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The 6 most anticipated Xbox games coming in 2023

Game Pass is gearing up for its best year yet.

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Xbox may not have as many big exclusives as PlayStation, but some of the most anticipated games of 2023 will only be available there.

Here are 6 huge Xbox games to look forward to in 2023

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6. STALKER 2

The cult classic shooter series finally returns.

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The STALKER series has a well-earned reputation as one of the best hardcore immersive shooters ever, set in a world overrun with monsters and reality-breaking anomalies.

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GSC Game World

STALKER 2 was delayed from its planned 2022 release due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It’s now set to bring its immersive FPS horror to Xbox this in 2023.

5. Ark 2

Is that Vin Diesel riding a dinosaur?

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Studio Wildcard

The sequel to one of the most popular survival sims around adds improved combat and traversal on a more dynamic map than the original.

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Developer Studio Wildcard is also adding cross-platform modding for Ark 2, so players will have more power to shape the game as they see fit.

4. Everwild

A gorgeous new game from Rare could be coming this year.

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Everwild is one of the most intriguing games on the horizon for Xbox, but also the most likely to be delayed. While the last official update gave it a 2023 release date, reports claim development has been restarted and it could be pushed back.

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Rare

The Rare-developed game focuses on exploring the wilderness and forming symbiotic relationships with its fauna. Everwild reportedly features no combat, instead focusing on multiplayer collaboration.

3. Redfall

A co-op vampire-slaying shooter from the creators of Prey and Dishonored.

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Arkane

Each of Redfall’s playable characters has unique abilities to face off against vampires, from telekinetic powers to ghostly animal companions.

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Developer Arkane says Redfall will be more story focused than most co-op shooters, with levels crafted to make the most of the studio’s immersive sim bona fides.

2. Forza Motorsport

Forza Motorsport is starting from scratch for its next entry.

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Xbox Game Studios

As the circuit racing sibling of the open-world Forza Horizon series, Forza Motorsport is focused on realistic professional racing, and it’s betting upgraded with new driving physics and sharper graphics this time around.

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Forza Motorsport will only be available on Xbox Series X/S on the console side, due to the power of its new ForzaTech engine.

1. Starfield

Starfield may be the most anticipated game on the horizon for any platform.

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Updates on Skyrim developer Bethesda’s Starfield so far emphasize player freedom in terms of how you build your character, which factions you join, and what goals you pursue.

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Bethesda

Along with customizing your character, you can also build a unique spaceship to explore Starfield’s massive galaxy. When it lands, it looks like it will be an epic quest to rival The Elder Scrolls.