New Xbox One Games of 2021: All The Release Dates

The Xbox One's days are numbered, but they're filled with excitement.


The Xbox One might now be considered part of the previous generation, but that’s not to say its future isn’t looking bright. Sure, we’ll be taking the Xbox One around the back of the shed within the next couple of years, as 2021 will likely be one of the last years that the console is well supported, but for now, there’s still life in the old girl.

While it didn’t so much as sprint out of the starting blocks as it did stumble, the Xbox One, and Microsoft as a whole, managed to rebuild the console’s reputation through its shelf life by introducing plenty of consumer friendly practices. The most notable of these is clearly Game Pass, which offers a staggering amount of games for an affordable price.

With Game Pass being an “ace in the hole” of sorts, Microsoft would be wise to support the Xbox One for as long as they can to ensure more players can receive the benefits of Game Pass for longer. As there are plenty of new games on the horizon, here are the release dates for the biggest and best new Xbox One games of 2021.

Xbox One Games 2021 Release Dates

GameRelease Date
Werewolf: The Apocalypse - EarthbloodFebruary 4th, 2021
Little Nightmares 2February 11th, 2021
Riders RepublicFebruary 25th, 2021
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time RemakeMarch 18th, 2021
Balan WonderworldMarch 26th, 2021
OutridersApril 1st, 2021
NieR ReplicantApril 23rd, 2021
FIFA 22September TBC
CoD 2021October TBC
Roller ChampionsTBC 2021
Dying Light 2TBC 2021
Psychonauts 2TBC 2021
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2TBC 2021
Rainbow Six QuarantineTBC 2021
Skull & BonesTBC 2021
Atomic Heart TBC 2021
EverwildTBC 2021
The Artful EscapeTBC 2021
Aragami 2TBC 2021
Atomic HeartTBC 2021
BiomutantTBC 2021
Blood Bowl 3TBC 2021
Chivalry 2TBC 2021
ChorusTBC 2021
CrossfireXTBC 2021
Diablo 4TBC 2021
Dying Light 2TBC 2021
Dynasty Warriors 9 EmpiresTBC 2021
Far Cry 6TBC 2021
Gotham KnightsTBC 2021
Halo InfiniteTBC 2021
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker SagaTBC 2021
Martha is DeadTBC 2021
Mass Effect Legendary EditionTBC 2021
Mechwarrior 5: MercenariesTBC 2021
Psychonauts 2TBC 2021
Scarlet NexusTBC 2021
SkateBIRDTBC 2021
State of Decay 3TBC 2021
The AscentTBC 2021
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of AshesTBC 2021
The Good LifeTBC 2021
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2TBC 2021
Hogwarts LegacyTBC 2022

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Xbox One Games 2021 Highlights

Halo Infinite

Without a doubt, the biggest release coming to the Xbox One is Halo Infinite, which is set to launch at some point in 2021, so long as it doesn’t get delayed again anyway. Originally set to release at the same time as the Xbox Series X | S, Halo Infinite was pushed back due to some negative feedback for the gameplay reveal. Hopefully, it won’t be too long before we’re playing Infinite, but long enough for the developers to make some worthwhile improvements. Best of all is that Infinite will launch as part of Game Pass. You love to see it.

As Microsoft has purchased Double Fine, it’ll be interesting to see how that extra money will affect the development of Psychonauts 2, which will once again follow Rasputin as he ventures through various worlds inside characters’ minds. Now, I just wait for Double Fine to hopefully remaster or completely remake the first game.

Speaking of full blown remakes, you should absolutely keep your eye on Nier: Replicant, a remake of the first Nier game and a prequel to Nier: Automata. Instead of the “android boys dream of 2B” story, Replicant follows a brother trying to find a cure for a deadly plague that threatens to kill his sister. Nier was one of the 360/PS3’s underrated hits, so seeing it get that second chance is refreshing.

One game we’ve been waiting on for a long time is Biomutant, which looks to be an ambitious action RPG that’ll allow players to adopt different play styles depending on how they level up and evolve their character. Whether you prefer melee combat, shooting guns or using strange mutant abilities, you’ll find your archetype catered for.

Another RPG to keep your eyes out for is Tales of Arise. Part of the legendary Tales of series, which has been given more prominence as Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is on Xbox Game Pass, Arise looks set to be the franchise’s biggest iteration to date, making for an incredible Xbox One game. Fingers crossed that’s the case, anyway.

There are also plenty of other games that have seemingly dropped off the face of the earth that we might see more of in 2021, including Dying Light 2, Rainbow Six: Quarantine, Skull & Bones, Beyond Good & Evil 2 (remember that one?), Elden Ring, Overwatch 2 and more. They might not have a confirmed release date, but they’re definitely on their way. Even Dead Island 2, apparently, which is just mind-boggling.

Which Xbox games are you looking forward to playing in 2021? Let us know in the comments.

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