Best Xbox One games expected between February 4 and 8

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Every week, numerous games launch on Xbox One, but which ones really stand out? Here are some of the biggest and most anticipated titles launching across Microsoft's platforms next week.

Next week we have one new "AAA" release Xbox One, but there are still a few surprises here and there. Notably, Astroneer is finally launching out of Xbox Game Preview, and Salt and Sanctuary offers an interesting take on the popular genre. With that in mind, here are all the best games launching next week, between February 4 to February 8, 2019.

Evoland: Legendary Edition

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The Evoland games revolve around you gaining new abilities through the use of video game evolution. For example, you have to pick up perks like "Enhanced Visuals" or "Music" to make the game look and play better. Evoland: Legendary Edition contains Evoland and Evoland 2, so it's the complete package.

Evoland: Legendary Edition should launch on February 8, priced at $19.99.

Away: Journey to the Unexpected

In Away: Journey to the Unexpected, you play as a child, but with the power of friendship, you overcome every obstacle in your way. Choose your path through the levels, uncover the light-hearted story, and above all, recruit allies. All the wacky and powerful characters you meet can be played in first-person, and it's up to you to find the right answers to get them to join your team.

Away: Journey to the Unexpected should launch on February 8.


In Astroneer, you land on procedurally-generated alien worlds and craft all sorts of crazy facilities and vehicles in fully deformable terrain. Unlike traditional survival games, the focus here is on building and it's quite easy to acquire resources.

Astroneer should launch on February 15. The game is currently available on Xbox Game Preview for $29.99. Astroneer also features Xbox One X enhancements.

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Salt and Sanctuary

In Salt and Sanctuary, you'll explore a haunting, punishing island in this stylized action game. The title combines fast and brutal combat with richly-developed role-playing mechanics in a cursed realm of forgotten cities, blood-soaked dungeons, and desecrated monuments.

Salt and Sanctuary should launch on February 6.

Pumped BMX Pro

Pumped BMX Pro is a cycling game which is making its way to consoles from mobile devices. It's quite a lot of fun if you get into the rhythm.

Pumped BMX Pro should launch on February 7. The game will also be available on Xbox Game Pass the same day.

Other experiences like 39 Days to Mars, Access Denied, Glass Masquerade, Monster Energy Supercross 2, Pipe Push Paradise, Please Don't Touch Anything, Riot: Civil Unrest, and Spike Volleyball 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 Astroneer and Salt and Sanctuary because they appear to be the most unique games out of the lot. Which titles are you interested in? Let us know.

Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.