Microsoft Lists Full Xbox Series X/S Launch Catalog

In less than four weeks, retailers will start selling the long-anticipated next-gen consoles from Microsoft. The Xbox Series X and Series S promise eager Xbox fans a chance to play old games with enhanced graphics thanks to an extensive backward compatibility regime, but let’s not forget that the new Xboxes will also be getting a bunch of new titles that will take full advantage of next-gen technology.

Microsoft just released their full list of 30 games that will be optimized to play on the Xbox Series X/S. This includes older games that have been enhanced to display at 4k resolution and 60fps, as well as ray-tracing compatibility and near-instant loading times. Some of these games even feature Microsoft’s new Smart Delivery so that if you already own the game on Xbox One you’ll get a free upgrade when you move to the Xbox Series X/S.

Here’s the full Xbox Series X/S catalog that will be available at launch on November 10:

  • 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)

The new Xbox launch is sort of in a weird spot. There are definitely a lot of titles here that are straddling the divide between next-gen and current-gen consoles as developers focus on making games for two console generations at once rather than just one. It’ll likely be a year or so before we truly get the full measure of what the powerful hardware in the Xbox Series X can do when a fully next-gen game like Halo Infinite arrives.

Xbox Series X/S arrives on November 10.

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