The Xbox Series X|S guide: every game confirmed so far, optimizations, Game Pass, console exclusives and more!

Hello, everyone, and welcome to the definitive guide for the Xbox Series X|S.

In this thread I will try to compile every available information for the next generation of Microsoft consoles, including a calendar for upcoming games, what are the optimizations for each one of them and what next-gen games are part of the Game Pass catalogue.

Please note that it has been a personal project so far, so it is subject to a few errors. Please feel free to point those out, as well as suggesting new additions and so on. My ultimate goal is to turn this personal project into a community project and become the go-to source for Series X|S information.

Introduction

Xbox Series X

The Xbox Series X will be the ultimate console for players who want the most immersive games from a device designed, built and optimized for gaming with zero compromises. Powered by a next generation, custom designed processor including an 8 core Zen 2 CPU, delivering more than 4x the processing power of an Xbox One, and a 12 TFLOP RDNA 2 GPU, more than 8x the performance of the original Xbox One, Xbox Series X will enable a new level of visual fidelity and immersion.

Pair that with the highest bandwidth GDDR6 memory of any next generation console, and a custom, next generation solid state drive (SSD), Xbox Series X will provide developers the power to push their creative visions to the limit. With next generation innovations including DirectX hardware-accelerated raytracing, variable refresh rate and ultra-low latency input, Xbox Series X sets the stage for a new level of fidelity, precision and accuracy never before seen in console gaming.

Xbox Series S

The Xbox Series S delivers the same next generation speed and performance that define Xbox Series X. It is similar in CPU and has the identical I/O performance as Xbox Series X, making it easier for developers to deliver the same great performance, while rendering at a lower resolution. Xbox Series S delivers 4x the processing power of an Xbox One console and supports experiences up to 120fps, more immersive and responsive gameplay with support for hardware-accelerated DirectX Raytracing and Variable Rate Shading.

In addition, Xbox Series S includes 512GB of custom SSD storage and is powered by the Xbox Velocity Architecture, delivering more than 40x the I/O bandwidth of an Xbox One resulting in faster loading times, steadier frame rates and Quick Resume for multiple titles.

Fact Sheet

Xbox Series X
Xbox Series S
CPU
8-Core AMD Zen 2 CPU @ 3.8 GHz
3.6 GHz w/ SMT Enabled
8-Core AMD Zen 2 CPU @ 3.6 GHz
3.4 GHz w/ SMT Enabled
GPU
AMD RDNA 2 GPU
52 Cus @ 1.825 GHz
AMD RDNA 2 GPU
20CUs @ 1.565 GHz
GPU Power
12.15 TFLOPS
4 TFLOPS
System on a Chip (SoC)
Custom 7nm Enhanced SoC
Custom 7nm Enhanced SoC
RAM
16 GB GDDR6 RAM
10 GB @ 560 GB/s
6 GB @ 36 GB/s
10 GB GDDR6 RAM
8 GB @ 224 GB/s
2 GB @ 56 GB/s
Performance Target
4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS
1440p @ 60FPS, Up to 120 FPS
Storage
1 TB Pcle Gen 4 NVME SSD
2.4 GB/s uncompressed
4.8 GB/s compressed
512 GB Pcle Gen 4 NVME SSD
2.4 GB/s uncompressed
4.8 GB/s compressed
Expandable Storage
1TB Expansion Card
(matches internal storage exactly)
1TB Expansion Card
(matches internal storage exactly)
Backward Compatibility
Thousands of Xbox One and backward-compatible Xbox 360 and original Xbox games available at launch. Xbox One gaming accessories are backward-compatible as well
Thousands of Xbox One and backward-compatible Xbox 360 and original Xbox games available at launch. Xbox One gaming accessories are backward-compatible as well
Disc Drive
4K UHD Blu-ray
Digital Only
Display Out
HDMI 2.1
HDMI 2.1
MSRP
$499 / €499 / £449
$299 / €299 / £249

Releases calendar

There are currently 132 games announced for the Series X so far.

2020

November

(22 games)

  • 2020-11-10T02:00:00Z - Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla (4K Ultra HD, HDR, 60 FPS, Smart Delivery)
  • 2020-11-10T02:00:00Z - Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition (4K Ultra HD, HDR, 120 FPS, Ray Tracing)
  • 2020-11-10T02:00:00Z - Dirt 5 (4K Ultra HD, HDR, 120 FPS, Smart Delivery)
  • 2020-11-10T02:00:00Z - The Falconeer (4K Ultra HD, HDR, 60 FPS, Smart Delivery, Console Exclusive, ID@Xbox)
  • 2020-11-10T02:00:00Z - FIFA 21 (4K Ultra HD, HDR, 60 FPS, Dual Entitlement)
  • 2020-11-10T02:00:00Z - Fortnite (4K Ultra HD)
  • 2020-11-10T02:00:00Z - Forza Horizon 4 (4K Ultra HD, HDR, 60 FPS, Smart Delivery, Console Exclusive, Game Pass)
  • 2020-11-10T02:00:00Z - Gears 5 (4K Ultra HD, HDR, 120 FPS, Smart Delivery, Console Exclusive, Game Pass)
  • 2020-11-10T02:00:00Z - Gears Tactics (4K Ultra HD, HDR, 60 FPS, Smart Delivery, Console Exclusive, Game Pass)
  • 2020-11-10T02:00:00Z - Haven (4K Ultra HD, Game Pass)
  • 2020-11-10T02:00:00Z - Madden NFL 21 (4K Ultra HD, HDR, Dual Entitlement)
  • 2020-11-10T02:00:00Z - Marvel’s Avengers (4K Ultra HD, HDR, 60 FPS, Smart Delivery)
  • 2020-11-10T02:00:00Z - NBA 2K21 (4K Ultra HD, HDR)
  • 2020-11-10T02:00:00Z - Observer: System Redux (4K Ultra HD, HDR, 60 FPS, Ray Tracing)
  • 2020-11-10T02:00:00Z - Ori and the Will of the Wisps (4K Ultra HD, HDR, 120 FPS, Smart Delivery, Console Exclusive, Game Pass)
  • 2020-11-10T02:00:00Z - Sea of Thieves (4K Ultra HD, HDR, Smart Delivery, Console Exclusive, Game Pass)
  • 2020-11-10T02:00:00Z - Tetris Effect: Connected (4K Ultra HD, HDR, 60 FPS, Smart Delivery, Game Pass, ID@Xbox)
  • 2020-11-10T02:00:00Z - Watch Dogs: Legion (4K Ultra HD, HDR, Ray Tracing, Smart Delivery)
  • 2020-11-10T02:00:00Z - WRC 9 (4K Ultra HD, Smart Delivery)
  • 2020-11-10T02:00:00Z - Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Smart Delivery)
  • 2020-11-12T02:00:00Z - Just Dance 2021 (Smart Delivery)
  • 2020-11-13T02:00:00Z - Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War (4K Ultra HD, HDR, 120 FPS Ray Tracing)

December

(4 games)

  • 2020-12-03T02:00:00Z - Immortals: Fenyx Rising (4K Ultra HD, HDR, Smart Delivery)
  • 2020-12-08T02:00:00Z - Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (Smart Delivery)
  • DARQ: Complete Edition
  • Override 2: Super Mech League

TBA

(24 games)

  • Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead
  • Call of the Sea (4K Ultra HD, HDR, 60 FPS, Ray Tracing, Smart Delivery, Console Exclusive, Game Pass)
  • Control: Ultimate Edition
  • Cris Tales (4K Ultra HD)
  • CrossfireX (Smart Delivery, Console Exclusive)
  • Dead by Daylight (4K Ultra HD, 60 FPS, Game Pass)
  • Destiny 2 (4K Ultra HD, HDR, 60 FPS, Smart Delivery, Game Pass)
  • Exo One (Console Exclusive, ID@Xbox)
  • Last Stop (Console Exclusive, ID@Xbox)
  • Mad Streets (Console Exclusive, ID@Xbox)
  • Orphan of the Machine (4K Ultra HD, 120 FPS)
  • Overcooked! All You Can Eat (4K Ultra HD, 60 FPS)
  • Outriders (4K Ultra HD, HDR)
  • Paradise Lost
  • Planet Coaster: Console Edition
  • Poker Club (4K Ultra HD, 60 FPS, Ray Tracing, Smart Delivery, ID@Xbox)
  • Recompile
  • The Artful Escape (Console Exclusive, ID@Xbox)
  • The Ascent (4K Ultra HD, HDR, 60 FPS, Smart Delivery, Console Exclusive, ID@Xbox)
  • The Medium (4K Ultra HD, HDR, Ray Tracing, Console Exclusive, Game Pass)
  • The Touryst (4K Ultra HD, Smart Delivery)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (4K Ultra HD, 120 FPS, Smart Delivery)
  • Twelve Minutes (Console Exclusive, ID@Xbox)
  • Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2

2021

January

(2 games)

  • 2021-01-20T02:00:00Z - Hitman 3 (4K Ultra HD, HDR, Smart Delivery)
  • 2021-01-21T02:00:00Z - Ride 4 (4K Ultra HD, HDR, 60 FPS, Smart Delivery)

February

(3 games)

  • 2021-02-04T02:00:00Z - Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood
  • 2021-02-18T02:00:00Z - Far Cry 6 (4K Ultra HD, HDR, Smart Delivery)
  • 2021-02-25T03:00:00Z - Riders Republic (4K Ultra HD, HDR, 60 FPS, Smart Delivery)

March

(1 game)

Q1 2021

(1 game)

  • Blood Bowl 3

Q2 2021

(1 game)

  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (4K Ultra HD, HDR, Smart Delivery)

TBA

(50 games)

  • Atomic Heart (4K Ultra HD, Ray Tracing)
  • Bright Memory: Infinite (4K Ultra HD, 60 FPS, Ray Tracing, Console Exclusive)
  • Chivalry 2
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (4K Ultra HD, Smart Delivery)
  • Dead Static Drive (Console Exclusive, ID@Xbox)
  • Demon Turf
  • Doom Eternal (HDR, Smart Delivery)
  • Dustborn
  • Echo Generation (4K Ultra HD, 60 FPS, Console Exclusive)
  • ExoMecha (4K Ultra HD, 120 FPS, Console Exclusive)
  • Gotham Knights
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Graven
  • Halo Infinite (4K Ultra HD, HDR, 120 FPS, Ray Tracing, Smart Delivery, Console Exclusive, Game Pass)
  • Hello Neighbor 2 (4K Ultra HD, Smart Delivery, Console Exclusive)
  • Hogwarts Legacy
  • Hood: Outlaws and Legends
  • In Sound Mind
  • The Invincible
  • Lake (Console Exclusive, ID@Xbox)
  • Little Nightmares II
  • Martha Is Dead (Console Exclusive)
  • Metal: Hellsinger
  • MicroMan
  • Moonray
  • Nth^0: Infinity Reborn
  • Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis (4K Ultra HD, Console Exclusive)
  • Psychonauts 2 (Game Pass)
  • Resident Evil: Village
  • Roots of Pacha
  • Sable (Console Exclusive, ID@Xbox)
  • Scarlet Nexus (4K Ultra HD, Smart Delivery)
  • Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One
  • Shredders (Console Exclusive, ID@Xbox)
  • Song of Iron (Console Exclusive, ID@Xbox)
  • Temtem
  • The Big Con (Console Exclusive, ID@Xbox)
  • The Elder Scrolls Online (4K Ultra HD, HDR, Smart Delivery)
  • The Gunk (Console Exclusive, Game Pass, ID@Xbox)
  • The Outer Worlds (4K Ultra HD, Game Pass)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Quarantine
  • Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy (Console Exclusive, ID@Xbox)
  • Unknown 9: Awakening
  • Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 (Smart Delivery)
  • Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong
  • War Mongrels
  • Warframe
  • Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (4K Ultra HD, HDR, 60 FPS, Console Exclusive, Game Pass, ID@Xbox)
  • Warhammer: Chaosbane
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (4K Ultra HD, HDR, Ray Tracing, Smart Delivery)

2022

TBA

(3 games)

  • Earthlock 2
  • Pragmata
  • Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

TBA

(21 games)

  • Anima: Song from the Abyss
  • As Dusk Falls (4K Ultra HD, HDR, 60 FPS, Console Exclusive, Game Pass)
  • Avowed (Console Exclusive, Game Pass)
  • Borderlands 3 (4K Ultra HD, HDR, 60 FPS, Smart Delivery)
  • Chorus (4K Ultra HD, HDR, 60 FPS, Ray Tracing, Smart Delivery)
  • Cygni: All Guns Blazing
  • Dead Island 2
  • Everwild (Console Exclusive, Game Pass)
  • Fable (Console Exclusive, Game Pass)
  • Flea Madness
  • Forza Motorsport (4K Ultra HD, HDR, 60 FPS, Ray Tracing, Console Exclusive, Game Pass)
  • Gothic
  • Scorn (4K Ultra HD, 60 FPS, Console Exclusive, Game Pass)
  • Second Extinction (120 FPS, Smart Delivery, Console Exclusive)
  • Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II (Console Exclusive, Game Pass)
  • Skeletal Avenger
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 (4K Ultra HD, Ray Tracing, Console Exclusive, Game Pass)
  • State of Decay 3 (Console Exclusive, Game Pass)
  • Steelrising
  • The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
  • Tunic (Console Exclusive, ID@Xbox)
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Series X Game Pass

Overview

There are currently seven Series X games on Game Pass worth a total of $269.93.

Publisher Ranking

There are currently seven Series X games published by four different publishers on Game Pass:

  1. Xbox Game Studios (4 games);
  2. Bethesda Softworks (1 game);
  3. Private Division (1 game);
  4. Shin’en Multimedia (1 game).
Developer Ranking

There are currently seven Series X games developed by seven different developers on Game Pass:

  1. Rare (1 game);
  2. ZeniMax Online Studios (1 game);
  3. Playground Games (1 game);
  4. The Coalition (1 game);
  5. Obsidian Entertainment (1 game);
  6. Moon Studios (1 game);
  7. Shin’en Multimedia (1 game).
Genre Ranking

There are currently seven Series X games from four different genres on Game Pass:

  1. Action & adventure (4 games);
  2. Role playing (1 game);
  3. Racing & flying (1 game);
  4. Shooter (1 game).

Games in the catalogue

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The Elder Scrolls Online ($19.99)
Developer: ZeniMax Online Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Genre: Role playing
Tags: 4K Ultra HD, HDR, Smart Delivery
Release date: 2015-06-09T03:00:00Z
Inclusion date: 2018-06-10T03:00:00Z

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Forza Horizon 4 ($59.99)
Developer: Playground Games
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
Genre: Racing & flying
Tags: 4K Ultra HD, HDR, 60 FPS, Smart Delivery, Console Exclusive
Release date: 2018-10-02T03:00:00Z
Inclusion date: 2018-10-02T03:00:00Z

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Gears 5 ($39.99)
Developer: The Coalition
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
Genre: Shooter
Tags: 4K Ultra HD, HDR, 120 FPS, Smart Delivery, Console Exclusive
Release date: 2019-09-10T03:00:00Z
Inclusion date: 2019-09-10T03:00:00Z

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Ori and the Will of the Wisps ($29.99)
Developer: Moon Studios
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
Genre: Action & adventure
Tags: 4K Ultra HD, HDR, 120 FPS, Smart Delivery, Console Exclusive
Release date: 2020-03-11T03:00:00Z
Inclusion date: 2020-03-11T03:00:00Z

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The Outer Worlds ($59.99)
Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
Publisher: Private Division
Genre: Action & adventure
Tags: 4K Ultra HD, Smart Delivery
Release date: 2019-10-25T03:00:00Z
Inclusion date: 2019-10-25T03:00:00Z

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Sea of Thieves ($39.99)
Developer: Rare
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
Genre: Action & adventure
Tags: 4K Ultra HD, HDR, Smart Delivery, Console Exclusive
Release date: 2018-03-20T03:00:00Z
Inclusion date: 2018-03-20T03:00:00Z

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The Touryst ($19.99)
Developer: Shin’en Multimedia
Publisher: Shin’en Multimedia
Genre: Action & adventure
Tags: 4K Ultra HD, Smart Delivery
Release date: 2020-07-30T03:00:00Z
Inclusion date: 2020-07-30T03:00:00Z

Future games

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As Dusk Falls ($ TBA)
Developer: Interior/Night
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
Genre: Drama
Tags: 4K Ultra HD, HDR, 60 FPS, Console Exclusive
Release date: TBA
Inclusion date: TBA

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Avowed ($59.99)
Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
Genre: Role-playing
Tags: Console Exclusive
Release date: TBA
Inclusion date: TBA

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light ($39.99)
Developer: Bungie
Publisher: Bungie
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Tags: 4K Ultra HD, HDR, 60 FPS, Smart Delivery
Release date: 2020-11-10T02:00:00Z
Inclusion date: 2020-11-10T02:00:00Z

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Everwild ($59.99)
Developer: Rare
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
Genre: Adventure
Tags: Console Exclusive
Release date: TBA
Inclusion date: TBA

Fable ($59.99)
Developer: Playground Games
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
Genre: Role-playing
Tags: Console Exclusive
Release date: TBA
Inclusion date: TBA

Forza Motorsport ($59.99)
Developer: Turn 10 Studios
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
Genre: Racing
Tags: 4K Ultra HD, HDR, 60 FPS, Ray Tracing, Console Exclusive
Release date: TBA
Inclusion date: TBA

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Gears Tactics ($59.99)
Developer: Splash Damage
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
Genre: Real-time Strategy
Tags: 4K Ultra HD, HDR, 60 FPS, Smart Delivery, Console Exclusive
Release date: Q4 2020
Inclusion date: Q4 2020

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The Gunk ($ 39.99)
Developer: Image & Form
Publisher: Thunderful Publishing
Genre: Action-adventure
Tags: Console Exclusive, ID@Xbox
Release date: TBA
Inclusion date: TBA

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Halo Infinite ($59.99)
Developer: 343 Industries
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
Genre: First-person Shooter
Tags: 4K Ultra HD, HDR, 120 FPS, Ray Tracing, Smart Delivery, Console Exclusive
Release date: 2021
Inclusion date: 2021

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Haven ($ TBA)
Developer: The Game Bakers
Publisher: The Game Bakers
Genre: Role-playing
Tags: 4K Ultra HD
Release date: November 2020
Inclusion date: November 2020

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The Medium ($49.99)
Developer: Bloober Team
Publisher: Bloober Team
Genre: Horror
Tags: 4K Ultra HD, HDR, Ray Tracing, Console Exclusive
Release date: Q4 2020
Inclusion date: Q4 2020

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Psychonauts 2 ($ TBA)
Developer: Double Fine Productions
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
Genre: Platformer
Tags: Smart Delivery
Release date: TBA
Inclusion date: TBA

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Scorn ($ TBA)
Developer: Ebb Software
Publisher: Ebb Software
Genre: Horror
Tags: 4K Ultra HD, 60 FPS, Console Exclusive
Release date: TBA
Inclusion date: TBA

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Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II ($59.99)
Developer: Ninja Theory
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
Genre: Action-adventure
Tags: Console Exclusive
Release date: TBA
Inclusion date: TBA

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 ($ TBA)
Developer: GSC Game World
Publisher: GSC Game World
Genre: Horror
Tags: 4K Ultra HD, Ray Tracing, Console Exclusive
Release date: TBA
Inclusion date: TBA

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State of Decay 3 ($59.99)
Developer: Undead Labs
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
Genre: Survival
Tags: Console Exclusive
Release date: TBA
Inclusion date: TBA

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Tetris Effect: Connected ($ TBA)
Developer: Resonair
Publisher: Enhance
Genre: Puzzle
Tags: 4K Ultra HD, HDR, 60 FPS, ID@Xbox
Release date: Q4 2020
Inclusion date: Q4 2020

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Warhammer 40,000: Darktide ($ TBA)
Developer: Fatshark
Publisher: Fatshark
Genre: First-person Shooter
Optimization: 4K Ultra HD, HDR, 60 FPS, ID@Xbox, Console Exclusive
Release date: TBA
Inclusion date: TBA
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Impressive!

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Wow. Really nice.

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Now THAT is how you utilise the table feature. Awesome stuff.

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Yeah, lovely! My only suggestion would be to align content to the left in tables, cause it is easier to read/follow longer tables. All in all, good job!

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Thanks for the suggestion!

There’s less available space for the table than I thought I would have. I’m experimenting at the moment trying to make it more appealing.

To put things into perspective, this was my original spreadsheet:

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Nice thread.

Good work OP.

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Love the OP, great work

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Does Halo Infinite support HDR?

Nice, great job!

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Surely it has to.

Hi, do we know if the previous Yakuza games will be enhanced later down the line?

Thanks!

Without a doubt it will and even if it didn’t, the Series X could apply it at a system level.

Oddly it isn’t confirmed on the Xbox Page.

But I think it must have. If someone has any confirmation about it I’ll gladly update the list.

How long did it take you to make this thread :joy:

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Excellent work OP!

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Great OP! Thank you :slight_smile:

Great OP. Thanks for putting all this together!

I can tell a lot of effort went into this. Great job OP! :smiley:

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