Xbox promises us another year under the sign of exclusives, which ones are we most looking forward to in 2022?
One of Xbox’s great strengths is the number of video game studios that Microsoft owns. This very often gives rise to great exclusives, and this will be even more the case in 2022, after the acquisition of Bethesda in 2021. This year our expectations are high, and the firm promises heavy. Here is our top 5 Xbox exclusives that we are most looking forward to in 2022. Also find our top 5 exclusives on PlayStation right here!
We start this top 5 with a particularly original indie game called Replaced. This is a 2.5D title that takes place in the heart of the sad city of Phoenix-City. You play as REACH, an artificial intelligence stuck in a human body despite itself.
Despite its very retro look, we feel modernity at every second; first in the realization of the title, but also in its music or its fluidity of gameplay. The whole is enveloped in an atmosphere that is certainly sinister, but also colorful and in a certain way, welcoming. Retro-futurism has found its new representative, which we will be able to discover during the year on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
4. Crossfire X
In the FPS category, it is the one that makes us want the most. With a campaign developed in part by Remedy, we are sure that CrossfireX will be an explosive success from the day of its release. That’s good since we won’t have to wait long to try out the controller on this game, it will be released by February 10.
If the year 2021 has not been glorious for the FPS, CrossfireX could well raise the level and this from the beginning of the year with a particularly enticing multiplayer mode, an impacting story and a style of play in the heart of the action.
Other indie game, Sommerville is a bit of a child of the game Limbo and movie Without a sound. It traces the more personal and family history of a disaster on a global scale. Your goal will be to bring your family together despite the surrounding difficulties, although we don’t yet know if we are dealing more with monsters, aliens or killer robots.
It is a science fiction title that does not lack ambitions both visually and narratively. If the gameplay should be quite simplistic, we can already see many original plans, full of action and emotions. Expected release date later this year for this game on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
It was Microsoft and Bethesda’s show stopper at E3 2021. red fall is an explosive, humorous and very energetic game. In a world infested with vampires, our heroes seem to be a band of mercenaries/survivors with special abilities whose goal is to eliminate as many enemies as possible. So far, nothing out of the ordinary.
Yet they seem to be proceeding in their own way, with lots of outbursts, scathing remarks and levity despite the urgency of the situation. This FPS playable in coop will therefore offer us an open world always full of action, which we can’t wait to discover. We hope for a release date for the summer of 2022 as originally planned.
We couldn’t forget to mention Starfield in our top 5 most anticipated games. A true galactic epic, the game transports us a few years into the future, when space travel is definitely achievable. The role of the player will be to survey the galaxy to find answers to the “great mystery of humanity”.
It is through the different environments shared by the studio that we fell in love with the game and its visual universe. It will explore as many diverse and varied biomes and cities as a galaxy could have, all with a still very mysterious storytelling. We should know more by the game’s release on Xbox Series X/S and PC on November 11.