Team Xbox picks their most anticipated games of 2022
As we look forward to games in 2022, we all have our own game lists to look forward to. This year, the Xbox team put together their own roster, with some of the company’s biggest faces sharing their highlights of 2022.
Xbox chief Phil Spencer isn’t chiming at this time (he may be too busy), but Major Nelson, Aaron Greenberg, Sarah Bond, and others tell us what to look forward to most in 2022.
Without further ado, here’s the full list:
It’s stunning – with beautiful, deep art and sound, that wraps around the story of a family navigating the perils of a post-apocalyptic Earth. The moment the Jumpship team shared their vision with me years ago, I was hooked. Because at its core, this game is all about doing everything in your power to protect the ones you love. What is more important in life?
– Sarah Bond, CVP, Game Maker Experience and Ecosystem
There are a lot of great games coming out this year, but if I had to pick the one I’m most excited about, it should be starfield. I’ve loved the worlds and experiences that Todd Howard and the team at Bethesda Game Studios have created for decades, because The Elder Scrolls and Fallout are two of my favorite franchises of all time. I really like the way Todd talks about it that it’s not just a game they make starfield, but also the universe. I can’t wait to escape to the new sci-fi world and explore everything they will bring to life starfield.
– Bonnie Ross, president of 343 companies
Sometimes you see a trailer for a game and you know it’s going to be special. Gathering in an open world infested with vampires will definitely cause a very specific, but long-lasting itch, and I support it all. Then again… Something about venturing into the dark alone is calling my name. Either way, Redvale May I count down the days until it is released later this year. Oh, and who can forget that sick Animation of Lily’s reload?
Malik Prince, Communications Manager, Creator Relationships
Slime Rancher 2
In this follow-up to a squishy smash hit slime rancherYou will be able to continue your adventure as Beatrix LeBeau on her journey to Rainbow Island in Slime Rancher 2. Collect slime, build a winter garden, and discover more that made 10 million players happy with slime. As a bonus, it’s coming on day one to Xbox Game Pass!
– Larry Harib, Xbox Pioneer Nelson
I can’t wait to play Jacket. I love action and adventure games, and that little fox in a big world stole my heart at E3 2018. I look forward to exploring, fighting and discovering the mysteries of this world.
– Mary McGuane, Studio Head, Xbox Game Studios
Midnight from Marvel
In addition to knowing how sea of thieves evolving in 2022, and I’m looking forward to Marvel’s midnight sun. I love the bold choice in the character roster as well as the art style and am a huge fan of the Firaxis team and Marvel comics related stories. Looks like this game was made for me.
– Craig Duncan, Head of Studio Nader
I’m fond of first-person story-based games, where I’ve had the chance to see crazy visuals for it atomic heart And the crazy and wonderful world created by Mundfish, I can’t wait to play and experience it firsthand. I’m looking forward to seeing what millions of Game Pass players think too!
– Matt Percy, General Manager, Xbox Business Planning
Gotham Knights is one of my most awaited games of 2022. Rocksteady has redefined DC’s Batman universe and created one of my personal favorites with the Arkham game series. I can’t wait to see how WB Montreal expands this further with four new characters and co-op gameplay.
– Jason Ronald, Head of Xbox Platform
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After spending the holidays playing Section 2 With my husband and son, I’m so excited about it rainbow six extract It’s coming out on January 20th (especially now that Game Pass has arrived on day one). Co-op PVE FTW shooters in the house of McKissick!
– Ashley McKissick, Head of Game Experience Engineering
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen
Preparing for Savathûn in 2021 was so much fun charming queen. From the crafting updates discussed to the ability to use my Glaive in battle, this Guardian is ready to team up and see what kind of journey Bungie is about to take us. Look at you all next to the stars!
– Josh Stein, Xbox Social Media Manager
A Plague’s Tale: Requiem
sa. Many. rats; Seriously, all mice. Just all of them. A Plague Tale: Innocence It left me feeling “what’s going on with this boy and why are there so many rats and what’s going on”, so I’m excited to solve that at requiem, maybe just to see how many rats they can actually move the screen around at the same time. I’m expecting a lot more… (Also not to say, but excited for the first day with PC Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass!)
– Megan Spore, Community Leader, Xbox Game Pass
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I’m not going to lie: I’m not usually a huge zombie survival man in an open world. But 500 Hours sounds cool, so I’m looking forward to 2022 in an open world zombie survival game from Techland.
– Seth Chesel, Xbox Executive Director of Communications
My most anticipated game of 2022 is the first new world in 25 years of the incredibly talented minds at Bethesda Game Studios. It reminds me of the magic of early space exploration and I expect it will be a game that defines the next generation.
– Aaron Greenberg, General Manager Games Marketing
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
Like a lot of people my age, Star Wars has been a huge part of my life my whole life. I love LEGO Star Wars games because they are the perfect way to pass on my love of Star Wars to the little Padawans of my life and this set will allow us to play through the LEGO-fied versions of all nine movies. I just wish my fellow kiwi Teemoira Morrison would hear Django and Boba Fett as he did in other Star Wars games.
– Tom Mahoney, Marketing Director of Third Party Games
Stalker 2: The Heart of Chernobyl
I always have a soft spot for a post-apocalyptic adventure and stalker 2 Right about what I enjoy. It has it all: moody visuals, an alarming world, and characters with personality.
– Brian Fargo, Head of Studio, inXile Entertainment
the Saints row The series has provided me with vivid gaming memories: Hot Falling on the Roof to Kanye in Saints Row 3, to become a superhero in Saints Row 4, He laughs until I cried as I originally played mini games. I was always down for anything else Saints row Would it be, but does this sudden advert appear? Give it to me now.
– Jeff Rubinstein, Director of New Platforms
Ohhhhhhhhhh, Elden Ring. from the origin Evil spirits to Axe, I’ve beaten all the RPGs from the show multiple times, enjoying that incredibly satisfying feeling of overcoming every challenge thrown at me. I’m also fond of open world games, having spent hundreds of hours on games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and the The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. There’s pretty much nothing that appeals to me more than an open world than the show’s title, and that’s exactly what I’ll get when Elden Ring drops in February. I can’t wait to fight the colossal bosses with anything but my sword and my reflexes. bring it!
– Will Tuttle, Editor in Chief Xbox Wire
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