Xbox Series X launch lineup: 31 games optimized for Series X and Series S


Jacob Siegal

  • Microsoft has revealed 31 launch games for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
  • Some of these games are already out and some are launching alongside the new Xbox consoles, but all 31 have been fully optimized for the next-gen hardware.
  • Some of the highlights include Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Gears Tactics, and Tetris Effect: Connected.

Traditionally, launch day for a new video game console has been something of a double-edged sword. On one hand, early adopters get to unbox and set up brand new hardware, exploring every nook and cranny of the software (once it finishes updating). On the other, there usually aren't many great games available on launch day. When the PS4 came out in 2013, its best game that you couldn't play on any other device was probably Killzone: Shadow Fall, which was mediocre at best. The Xbox One was just as bad. Do you remember Ryse? I'm guessing you don't.

Thankfully, both the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S can play games from previous generations, so even if nothing were coming out this fall, you would still have something to do on your shiny new machine. But as Microsoft revealed this week, you'll have much more to play than just your old Xbox One games, as 31 titles (some brand new and some a bit older) that have been fully optimized for the Series X and Series S will be available on day one.

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