Xbox Reveals "Optimized For Series X" Logo For Next-Generation Compatible Games
The upcoming Inside Xbox video will show off plenty of games coming to both Xbox One and Xbox Series X--and this logo will let you know when the Series X is getting an improved version.
The upcoming Inside Xbox livestream, which will be the first installment in the Xbox 20/20 monthly series, will air on May 7 at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET / 3 PM GMT. It will focus on third-party titles, such as Assassin's Creed Valhalla, and it's likely that most titles shown will be cross-generation games--you'll be able to play them on Xbox One and Xbox Series X. To that end, Xbox now has a logo for games that will be enhanced on Series X.
The logo, below, will properly debut during the Xbox 20/20 event. It contains the official Series X logo, but with some extra flourish to let you know that the game you're seeing will be designed with Series X improvements.
We can expect to see this logo quite a bit going forward--console transitions usually involve plenty of cross-gen platforms, but Microsoft has specifically said that the Series X will not launch with next-gen exclusives. This means that titles like Halo Infinite will launch for Xbox One too, with Series X enhanced versions--but thankfully, you won't have to buy the game twice if you take some time to upgrade, thanks to Smart Delivery.
Now when you see this logo during the Xbox 20/20 stream, you'll know exactly what it means. Xbox Series X is due to release before the end of 2020.