Microsoft confirms 31 fully optimized titles for the Xbox Series X and S at launch

Microsoft is coming in strong as the next-generation fast approaches. Boasting of the most powerful console in the Xbox Series X and the most affordable in the Series S, they’ve amassed quite the library of games due to backwards compatibility as well. Now, they’ve finally confirmed the 31 fully optimized titles for the Xbox Series S and X at launch.

In a post from the Xbox News Wire, these titles are “fully optimized”, meaning you’ll be able to play the best versions of these titles using the power of the new hardware. These titles are a combination of current-gen titles that have Smart Delivery upgrades to Game Pass launch titles, highlighted by Gears Tactics, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, and Yakuza: Like a Dragon.

Here’s the full list.

Day One Xbox Series X|S Optimized Titles  

  • 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) 

Of course, if you’re planning to go team green next generation, these aren’t the only games you’ll get to play. There are literally hundreds and even thousands of games available to you due to backwards compatibility, so clearly there isn’t a lack of choice on what game to sink your time into.

Leave a comment

Tooltip Text