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Complete list of Xbox Series X games: Confirmed, exclusive and rumoured

Microsoft's Xbox Series X will be released in November 2020 and with each passing month and Xbox 20/20 event, the list of games for the console grows.

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The Xbox Series X is the next big console from Microsoft, and it's expected to be joined by the Xbox Series S. It will be going head-to-head with the PlayStation 5 in November 2020 and on paper, there's little to split the machines. While the Xbox Series X has a unique look and has more opportunity to price itself attractively, under the hood, both machines have similar goals.

This means that the deciding factor for many consumers will be the selection of games. What can you play on the XSX? And is that list of games better or worse than the options available on the PlayStation 5 or even the Nintendo Switch?

Xbox Series X games confirmed, exclusive, release dates and more

Below you will find a list of all the Xbox Series X games that are either confirmed, or that we believe are coming to the console. At this stage we anticipate that all of these games will also work on the rumoured Xbox Series S console. We've indicated those that are exclusive to the system where possible. Please note we've used the term "Expected Release Dates" as the coronavirus pandemic has put an asterisks next to everything.

You should also pay attention to the "Status", which can be one of four categories:

  1. Confirmed: Some games have been officially confirmed.
  2. Announced: Some games have been announced but the formats have not been confirmed, usually a sure sign they're cross-gen.
  3. Rumour: Some games are heavily rumoured, but not yet officially announced.
  4. Likely: These are games that are highly likely to be on the XSX based on the historical release patterns of the series or the publisher.

This list of XSX games will be updated as their status changes and as new titles are announced. And it will keep you excited while information emerges on release dates and prices.

Full list of confirmed Xbox Series X games

Game Developer Xbox Exclusive Expected Release Date
Assassin's Creed Valhalla Ubisoft No Launch
Battlefield VI (Working Title) DICE No 2021
Bright Memory: Infinite Playism TBC 2021
Call of Duty: Warzone Infinity Ward No Launch
Call of the Sea Raw Fury TBC 2021
Chivalry 2 Torn Banner Games No Launch
Chorus Fishlabs No 2021
Control Remedy No 2021
Cris Tales Dreams Uncorporated / SYCK No Launch
Cyberpunk 2077 CD Projekt Red No 2021
Deathloop Arkane Studios No 2021
Demon Turf Fabraz No 2021
Destiny 2 Bungie No 2021
Dirt 5 Codemasters No 2021
Dying Light 2 Techland No 2021
Everwild Rare Yes 2021
FIFA 21 EA Sports No Launch
Fortnite Epic Games No Launch
Forza Motorsport 8 Turn 10 Studios Yes Launch
Gears 5 The Coalition Yes Launch
Ghostwire: Tokyo Tango Gameworks No 2021
Gods & Monsters Ubisoft No 2021
Gothic Remake THQ Nordic No 2021
GTA V Rockstar Games No H2 2021
Halo Infinite 343 Industries Yes Launch
Haven Game Bakers No 2020
Hitman 3 IO Interactive No Jan-21
In Sound Mind We Create Stuff No 2021
Lost in Random Zoink Games No 2021
Madden NFL 21 EA Sports No 2021
Marvel's Avengers Crystal Dynamics No Launch
Metal: Hellsinger The Outsiders No 2021
MicroMan Glob Games No 2021
Observer: System Redux Bloober Team No 2021
Orphan of the Machine Dynamic Voltage Games Yes Launch
Outriders People Can Fly No Launch
Path of Exile 2 Grinding Gear Games No 2021
Planet Coaster: Console Edition Frontier Developments No Launch
Pragmata Cpacom No 2022
Rainbow Six: Quarantine Ubisoft No 2020
Rainbow Six Siege Ubisoft No Launch
Recompile Phigames No TBC
Resident Evil 8: Village Capcom No 2021
Scarlet Nexus Bandai Namco No 2021
Scorn Ebb Software Yes Launch
Second Extinction Systemic Reaction TBC 2021
Senua's Saga: Hellblade II Ninja Theory Yes 2021
Shadow Warrior 3 Flying Wild Hog No 2021
Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One Frogwares No 2021
Skate 4 EA No TBA
Solar Ash Heart Machine No 2021
Soulborn Pixelmad Studios No 2021
Steelrising Spiders Studio No 2021
The Ascent Neon Giant Yes 2020
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Daedalic Entertainment No 2021
The Medium Bloober Team Yes 2020
The Sims 5 Maxis No 2021
Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2 MasterCode No 2021
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 Hardsuit Labs No 2020
Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong Hardsuit Labs No 2021
Warframe Digital Extremes No Launch
Warhammer: Chaosbane Eko Software No 2021
Watch Dogs: Legion Ubisoft No 2021
Werewolf the Apocalypse - Earthblood Cyanide Studios No 2021
WRC 9 Kylotonn No Launch
Yakuza: Like A Dragon Sega No 2020

Full list of rumoured Xbox Series X games

Game Developer Xbox Exclusive Status Expected Release Date
BioShock 4 Cloud Chamber No Announced 2022
Dead Island 2 Dambuster Studios No Announced 2021
Dragon Age IV BioWare No Announced 2021
Earth Defense Force 6 Sandlot No Announced 2021
Elden Ring From Software No Announced 2021
Everspace 2 Rockfish No Announced 2021
F1 2021 Codemasters No Announced 2021
Metro IV 4A Games No Announced 2022
Microsoft Flight Simulator Asobo Studio Yes Announced 2020
Project Cars 3 Slightly Mad Studios No Announced 2021
Saints Row V Volition No Announced 2021
Starfield Bethesda No Announced 2021
The Elder Scrolls VI Bethesda No Announced 2022
The Outlast Trials Red Barrels No Announced 2021
Untitled AAAA Title The Initiative Yes Announced 2021
Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX Merge Games No Likely 2021
Apex Legends Respawn Entertainment No Likely Launch
CrossFire X Remedy Entertainment Yes Likely 2021
Diablo IV Blizzard No Likely 2021
Grounded Obsidian Entertainment Yes Likely Launch
Hyper Scape Ubisoft Montreal No Likely 2020
Icarus Rocketwerkz No Likely 2021
Just Dance 2021 Ubisoft No Likely Launch
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Traveller's Tales No Likely Launch
Minecraft Mojang No Likely Launch
Minecraft Dungeons Mojang No Likely Launch
NBA 2K21 2K Games No Likely Launch
Ori and the Will of the Wisps Moon Studios Yes Likely 2020
Overwatch 2 Blizzard No Likely 2021
PES 2021 Konami No Likely Launch
PGA Tour 2K21 2K Games No Likely 2020
Psychonauts 2 Double Fine Yes Likely Launch
RiMS Racing RaceWard Studio No Likely 2021
Sky Beneath Mindhaven Games No Likely 2021
Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown KT Racing No Likely 2022
Wasteland 3 inXile Entertainment Yes Likely 2020
WWE 2K Battlegrounds 2K Games No Likely Launch
Beyond Good & Evil 2 Ubisoft No Rumour 2021
Call of Duty: Black Ops IV Treyarch No Rumour Launch
Fable 4 Playground Games Yes Rumour 2022
Harry Potter RPG Avalanche Studios No Rumour Late 2021
Roller Champions Ubisoft No Rumour 2021
Skull & Bones Ubisoft No Rumour 2021
Timesplitters 4 THQ Nordic No Rumour 2022

Understanding Optimised for Xbox Series X

There are many games in the list below that are available not just on the Xbox Series X, but also on the Xbox One. These cross-gen games can lead to some confusion; are they really an XBX game, or are they just a backwards compatible Xbox One game?

Thankfully, Microsoft is providing a badge to cross-gen games that are built for the Xbox Series X and are not just backwards compatible. These games are referred to as Optimised for Xbox Series X.

To make things easier, we're only listing cross-gen games that are Optimised for Xbox Series X in the big table above. This means you will get the enhanced framerate, low load times and next-gen features like DirectX Raytracing, on these games. We've also listed the titles explicitly indicated as Optimised for Xbox Series X in the feature's announcement here:

  • 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
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Xbox 20/20 event - 13 Xbox Series X game announcements

Starting 7 May, 2020, Microsoft launched an ongoing, monthly online Xbox showcase event called Xbox 20/20. The idea is to use Xbox 20/20 to provide a continuous communication channel between fans and the next-generation console manufacturer in the lead up to the Xbox Series X release. Each event will detail how a certain aspect of the console will work.

Also Read: Full list of PS5 games.

The first event wisely focused on games. In fact, 13 new games were officially announced for the Xbox Series X at the first Xbox 20/20. You can get quick visual overview via the 90-second montage in the video embeded above. As more details emerge on each game we will add them to the table below.

List of Xbox 20/20 game reveals

  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Bright Memory: Infinite
  • Call of the Sea
  • Chorus
  • Dirt 5
  • Madden NFL 21
  • Scarlet Nexus
  • Scorn
  • Second Extinction
  • The Ascent
  • The Medium
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
  • Yakuza: Like A Dragon

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