Every week, numerous games launch on Xbox One, but which ones truly stand out? Here are some of the biggest and most anticipated titles launching across Microsoft’s platforms next week. We have a few new AAA releases on Xbox One, but there are still a few surprises here and there. Notably, Control is finally launching on the console, and The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan offers an interesting take on the horror genre. With that in mind, here are all the best games launching next week, between August 26 and 30.
The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut
Best of the best
Blair Witch should launch on August 30, priced at $30. It’s also a part of Xbox Game Pass. Blair Witch runs at 4K resolution on Xbox One X.
Into the woods
Don’t look back
Blair Witch will return players to 1996, treading the same ground as the 1999 film that was a breakout success for the found-footage genre of horror. You’re tasked with finding a missing boy.
Control should launch on August 27, priced at $60. Amazon has discounted the game to $50 at the moment. Control runs at 4K resolution on Xbox One X.
Enter the Oldest House
In Control, players take on the role of Jesse Faden, the new Director for the Federal Bureau of Control. In the otherworldly Oldest House, you’ll need to uncover mysteries and stay alive as you find out just what’s going on.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan should launch on August 30, priced at $30. Amazon has discounted the game to $25 at the moment. The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan runs at 4K resolution on Xbox One X.
Survive the night
From the makers of Until Dawn
Preorder now and receive the Curator’s Cut, featuring new scenes playable from the other characters’ perspective with brand new choices and decisions to make.
Decay of Logos
Decay of Logos should launch on August 30, priced at $20.
Avenge your family
Explore a war-ravaged world
Hunt: Showdown is currently available through Xbox Game Preview, priced at $30. When it launches on August 27, it’ll go up to $40.
Keep on shooting
Hunt: Showdown is a first-person shooter which features a blend of competitive and cooperative combat. Monsters have taken over the world, and in order to survive, humanity must hunt them as close to extinction.
Wreckfest should launch on August 27, starting at $40.
Crash into everything
Get ready to rumble
Other experiences like Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise, Gaijin Charenji 1: Kiss or Kill, Headspun, Hookbots, Just Cause 4: Danger Rising, Kamiko, Legend of the Sky Fish, The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game, MXGP 2019, Newt One, Pirates of First Star, SubaraCity, Vambrace: Cold Soul, and Whipseey and the Lost Atlas should also release next week. If you’re looking for a break between those heavy-hitters, be sure to check out these smaller games because they’re a lot of fun.
Jump into digital
Ditch the discs
Secure your Xbox One S: All-Digital Edition today, Microsoft’s new and ambitious disc-less console. It’s the cheapest Xbox One ever made, bundled with three downloadable games like Forza Horizon 3.
Excellent and affordable Xbox accessories
Up your Xbox experience with one (or all) of these budget accessories, all of which are approved by the gamers of Windows Central.
PowerA Play & Charge Kit for Xbox One ($15 at Amazon)
This charging kit keeps your Xbox One wireless controllers juiced up, and it offers batteries for two controllers. At just $15, this is hands-down our favorite budget charging companion.
ElecGear 4 Port USB Xbox One S Hub ($19 at Amazon)
This brilliant little USB splitter hub attaches perfectly to the side of your Xbox One S console. It’s ideal for use with chargers, controllers, headsets, and more.
Controller Gear stand ($13 at Amazon)
Proudly display your Xbox gamepads with this stylish and functional stand. The licensed design is minimalist and black, and it has a hidden storage compartment, making the price of $13 a real steal.
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