The List of Xbox Series X Launch Games Isn’t As Good As You Hoped

With just a month to go before the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S officially launch, Microsoft has finally announced its list of day-one launch games along with cross-gen releases. The full list also include games that support Smart Delivery – games that will be upgraded for free to next-gen hardware – and what games will be available on Xbox Games Pass.

It should be noted that this list doesn’t include any brand-new first-party Xbox Games, but it does mark the arrival of Gears Tactics to console after its PC release earlier in 2020. Console exclusives like Tetris Effect: Connected and Yakuza: Like a Dragon, but these games are available on current-gen platforms – they just won’t be available on the PlayStation 5 until mid-2021. In addition, you can count on all the games currently available on Xbox Games Pass unless Microsoft adds or removes titles between now and launch day.

Xbox Series X\S Day-One Launch Games

  • Assassins Creed Valhalla (Smart Delivery)
  • Borderlands 3 (Smart Delivery)
  • Bright Memory 1.0 (Smart Delivery)
  • 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)
  • 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)