jango and Boba Fett like he has in other Star Wars games.”
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Windows PC.
STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl
Brian Fargo, Studio Head, inXile Entertainment:
“I’ve always had a weakness for post-apocalyptic adventures and STALKER 2 is exactly what I like. It has everything: moody graphics, a gritty world and characters with personality.”
STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl is coming to Xbox Series X|S, Windows PC and day one in Game Pass for PC, Console and Cloud.
Saints Row Reboot
Jeff Rubenstein, Director of New Platforms:
“The Saints Row series has given me vivid gaming memories: a hot drop onto a rooftop with Kanye in Saints Row 3, a superhero transformation in Saints Row 4, laughing my ass off at the mini-games in the original. I’ve always been excited for the next Saints Row, but judging by the announcement trailer? Bring it on!”
Saints Row Reboot is coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Windows PC.
Will Tuttle, Xbox Wire Editor-in-Chief:
“Ohhhhhhhhhh, Elden Ring. From the original Dark Souls to Sekiro, I’ve played through all of From Software’s Action RPGs multiple times, and I’m enjoying the incredibly satisfying feeling of conquering each challenge. I’m also a fan of open world games and have put hundreds of hours into games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. There’s pretty much nothing that appeals to me more than an open-world title from From Software, and that’s exactly what I’ll be getting when Elden Ring comes out in February. I can’t wait to fight huge bosses with nothing but a sword and my reflexes. Here we go!”
Elden Ring is coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Windows PC. The author of these lines also says “Ohhhhhhhh jaaaaa! Elden Ring!” to their most anticipated game of the year! Which games are you looking forward to like Bolle in 2022?
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