5 Xbox One Exclusives To Look Out For This Year

We recently published an article looking at the upcoming Xbox One exclusives – and the lack thereof.

But that’s not to say that there aren’t ANY exclusives coming out this year. So I thought I’d take this opportunity to list five Xbox One exclusives, all of which I’m very excited to play.

Sea of Thieves

Rare make great games. They have done for a solid 30 years. Sure, Sea of Thieves might be their most ambitious project do date. But I have a feeling that they’re going to deliver.

Explore a large open world, full of treasure and treacherous waters – count me in! It definitely looks like the sort of game you’d want to be playing with a few friends. So maybe start scouting out interested parties now, ahead of time.


This looks like a brilliant Action RPG. It features a non-linear story, and “no two games will ever be the same. This is a world that moves on without you”.

That sounds like my sort of RPG. One based around creating relationships with players, understanding your surroundings and thinking carefully about your actions.

Ashen was supposed to be coming out in 2016. But much like with Below, the developers have gone a little quiet. Still, I’m holding out hope for a 2017 release. You can find more on their website.


We’ve been waiting for Below for a while now. We’ve been teased by it on a number of occasions, over the last few years. I mean, the game has been synonymous with the Xbox One since the console launched.

It feels like we’ve never really seen more than we did back in 2013/14. Still, it looks like a wonderful little dungeon explorer. So I’m looking forward to it. Cappy Games (the developers behind the title) have gone quiet about the game. But they’re still aiming for a 2017 release – so keep everything crossed.


Another smaller indie game which we’ve been looking forward to for some time. Anything with a bit of history about it has an edge, for me at least.

Wulverblade is set in 120AD Britannia (Britain). You play as a heathen Briton, attempting to force the Romans from the island. This classic, side-scrolling gorefest platformer looks incredible. It currently has a 2017 release date – so keep an eye out for this one.

State of Decay 2

Last, but by no means least, we have State of Decay 2. Another game that we’ve had an eye on for a while, ever since falling in love with State of Decay.

Undead Labs have been a little quiet over their upcoming zombie survival game. But if it’s anything like the original, we’re in for a treat. State of Decay 2 is shaping up to be a heftier version of its predecessor, with a vast world and drop in, drop out 4 player co-op as a bonus.

  • Vick Vinegar

    I’m sorry, I truly think that’s a whack lineup

  • Vick Vinegar

    Like whack AF

  • Vick Vinegar

    You’re the author of a gaming website and you don’t own a PS4??

    • I got Learnt With Ricky

      do you own an xbox one?