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 smaller releases on Xbox One, but there are still a few surprises here and there. Notably, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is finally launching on the console, and Halo: Reach offers an interesting take on the first-person shooter genre. With that in mind, here are all the best games launching next week, between December 2 and 6.
Many months ago at The Game Awards 2018, Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Désilets showcased his next project called Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. The title is supposed to give you a glimpse into the lives of our genetic ancestors like chimpanzee-like creatures and other apes millions of years ago. What makes Ancestors unique is that it doesn’t appear to have any voice acting or other means of storytelling. The plot — which also spans millions of years — is entirely showcased through its visuals.
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey should launch on December 6, priced at $40.
Survive and evolve
It’s the story of humanity
Survive your evolution in Neogene Africa starting 10 million years ago. Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is a third-person survival game where you explore, expand, and evolve to advance your clan.
Halo: Reach is a first-person shooter developed by Bungie. The game tells you how the entire Halo saga started with the invasion of the planet Reach. It’s coming to PC next week as well as Xbox One inside Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
Halo: Reach should join Halo: The Master Chief Collection on December 3. The game runs at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second on Xbox One X.
From the beginning, you know the end
Halo: Reach is being brought to PC in its entirety and is also being added to Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One.
Other experiences like Arise: A Simple Story, Big Pharma, Demon’s Tilt, Don’t Die, Minerva!, Everreach: Project Eden, Freediving Hunter: Spearfishing the World, Immortal Planet, Kerbal Space Program: Breaking Ground, Life Is Strange 2: Episode 5, My Friend Pedro, Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition, Seek Hearts, Simulacra , Tools Up!, Trover Saves the Universe, and Wandersong should also release next week. If you’re looking for a break between those heavy-hitters, be sure to check out these games because they’re a lot of fun.
Best of the best
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