Microsoft Publishes a List of Games Optimized for Xbox Series X

Xbox Series X Optimized
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Optimization plays a large factor in how a game performs on a particular platform. Be it on the PC or console, optimization affects the gameplay experience. The current generation of consoles from Microsoft and Sony saw an interesting dynamic arise. While a particular console may be technically more powerful than its rival, that does not guarantee a better experience. This can often be attributed to better optimization. Well, as the releases of the next generation of consoles get nearer, Microsoft has published a list of games optimized for the Xbox Series X.

Optimized for Xbox Series X is the indicator for games that take advantage of the full power of Xbox Series X. Since Xbox Series X offers developers unparalleled power and speed, this empowers them to create the experiences they want and embrace a range of features and capabilities based on what is best for their individual titles. When you hear a game has been Optimized for Xbox Series X, you’ll know that the developer has either natively designed or fully rebuilt their game to take full advantage of the unique capabilities of our most powerful console ever.

  • 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 

More than a few of the games on this list can be seen with in-engine footage here.

Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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