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04 Nov 2020

Xbox Series X: Microsoft reveals much needed Game Library overhaul

The launch of the Xbox Series X/S is right around the corner on November 10th.

Due to Microsoft going in the direction of accessibility, many new titles will be released side by side with the Xbox One.

They will also be optimizing older titles to make them look and play better on the new system.

These titles will be labelled as "Optimized for Xbox Series X|S".

Dashboard Update

Major Nelson revealed on Twitter what the new Xbox Series X/S Dashboard will look like, including showing the ability to filter by Optimized games.

xbox series x dashboard reveal
NEW YET FAMILIAR: The new dashboard looks similar to the Xbox One dashboard, just with minor changes/

On the new Dashboard players will see numerous logos overlaid on the game thumbnails.

The X|S logo indicates the game is Optimized for Xbox Series X|S.

These are games that are either playable on both Xbox One and Series X|S, as well as future titles that are only available on the Series X|S.

There is also a Game Pass logo which indicates games that you can play with your Game Pass subscription.

A new filter has been added in the Dashboard, allowing players to only show games that are Optimized for the Xbox Series X|S.

There is also the option to show Xbox One, or 360/OG Xbox games, the same as the Xbox One Dashboard.

xbox series x dashboard filter reveal
FILTER: Players will be able to use the filter to show only Xbox Series X|S games.

Confirmed Optimized For Xbox Series X|S Games

As time goes on more games will become optimized for the system, allowing for better resolution and frame rates.

Here is the current list of games optimized for Xbox Series X/S.

Game Title Publisher Availability Smart Delivery Dual-gen
As Dusk FallsXBOX GAME STUDIOSIn Development
Assassin's Creed ValhallaUbisoftComing soonYES
AvowedXBOX GAME STUDIOSIn Development
BALAN WONDERWORLDSquare EnixIn DevelopmentYES
Borderlands 32KComing soonYES
Bright Memory 1.0PLAYISMComing soon
Bright Memory: InfinitePLAYISMIn DevelopmentYES
Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold WarActivisionComing soonYES
Call of the SeaRaw FuryIn DevelopmentYES
Chivalry 2Tripwire InteractiveIn DevelopmentYES
ChorusDeep SilverIn DevelopmentYES
Control Ultimate Edition505 GamesIn DevelopmentYES
CrossfireXSmilegateIn DevelopmentYES
Cuisine RoyaleGaijin Distribution KftComing soonYES
Cyberpunk 2077CD ProjektIn DevelopmentYES
Dead by DaylightBehaviour Digital Inc.Coming soonYES
Destiny 2BungieComing soonYES
Devil May Cry 5 Special EditionCapcomComing soon
DIRT 5CodemastersComing soonYES
Echo GenerationCococucumberIn DevelopmentYES
EnlistedGaijin Distribution KftComing soon
EvergatePqube LimitedComing soon
EverwildXBOX GAME STUDIOSIn Development
ExoMechaTwistedRed Inc.In Development
FableXBOX GAME STUDIOSIn Development
Far Cry 6UbisoftComing soonYES
FIFA 21Electronic ArtsComing soonYES
Football Manager 2021 Xbox EditionSEGAIn DevelopmentYES
FortniteEpicIn DevelopmentYES
Forza Horizon 4XBOX GAME STUDIOSComing soonYES
Forza MotorsportXBOX GAME STUDIOSIn Development
Gears 5XBOX GAME STUDIOSComing soonYES
Gears TacticsXBOX GAME STUDIOSComing soonYES
Ghostrunner505 GamesIn DevelopmentYES
GroundedXBOX GAME STUDIOSComing soonYES
Halo InfiniteXBOX GAME STUDIOSIn DevelopmentYES
Halo: The Master Chief CollectionXBOX GAME STUDIOSIn DevelopmentYES
Hello Neighbor 2TinyBuildIn DevelopmentYES
Hitman 3IO InteractiveIn DevelopmentYES
Hood: Outlaws and LegendsFocusIn Development
Immortals Fenyx RisingUbisoftComing soonYES
King Oddball10tons Ltd.Coming soonYES
Madden NFL 21Electronic ArtsComing soonYES
ManeaterTripwire InteractiveComing soonYES
Manifold GardenWilliam Chyr StudioComing soonYES
Marvel’s AvengersSquare EnixIn DevelopmentYES
NBA 2K212KComing soonYES
Observer: System ReduxBloober Team S.A.Coming soon
Ori and the Will of the WispsXBOX GAME STUDIOSComing soonYES
OUTRIDERSSquare EnixComing soonYES
Overcooked! All You Can EatTeam17In Development
Phantasy Star Online 2 New GenesisSEGAIn DevelopmentYES
Planet CoasterFrontierIn DevelopmentYES
PragmataCapcomIn Development
Psychonauts 2XBOX GAME STUDIOSIn DevelopmentYES
Resident Evil VillageCapcomIn Development
Riders RepublicUbisoftComing soonYES
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2GSC GameworksIn Development
SCARLET NEXUSBANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.In DevelopmentYES
ScornEbb SoftwareIn Development
Sea of ThievesXBOX GAME STUDIOSComing soonYES
Second ExtinctionSystemic ReactionIn DevelopmentYES
Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2XBOX GAME STUDIOSIn Development
State of Decay 3XBOX GAME STUDIOSIn Development
Tetris Effect: ConnectedEnhanced ExperienceComing soonYES
The AscentCurve DigitalIn DevelopmentYES
The FalconeerWired ProductionsComing soonYES
The GunkThunderfulIn DevelopmentYES
The MediumBloober Team SAComing soon
The TourystShin'en Multimedia GmbHComing soonYES
Undead Horde10tons Ltd.Coming soonYES
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2Paradox InteractiveIn DevelopmentYES
War ThunderGaijin Distribution KftComing soonYES
Warhammer 40,000: DarktideFatsharkIn Development
Warhammer: ChaosbaneBigben InteractiveIn Development
Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer EditionBigben InteractiveComing soon
Watch Dogs: LegionUbisoftComing soonYES
World of TanksWargamingIn DevelopmentYES
World of Warships: LegendsWargamingComing soonYES
WRC 9 FIA World Rally ChampionshipBigben InteractiveComing soon
Yakuza: Like a DragonSEGAComing soonYES
Yes, Your GraceNo More RobotsComing soonYES