Xbox Series X Launch Games Confirmed: Everything You Can Play On Your New Console on Day One

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Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are on the horizon, and Microsoft has finally revealed a handy list of everything we'll be able to play at launch.

Alongside thousands of Xbox One, Xbox 360 and original Xbox titles available through backwards compatibility, we also know what games Game Pass subscribers can jump into as part of their subscription.


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Here's the full list of titles:

  • Assassins 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
  • 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)

Smart Delivery is Xbox's "forward compatibility" solution which ensures you're always playing the most optimised version of the game you download.

So, if you're playing Forza Horizon 4 on Xbox One, your Series X will install the version with all the added bells and whistles.

While the lack of Halo is somewhat disappointing, there are still plenty of reasons to be excited.


Gears Tactics, for example, is making its console debut following its PC launch earlier this year.

Game Pass subscribers are in for a treat, with 10 titles available to jump into on day one, including new releases like Tetris Effect: Connected.

For more on the Series X, check out our report about how much of the console's internal drive is reserved for system files here.

For more on the differences between Series S and Series X, be sure to check out our price comparison here, as well as our full specs comparison here.