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Xbox Series X/S Launch Games List: Day 1 Optimised Titles

If you’ve just gotten a brand new Xbox Series X or S, then you probably want to know what games you’ll be able to play on day one, and which have been optimised for the new hardware. That’s a good question and here are all the launch games on release. 

Assuming you do manage to bag one, here’s the official list of every game that are available from 10 November. Some of these are new games, while some are current-gen titles that are optimised for the Series X and Series S.

Thanks to backwards compatibility there are, of course, loads more current-gen and older games that are playable, but we’re going by Microsoft’s official list of titles that are optimised for the Series X & S from 10 November.

We’ve also marked which are compatible with Smart Delivery, and which are included on Xbox Game Pass from day one. In alphabetical order:

  • ARK: Survival Evolved (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
  • 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)
  • Destiny 2: Beyond Light
  • 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)

Find out all the details for the Xbox Series X, including the price and specs. Also see how it compares to Sony in our PS5 vs Xbox Series X comparison.

We also have a similar list for the PS5 launch games.

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