At the E3 conference this weekend, Microsoft revealed their newest console: Xbox One X. As the most powerful console on the market, it boasts true 4K gaming and showcases the most stunning graphics ever seen before.
But we all know that consoles are nothing without games to play, so here are 10 confirmed games for Xbox One X. And yes, they all look AMAZING.
10 – Forza Motorsport 7
Forza Motorsport 7 was one of the first games Microsoft used to tease Xbox One X and its stunning 4K capabilities. The game contains over 700 cars, including the largest collection of Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and Porsches ever assembled. It also encompasses 30 unique environments and hundreds of custom options, including driver race gear, different time periods, pop culture references, and dynamic weather.
Release date: October 3, 2017
9 – Minecraft 4K
The blocky world of Minecraft will never look as good as on the Xbox One X. Microsoft and Mojang have revealed a graphics upgrade to sync up with the console’s incredible power, including 4K resolution, high dynamic range, sharper textures, and lots of special effects. Minecraft will make the leap to 4K gaming this fall.
Release date: Fall 2017 (graphics upgrade)
8 – Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds
Already released on PC earlier this year, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is set to launch as an exclusive to Xbox One later this year. If you’re not already familiar with this cult hit, the game drops 100 players on an island to duke it out until only one remains. At E3, game developer Brendan Greene confirmed the title would be getting a massive graphics upgrade to fit the Xbox One X.
Release date: Late 2017
7 – Sea of Thieves
The gaming waters for developer Rare have been pretty rocky these last several years, so it’s befitting that their upcoming release is set on the high seas. Sea of Thieves’s shtick seems to be aimed at bringing back true online multiplayer. Work with a group of friends (or strangers) to crew a ship and set sail.
Release date: Early 2018
6 – Metro Exodus
Though we’ve had plenty of post-nuclear games as of late, the concept never seems to get old. Coming in 2018 is the sequel to Metro: Last Light, and developer 4A Games is calling it their most ambitious game yet. Though the settings are new, expect plenty of familiar faces as you trek across post-apocalyptic Russia.
Release date: TBA 2018
5 – Madden NFL 18
Madden NFL 18 was a hit at E3 2017 when developers EA Tiburon showcased photo stills from the game that look damn near real. If the impressive graphics weren’t enough, EA Tiburon stunned the crowd again with the inclusion of a story mode designed to be a playable movie.
The plot follows underdog Devin Wade, an aged-out player trying to accomplish his dream of playing in the NFL (think The Rookie, but for football). It could be the first time in video game history that a sport’s game triggers teardrops, and just not because you missed the game-winning throw.
Release date: August 25, 2017
4 – Anthem
A wall is the only thing that separates civilization from a deadly wilderness. In a surprise announcement from BioWare, a new game is on the horizon from the makers of Mass Effect. While the release is still a ways off, early rumors claim it’s an awful lot like Destiny meets Attack on Titan.
Release date: Fall 2018
3 – Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Also confirmed at E3 this weekend is a sequel to one of the best (and most beautiful) Xbox games ever made. With gorgeous artwork and Metroidvania-style gameplay, Ori and the Blind Forest received high praises when it released back in 2015. Now its sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, will be available on Xbox One X with true 4K gaming. It’s going to be so, so pretty.
Release date: TBA 2017
2 – Crackdown 3
While 4K gaming has the power to make gaming worlds look even more tangible than our own, it’s nice to see that some games will be sticking to a more cartoonish feel. Don’t take this the wrong way: Crackdown 3 will be 4K. But it also doesn’t strive away from its original neon, artsy world.
Expect a lot of guns, explosions, and just plain fun in this game. The best part? Destructible environments in multiplayer mode.
Release date: November 7, 2017
1 – Assassin’s Creed: Origins
One of the most anticipated games of the year, Assassin’s Creed Origins is set in the breathtaking landscape of Ancient Egypt. Expect a deep, RPG progression system, all new combat, and more. Spanning from the Mediterranean Sea to the tombs of Giza, you will play as an Egyptian sheriff fighting forces that eventually leads to the creation of the Assassin Brotherhood. Hence the name, Origins.
Release date: October 27, 2017