Xbox Series X games: all exclusive and intergenerational games announced so far

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We're starting to learn more about Xbox Series X games as the launch date for the next generation console gets closer and closer. Faster and capable of more advanced graphics than its predecessors, Microsoft's next-generation hardware promises to be the most powerful game console in the world when launched in late 2020 – even more than the PS5, which is expected to hit shelves at about the same time.

We have now had a somewhat substantial first look at the Xbox Series X range of games, with a number of third-party titles having been announced – and presented with engine-integrated gameplay – on the latest Inside Xbox. Xbox Series X gameplay reveal. We've detailed each new game below, alongside Assassin's Creed Valhalla that was announced a few days ago – and which we now know will benefit from Xbox's innovative Smart Delivery functionality.

To find out what you're going to play on the next generation console, here are all the Xbox Series X games that Microsoft has confirmed so far – and some others that we hope, expect or ask to see.

First glimpse: new Xbox Series X games confirmed

We had our first Xbox Series X gameplay reveals on May 7, and received a number of new Xbox Series game announcements with. These are all third party games, but you can check out the titles announced below, with previously confirmed titles (like Halo Infinite, for example) below. We will make sure to update these entries as more information about each of these games becomes available.

Bright Memory Infinite

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The Chinese studio FYQD is at the origin of the first game presented in the Xbox Inside stream of May 7, Bright Memory Infinite.

It has a very science fiction feel, but with swords and shields mixing with assault rifles and … magical beams of light acting like a grappling hook? There are even futuristic car chase sequences straight from Blade Runner – and while we don't know much about the game, our first look in the game engine running on Xbox Series X certainly caught on Warning. (The game would also have been created by one person.)

We know this also happens on PC and owners of the previous Bright Memory title will get the new title for free.

Xbox Series X optimized? Yes.

Dirt 5

A new Dirt game! Dirt is a classic racing game series from developer Codemasters, and we're not surprised to see that it paves the way for next-generation consoles. Are you expecting … fast cars? Races? With only a brief overview so far, we can't say more, but it is sure to be rendered beautifully and have the smooth drift that we have come to expect from a next generation console and Xbox controller. Series X. Dirt 5 will also be supported by Smart Delivery.

Xbox Series X optimized? Yes.

Contempt

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Oh boy, this trailer was disconcerting. The contempt seems to take place in a dark, gray and bloody world, with mysterious stone statues and worms resembling intestines that combine for … something. We've gotten some serious Alien / Prometheus vibrations – decent, given the clear influence of designer Alien HR Giger – and know it's a first-person horror game set in “a nightmarish universe of strange shapes and of dark tapestries “.

It is said to be an Xbox Series X exclusive, although it also appears to have a Steam page, so we imagine it will be a timed exclusivity window.

Xbox Series X optimized? Yes.

Chorus

Chorus is a space flight combat simulator, with Mass Effect styles and a clever knight Ryder Ryder – your spacecraft is sensitive – fueling the galactic action.

There is some confusion around the name, since the police seem to write it as ‘CHORVS', but we are staying with ‘CHORUS' for our collective mental health. Either way, with “mind blowing capabilities” and plenty of space battles promised, this could be a great test of the Xbox Series X graphics upgrade.

Xbox Series X optimized? Yes.

MADDEN '21

It is true! The next Madden game is coming to Xbox Series X. The NFL game will bring American football to your console with high quality graphics and (hopefully) super smooth gameplay on the high end console. Also confirmed for Xbox Smart Delivery.

Xbox Series X optimized? Yes.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

The sequel to Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines is here! With telekinesis, monstrous puppets and (of course) a lot of vampirism, it sounds like a must-have game for Xbox Series X. It looks like it will also have a striking soundtrack.

With the release of the previous game in 2004, there is a lot of hype for this title, and next generation specs seem defined to make it a first person vampire game to remember.

Xbox Series X optimized? Yes.

Call of the sea

Call of the Sea seems to be a narrative mystery game, asking you to find your lost husband among the jungles, oceans and islands of the South Pacific.

It's already confirmed for Xbox Game Pass and Smart Delivery – and we'll update you as we learn more.

Xbox Series X optimized? Yes.

The ascent

If Cyberpunk 2077 isn't enough dystopian science fiction for you, The Ascent may have got you covered. With dirty, high-tech cities, foreign populations living side by side and supernovas causing havoc, will The Ascent be an imitator or an innovator? We will find out soon enough.

We know the game will be a top-down shooter and is the first game from developer Neon Giant.

Xbox Series X optimized? Yes.

The way

The Medium is a new generation psychological horror game from the developer behind Blair Witch – and with the composer behind the series Silent Hill helping to mark the action.

The players will inhabit the body of a spiritual medium called Marianne, bordering this world and the next. We can pretty much guarantee that sound terrifying, and with so many years since a Silent Hill game, we can't wait to see if The Medium is a worthy successor.

Xbox Series X optimized? Yes.

Scarlet Nexus

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From Bandai Namco, this disturbing action game lets you fight flowering enemies to protect humanity. He has an artistic style clearly informed by modern 3D anime, with a teenage protagonist with the gift of “ psychokinesia ”, devastating a kind of sensitive plant life – with human legs? We don't understand, but from the start it sounds like a hack-and-slash adventure worth a lazy afternoon. This has also been confirmed for smart delivery.

Xbox Series X optimized? Yes.

Second extinction

Earth has fallen. Gather your team. Shoot the dinosaurs. This FPS game sees you shoot down dinosaurs to help reclaim the land from these scaly beasts. The name isn't inspiring, but the trailer suggests there may be a cooperative or competitive element to keep things interesting.

Xbox Series X optimized? Yes.

Yakuza: like a dragon

You want to play a Yakuza game on Xbox Series X. You can do so when you launch the console.

If it seems soon, it is! Since A Dragon was technically released in Japan in January (on PS5), however, it is only the Western version that is scheduled for new generation consoles. This has also been confirmed for smart delivery.

Given how much the Yakuza series is loved, however, it will certainly get a lot of attention – with this title seeing you play the young man Ichi as he navigates the world of organized crime in urban Japan – but the gang- announcement above shows it better than we could sum it up.

Xbox Series X optimized? Yes.

Wondering what else you can play on Xbox Series X? Here are all the games that had been previously confirmed for the next generation console – with some rumored or speculated titles below.

Xbox Series X titles confirmed

Halo Infinite

Halo Infinite

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Halo Infinite is the first title Microsoft has confirmed for Xbox Series X – so we know that Master Chief is making the leap to the next generation console.

Not only that, but Halo Infinite will be a launch title for the X series, which will be released in Holiday 2020 alongside the console (or consoles). It's not particularly a surprise, given that Master Chief has been the face of Xbox for almost 18 years …

According to Microsoft, Halo Infinite (like all Xbox Game Studios exclusive titles) will use the new Smart Delivery feature. This means that you only have to purchase the game once and you will have access to the best version available for the Xbox console on which you choose to play.

Warframe

Warframe

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Leyou Technology, parent company of developer of Warframe Digital Extremes, has revealed that its free online science fiction shooter Warframe will arrive on PS5 and Xbox Series X.

In a report on Leyou Technology's results, the company said it “is preparing to extend Warframe to more platforms, such as next-generation consoles and other devices.”

However, there is no indication when Warframe will land on PS5 or Xbox Series X.

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

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CD Projekt Red was reluctant to say whether or not its next title will be released on the next generation of consoles. Thanks to a tweet from the developer, we now have confirmation that Cyberpunk 2077 will arrive on Xbox Series X – and the game will even use Microsoft's new Smart Delivery feature, allowing players to upgrade their Xbox One version of the game to the Version Free Xbox Series X.

Additionally, a “full and appropriate next generation version” of Cyberpunk 2077 will arrive on Xbox Series X – but it will not be available on the console at launch.

This is according to CD Projekt, the parent company of the developer of Cyberpunk 2077 CD Projekt Red, who revealed during a revenue call (via VGC) that while the game will still be released in September and will be available on Xbox Series X “get-go”, an improved next generation version will be released at a later date.

“Regarding the Microsoft console, as I said, we have officially confirmed both the update and the availability between the generations, which means that you will be able to play the game from the start on the next generation, “CD Projekt Michal Nowakowski, executive vice president of business development, said on the call.

“However, with regard to a full-fledged next generation version, which will come later, we have not announced when and I have no new comments here on this.”

A CD Projekt Red spokesperson confirmed to VGC that the “next generation full version” that Nowakowski was referring to was the previously announced Xbox Series X upgrade.

Gothic

Gothic

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After gauging interest with a playable teaser, developer THQ Nordic has confirmed that he will redo his 2001 cult classic and bring it to the Xbox Series X.

Nordic plans to “stay as close to the original experience as possible” and modernize the game mechanics, but he also promised fans that he would pay special attention to player comments from the playable teaser; the developer has already said that he hears calls to a “more cranky and less colorful world”.

Development is still in its infancy, and we shouldn't expect to see it launch on Microsoft's console in 2020.

Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

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Rainbow Six Siege director Leroy Athanassof confirmed in an interview with Windows Central that Ubisoft's plan is to offer online tactical shooter on Xbox Series X from the day the console is launched.

Ubisoft does not want players to be separated from their friends just because some have jumped into the new generation while others have not, it has also been confirmed that the game will support intergenerational play . This means that Xbox Series X players will still be able to play with Xbox One friends.

Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2

Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2

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The name and design of the Xbox Series X were officially revealed at the 2019 Game Awards. Along with a preview of the next generation console, we also received an official announcement that another Hellblade is on its way – and it is coming on the next Xbox.

We don't know much about the Senua: Hellblade 2 saga, but the trailer, harnessing next-generation X-series technology, was extremely impressive – and it's likely the game will use smart delivery.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

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Ubisoft has confirmed that the next chapter in the Assassin's Creed series is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla sees players embody the Viking raider Eivor, who leads their clan from their homeland, Norway, to the shores of the Dark Angel in England – hoping to settle for good. But the resistance of the Saxons will not make it really easy.

This new Assassin's Creed game relies more on RPG elements, allowing players to build and manage colonies, attack cities for resources, form alliances and even customize their characters.

We got our first preview of the gameplay on May 7 on an Inside Xbox feed, but it was something of a disappointment as to how little it showed. We hope that the eventual game will have more than the little touches of action that we have seen.

Outriders

Outriders

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People Can Fly has confirmed that their next cooperative shooter Outriders will land on PS5 and Xbox Series X in “Holiday 2020” (AKA between October and December this year) – the same exit window we have for both new consoles generation.

We do not know huge on Outriders, but the developer described it as “a cooperative RPG shooter for a new generation set in an original, dark and desperate science fiction universe”.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum

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Announced in March 2019, Daedalic's Gollum game is now confirmed for PS5 and Xbox Series X.

The developer confirmed to Edge that the Lord of the Rings: Gollum will be a “breathtaking new generation adventure”. Earlier, Daedlic confirmed that Gollum will be released in 2021 for PC and “all console platforms relevant at that time”. The question of whether the game will be cross-generation (released on PS4 and Xbox One also) is not yet confirmed.

But what will the game be made of? Gollum is an action-adventure that focuses on the creature obsessed with the rings. According to Daedalic, the narrative game “tells the story of Gollum from a perspective never seen before … while remaining faithful to the legendary books”.

Gods and monsters

Gods and monsters

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Like Watch Dogs Legion, Gods and Monsters is another Ubisoft title announced for Xbox at E3 2019, which has been postponed from its initial release in early 2020 until the next fiscal year.

Knowing now that we can see Gods and Monsters released anytime between April 2020 and March 2021, we have long thought it was likely that the title would appear on the Xbox Series X platform.

This has now been officially confirmed. With Rainbow Six Quarantine and Wathdogs: Legion, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said he would be coming to the next generation platform.

Battlefield 6

Battlefield 6

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Electronic Arts has confirmed that Battlefield 6 will arrive on Xbox Series X and PS5 in 2021.

Speaking to GameSpot, EA said Battlefield 6 “will target new innovations that will be activated by next generation platforms”. We still don't know what Battlefield 6 is and whether it will also be available on current generation consoles, but we can't wait to find out more.

Rainbow Six Quarantine

Rainbow Six Quarantine

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Rainbow Six Quarantine was confirmed for the first time at the Ubisoft E3 2019 press conference. There has never been a solid release date given, but has since been rolled over to fiscal year 2020-2021.

So while we still don't know a release date, this delay has brought the game closer to the launch of the Xbox Series X and increases the likelihood that we will see it playable on the next generation of consoles. Of course, this has now been officially confirmed by Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot during an appeal to investors in November 2019.

Watchdogs: Legion

Watch Dogs: Legion

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Announced for the first time at E3 2019, Watch Dogs Legion was initially confirmed for release in March 2020. However, since then Ubisoft has confirmed that the game will now be carried over to the next fiscal year which runs from April 2020 to March April 2021, which means that Watch Dogs Legion could see a delay as little as a month or up to a year.

This delay, however, makes it more likely than ever that Watch Dogs Legion for Xbox Series X will launch as a cross-generation title. This was officially confirmed by Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot during an appeal to investors in November 2019. Watchdogs: Legion will join Rainbow Six Quarantine and Gods and Monsters on the new generation platform.

WRC 9

WRC 9

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It has been officially confirmed that the latest version of the FIA ​​World Rally Championship will officially arrive on Xbox Series X and PS5. The race title will be released in September 2020 for PC, Switch, Xbox One and PS4, but will also be released on new generation consoles.

“The introduction of next generation game consoles is a wonderfully exciting step and we are delighted that WRC 9 is the first rally game to be available to players on these platforms,” ​​said the WRC promoter's managing director, Oliver Ciesla.

According to the game's website, WRC 9 will offer rallies in Kenya, New Zealand and Japan from the WRC 2020 calendar, as well as more than 400 km of roads for the 13 scheduled rounds of the 2020 season.

WRC 10 and WRC 11 have also been confirmed.

Dying Light 2

Dying Light 2

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In an interview with Wccftech at E3 2019, developer Techland confirmed that Dying Light 2 is ready for next-generation consoles.

“Techland always has an eye on the latest new toys!” Pawel Rohleder, chief technology officer of Techland, said. “To be more precise – yes, the plan from the start of production has been to make Dying Light 2 an intergenerational title.”

Suspected Xbox Series X titles

Everwild

Everwild

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A surprise announcement at XO19 was Rare's next original title: Everwild. This game is still in the very early stages of its development and there is no release date yet. This certainly suggests that the game could be an intergenerational title, launched in series X and Xbox One exclusively.

We don't know much about Everwild yet, but Rare said it “will provide you with memorable, engaging and meaningful experiences that players around the world can share.”

Starfield

Starfield

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Bethesda has a lot of projects going on, but the one we seem to know the least is Starfield. All we know so far is that Starfield is the game giant's first new IP address in 25 years and will be a solo RPG in space.

Having only seen a trailer, we don't expect Starfield to be released before 2020 at least, which means it will land in the main window to become an Xbox Series X game. Bethesda did not let it out it will, but it seems likely that we will venture into the Bethesda Galaxy on next generation consoles.

The Elder Scrolls 6

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As we said, Bethesda has been pretty busy behind the scenes since E3 2018. Not only is Starfield on the cards, but the long-awaited Elder Scrolls 6 has also been confirmed.

Todd Howard of Bethesda has already stated that The Elder Scrolls 6 will not be released until after Starfield. It will therefore take some time before we venture back into Tamriel, probably on next generation consoles.

Grand Theft Auto 6

GTA 6

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Okay, yes, we have some hope here – mainly because Grand Theft Auto 6 was not announced by Rockstar Games. But it is almost guaranteed that we will see a new installation in the Grand Theft Auto series, and that will not be done for some time.

Therefore, it is likely that a release date will fall in the next generation, making GTA 6 an Xbox Series X game.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake

Final Fantasy 7 Remake

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Again, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake has not been confirmed as an Xbox Series X game, but Square Enix has confirmed that the title will arrive first on PS4 – with an Xbox One and PC release likely in the future .

Given the age of Xbox One and the ambitious nature of the game – it comes in several episodes on a multi-year release schedule – a cross-generation title with next-generation platforms is not out of the question. So we certainly hope to see the remake of Final Fantasy 7 on Xbox Series X.

Find out everything we know so far about Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2.

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