The most anticipated Xbox games in 2021

These are the most anticipated Xbox Series X, Series S, and One game of 201, a series of games that are exclusive to Microsoft consoles permanently or for a time and that should, in many cases, bring out the tremendous power of the machine.

We are starting a new year and that means that there are renewed illusions in this video game. 2020 has not been a bad year at all, and almost every month we have had two or three great games to enjoy on our systems.

– Also, a couple of months had the next-generation consoles and both Microsoft and Series X make analysis – and Series S – analysis – as Sony with its PS5 – analysis – have shown that the new machines are capable of providing spectacular graphics.

Now it is time to see games, many games, and 2021 seems the ideal year due to the games marked for 2020 that were delayed and those releases, both exclusive and multiplatform, dated from the beginning for this year.

Halo Infinite

And we started with one of the most anticipated Xbox games for 2020 that, for obvious reasons, ended up being delayed. Halo Infinite was going to be the game with which many of us would premiere Xbox Series X, but after a decaffeinated presentation that generated more criticism than anything else, 343 industries decided to delay the launch.

In that extra time, they are sure to polish the visuals further and offer us the next-gen Halo that we all expect. And it is that there are many, many who desire to return to put in the boots of the Master Chief.

The Medium

The Medium was also scheduled for the end of this year, but due to complications in the calendar and saturation of important games, in the end, it will go to 2021. Of course, we will not have to wait too long because it will be with us on January 28.

It is an adventure and horror game created by the Bloober Team, who have done such interesting things as Observer or Layers of Fear and that promises to exploit the technical capabilities of the new generation SSD to offer two parallel worlds at the same time.

Forza Motorsport

We have seen very little of the new Forza Motorsport, just a technical teaser in which we see the visual level that can be achieved in the new Microsoft machine.

It is expected for 2021 because it is already playing for Turn10 to release its new game and, also, as car games always look good, it is the ideal title for Microsoft to take its chest out of its powerful console.

The Gunk

The Gunk is the new game from the creators of SteamWorld and has been one of the surprise announcements of this year. It is an action-adventure game in the third person in which we will be in a challenging world full of enemies to fight against and some other puzzles to solve.

Our protagonist has a mechanical arm that she will use both to fight and to overcome platforms and artistically, the truth is that it looks very good.

Warhammer 40K Darktide

The creators of Vermintide are preparing this Warhammer 40,000 Darktide, a cooperative shooter for four players that will take us to the city of Tertium.

If you have played Vermintide or Left 4 Dead, you already know what to expect, since basically, we will have to collaborate to massacre the hordes of enemies that will head for us without thinking too much.


There is a desire to see Scorn because, although it was announced a few years ago, the truth is that we have not seen much. We have had images of the game and gameplay that allows us to see the suffocating atmosphere and the handling of some weapons.

We know that it will be a horror game and, according to the images, created from a not very healthy mind. It reminds us of Alien, and the truth is that it is logical considering that the artistic section is based on the work of HR Giger, designer of both the Xenomorph and the Alien sets.

The truth is that the game is very disturbing both for its nightmare creatures and for the fact of handling weapons that seem … organic elements.

Psychonauts 2

Finally, and after 16 years, it seems that we will have a continuation of that great psychonaut that Tim Schaffer released in 2005. The first became almost a cult game and this second installment is highly anticipated because we will once again put ourselves in the shoes of Raz, the protagonist who is capable of getting into the minds of other characters.

Each mind works as if it were a world, so originality is served, and in the sequel, we will arrive at the Psychonauts headquarters, although things may not be as we expected …

The Ascent

If you like role-playing and cyberpunk aesthetics, you should point to The Ascent as one of the most anticipated games of 2021 for Xbox. It is an action RPG in which we can play both solo and cooperatively.

We are members of a mega-corporation that has closed down and we have to make sure that there is no panic on the streets while preventing other organizations from taking over and investigating why The Ascent, our company, closed.

The design is spectacular and promises tons of action and tasteful RPG.

Hellblade II

And let the first game we saw for X Series. It has rained since that TGA of 2019 in which, at Geoff’s beach bar, Ninja Theory showed the first trailer for Hellblade 2.

Created with the game engine, the trailer was the first clue of what to expect in the new generation of consoles thanks to some really fantastic facial animations of Senua, the protagonist, as well as a very good use of lighting.


Many like to say that Rare is no longer the same. And well, they may be right in a way, but after watching their latest games … long live the new Rare. Sea of ​​Thieves has been a real hit and Everwild promises to be more beautiful than churros on the morning of January 1.

It is an action-adventure of which not much information is known, but of which we can get an idea. We will be an Eternal, who is nothing more than a character with powers whose mission is to protect nature. We will have to interact with the rest of the living beings and, although there is no concrete enemy confirmed, we know that we will have to fight.

The game is beautiful and we still have to see it on the street. Hopefully, it comes out by the end of 2021 …

Gears 6

And for asking, it does not remain. Although we have just received the Hive Crusher expansion ( whose analysis you can read in HobbyConsoles ), we must remember that Gears 6 is a reality and that it should be the closure to the supposed trilogy of The Coalition.

The previous installment came out at the end of 2018 and, therefore, we hope that this cycle of one Gear every two years will continue to be fulfilled. Can you imagine Gears and a Halo in the same year?

Melina Rhyne