16 Best Upcoming Xbox Series X|S Games of 2024: Don’t Miss Out

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Get ready to immerse yourself in the next generation of gaming with a tantalizing array of new Xbox games set to grace the scene in 2024. From heart-pounding sequels to daring new IPs, the upcoming games for the Xbox Series X|S promise an adventure for every type of player.

Join us as we unveil the most anticipated releases, showcasing the best new Xbox games coming out soon. Each is poised to take gamers by the hand and capture imaginations worldwide.

Key Takeaways

  • We explore new Xbox games and their release dates for the rest of 2024, with “Star Wars Outlaws” and “STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl” as particular highlights.
  • Other new Xbox Series X games include “Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II”, “Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game,” and “Black Myth: Wukong”.
  • While there might be slightly fewer exclusives expected in 2024, the flow of games from independent studios remains strong.

Unveiling the Best New Xbox Series X|S Games of 2024

1. Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II

Developer: Ninja Theory
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
Release Date: May 21, 2024

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II emerges as a breathtaking sequel to its predecessor, unveiled alongside the Xbox Series X itself. While details regarding the storyline remain shrouded in mystery, the trailer offers a glimpse into a world characterized by foreboding bonfires, eerie chants, and an atmosphere dripping with tension. With visuals that showcase the power of its in-engine capabilities, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II teases another harrowing journey for its titular heroine, inviting players to brace themselves for an unforgettable adventure into the depths of darkness.

2. Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game

Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game

  • Developer: Teravision Games
  • Publisher: Illfonic
  • Release Date: June 4, 2024

This asymmetrical multiplayer experience is spun from the cult classic ’80s film  — are you ready for the eccentric horror of Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game?

Taking part as either one of the infamous Killer Klowns orchestrating an extraterrestrial invasion and harvest humans … or rally alongside Crescent Cove’s inhabitants to repel the alien threat.

3. Black Myth: Wukong

Black Myth: Wukong

  • Developer: Game Science
  • Publisher: Game Science
  • Release Date: August 20, 2024

One of the most anticipated new games about to land on Xbox Series X and Series S, Black Myth: Wukong places the player in the middle of Chinese mythology.

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The action-packed RPG is based on the classic tale Journey to the West, and will have you master various spells and techniques as you uncover the truth behind ancient legends.

4. Star Wars Outlaws

Star Wars Outlaws

  • Developer: Massive Entertainment
  • Publisher: Ubisoft, Lucasfilm Games
  • Release date: August 30, 2024

Strap on the light sabers for a new adventure in the galaxy far, far away as the ambitious open-world of Star Wars Outlaws arrives courtesy of Ubisoft, Massive Entertainment, and Lucasfilm Games.

You take the role of Kay Vess navigating the underworld  — a cunning rogue orchestrating audacious heists amid the Outer Rim’s perilous expanse.

Accompanied by a colorful cast including Nix and a trench-coated BX-commando droid, get ready to jump into the thrill of interstellar intrigue and daring escapades.

 5. STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl

STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl

Developer: GSC Game World

Publisher: GSC Game World

Release Date: September 5, 2024

One of the upcoming Xbox games we are most looking forward to, this highly anticipated first-person shooter promises a thrilling and intense adventure, where survival hinges on resourcefulness and quick thinking in the face of both human adversaries and dangerous anomalies.

Set to launch into Xbox Game Pass on September 5, 2024, STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl is poised to immerse players in a world where danger lurks around every corner and every decision could mean the difference between life and death.

 6. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2

  • Developer: Saber Interactive
  • Publisher: Focus Entertainment
  • Release Date: September 9, 2024

Fight alongside the Space Marines in Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 against the Tyranid threat. Lead Lieutenant Titus and his squad, using a mix of ranges and melee combat to defeat the relentless enemy horde. Protect humanity, regenerate armor through execution attacks, and revive fallen comrades in this third-person shooter hack-n-slash.

7. Metaphor: ReFantazio

Metaphor: ReFantazio

Developer: Studio Zero

Publisher: Sega/Atlus

Release Date: October 11, 2024 

Venturing into the realm of pure swords-and-sorcery fantasy, Atlus introduces players to a captivating new JRPG IP, Metaphor: ReFantazio. Set in the dark and tumultuous kingdom of Euchronia, players embark on a quest to restore order following the assassination of the king. Tasked with saving the prince from a dire curse and aiding him in a pivotal tournament to determine the kingdom's next ruler, players are thrust into a world teeming with danger and intrigue.

8. Avowed

Avowed

Developer: Obsidian Entertainment

Publisher: Xbox Game Studios

Release Date: Q3/Q4 2024

Avowed immerses players in the vast and diverse world of Eora, known from the Pillars of Eternity universe. Scheduled for release on Windows and Xbox Series X/S, Avowed transports players to the Living Lands, a realm teeming with lush forests, rocky deserts, and mysterious caverns. As an envoy of the Aedyr Empire, players embark on a quest to uncover the secrets behind a devastating plague, navigating through rich environments and engaging in thrilling combat encounters along the way.

9. Ara: History Untold

Ara: History Untold

Developer: Oxide Games

Publisher: Xbox Game Studios

Release Date: Fall 2024

Ara: History Untold invites players to shape the destiny of nations in an epic turn-based grand strategy experience. The game promises to deliver intricate gameplay reminiscent of the beloved Civilization franchise.

Set against the backdrop of alternate history, players will build and lead civilizations through the ages, forging alliances, waging wars, and shaping the course of human civilization. One of the new games coming to Xbox we are most excited for.

 10. Lost Records: Bloom and Rage

Lost Records: Bloom and Rage

  • Developer: Don't Nod
  • Publisher: Don't Nod
  • Release Date: TBC 2024

Join an emotional journey with Lost Records: Bloom and Rag, an adventure created by the minds behind Life is Strange. Follow three friends as they reunite after 27 years, delving into their shared past and confronting buried secrets.

11. Hollow Knight: Silksong

  • Developer: Team Cherry
  • Publisher: Team Cherry
  • Release Date: TBC 2024

From DLC origins to a full-blown sequel, Hollow Knight: Silksong shifts the spotlight from the Knight onto Hornet as she navigates the enigmatic kingdom of Pharloom. Expect new challenges and narrative depth while embracing the beloved Metroidvania essence that made Hollow Knight an all-time favorite.

12. The Casting of Frank Stone

The Casting of Frank Stone

  • Developer: Supermassive Games
  • Publisher: Behaviour Interactive
  • Release Date: TBC

Step into the eerie world of Oregon with The Casting of Frank Stone, a gripping narrative game set in the universe of Dead by Daylight. Navigate a macabre tale of murder in a steel mill-turned-stage, facing sinister occurrences with a new ensemble cast.

13. Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn

  • Developer: A44 Games
  • Publisher: Kepler
  • Release Date: TBC

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn is a new open-world action RPG from A44, the devs behind Ashen. Engage in visceral melee combat and ranged firearm encounters as you join Nor and Inki on a quest for vengeance against the gods.

14. Light No Fire

Light No Fire

  • Developer: Hello Games
  • Publisher: Hello Games
  • Release Date: TBC

Light No Fire is a collaborative survival sandbox adventure from the creators of No Man’s Sky. Set in a vast fantasy realm, the game will see you exploring diverse biomes, uncovering enigmatic lore, and confronting existential challenges amidst stunning vistas.

15. No Rest for the Wicked

  • Developer: Moon Studios
  • Publisher: Private Division
  • Release Date: TBC

Moon Studios, renowned for Ori and the Blind Forest, introduces No Rest for the Wicked, an action RPG set amidst the plague-stricken lands of 841. Assume the mantle of Cerim, a mystical guardian armed with arcane prowess, in a desperate bid to quell the resurgence of the Pestilence. Delve into diverse character builds and engage in online co-op as you confront the harrowing perils besieging humanity's tenuous grip on survival.

16. John Carpenter's Toxic Commando

John Carpenter's Toxic Commando

  • Developer: Saber Interactive
  • Publisher: Focus Entertainment
  • Release Date: TBC 2024

Prepare for pulse-pounding action in Toxic Commando, squad-based FPS adventure co-created by horror legend John Carpenter. Choose your class, team up with friends, and unleash your skills and katanas to save the world from the Sludge God and its chaotic hordes.

The Bottom Line

The Xbox Series X continues to shine as a beacon of innovation and excitement in the gaming world. With a diverse array of new Xbox games on the horizon  — along with Xbox Game Pass upcoming games —  players can anticipate an unparalleled gaming experience.

From the depths of horror to the heights of fantasy, these upcoming titles promise to deliver unforgettable adventures and push the boundaries of storytelling and gameplay. So, gear up, mark your calendars, and prepare to embark on a journey into the future of gaming with the best new Xbox games of 2024.

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Alessandro Mascellino
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Alessandro Mascellino
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Alessandro is a multimedia journalist who has spent five years freelancing for several publications, including Techopedia, Infosecurity Magazine, The Independent, and Android Police. Specializing in the realms of emerging technology and video games, he has recently established his own game studio. As a narrative designer, he specializes in creating games where your choices shape the unfolding story, and is is currently working on a game project.