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Xbox releases list of games optimized for Series X and S at launch

Xbox will have many games with improvements to enjoy the advantages of the new generation from Day 1.

There is less than a month before users worldwide can test the new Series X and Series S, the two next-generation consoles that will hit the market on November 10.

One of the company's great promises was that this new generation would have an enormous number of games available from its launch day. Partly because of its backward compatibility with four generations of Xbox, it would also have games optimized from Day 1.

This means that not only will there be more than 150 games ready to run on the X and S Series since launch. There will also be a massive list of games that have already been optimized that will take advantage of next-gen enhancements, i.e., running at 4K, with 60 or 120 fps and raytracing.

These games will be optimized for the next-gen Xbox consoles

Through its official Twitter account, Xbox released a list of 30 titles, so far, which will be optimized at the launch of its new consoles:

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

As can be seen, the confirmed games are intergenerational titles that will be played and seen better on Xbox Series X and S. This is compared to the current models of the Xbox One family. Microsoft highlighted that 20 of the 30 optimized games have Smart Delivery.

Meaning that players won't have to reinvest to get them in the next generation, as there will be free updates for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, ensuring that users can access the best version of the games.

The company said the number of games optimized for consoles would increase before the end of 2020 and early 2021, with titles such as The Medium and Cyberpunk 2077.

Also, companies like Bungie have mentioned that, although there are games that don't appear on the list, such as Destiny 2: Beyond Light, the game will receive an update that will allow it to run at 4K at 60fps and 1080p at 60fps on the new consoles.

Lastly, the Microsoft reminded gamers that some of the games optimized for launch would be available through Xbox Game Pass.

Xbox Series X and S will be released on November 10, but everyone can see the UI the console will have, thanks to the new update the Xbox One received today.