Publisher Rockstar Games developer Team Bondi due 14 November
It’s been six whole years since former marine officer, now top detective, Cole Phelps sauntered into our lives with a gun, a notebook and some seriously impressive facial animations. Now, he and his 1940s cop buddies are back heading to Xbox One with a remaster. The new version has enhanced lighting, hi-res textures and many a cinematic viewing angle.
Publisher tinyBuild developer Dynamic Pixels due 8 December
Ever wondered if that weird neighbour of yours might actually be hiding a properly nasty secret? That’s the concept at the dark heart of this stealth-orientated affair, as you sneak your way into the home of a man who is a potential lunatic. The game uses an advanced AI that sets traps and patrols based on your previous movements, and it looks to be a lot of fun.
Publisher Milestone developer Milestone due Q1 2018
Italian studio Milestone is no stranger to dirty racing (it’s got a trilogy of MXGP games and Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo already under its belt, after all), and now it’s turned its attention to full-on off-road mayhem with
Gravel. The game will feature 50 vehicles (from Porsches to monster trucks) and has 18 locations with rallycross, stadiums and more open track designs.
Publisher Ubisoft developer SpectreVision/Ubisoft Montreal due Spring 2018
Turns out relapsing hobbit Elijah Wood isn’t just starring in games these days - he’s helping make them too. His new project was one of the biggest surprises of E3 2017, a trippy, Black Mirror- esque experience built with VR in mind. Best of all, it’s going to be coming to Xbox One next year, so prepare to be freaked out.
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Publisher Ubisoft developer Ubisoft Annecy due 5 December
Ahead of the Winter Olympics in Pyeong-Chang next year, the criminally underrated extreme sports sim is getting a full-on expansion to celebrate. You’ll get to carve powder and hurtle through the air in new Japanese and South Korean mountains, as well as plenty of new events including Downhill, Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Giant Slalom, Super G and Big Air.
Publisher Focus Home Interactive developer Dontnod Entertainment due November
While you can choose to play most of Vampyr without taking a single life, indulging your blood lust will unlock some impressive new dimensions to combat. Your upgradeable vampiric powers will include the ability to impale your poor foes on spikes and drain them of blood from a distance. Who says dead people can’t have fun?