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All The Xbox Series X Games Confirmed (And Expected) So Far

Microsoft's next-generation console is launching this year, here's all the games you can play.

2020 is a huge year for gaming. Despite some issues and concerns around COVID-19, both Microsoft and Sony are releasing next-generation consoles this holiday season. The consoles feature new and improved technical abilities that should allow for a new level of fidelity and immersion in gaming. Developers are taking advantage of this new, more powerful technology with their first games for the new systems, and it'll be exciting to see the results.

In this post we're rounding up all the confirmed Xbox Series X games, and also denoting the titles that we think, or are assumed to, release on the next-generation system. This list covers the new games that will be released on Xbox Series X. That's important to note because the Xbox Series X will automatically play every Xbox One game you already own, since it is backwards compatible with that console. Additionally, the Xbox Series X plays Xbox 360 and original Xbox games, to span a total of four generations on one system.

You can check out all of the confirmed, and presumed, Xbox Series X titles below. We'll continue to update this post in the days, weeks, and months ahead as new and more titles get announced.

Xbox Series X Confirmed Games

Halo Infinite

The biggest and arguably most important Xbox Series X game is Halo Infinite. A launch title for the Xbox Series X, Halo Infinite is the first brand-new Halo game since 2015's Halo 5: Guardians. It's also the first time since 2001's Halo: Combat Evolved that Microsoft is releasing a Halo game as a launch title for new Xbox hardware. Developed by 343 Industries, Halo Infinite puts a renewed focus on Master Chief for its campaign (after Halo 5 drifted away from him slightly), while fans will be looking for exciting new multiplayer innovations for the franchise known for its top-tier multiplayer combat--which seems to be intended to serve as a long-term platform for the franchise.

Release Date For Xbox Series X: TBA 2021

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Fable

Announced at the Xbox Series X Games Showcase in July, the new Fable game is in development at Playground Games in the UK. Very little is known so far, but it appears the game will retain the Fable franchise's history of lightheartedness and humor.

Release Date For Xbox Series X: TBA

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Avowed

Obsidian's next large-scale role-playing game was shown during the Xbox Series X Games Showcase in July. A dark game that features skeleton enemies and a first-person perspective, Avowed premiered during the event with a trailer and also makes use of magical abilities. No release date was given, but it is promised as an "expansive" RPG and is being built from the ground up to take advantage of Xbox Series X.

Release Date For Xbox Series X: TBA

Forza Motorsport

Turn 10 Studios is early in development on its next Forza Motorsport title, and it was premiered with an in-engine trailer. As expected, it looks to be a near-photorealistic racing game that makes the most of Xbox Series X technology.

Release Date For Xbox Series X: TBA

State of Decay 3

Undead Labs premiered State of Decay 3 during the Xbox Games Showcase. The next entry in its open-ended zombie survival series looks to be just as dark, and the teaser we saw focused on a survivor scouting through the wilderness until she comes upon an undead deer.

Release Date For Xbox Series X: TBA

CrossfireX

The CrossfireX campaign premiered during the July showcase, and it was co-developed with Remedy Entertainment. It appears to contain some of the psychological and character-driven elements of the studio's previous games, but it also retains the intense first-person shooting gameplay from the free-to-play multiplayer portion. It's coming later this year.

Release Date For Xbox Series X: 2020

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

An Xbox console launch exclusive, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide was revealed during the Xbox Series X Games Showcase and looks to have extremely high production values. A recon squad has been sent into a hive in order to squash some sort of unrest, but they quickly find the situation is worse than anticipated.1.

Release Date For Xbox Series X: 2021

Phantasy Star Online 2

Another console launch exclusive, this time from Sega, Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis includes a new world to explore and action-packed combat. The expansion is coming in 2021.

Release Date For Xbox Series X: TBA

Gears 5

One of only a few confirmed launch titles for the Xbox Series X, Gears 5 is headed to the next-generation console with better textures and volumetric fog, higher particle count, and 60 frames per second during cutscenes for a smoother transition to gameplay. Shadows and lighting have also been improved, and the game is currently running at 100 frames per second with potential to hit 120 frames per second in multiplayer.

Release Date For Xbox Series X: Xbox Series X launch title.

Fortnite

Part of the appeal of Fortnite is that any modern device you might own can play the game. As such, Epic will bring Fortnite to Xbox Series X. It just makes sense. Releasing on more powerful hardware should be beneficial for the game, as the battle royale title--which puts 100 players on a single, gigantic map at once--benefits from more horsepower. However, Epic did not provide any details on how Fortnite will benefit from Xbox Series X's capabilities.

Epic confirmed that Fortnite will support cross-progression with the next-gen systems, so your account, items, and progress will carry over to Xbox Series X. The company also reiterated that Fortnite will continue to support cross-play between all platforms, including the next-gen consoles. Lastly, the company announced that it will migrate Fortnite on next-gen consoles to the Unreal Engine 5 in the middle of 2021.

Release Date For Xbox Series X: Xbox Series X launch title.

Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2

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Ninja Theory's 2017 action-adventure game Hellblade was praised for, among other things, its strong story that dealt with mental health and overcoming your own personal demons. In the time since the game's release, the studio was acquired by Microsoft, which is exciting to think about for the size and scale of the sequel, Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2. Very little is known about the sequel, but given the increased resources available to Ninja Theory this time around, fans will be hoping for and expecting a lot from Ninja Theory's long-awaited follow-up.

Release Date For Xbox Series X: TBA

Everwild

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A new IP from esteemed UK developer Rare, Everwild is described as "something truly original and incredibly special." The game was in early development as of November 2019. Very few details are available about the fantastical game, but Rare promises to deliver "memorable, engaging, and meaningful experiences for players everywhere to share."

Release Date For Xbox Series X: TBA

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum

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Daedalic Entertainment, a studio known for its point-and-click adventure games, is developing an all-new Lord of the Rings game that is focused on an unlikely character: Gollum. In The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, you play as Gollum in a story told from the creature's perspective. It's the first time across the entire Lord of the Rings brand--movies, TV shows, books, etc.--that a story is being told from his point of view, which is intriguing to think about. Very little is known about this game, but the first images--which leaked recently--show off a new art style for Gollum and numerous environments. Gollum is often overlooked in Middle-earth, so it's exciting to see him finally get his own game.

Release Date For Xbox Series X: 2021

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

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Ubisoft's next big Assassin's Creed game takes us back to the Viking era. Assassin's Creed Valhalla is due to release as a launch title for the Xbox Series X. You play as Eivor--either a man or a woman--and your travels will take you across a variety of locations and landscapes. Dual-wielding continues with Assassin's Creed Valhalla, allowing you to tear up your enemies with a newfound ferocity with axes and even shields if you like. There is a lot more to know about Assassin's Creed Valhalla, so check out GameSpot's extended coverage to learn more.

Release Date For Xbox Series X: Xbox Series X launch title

Destiny 2

Bungie's shared-world shooter, Destiny 2, is headed to the Xbox Series X. However, that's all that's been confirmed so far--there is no word yet on a release date or any details on how the game will leverage the power of next-generation consoles.

Release Date For Xbox Series X: TBA

Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2

The game everyone has been waiting for, Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2, will release on Xbox Series X in 2021. The sequel, which is developed by Polish studio MasterCode, promises a number of improvements over the original such as better graphics, a third-person camera, and "dynamic water and fish AI."

Release Date For Xbox Series X: 2021

Cyberpunk 2077

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Cyberpunk 2077 is launching in September before the release of the Xbox Series X this holiday. The game will also receive an upgrade for Xbox Series X, and thankfully, Xbox owners who pick up the new console will not have to pay extra for the improvements. That's because Cyberpunk 2077 is part of Microsoft's new Smart Delivery system whereby developers can choose to offer these upgrades for free. That's good because people who are thinking about picking up Cyberpunk 2077 for their existing Xbox One can do so with the confidence that they won't have to pay again to buy it for Xbox Series X. The exact nature of the upgrades for Xbox Series X have not been detailed, but at least we know you won't have to pay twice.

Release Date For Xbox Series X: TBA

Watch Dogs: Legion

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Ubisoft's Watch Dogs sequel, Legion, from Ubisoft Toronto and acclaimed director Clint Hocking, is yet another Ubisoft title confirmed for the Xbox Series X. It was originally slated to arrive in March 2020 for the current-generation of consoles, but Ubisoft pushed the game to give the developers more time to "ensure that their … innovations are perfectly implemented so as to deliver optimal experiences for players." Coinciding with the delay, Ubisoft also confirmed that Legion would be released on next-gen consoles. It's exciting to think about what the power of the Xbox Series X could deliver for Legion, as the game is said to allow you to control any NPC you see in the world.

Release Date For Xbox Series X: Ubisoft's FY 2020-21, which is April 2020-March 31, 2021.

Madden NFL 21

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EA's Madden NFL 21 is headed to Xbox Series X, and it'll take advantage of the console's power to help crank up the level of authenticity and fidelity even further. Baltimore Ravens standout QB Lamar Jackson is on the cover, and he'll be hoping to follow Madden NFL 20's cover star, Patrick Mahomes, in avoiding the so-called Madden Curse.

Release Date For Xbox Series X: TBA

Rainbow Six Siege

Ubisoft's Rainbow Six franchise hit a high point with Rainbow Six Siege, which is adored by fans and has many millions of players today, nearly five years after its initial release in 2015. It's good news, then, that Ubisoft has confirmed that the team-based tactical shooter will also be supported on Xbox Series X. Not only that, but Ubisoft has already committed to using cross-generational multiplayer, which should help players on the new consoles find people to play against. Siege will be a launch title for Xbox Series X.

Release Date For Xbox Series X: Xbox Series X launch title.

Rainbow Six Quarantine

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It's not just Rainbow Six Siege that will be available on Xbox Series X. Ubisoft is bringing its brand-new Rainbow Six game, Quarantine, to the next wave of consoles. Very little is known about the game at this stage, but its name and description might raise some eyebrows in light of recent events in the world. The official description for the game states: "The Rainbow Operators will face off against a totally new breed of mutated alien parasite infecting human hosts and their surroundings."

Release Date For Xbox Series X: Ubisoft's FY 2020-21, which is April 2020-March 31, 2021.

Gods & Monsters

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Another Ubisoft game, Gods & Monsters, is headed to next-generation consoles as well. The open-world action-adventure game features mythological creatures and more in a sprawling fantasy world. The game doesn't have a specific release date yet, but it was in the batch of titles that Ubisoft delayed to FY 2021, so you can expect it later this year or early next.

Release Date For Xbox Series X: Ubisoft's FY 2020-21, which is April 2020-March 31, 2021.

Bright Memory Infinite

Bright Memory Infinite
Bright Memory Infinite

Described as a "lightning fast fusion of the FPS and action genres," Bright Memory Infinite is in development at the FYQD Studio. "Bright Memory: Infinite is set in a sprawling, futuristic metropolis in the year 2036. A strange phenomenon for which scientists can find no explanation has occurred in the skies around the world," reads a line from the game's description. "The Supernatural Science Research Organization (SRO) has sent agents out to various regions to investigate this phenomenon. It is soon discovered that these strange occurrences are connected to an archaic mystery--an as-of-yet unknown history of two worlds, about to come to light…"

Release Date For Xbox Series X: TBA

Call of the Sea

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A first-person adventure puzzle game from developer Raw Fury, Call of the Sea is set in the 1930s. It follows a woman named Norah who is looking for her lost husband. "The search takes place on a strange but beautiful island in the South Pacific, filled with secrets waiting to be unearthed. It is an otherworldly tale of mystery, adventure, and self-discovery," reads a line from its description.

Release Date: Launch window for Xbox Series X

Chorus

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Not to be confused with the David Gaider game of the same name, Chorus is an "immersive single-player experience that tells a mature and dark tale of redemption." You play as the ace pilot Nara in a game that's described as a "true evolution of the space combat shooter."

Release Date: Launch window for Xbox Series X

Dirt 5

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The next entry in the off-road racing series, Dirt 5 promises to be "bolder and braver than ever before." Very little is known at this stage, but developer Codemasters is promising to deliver "new features" and "new innovations" where every race is unique. Veteran voice actors Troy Baker and Nolan North are contributing to the game's career mode.

Release Date: Launch window for Xbox Series X

Scarlet Nexus

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The next game from Bandai Namco, Scarlet Nexus puts you into the role of Yuito Sumeragi, an up and coming solder who has a psycho-kinesis power. The game is set in the futuristic city of New Himuka.

Release Date: Launch window for Xbox Series X

Scorn

Scorn is the next title from Ebb Software
Scorn is the next title from Ebb Software

Described as an "atmospheric first-person horror adventure game," Scorn puts players into an unsettling dream-like word where they experience narrative beats and solve puzzles.

Release Date: Launch window for Xbox Series X

Second Extinction

Second Extinction
Second Extinction

A third-person co-op shooter from developer Systemic Reaction, Second Extinction has players fighting to take down all kinds of mutated dinosaurs that are now running the world. You play as a survivor who uses a variety of weapons, abilities, and skills to take down the mighty beasts.

Release Date: Launch window for Xbox Series X

The Ascent

The Ascent
The Ascent

A cyberpunk RPG, The Ascent puts players into a world in the immediate aftermath of the collapse of a mega corporation that owned everyone and everything. "Confusion and chaos ensue, security and order are in disarray, and without protection, everyone is left to fend for themselves. Stop gangs and hostile corporations from taking over and discover what really happened in this explosive sci-fi shooter," reads a line from the game's description.

Release Date: Launch window for Xbox Series X

The Medium

The Medium
The Medium

A "next-gen psychological horror game," The Medium is the next game from the developers of Blair Witch, Layers of Fear, and Observer. The game puts you into the scary shoes of a medium who exists on two planes of existence--the real world and the spirit world. "Haunted by a vision of a child's murder, you travel to an abandoned hotel resort, which many years ago became the stage of an unthinkable tragedy," reads a line from the game's description. The music was composed with the help of Akira Yamaoka, who is known for his work on the Silent Hill franchise.

Release Date: Launch window for Xbox Series X

Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2

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The Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines sequel takes you to Seattle, a lovely city that happens to be overrun by vampires. "In this sequel to the cult classic, your choices, plots and schemes will change the balance of power," Paradox said about its sequel.

Release Date: Launch window for Xbox Series X

Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Yakuza: Like a Dragon
Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Like a Dragon is a new entry in the long-running Yakuza series about organized crime in Japan. A launch title for the Xbox Series X, Like a Dragon makes a big change for the series with its turn-based RPG combat. The game was released in Japan earlier this year, but this is the first time it's coming west.

Release Date: Launch title for Xbox Series X

Unconfirmed But Expected Xbox Series X Games

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare/Warzone

Infinity Ward's Taylor Kurosaki recently stated that Activision is planning to launch Call of Duty: Warzone, the battle royale game, on the next generation of consoles. Considering it is tied directly to Modern Warfare, it would seem like that game would be supported as well. Given the strong momentum that Warzone is currently enjoying, it makes sense that Activision would look to leverage the power of the Xbox Series X to keep the train running, so to speak.

Release Date For Xbox Series X: TBA

Call of Duty 2020

2020's new Call of Duty game is rumored to be a Black Ops spin-off from developer Treyarch with the support of Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software. The game is said to be set during the Cold War/Vietnam era, though Activision has yet to formally announce any specifics about the game. Historically, the publisher announces new Call of Duty games in May, but it remains to be seen if the cancellation of E3 and the wider global pandemic has led Activision to shift its plans. It's also worth noting here that Infinity Ward's Taylor Kurosaki recently stated that Activision will continue to support the free-to-play battle royale game Warzone even as new Call of Duty titles release.

Release Date For Xbox Series X: TBA

Battlefield 6

Swedish developer DICE is finishing up its commitments to Star Wars: Battlefront II and Battlefield V, and moving on to the next proper Battlefield game. Battlefield 6, or whatever it ends up being called, is scheduled to arrive in 2021. The most recent games, Battlefield V and Battlefield 1, took place during World War II and World War I, respectively, but there is no word yet as to the time period of the new instalment. The franchise hasn't returned to a modern warfare setting since the tepidly received spin-off Battlefield Hardline in 2015.

Release Date For Xbox Series X: TBA 2021

Starfield

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Fallout and Elder Scrolls developer Bethesda Game Studios has two major projects in the works, including a sci-fi game called Starfield. The first new IP from Bethesda in 25 years, Starfield is a single-player sci-fi RPG that is targeting next-generation platforms, though Bethesda has yet to make any formal announcements about systems. We've seen nothing of the game except for a teaser, so it's too soon to say much about the game. But given the storied lineage of developer Bethesda Game Studios, Starfield is certainly one to watch.

Release Date For Xbox Series X: TBA

The Elder Scrolls VI

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In addition to Starfield, Bethesda Game Studios is developing a new instalment in its acclaimed Elder Scrolls fantasy series. A reveal trailer released during E3 2018 confirmed that Bethesda had begun work on the title, but it appears to still be very early days for the project. It makes sense that Bethesda would return to one of its best-known and most-acclaimed franchises with new consoles coming soon. After all, The Elder Scrolls V has sold a whopping 30 million copies--across nearly every platform under the sun--making it one of the most successful video games in history. Like Starfield, Bethesda hasn't said if The Elder Scrolls VI will come to next-generation consoles, but that seems like a sure thing.

Release Date For Xbox Series X: TBA (but confirmed to be after Starfield)

Warframe

The immensely popular free-to-play shooter Warframe, which was originally released in 2013, is coming to next-generation consoles. Parent publisher Leyou announced the next-gen version during an earnings event where it stated that bringing the title to new systems should help the game grow even bigger still.

Release Date For Xbox Series X: TBA

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