Xbox Series X hype is well and truly on the way up, and fans can expert more news, tidbits and reveals in the coming weeks ahead of the console’s launch on November 10.
More recently we received new updates and details regarding Xbox Series X and Series S backwards compatibility, including Fallout 4‘s 60 FPS upgrade, as well as the new and exciting Auto HDR mode.
Even though we’re still just under a month out from launch, retail boxes are already out in the wild, with Xbox Series X unboxings already appearing online. Safe to say that excitement is rising ahead the Series X release, with fans clamouring for the potential to play games in stunning 4K and 120 FPS.
With the launch quickly approaching, let’s take a look at every confirmed Xbox Series X launch game, including upgradeable or Smart Delivery Series X games playable from launch.
Xbox Series X Launch Games
Fortnight (Next-Gen Upgrade)
Epic Games has confirmed that Fortnite will get the next-gen treatment, meaning players will be able to jump straight into the game with their Xbox One version.
There will be further updates and upgrades coming to the game later in 2021, including a move to Unreal Engine 5, which promises to improve the game’s graphical capabilities.
NBA 2K21 (Next-Gen Exclusive)
While certain versions of NBA 2K21 on current-gen consoles grant access to the Xbox Series X version, you’re not merely getting an “upgrade”. The Xbox Series X version of NBA 2K21 is very much a “new” game.
It will be available on launch day and promises to offer a significant upgrade on the Xbox One version of NBA 2K21.
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla (Smart Delivery)
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla will be releasing on November 10 on Xbox One and Xbox Series X. If for whatever reason you purchase the Xbox One version, you’ll be able to play the game with Xbox Series X enhancements without any additional purchase.
DiRT 5 (Smart Delivery)
DiRT 5 launches November 6, four days before the launch of Xbox Series X. You’ll be able to purchase the game on Xbox One, and then play the same game, with upgrades, on your Xbox Series X at no additional cost.
Bright Memory (Next-Gen Exclusive)
Not to be confused with Bright Memory: Infinite, which is coming to Xbox Series X in 2021, Bright Memory comes to Xbox Series X and Series S on November 10 as a port of the surprising PC hit.
The game blends RPG elements with melee combat and first-person shooting, and has long been considered a hidden Steam gem.
Yakuza: Like A Dragon (Smart Delivery)
Become Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking yakuza grunt left on the brink of death by the man he trusted most. Take up your legendary bat and get ready to crack some underworld skulls in dynamic RPG combat set against the backdrop of modern-day Japan.
Coming to Xbox Series X via Smart Delivery if you have the game on Xbox One.
Marvel’s Avengers (Smart Delivery)
Certainly one of the more divisive games of the year if not the generation, Square Enix’s Marvel’s Avengers have built somewhat of a large community following, and should see players make the transition to Xbox Series X via Smart Delivery.
Tetris Effect: Connected (Smart Delivery)
Tetris Effect: Connected is effectively Tetris Effect 2.0, ironically coming to Xbox and PC as an exclusive, meaning PlayStation gamers miss out on what initially started off as a PS4 exclusive.
The game is available on Xbox One and Game Pass from November 10, and can also be played on Xbox Series X via Smart Delivery.
Observer: System Redux (Next-Gen Upgrade)
This psychological horror game comes to Xbox Series X with some graphical upgrades and refinements, so you’ll need to invest in a completely new copy of the game even if you already have it on Xbox One.
Watch Dogs: Legion (Smart Delivery)
Like all Ubisoft games available from launch, Watch Dogs: Legion will be Smart Delivery capable, meaning if you own the Xbox One version before you own an Xbox Series X, you can easily make the transition to the console without paying extra.
The Falconeer (Smart Delivery)
This Xbox exclusive is available cross-generations, but hits Xbox Game Pass o November 10 meaning if you don’t get an Xbox Series X on launch you’ll be able to make the transition from Xbox One to your new console without paying extra.
Other games also available on Xbox Series X launch day
- Gears 5 (Smart Delivery)
- Gears Tactics (Smart Delivery)
- Forza Horizon 4 (Smart Delivery)
- Sea Of Thieves (Smart Delivery)
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Smart Delivery)
- Borderlands 3 (Smart Delivery)
- Cruisine Royale (Smart Delivery)
- Dead by Daylight (Smart Delivery)
- Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
- King Oddball (Smart Delivery)
- Maneater (Smart Delivery)
- Manifold Garden (Smart Delivery)
- Planet Coaster (Smart Delivery)
- The Touryst (Smart Delivery)
- War Thunder (Smart Delivery)
- Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer Edition
- Yes, Your Grace (Smart Delivery)
Which Xbox Series X launch game are you most looking forward to playing? Sound off in the comments below!