Xbox Series X Optimized Titles Launch Day List Released by Microsoft

Oct 15, 2020 09:49 EDT
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Microsoft has just released the official list of Xbox Series X optimized titles at launch. It turns out that there's going to be exactly 30 of them on November 10th, which is when Microsoft's high-end next-generation console will be made available globally (provided you've reserved a unit, of course).

Predictably, the list of Xbox Series X optimized titles includes several of the first-party games released recently by Microsoft Studios, with a few exceptions: Bleeding Edge, Crackdown 3, State of Decay 2, Minecraft and Minecraft Dungeons, Tell Me Why, and perhaps most puzzlingly, Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Of course, these could be added in the next few months.

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  • 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)

Microsoft also reckons that Cyberpunk 2077 will 'look and play best' on its next-generation consoles compared to the competition, even though we already know CD PROJEKT RED won't deliver a fully optimized next-generation version of its massively anticipating open world game until next year.

It should be noted that this list of Xbox Series X optimized titles is also valid for the Xbox Series S, though of course, the optimizations may not be as extensive or game-changing on the cheaper and less powerful console.

Are you planning to buy an Xbox Series X or S on November 10th? Let us know below.

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Cyberpunk 2077
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Dead by Daylight
Dead by Daylight
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Sea of Thieves
Sea of Thieves
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