Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! In this weekly feature we cover all the games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10/11, and Game Pass! Get more details on these upcoming games below and click their profiles for further info (release dates subject to change). Let’s jump in!
Umurangi Generation Special Edition – May 17 – Xbox Game Pass
Set in Tauranga, Aotearoa during an impending crisis, major cities are walled off, with the United Nations deploying the military and towering mechs to defend against an alien invasion. As a courier for the Tauranga Express, you get to travel around Tauranga taking pictures and documenting the world and its reality through the lenses of your camera.
Behind Closed Doors: A Developer’s Tale – May 18 – Xbox One X Enhanced
Play as Ethan, who works in the office for a small video game development company and trying to support his pregnant wife. It’s just a normal week for Ethan: waking up, going to work, coming home, go to bed, and repeat day after day. But then, something strange happens. Ethan gets an unusual phone call in the middle of the night and is somehow teleported to another dimension.
Hear the stories of your clients, read their future in the runes, and piece together the truth of a dying world! Trapped inside the room full of screens is a pair of hands that can predict the future. This is the future you live in, a small world, a city full of uncertainty and doubt, violence, and obsession. In a time when people have begun to reject life as an unwanted burden, they’ll have nothing to trust.
Endzone – A World Apart – May 19 - Optimized for Xbox Series X|S
A post-apocalyptic survival city builder where you start a new civilization with a group of people after a global nuclear disaster. Build them a new home and ensure their survival in a shattered world, threatened by constant radiation, toxic rain, sandstorms, droughts, and raiders.
The galaxy’s inhabitants have been swamped by crime since the fall of the empire. Being able to find anyone, anywhere has become a highly prized skill. Become Aiden, a three-armed mutant who hunts the most dangerous bounties in the galaxy. Catch, slice, dice, and destroy enemies in this exciting 2D platformer with a space-western setting.
What if vampires were real? What if these bloodthirsty predators lived hidden among us in complex societies and had been hatching conspiracies for thousands of years? And what if you became one of them? In Vampire: The Masquerade, you play as these alluring monsters in a sophisticated world where the lines between the real and supernatural are always blurred. Based on the cult role-playing game and developed by specialists in the genre, Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong is a narrative RPG in which your every choice determines the fate of the three main characters and of the Boston Camarilla.
In a world ravaged by a deadly virus, half-zombie Reid must survive not only by taking anything he can get his hands on to take on hordes of the undead, by also growing some zombie followers of his own. Choose your allies and enemies wisely as you try to make it through the apocalypse alive!
Dolmen – May 20 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery
Dolmen casts players onto a hostile alien world known as Revion Prime. Your job is to bring back samples of a crystal with particularly unique properties, the so-called Dolmen. These crystals have allowed for interaction between realities, revolutionising space exploration and changing the known world forever. Experience a rich combat system with various weapons and moves at your disposal as you switch natively between melee and ranged combat to overcome the most challenging enemies Revion Prime has to offer.
Nirvana: Pilot Yume is filled with a retro sci-fi anime vibe as an ode to classic racing games from the DOS era combined with an engaging visual novel! In addition to racing on 10 retro-themed, low poly tracks there are many decisions to make in the game, with 5 different story endings!