Xbox announces 30 games optimised for Series X/S you can play at launch

optimised for Series X

Xbox has announced a list of 30 games, optimised for Xbox Series X and Series S hardware, that will be playable on launch day.

The Xbox Series X and Series S launch windows are a bit bereft of exclusives. This is no secret and, while certainly a bummer, there’s still plenty to play the day you get your new console home.

We’ve broken the full list sent over by Xbox ANZ down into two sublists: games that feature Smart Delivery (meaning you can buy an Xbox One copy and have it migrate to Series X free of charge) and games that don’t. Again, all of these titles have been optimised for Series X and Series S hardware so, even if they don’t have Smart Delivery, they’re still going to look and run beautifully on launch.

Smart Delivery Support:


No Smart Delivery Support:

That’s a lot of games, and notably includes a few brand new titles among the returning favourites. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs Legion are Ubisoft’s twin Q4 pillars and may be reason enough to wait for next gen. Tetris Effect: Connected brings the timed PS4 exclusive to Xbox in a big, multiplayer-centric way. Yakuza: Like a Dragon is a must play. If you aren’t on the Yakuza train yet what are you waiting for?

The Xbox Series X and Series S launch November 10, 2020. Launch day units are currently rather hard to come by.

David Smith

David Smith is the former games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously written for PC World Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @RhunWords.

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