E3 2018 is upon us, and that means announcements on countless new games are on the way, both in the short- and long-term. Last year, Xbox primarily used E3 as a platform to announce the Xbox One X. The console is undoubtedly a powerhouse, but gamers have been wondering which games they'll be able to play on Xbox's newest piece of hardware. No one has to wonder anymore! Already this has proven to be an incredible E3 with quite a few game announcements, and plenty of those games are coming to Xbox One.
Most of them are big multiplatform games, such as Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Battlefield V. Players were already expecting to see these blockbuster titles going into E3, but many of these games are differentiating themselves from their predecessors by making significant changes to their tried-and-true formulas. The Xbox is also getting some excellent titles from smaller franchises, such as Unravel 2 and Team Sonic Racing.
To help you keep track of everything coming out over the next six months and what exactly each game has to offer, we've compiled all the biggest games expected to launch on the Xbox One this year. Click ahead to see the full list, and be sure to check back often as we update this gallery with more titles throughout E3.
Let us know which Xbox One game you're most looking forward to playing in the comments section.
For 2018's Battlefield V, EA and DICE are taking players back to World War II. Like Battlefield 1, its single-player campaign will be comprised of shorter War Stories that focus on specific aspects of the war. Multiplayer will see the introduction of playable female protagonists and--in a change from recent entries--dump the season pass model in favor of free post-launch maps and updates.
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: October 19
Bloodstained: Rituals of the Night
After taking a break from Castlevania-style games, former series producer Koji Igarashi has returned with his latest iteration of the formula--though, this time without franchise owners Konami. With Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Igarashi promises an experience much like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, which is something longtime fans are eager to experience.
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, PS Vita | Release Date: 2018
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Activision's juggernaut shooter series is mixing things up this year, as Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will not have a traditional campaign. While campaign is out, battle royale is in through fight-to-the-death mode called Blackout.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: October 12
Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy
One of gaming's most recognisable mascots was remastered last year in the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. This June, the remaster bundle--which contains the original Crash Bandicoot, as well as sequels Cortex Strikes Back and Warped--is coming to Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.
Platforms: PS4 (already available), Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch | Release Date: June 29
Code Vein is a vampire-themed action-RPG set in a post-apocalyptic dystopian world. You'll brandish hulking swords and traverse a world filled with all sorts of grotesque creatures. The game is being developed by the same Bandai Namco team responsible for the God Eater series.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: September 28
The Crew 2
Ubisoft's new racing game The Crew 2 expands on the open-world nature of its predecessor by offering a much more diverse array of vehicles. That means more than just additional car types--you can drive planes, motorcycles, and boats. Not only that, but you can seamlessly transitions from one vehicle type to the next.
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: June 29
Destiny 2 Forsaken
Destiny 2's next DLC expansion, Forsaken, appears to be this game's attempt at a Taken King-style revamp. It introduces new areas set on the Reef, new Supers, and a mode called Gambit that blends PvP and PvE. You'll also get the expected additions like more Exotic gear to collect, while a free update will introduce some other improvements (such as a new in-game achievement system) for all players.
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: September 4
FIFA is consistently one of the biggest releases of the year, and in a year where a World Cup will attract many new fans to the sport, FIFA 19 will likely be no different. The game will boast the UEFA Champions League license after primary rivals PES and Konami lost the rights to all UEFA club competitions earlier this year. The news means FIFA has a near monopoly over the world's major soccer licenses, including the 2018 World Cup, which came to FIFA 18 just recently.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch | Release Date: September 28
Hitman 2 is taking its assassination simulator to new locations, like a Miami racetrack, but unlike the previous game, these will not release episodically. IO Interactive promises even more methods of taking out targets this time around, so we're curious to play around with Agent 47's new killer options--and track down the mysterious Shadow Client.
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: November 13
Kingdom Hearts III
We've gotten sneak peeks at some of the worlds and characters that Kingdom Hearts III will contain, including Hercules, Monsters Inc., and Toy Story. We're not sure exactly what the story is going to be about, but we do know it is the direct sequel to Kingdom Hearts 2 and an end to the saga.
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4 | Release Date: TBA 2018
Madden NFL 19
EA's annual American football franchise returns this year promising better visuals and gameplay. Franchise mode sees new additions in Madden NFL 19, which is good news after 2017's game left a lot to be desired in that department.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: August 10
Mega Man 11
Like the classic Mega Man games from the NES era, Mega Man 11 puts you in the metallic boots of a boy robot who takes on stages and their upgrade-gifting bosses in any order. Unlike those classics, it sports a sharp cartoonish art style and new abilities like bullet time and a super-powered Mega Buster.
Platforms: PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: October 2, 2018
NBA Live 19
The latest basketball game from EA Sports was revealed; NBA Live 19 shows some new features like dances, emotes, player customization, and a bunch of fresh kicks. This feeds into the return of the player creator and single-player story mode called The One.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: September 7
Red Dead Redemption 2
The much-anticipated follow up to the Red Dead Redemption, RDR2 is actually a prequel to the first game, set 12 years earlier and focusing on the exploits of the infamous Van der Linde gang. You'll play as outlaw Arthur Morgan, who holds the gang together as you face government agents and rival gangs. There will be shootouts, heists, and exploration, but on a much larger map than the original, along with a cameo from the first game's protagonist, John Marston.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: October 26
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Lara is back on her tomb raiding spree in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. This time she's in the thick of the jungles in Latin America searching for a Mayan relic connected to her father. Little does she know she's about to set off the Mayan apocalypse, requiring her to save the world.
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC | Release Date: September 14
The latest entry in the classic fighting series, SoulCalibur VI takes place in the 16th century and revisits the events of the original SoulCalibur. Like previous installments, the game pits two weapon-wielding fighters against each other in a 3D arena and introduces a new battle mechanic that allows players to defend and retaliate in slow motion. The game also brings back several classic characters, and adds crossover character Geralt from The Witcher.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: 2018
Spyro Reignited Trilogy
Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a collection of remastered versions of the first three Spyro the Dragon games, which all first released on the original PlayStation 1. Much like last year's Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, each game in the series has been completely redone with HD graphics with every level mapped faithfully.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: September 21
Team Sonic Racing
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed was an unexpected hit after its launch back in 2012, and now--finally--we're getting a follow-up. This time round, Sega has dropped the non-Sonic universe characters, but aside from a vague release window of "winter," we don't yet know much else about this promising racer.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch | Release Date: Winter 2018
Unravel II focuses on the adventures of Yarny, a small, woollen toy. According to developer Coldwood, the sequel will be a more upbeat affair than the original, with a slight shift away from puzzler and towards the platformer end of the spectrum. Yarny is more agile than before, and this is utilized in some of the story mode's trickier sections. New to experience this time around is the addition of drop-in / drop-out co-op play.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, and PC | Release Date: June 9