All of These Games Are Going to Be Optimized for Xbox Series X

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Launching later this year, the Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s fastest, most powerful console ever created.

In case you were wondering, the arrival of Microsoft’s next-generation console isn’t going to make your library of Xbox One games redundant; the architecture of the Xbox Series X means that it’s going to be compatible with pretty much every Xbox One game available, as well as a large number of Xbox 360 and original Xbox games. Even better, many of them will be able to make use of the power of the Xbox Series X to look and run better than ever before.

And then there’s Smart Delivery. Many games releasing up to and after the launch of the Xbox Series X will work on whatever console you own. For example, if you only have an Xbox One and buy a game that supports Smart Delivery, you’ll also be able to download and play the Xbox Series X version of the game, free of charge, when you take the plunge and go next-gen. If your old Xbox One is still in your house, you’ll be able to play the older version, too. You simply buy once, and gain access on whatever Xbox devices you own.


Games optimized for Xbox Series X will have increased visual fidelity, run at higher framerates, and load much faster. When the console launches later this year, you’ll definitely be wanting to look out for games that sport the Optimized for Xbox Series X badge, as they’ll be the games made to make use of its impressive power. Many Optimized Xbox Series X games have already been announced, however. So, if you’re keen on finding out what you’ve got to look forward to, you can find a list of Optimized for Xbox Series X games below.

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Bright Memory Infinite
  • Call of the Sea
  • Chivalry 2
  • Chorus
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Destiny 2
  • DiRT 5
  • FIFA 21
  • Gears 5
  • Halo Infinite
  • Hitman 3
  • Madden NFL 21
  • Marvel’s Avengers
  • Outriders
  • Scarlet Nexus
  • Scorn
  • Second Extinction
  • The Ascent
  • The Medium
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
  • WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Of course, in the run up to the launch of the Xbox Series X, more games will be confirmed as Optimized for Xbox Series X. We’ll try to keep this list up to date, so check back regularly.