2023 is going to be a good year for console gaming, here’s a list of the top games coming to Xbox in 2023
2023 will be packed with new releases that will keep Xbox gamers busy all year long, with many upcoming titles coming from established developers with strong résumés, such as Arkane Studios. Some of these games will be sequels to popular series that fans have long been waiting for, while others will be new IPs that could become the next big thing for Xbox. 2023 is packed with new releases because several titles had to be delayed from their initial 2022 launch date to 2023, which hopefully means developers will have more time to polish their games and iron out any game-breaking issues. xbox games list release 2023
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2023 could be a big year with its many highly anticipated titles, but Xbox’s decision to raise the cost of Xbox first-party games to match the $70 price of PS5 exclusives could discourage gamers from ‘buy new games. Microsoft is just the latest publisher to raise game prices, as many other companies have joined Sony in embracing current-gen game pricing. Xbox players may be forced to choose more carefully which games to buy in 2023, as all the big releases on Xbox will be subject to the price increase, such as upcoming Bethesda games, even if this makes Game Pass even more tempting. xbox games list release 2023
Ark 2 Early Access is expected to start in 2023
Ark 2 was initially scheduled for release in 2022, with pre-release footage showing what players could expect from the game, such as better lighting, shadows, textures, and even more realism. However, a mid-2022 trailer for Ark 2 revealed that the game’s new release date is slated for 2023, though the exact reason for the delay is unknown. Ark 2 is expected to feature Souls-like melee combat and more advanced movement mechanics, such as sliding, swinging, free climbing, parkour, and more. Unlike Ark: Survival Evolved, the upcoming game seems to have a storyline that follows a character played by Vin Diesel, who leads his tribe in exploring the wilderness and fighting against other tribes.
Forza Motorsport returns to Xbox in 2023
The eighth installment of the Forza Motorsport series, simply titled Forza Motorsport, appears to be something of a reboot of the series after the poor performance of Forza Motorsport 7. The first footage showed the extraordinary attention to detail of Forza Motorsport, which will offer ray tracing in real time, very realistic graphics quality and improved physics simulations. Forza Motorsport will also feature dynamic time-of-day changes, which will affect track temperature and tire condition, with hotter temperatures wearing out tire durability more quickly. The emphasis on realism could also mean that the game will offer a higher level of customization and tuning, which has always been a staple of the Forza Motorsport franchise.
Related: Starfield – Release is confirmed, it will be in the first half of 2023
STALKER 2 could finally come out in 2023
STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl is finally expected to release in 2023, after the game was delayed due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, where developer GSC Game World is based. The studio further supported Ukraine by changing the title of STALKER 2 from the Russian spelling to the Ukrainian one, turning “Chernobyl” into “Chornobyl”. STALKER 2 is set in an alternate world where the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant mysteriously exploded in 2006 and unleashed supernatural events that spawned horrific mutated beasts. The story of the game will follow the story of the protagonist, Skif, who works as an illegal scavenger (known as a stalker) in the highly radioactive area.
War disruptions aren’t the only problems STALKER 2 had to deal with during development though. The game was originally planned to include NFTs that would feature NPCs modeled after the game’s players, but the announcement received severe backlash from fans, causing the developer to remove NFTs from STALKER 2. Even before these recent tribulations, the game was first announced in 2010. Early versions of STALKER 2, however, never saw the light of day, as GSC Game World was officially disbanded in late 2011, only to be reformed in 2014.
Redfall is Arkane Studios’ first offering after the Xbox acquisition
Redfall is a co-op first person shooter developed by Arkane Studios that features four heroes with unique abilities. Redfall’s gameplay features various vampires, such as the Angler and the Watcher, with the latter firing eye beams that players must avoid in order not to attract attention. The game will boast a large map, giving players ample space to hunt down the vampires that infest the Massachusetts city. The developer also decided to include stealth and exploration abilities that allow players to vary their approach to take down opponents and even avoid battles.
The delayed release of Starfield will be on Xbox in 2023
Bethesda’s latest Starfield includes more than 200,000 lines of dialogue, which could indicate that it will be the studio’s biggest RPG to date. Players will be able to customize ships, discover new planets, build planetary bases and perform space combat in the Settled Systems, an area that stretches 50 light years around the solar system. Starfield will feature in-depth character customization that will allow players to choose the background, traits and religion of the protagonist. As for the story, Starfield will be set 20 years after the war between the two major factions of the game, the United Colonies and the Freestar Collective, which took place in 2310.
Related: Redfall – Its release is scheduled for early May according to a report
All the best games coming to Xbox in 2023:
- Dead Space – January 27, 2023
- Hogwarts Legacy – 10 February 2023
- Dead Island 2 – April 28, 2023
- Diablo 4 – June 6, 2023
- Ark 2 – 2023
- Forza Motorsport – Spring 2023
- Redfall – 2023
- STALKER 2 – 2023
- Starfield – 2023
2023 could be a big year for Xbox fans, with upcoming releases having a chance to rival the best Xbox games of 2022. Starfield could become a strong contender for the best RPG game of 2023 thanks to its sheer amount of lines of dialogue that could immerse players in its world, while Forza Motorsport could provide a new racing experience with its new-gen realism. STALKER 2, Redfall and Ark 2 have been shown to have the potential to be Xbox’s next big hit in 2023 thanks to the story, gameplay and details of the released trailers.