It's going to be a very busy fall for video game fans, as both the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 next-generation consoles go on sale. But, while we know they will arrive at some point during the holiday season, exactly what games will launch alongside still isn't certain.
We're going to look at the Xbox Series X is this article, the console that is claimed to be the more powerful of the two, and which is tipped to be joined by a lesser (and cheaper) 'Series S' version soon, too.
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As always when a new generation of video game console launches, most new games will be offered on both the Xbox One X (and S), as well as the new Xbox Series X (and Series S, when that is made official). Only a small handful of games will be exclusive to the Series X (and Windows 10 PCs), as most will be offered on the older Xbox One X and S consoles too.
Microsoft is also rolling out a system where some games purchased for the current-generation consoles can be downloaded onto the new console for free, and with improved graphics and performance. Microsoft is calling this Smart Delivery, and it will be offered with a wide range of Xbox One games. Buy any of those games for the Xbox One today (or when they go on sale) and when you buy a Series X, and log in with the same Microsoft account, the game will be available for free on your new console.
Because Microsoft hasn't yet announced a release date for the Series X, it's tricky to say exactly what games will be available from day one. And, given the year 2020 has been, many high-profile games will carry a 'TBC' sticker, while others, like Halo Infinite, which was supposed to be a Series X launch title, have been delayed until 2021.
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Some Series X games have a set release date and will be available on both generations of consoles, some have a target month, some are arriving in the holiday season, and others we only know of having a 2020 release date. Others will arrive just around the corner, in early-2021, and some don't have a release date yet at all. The list below is of games expected before the end of 2020, but the dates may still change.
Games available for Xbox Series X in 2020:
Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Launching on November 17, 2020 and available for Xbox One and, via Smart Delivery, Xbox Series X
Chivalry 2: Due in 2020 on all current consoles, with cross-play between them, but isn't a part of Smart Delivery
Crossfire X: Due on an as-yet unannounced date in 2020 and will be available on Xbox One and Series X via Smart Delivery
DiRT 5: Launching in October 2020 on the Xbox One, then will be available on the Series X as soon as that console arrives, via Smart Delivery
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Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age: Launching on December 4, 2020 and available on the Xbox Series X via Smart Delivery
Forza Horizon 4: Already available for Xbox One, but will be coming to Series X via Smart Delivery in the 2020 holiday season
Gear Tactics: Already available for Xbox One and coming to the Series X this holiday season via Smart Delivery
Madden NFL 21: Available for Xbox One now and coming to the Series X via Smart Delivery before the end of 2020
Marvel's Avengers: Coming to Xbox One in September, followed by Series X before the end of 2020
NBA 2K21: Coming to Xbox One in September, followed by Series X in holiday season 2020
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Observer (System Redux): Coming to Xbox Series X as a next-generation title in the 2020 holiday season
Ori and the Will of the Wisps: Out now for Xbox One and coming to Series X via Smart Delivery before the end of 2020
Outriders: Launching on Xbox one and Series X, but without Smart Delivery support, before the end of 2020
Recompile: Next-generation title launching for Xbox Series X before the end of 2020
Sea of Thieves: Already available for Xbox One and coming to Series X via Smart Delivery during the 2020 holiday season
Tetris Effect: Connected: Xbox One game coming to Series X via Smart Delivery in the 2020 holiday season
The Artful Escape: Coming to Xbox One and Series X before the end of 2020
The Medium: Launching on Xbox Series X during the 2020 holiday season
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The Outer Worlds: Available for Xbox One now and coming to Series X before the end of 2020
Watch Dogs Legion: Launching on October 29 for Xbox One and Xbox Series X via Smart Delivery
WRC 9: Available for Xbox One from September and coming to Series X later in 2020