The 30 launch day games for Xbox Series X

Ever since Microsoft and developer 343 Industries announced the delay of Halo: Infinite, fans have been wondering what games they should expect at launch for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. While Halo: Infinite was supposed to be a system seller, there will be at least 30 other games that will be optimized for the new consoles according to Microsoft.

Yes, backward compatibility will allow gamers to play every game that’s playable on Xbox One (which includes Xbox 360 games and original Xbox games), but what are the new games we should expect? Microsoft recently published a full list of the 30 games that will be available on Xbox Series X and S on the November 10 launch day.

Reminder: Smart Delivery is the feature that automatically upgrades an Xbox One version of the game to the Xbox Series X and S version of the game for free.

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) 

Microsoft also announced the upcoming release dates for the Xbox Series X and S versions of the following games:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War – November 13
  • Cyberpunk 2077 – November 19 (full next-gen upgrades coming in 2021)
  • Destiny 2: Beyond Light – December 8
  • The Medium – December 10