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Xbox Series X/S Launch Day Games Optimized For The Next-Gen Consoles Revealed

Here is a list of titles optimized for Xbox Series X/S that will be available on launch day.


With the launch of the Xbox Series X and Series S consoles coming up very soon, Microsoft has now announced a list of titles launching with the consoles that are optimized for the next-generation systems.

The list includes first-party titles such as Gears 5, Gears Tactics, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, and Forza Horizon 4, all of which are included with Xbox Game Pass and support Smart Delivery. The third-party lineup includes Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion, as well as the racing game Dirt 5, the professional basketball game NBA 2K21, and the loot-shooter Borderlands 3.

You can see a full list below, as compiled by Microsoft. The list also mentions which titles are on Game Pass and which support Smart Delivery, which is a program that lets you get the Xbox Series X/S edition of the game at no extra cost.

These optimized launch titles are in addition to the thousands of games that will be playable on the consoles from day one through backwards compatibility. As announced previously, the Xbox Series X/S consoles play titles from the OG Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, and in some cases, they enjoy benefits like upscaling, additional performance, and auto HDR. Destiny 2 will be optimized for the systems on December 8.

The Xbox Series X/S consoles release on November 10 worldwide, priced at $500 and $300 USD respectively. For more, be sure to check out Xbox preorder guide.

Xbox Series X/S Launch Titles Optimized For Next-Gen

  • Assassins Creed Valhalla (Smart Delivery)
  • Borderlands 3 (Smart Delivery)
  • Bright Memory 1.0
  • Cuisine Royale (Smart Delivery)
  • Dead by Daylight (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
  • Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
  • DIRT 5 (Smart Delivery)
  • Enlisted
  • Evergate
  • The Falconeer (Smart Delivery)
  • Fortnite
  • Forza Horizon 4 (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
  • Gears 5 (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
  • Gears Tactics (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
  • Grounded (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
  • King Oddball
  • Maneater (Smart Delivery)
  • Manifold Garden (Smart Delivery)
  • NBA 2K21
  • Observer: System Redux
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
  • Planet Coaster (Smart Delivery)
  • Sea of Thieves (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
  • Tetris Effect: Connected (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
  • The Touryst (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
  • War Thunder (Smart Delivery)
  • Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer Edition
  • Watch Dogs: Legion (Smart Delivery)
  • WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship (Smart Delivery)
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Smart Delivery)
  • Yes, Your Grace (Smart Delivery)

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