The Xbox Series X touts a lot of power to support bigger games than its predecessor. Previously known as Project Scarlett, Xbox Series X has more games announced nearly weekly as the suspected 2020 release date approaches. Below we are keeping an updated list of all the Series X games.
Confirmed Xbox Series X Games
In an interview with the Head of Xbox Game Studios, Matt Booty confirmed that during the launch of the Xbox Series X, all of its games will “play up and down that family of devices” – meaning all of the Series X launch games will likely also be playable on the Xbox One and even PC. This means that the Xbox Series X may have no true exclusive games for at least a year or two.
First party games or PC/Series X exclusives will be listed in bold. Games in green will utilize Smart Delivery – letting users who have purchased the title on Xbox One play it on Xbox Series X at no additional cost. You can also find the full list of Smart Delivery games here.
|Game Title||Developer / Publisher||Release Date|
|Assassin’s Creed Valhalla||Ubisoft||Nov 17th, 2020|
|Bright Memory Infinite||Playism||TBA|
|Call of the Sea||Raw Fury||TBA|
|Chivalry 2||Torn Banner Studios||2020|
|Cris Tales||Dreams Uncorporated||TBA|
|Cyberpunk 2077||CD Projekt Red||TBA|
|Cygni: All Guns Blazing||Keel Works||TBA|
|DiRT 5||Codemasters||October 2020|
|Dying Light 2||Techland||TBA|
|Far Cry 6||Ubisoft||Feb 18th, 2021|
|Gods and Monsters||Ubisoft||Holiday 2020|
|Gothic Remake||THQ Nordic||TBA|
|Grand Theft Auto 5||Rockstar||2021|
|Hitman 3||IO Interactive||2021|
|In Sound Mind||We Create Stuff||2021|
|Madden NFL 21||EA||TBA 2020|
|Marvel’s Avengers||Crystal Dynamics||2020|
|Metal Hellsinger||The Outsiders||2021|
|MicroMan||Glob Games Studio||2021|
|Moonray||Everything is Full of Gods||2021|
|NBA 2K21||EA||Holiday 2020|
|Nth^0 Infinity Reborn||KITATUS||2021|
|Observer (System Redux)||Bloober Team||Holiday 2020|
|Outriders||Square Enix||Holiday 2020|
|Party Crasher Simulator||Glob Games Studios||2021|
|Planet Coaster||Frontier Developments||Holiday 2020|
|Rainbow Six Quarantine||Ubisoft||2020-2021|
|Rainbow Six Siege||Ubisoft||Launch|
|Resident Evil: Village||Capcom||2021|
|Scarlet Nexus||Bandai Namco||TBA|
|Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2||Microsoft||TBA|
|The Ascent||Neon Giant||Launch|
|The Lord of the Rings: Gollum||Daedelic Entertainemtn||2021|
|The Medium||Bloober Team||Holiday 2020|
|The Sims 5||EA||TBA|
|The Second Extinction||Systemic Reaction||TBA|
|Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2||MasterCode||TBA 2020|
|Vampire the Masquerade – Bloodlines 2||Paradox||TBA 2020|
|Vampire the Masquerade – Swansong||Big Bad Wolf||2021|
|Watch Dogs Legion||Ubisoft||Oct 29th, 2020|
|Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood||Cyanide Studio||February 4th, 2021|
|WRC 9||Kylotonn||TBA 2020|
|Yakuza: Like a Dragon||SEGA||Launch|
Microsoft has also discussed a curated list of Xbox One games that it will work to improve on the new hardware, upping resolutions and potentially doubling frame rates.
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Bright Memory Infinite
- Call of the Sea
- DiRT 5
- Far Cry 6
- Gears 5
- Madden NFL 21
- Scarlet Nexus
- Second Extinction
- The Ascent
- The Medium
- Vampire the Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
- Watch Dogs Legion
- Yakuza: Like A Dragon
- Given that both Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6 have been barely announced and are still early in the development, it is likely both of these games will comes to Xbox Series X.
- Elden Ring, published by Bandai Namco and developed by From Software in collaboration with George R. R. Martin was shown at E3 2019 with no release date, making it likely that it may launch sometime in 2021 on the Xbox Series X.
- While EA has announced Madden NFL 21 to be coming to the Series X with a temporary upgrade plan for those who purchase the game on Xbox One, it has not been confirmed that the same will happen for games like NHL 21 or FIFA 21 yet.
- During EA’s EA Play Live 2020, they showed a next-gen tech teaser featuring what looked like BioWare’s Dragon Age, DICE’s Battlefield, and a new Need for Speed from Criterion. EA Motive also showed an untitled next-gen project. 
The following games have all been announced or shown by Microsoft at E3 2019 to be releasing on the Xbox One in 2020, which makes them likely candidates to get ported to the Xbox Series X:
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps – February 11, 2020.
- Minecraft Dungeons – Spring 2020.
- Microsoft Flight Simulator – TBD Release Date
- Wasteland 3 – TBD Release Date
- PsychoNauts 2 – TBD Release Date
- Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga – October 20, 2020.
- Phantasy Star Online 2 (Western Release) – Spring 2020.
- Crossfire X coming – TBD 2020.
- Tales of Arise – TBD 2020.