Microsoft confirms 30 launch titles for the Xbox Series X/S


Microsoft confirmed 30 launch titles for the Xbox Series X/S. These games have full-optimization with both platforms and will run in the best quality possible.

The Xbox Series X/S will launch on November 10. Upon login, players can immediately access a large launch lineup for the service. These games combine both current-gen titles and next-gen games for the consoles.

Microsoft reveals 30 fully-optimized games upon release

The full list of games, as revealed by Microsoft, shows off games that support Smart Delivery. The Smart Delivery system allows players to convert their Xbox One X titles to their next-gen versions.

The launch list is as follows:

    • 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)

Among the titles listed above, games like Bright Memory 1.0 and DMC5: Special Edition are good to see. Many of these titles are also Microsoft’s first-party games, which are fantastic in their own right.

Xbox console not the center of the Microsoft gaming ecosystem

The Xbox Series X/S lineup doesn’t have a lot of exclusives on it. Even with 30 games for its launch lineup, it still doesn’t have a ton of “wow” factor. Even then, the launch titles don’t matter too much for the Xbox platform.

There are a ton of third-party games that would look and play great on Xbox. DOOM Eternal would look masterful with the console’s better loading times. Cyberpunk 2077, which will launch on November 19, is another must-play.

The Xbox console is not the center of the ecosystem, at least according to Phil Spencer. It’s the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which offers a full library of games for players.

The Xbox Series X/S are still great consoles for gamers. People who don’t want to spend too much on their gaming habits should gravitate towards this console. The $499 asking price at launch plus a Games Pass subscription should be enough.

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