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Is it finally time for fanboys to retire the “Xbox has no games” mantra? In a blog post today, Microsoft confirmed that the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S would be launching on November 10 with 30 games, such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Borderlands 3, Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition, Gears 5, and Watch Dogs: Legion. Many of these titles support Smart Delivery, which means that users can step up to the definitive, next-gen versions with the push of a button.

Microsoft also reminded prospective Xbox Series X|S owners that plenty of blockbusters are around the corner. These include Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (November 13), Destiny 2: Beyond Light (November 10), The Medium (December 10), and Cyberpunk 2077 (November 19).

Amusingly, Microsoft claims that Cyberpunk 2077 will “look and play best” on its next-gen consoles, but time will tell whether the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S versions can measure up to the PC experience.

Day One Xbox Series X|S Optimized Titles

  • 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)

This seems like a pretty strong lineup, but Xbox fans who are still on the fence may want to consider Microsoft’s ace cards: four generations of backward compatibility, and Xbox Game Pass. For a relatively low monthly fee, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S owners can enjoy thousands of enhanced titles via Microsoft’s game subscription service.

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