The Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X launch on November 10 and bring with them a full slate of 30 launch titles for the platform. The full list of Xbox Series X/S launch titles has been revealed, and it’s pretty impressive. The mix of genres is pretty good, and there’s a decent amount of both AAA and indie gaming going on here.
It remains to be seen how Microsoft will compete with the PS5 and Switch, as both consoles have much more compelling exclusives planned. It’s worth noting that many of the Xbox Series X/S launch titles will be ports of existing current-gen games. The advantage is that many of these titles will be optimized for better load times, 60 FPS gaming, and full 4K resolution. And in some cases, the swap to the new version is a free update. It’s hard to say how gamers will react to this planned launch lineup.
In addition, the Xbox Wire announcement also revealed several other titles getting next-gen Xbox versions in 2020. These include Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on November 13, Destiny 2: Beyond Light on December 8, and many more.
There is some additional ground that Microsoft could gain with backward compatibility. The company has tested thousands of titles and confirmed a huge number of games have been tested. Jason Ronald, Director of Program Management for Xbox Series X said the team has tested games to ”empower gamers to play the best versions of games from across four generations of Xbox at the launch of Xbox Series X.” Xbox is promising that ‘thousands of games’ are already playable on Xbox Series X when the console launches on November 10.
Check out the full list of Xbox Series X/S launch titles down below. It’s also been marked if a game supports Smart Delivery. This feature allows the console to prioritize the delivery of assets to speed up loading times and deliver the right game for your platform. Smart Delivery is a huge time saver and will optimize the experience for your platform, regardless of the console. So if you’re playing a Smart Delivery game on the Xbox Series S, you get the best possible experience.
- 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)
- The Falconeer (Smart Delivery)
- 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)