Xbox Series X/S 2021 Exclusives List Hints at Hellblade 2 Delay

Published 01/17/2021, 2:51 PM EST

The constant battle of releasing a better range of exclusive titles led Xbox to buy out Bethesda Studios last year. Although the deal has not been inked just yet, it could turn future titles into Xbox exclusives. The studio, however, has released a promising list of exclusives for 2021 that are coming to its consoles and PC. It includes some of the biggest names that could turn the tide of console war in its favor.


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Xbox list of exclusive includes major titles

The list of Xbox games has revealed some interesting names that fans are already looking forward to. It includes a massive array of 29 exclusives games that includes much-expected titles like Halo infinite, The Medium, ExoMecha 2021, Microsoft Flight Simulator Summer 2021 and The Gunk.

Halo Infinite

This is probably one of the most impressive projects of the franchise that will plunge you into the expansive universe of Halo. The latest edition is expected to bring the entire franchise back into the spotlight and once again make it one of the biggest games.

The upcoming addition to the critically acclaimed franchise will showcase a massive campaign storyline centered around everyone’s favorite spartan soldier ‘Master Chief’. Developers of the game released a teaser of the game a couple of years ago, and it seems like in 2021 it will finally see the light of the day.

The Medium

Bloober Team’s biggest project The Medium will be released on January 28th. The game is based on a psychological horror concept centered on two alternate realities mysteriously connected with one another.

Players will take on the role of a protagonist who serves as a medium that can perceive both the worlds. Gamers will have to survive this haunting experience while also trying to solve the many mysteries that lie in both realities.

Exo Mecha 2021

Developer Twisted Red has offered an interesting free to play first-person shooter title in Exo Mecha 2021. It serves as a competitive shooter based on a war that takes place on a newly discovered planet of Omecha.

Gamers will have to put their skills to the test against one another in this fast-paced game centered on a warring planet where many species will collide to claim supremacy. The game was originally teased last year and is now fast approaching release day.

Microsoft Flight Simulator-Summer 2021

Microsoft is also looking to release a sequel to one of its most revered titles in Flight Simulator-Summer 2021. It was teased a few weeks ago with a release date aimed for 2021.

The game will once again enable players to step into the shoes of a pilot as you cruise around the world. The game will showcase a wide range of aircraft from fast-paced supersonic flying beasts to lightweight civilian aircrafts.

The Gunk

The team behind the SteamWorld franchise is going to reveal an interesting title that will give scavenger hunt a new meaning. It was teased last year in the Xbox event, and it is will release in 2021.

The Gunk will take two friends on a universal scavenger hunt from one planet to another in pursuit of resources and materials. The duo must work together to harness every resource from other planets that can be sold for a profit later on.  Things will not be as easy it may seem as each planet contains terrifying monsters and alien life forms that the two scavengers must take on together.

The list also includes 24 more exclusive titles


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There are several more exclusives titles that will be released in the year and they are as follows;

  • Adios – 2021
  • The Artful Escape – 2021
  • The Ascent – 2021
  • The Big Con – 2021
  • CrossfireX – 2021
  • Dead Static Drive – 2021
  • Echo Generation – 2021
  • The Last Stop – 2021
  • Lake – 2021
  • Little Witch in the Woods – 2021
  • Psychonauts 2 – 2021
  • RPG Time – 2021
  • Sable – 2021
  • Scorn – 2021
  • She Dreams Elsewhere – 2021
  • Shredders – 2021
  • Song of Iron – 2021
  • Tunic – 2021
  • Twelve Minutes – 2021
  • Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy – 2021
  • Warhammer 40K: Darktide – 2021
  • Way to the Woods – 2021
  • The Wild at Heart – 2021

Hellblade 2 is missing from the list while it contains every other name that was teased last year. This only serves as a hint for a delay in the game’s release, which could be announced soon. The ongoing pandemic has already caused major disruption in the production process for many titles. So it would not be surprising to see yet another title fall prey to the same.


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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.