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Microsoft announces launch-day games for Xbox Series X and Series S

Earlier this week, Microsoft updated us on how backwards compatibility works with previous gen games on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Now today, the team has revealed the full launch-day line-up of games. 

This list does not include backwards compatible titles, so every game on the list is running natively on Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S with all the upgrades in place to take advantage of next-gen hardware. Games with ‘Smart Delivery’ noted next to them are cross-gen games with additional graphical/performance upgrades available to the Xbox Series X/S version.

Here is the full list:

  • Assassins Creed Valhalla (Smart Delivery)
  • Borderlands 3 (Smart Delivery)
  • Bright Memory 1.0 (Smart Delivery)
  • 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)

In all, that’s 31 games available on day one, in addition to backwards compatible titles. Shortly after the release of the Xbox Series X and Series S, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Cyberpunk 2077 and other big holiday titles will also be releasing as cross-gen games.

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