The Xbox Series X|S guide: every optimized game, future releases, Game Pass and more!

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

In this thread I will compile every available information for the new generation of Microsoft consoles, including a list of every optimized game, a calendar for upcoming games 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 is 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 enables 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 provides 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


Overview

There are 237 Series X|S games available worth a total of $6,418.73.

Download Sizes Ranking

There are 237 Series X|S games available that weighs a total of 4,365.19 GB.

Here are the Series X|S games with the biggest download sizes:

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War (215.05 GB);
  2. Halo: The Master Chief Collection (133.92 GB);
  3. Marvel’s Avengers (121.58 GB);
  4. Ark: Survival Evolved (110.25 GB);
  5. NBA 2K21 (106.62 GB);
  6. Conan Exiles (103.37 GB).
  7. Microsoft Flight Simulator (102.14 GB);
  8. The Elder Scrolls Online (88.78 GB);
  9. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla (87.19 GB).
  10. Destiny 2 (82.88 GB);

Releases calendar

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June

  • Clash: Artifacts of Chaos
  • Steelrising

September

  • September 22 | Test Drive Unlimited: Solar Crown

November

  • November 11 | Starfield
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Game Pass

Overview

There are 41 Series X|S games available on Game Pass worth a total of $1,462.59.

  1. Ark: Survival Evolved - Explorer’s Edition ($89.99)
  2. Call of the Sea ($19.99)
  3. Conan Exiles ($49.99)
  4. CrossCode ($19.99)
  5. Dead by Daylight: Special Edition ($29.99)
  6. Desperados III ($59.99)
  7. Destiny 2: Beyond Light ($39.99)
  8. Dirt 5 ($59.99)
  9. Football Manager 2021: Xbox Edition ($39.99)
  10. Forza Horizon 4 ($59.99)
  11. Gears 5: Game of the Year Edition ($59.99)
  12. Gears Tactics ($59.99)
  13. Gonner 2 ($12.99)
  14. Halo: The Master Chief Collection ($39.99)
  15. Haven ($24.99)
  16. Human: Fall Flat ($19.99)
  17. Maneater ($39.99)
  18. MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries ($49.99)
  19. Minecraft Dungeons ($19.99)
  20. MLB: The Show 21 ($89.99)
  21. Monster Train ($24.99)
  22. Morkredd ($19.99)
  23. No Man’s Sky ($59.99)
  24. Ori and the Will of the Wisps ($29.99)
  25. Outriders ($59.99)
  26. Planet Coaster: Console Edition ($49.99)
  27. Sea of Thieves ($39.99)
  28. State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition ($29.99)
  29. Stellaris: Console Edition ($39.99)
  30. Subnautica ($29.99)
  31. Superhot: Mind Control Delete ($24.99)
  32. Tetris Effect: Connected ($39.99)
  33. The Falconeer ($29.99)
  34. The Medium ($49.99)
  35. The Touryst ($19.99)
  36. The Wild at Heart ($24.99)
  37. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege ($39.99)
  38. Warhammer: Vermintide 2 ($29.99)
  39. We Happy Few ($59.99)
  40. Yes, Your Grace ($19.99)
  41. Zombie Army 4: Dead War ($49.99)

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EA Play

Overview

There are 4 Series X|S games available on EA Play worth a total of $159.97.

Games in the catalogue

  1. FIFA 21 ($59.99)
  2. Knockout City ($)
  3. Madden NFL 21 ($59.99)
  4. Star Wars: Squadrons ($39.99)

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Game Previews

There are 3 Series X|S games available on Game Preview worth a total of $74.97.

  1. Fights in Tight Spaces ($19.99)
  2. Grounded ($29.99)
  3. Second Extinction ($24.99)

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Free-to-Play games

There are 8 free-to-play Series X|S games available.

  1. CRED: F.O.A.D.
  2. Destiny 2
  3. Enlisted
  4. Fortnite
  5. Rocket League
  6. Rogue Company
  7. War Thunder
  8. World of Warships: Legends

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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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