Every week, numerous games launch on Xbox One, but which ones truly stand out? Here are some of the biggest and most anticipated titles launching across Microsoft's platforms next week. Next week we have many new "AAA" releases Xbox One, but there are still a few surprises here and there. Notably, Crackdown 3 is finally launching on the console, and Metro Exodus offers an interesting take on the popular post-apocalyptic genre. With that in mind, here are all the best games launching next week, between February 11 and 15.
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Crackdown 3 was supposed to launch many months ago, but was pushed back to February 2019 to polish up the experience. Recently, creative director Joseph Staten sat down with GamesBeat to discuss the game. When asked how the campaign was designed, Staten said "we have this really cool fifteen-hour-plus campaign. If you're in a mood to bash in people's teeth, be super competitive, we have that mode for you as well. You don't need to actually bash anyone's teeth, but you know what I mean."
Far Cry New Dawn
If you've finished Far Cry 5, you know that it ends in disaster. If you choose to arrest "The Prophet," then a string of nuclear explosions occur around the world and the planet is plunged into chaos. Recently, Ubisoft revealed another Far Cry game at The Game Awards 2018. Far Cry New Dawn is the direct sequel which takes place years later in Montana. The game focuses on the desperation of the people who survived the nuclear apocalypse, and the uneasy alliances they have to make in order to counter a new threat. Oddly enough, The Prophet is back and he looks remarkably similar to when we last saw him.
Far Cry New Dawn should launch on February 15, starting at $39.99. The features Xbox One X enhancements.
Jump Force is an upcoming fighting game where you can play as a variety of famous anime characters in one experience. Heroes from Bleach and Naruto Shippuden make an appearance to save the world from unprecedented threats. A lot of gamers have been looking forward to this crossover experience ever since it was announced.
Jump Force should launch on February 15, starting at $59.99. The game features Xbox One X enhancements. Those who purchase the Ultimate Edition (opens in new tab) can play it on February 12.
Metro Exodus is a post-apocalyptic first-person shooter which has garnered a lot of interest in recent months. The game is a sequel to Metro: Last Light which was ported to Xbox One a few years ago. Years after nuclear war devastated Earth, a few survivors still cling to existence beneath the ruins of Moscow. They have struggled against the lethal elements and fought mutated beasts. Now, in Metro Exodus, they must flee the underground tunnels in search of a new life in the East.
Metro Exodus should launch on February 15, starting at $59.99. The game runs at native 4K resolution on Xbox One X.
DreamWorks Dragons: Dawn of New Riders
DreamWorks Dragons: Dawn of New Riders features a new dragon and rider as they take to the skies to defeat evil villains threatening the dragon sanctuary. When the island of Havenholme is found in ruins, mysterious survivors emerge as unlikely heroes. Scribbler is a scholar who cannot remember his past while Patch is a unique breed of dragon. Together they must explore new islands, battle fierce enemies, and recover the memories that reveal Patch's true origin.
DreamWorks Dragons: Dawn of New Riders should launch on February 15, priced at $39.99.
Other experiences like Conarium, Degrees of Separation (opens in new tab), Descent, HackyZack, and The King's Bird should also release next week.
These are the biggest games launching soon, and many of them seem like absolutely thrilling experiences. Be sure to check out Far Cry New Dawn and Metro Exodus because they appear to be the most unique games out of the lot. Which titles are you interested in? Let us know.
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The only game there that interests me is Metro Exodus, and I've been too slack to finish the first two so I won't be grabbing it for a little while.
Those games kinda suck.
Why do all of your comments end in “it sucks” or “sucking”?
Pretty sure he's a vacuum salesman and he is subconsciously trying to get people to buy vacuum cleaners.
Guessing he's a friend of the other troll that likes to talk about "ass"
"Best xbox one games releasing"... In a 4 day window? How bout ALL games releasing in the 4 day window!
... Because none of these games are "good". I didn't use the word you mentioned and I do own a one x (as well as a switch and ps4) and i have to say, after seeing the buzz about how bad crackdown is I worry that MS and Phil Spencer just don't know how to put out
a good game.
I'm just tired of waiting and watching them make the Xbox fans look bad, it's sad.
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