The Xbox Series X and Series X will be released on November 10, 2020. Microsoft’s next-gen launch lineup has felt a bit lacking since Halo Infinite was delayed to 2021, leaving Xbox Series X without a killer app at launch. But now that things are a bit more focused, here’s a look at every game you can expect on the next-gen Xboxes at launch.
The biggest problem with the Xbox Series X launch lineup is that there’s too much crossover between it and other platforms. This throws the need for a totally new console into question as almost every “launch title” will also be available to play on Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4, and/or PlayStation 5. The system does have impressive third-party support, but you’ll just have to decide if the visual enhancements are worth the upgrade.
With the advent of Smart Delivery — allowing gamers to play upgraded Xbox One games on the Xbox Series X for free — gamers have nothing to lose by buying games on the current-gen console and waiting for the next-gen price to drop. You only have to buy a game once in the new Xbox ecosystem, and while this is definitely a boon to gamers, will these upgraded last-gen games truly show what Xbox Series X can do?
For now, we can look forward to the following nine games we know for sure will be on Xbox Series X and S on November 10, 2020. While titles like The Medium, The Ascent, Call of the Sea, and Scorn are reportedly going to be on the system before the end of 2020, we’ve opted to only include the titles that have confirmed a November 10 release date.
9. Observer: System Redux
Bloober Team’s The Medium doesn’t have a release date just yet, but we know that Observer: System Redux will be on Xbox Series X day one.
This remaster of the 2017 cyberpunk horror game includes improved and several new cases. If you missed out on the original, you’ll have another shot at trying it on Xbox Series X.
8. Devil May Cry V: Special Edition
Devil May Cry V: Special Edition was revealed during September’s PS5 Showcase, but Capcom later confirmed that the upgraded 2019 game will also hit Xbox first on November 10. It includes improved graphics and frame rates, and even adds Virgil as a playable character.
7. Yakuza: Like A Dragon
Sega has confirmed that Yakuza: Like A Dragon, the next entry in its popular Japanese crime drama series, is going to be available for Xbox Series X right at launch. While this game is a turn-based RPG instead of an action beat ’em up like previous Yakuza games, Like a Dragon still retains the series’ charm. The game will support Smart Delivery and cross-saving with the Xbox One version of the game.