Microsoft releases list of 30 games that will be optimised for Xbox Series X|S on launch day

Microsoft has released a list of the 30 games that will be fully optimised for the Xbox Series X|S on launch day, and there are not any major surprises to look out for. It already includes games such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Fortnite, Gears 5, Sea of Thieves and smaller titles like The Falconeer and Manifold Garden. You can check out the full list of day one games that will take advantage of the technology that the next generation of consoles will bring.

  • 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)

In addition to these games you will have the likes of Cyberpunk 2077, The Medium, Destiny 2: Beyond Light, and a load more being optimised for the Xbox One Series X|S after launch. Below you can see the tech specs for both the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S.


Here’s the full table:

Xbox Series XXbox Series S
CPU8-Core Zen 2 @ 3.8Ghz / 3.6Ghz w/ SMT8–Core Zen 2 @ 3.6Ghz / 3.4Ghz w/ SMT
GPURDNA 2 GPU – 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHzRDNA 2 – 20 CUs @ 1.565 GHz
Memory16 GB GDDR610 GB GDDR6
Memory Bandwidth10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s8GB @ 224 GB/s, 2GB @ 56 GB/s
Performance Target4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS1440p @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS
Internal Storage1 TB PCIe Gen 4 NVME SSD512 GB PCIe Gen 4 NVME SSD
I/O Throughput2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed)2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed)
Expandable Storage1 TB NVME Expansion Card1 TB NVME Expansion Card
Optical Drive4K UHD Blu-Ray DriveDigital Only
Video OutputHDMI 2.1 – Up to 4K at 120Hz, 8K, VRRHDMI 2.1 – Up to 4K at 120Hz, 8K, VRR
Backward CompatibilityXbox One, Xbox 360, XboxXbox One, Xbox 360, Xbox
Availability10th November 202010th November 2020
Price$499 / £449 / €499$299 / £249 / €299


Source: Microsoft

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