Xbox games: here are the biggest releases of the first quarter of 2023 | Xbox One
‘This year will be the year of video games!’ If this Arlesian is unknown to us, it is clear that expectations are at least stratospheric ahead of the series of games planned for next year. Starfield, Redfall, Hogwarts Legacy, etc. The humble gamers that we are, we’ll have our work cut out for us to get things done. With a few big exclusives yet to have a final release date (hello Starfield), this start of the year is already looking very busy.
The big Xbox game is coming out in January
Monster Hunter Rise (Xbox Game Pass day one)
Monster Hunter Rise, which conquered many players on PC and Switch last year, is finally coming to Xbox consoles and this directly to Xbox Game Pass. Playable solo or co-op, this episode is one of the best in the series. On January 20, we take out our guns and knock out the dinosaur.
Dead Space Remake
Dead Space, a survival horror classic, returns better and fresher than ever. It remains to be seen if this revision will have enough assets to reassert itself as a genre reference once again. Especially since the final Callisto Protocol is not far off. We return to space on January 27.
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition (Xbox Game Pass day one)
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition celebrates the twentieth anniversary of one of the most popular strategy games of all time with 4K Ultra HD graphics, a completely remastered new soundtrack and an all-new expansion, The Last Khans, with three new campaigns. four civilizations. On January 31st, we launch skirmishes on consoles directly on Xbox Game Pass.
The big Xbox game is out in February
The legacy of Hogwarts
Wingardium Leviosa! Get out your chopsticks, broomsticks and your best clothes to Hogwarts (Hogwarts in the original, hence the title) to explore this open world rooted in the wizarding world. Taking place in the 19th century, freed from the Harry Potter story, Hogwarts Legacy is undoubtedly one of the biggest releases this year. The beginning of the (magical) course on February 10.
Wild Hearts is a Monster Hunter-style monster hunting game that offers a more action-packed and epic approach to the genre. Playable solo or with others, this new license from Koei Tecmo has caught the attention of gamers, it just remains to be seen if the joy controller in hand is there. Answer February 16.
Atomic Heart (Xbox Game Pass day one)
Bioshock, Prey, Fallout, etc. The references are many and we can say that Atomic Heart managed to attract interest with its unique style combining dystopia and robot USSR. A true spiritual successor or a firecracker? Get involved in real-life Sweden and welcome robot madness straight to Xbox Game Pass on February 21st.
Like a Dragon: Work
Draw your sword, load your gun and join the revolution in this remake of the 2014 title. Like Dragon: Ishin is a high-octane action game with a typical touch from the creators of the Yakuza series. Sharpen your knife for February 21.
Blood vessel 3
Orcs and American football, an impossible marriage? However, Blood Bowl, the flagship license of Games Workshop board games, returns to us with this third episode. As with the new rules on the show, there’s also a gimmick specific to the series. It starts on February 23.
The big Xbox game is coming out in March
The previous day
will it come out? won’t come out? We still know very little about the now-delayed, highly ambitious survival MMO The Day Before. With a release planned for early this year, let’s hope the promises are fulfilled. Answer by March 1st (with logic).
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty (Xbox Game Pass day one)
Team Ninja puts aside the Nioh series and offers us a new license in the style of feudal spirits reminiscent of Sekiro. Let’s hope the comparison doesn’t stop there and the originality of this Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty movie will be there. Arm yourself on March 3 directly on Xbox Game Pass.
Skull and Bones
The repeatedly delayed Skull and Bones will finally arrive early next year, barring a new surprise. This naval action game developed by Ubisoft, heavily influenced by Assassin’s Creed Black Flag, combines everything that can be found in their main current productions: crafting, exploration and leveling. Will he be able to convince us once behind the wheel of our virtual ship? We left on March 9.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
Set five years after the events of Jedi: Fallen Order, Survivor puts us in control of Cal Kestis, this time more experienced and determined than ever. But how far will he be willing to go to ensure his and his crew’s survival and preserve the legacy of the Jedi Order? On March 17, we bring out the lightsaber.
Resident Evil 4 Remake
Building on the success of the last two remakes, Capcom logically continues with one of the most significant episodes of the series. And so we return for the twelfth time to save Ashley in this small Spanish village that we are all too familiar with. A true homage to the original game or a modernized replay? Sentencing on March 24.
Recently announced on Xbox after a Playstation exclusive, SIFU is a French martial arts game that shines with exceptional art direction and great gameplay. No exact date other than a vague “March” but no doubt we’ll be fixed very soon!
This list obviously only flies in the face of major releases planned and confirmed for now, it’s hard to get them all back until 2023, which already promises to be very crowded. Will we get our hands on Starfield and/or Redfall during these first three months?
Of course, count on us to cover the release of these games as much as possible, whether through news or our tests. And you, what are your expectations for this year? Let us know in the comments!