Here’s All The Xbox Series X|S Optimised Games You Can Play At Launch

October 16, 2020

When Xbox initially announced the release date for the Xbox Series X|S consoles, one thing we noticed was how few games were confirmed for launch day. The launch of a new console is one of the most important days in a console cycle, so we were interested to see how that list expanded as we got closer to launch. Now we’ve had confirmation from Xbox that 30 Xbox Series X|S optimised games will be available on launch day.

A good number of the 30 Xbox Series X|S optimised games available at launch will be previously released titles that have been updated to take advantage of the new console’s power. This covers games like Borderlands 3, NBA 2K21 and Maneater. There’s also some games releasing for the first time, such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, The Falconeer and Yakuza: Like a Dragon. The one thing missing is big name next-generation exclusives, which this launch is nearly completely lacking in.

The full list of Xbox Series X|S optimised games available at launch on November 10th is below, with more details available at the official Xbox Newswire post:

  • Assassin’s 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 (Smart Delivery)
  • 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)