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Optimised for Xbox Series X

Games featuring the Optimised for Xbox Series X badge will showcase unparalleled load-times, heightened visuals and steadier framerates at up to 120FPS. These include new titles built natively using the Xbox Series X development environment as well as previously released titles that have been rebuilt specifically for Xbox Series X.


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Amazing visual fidelity

Powered by hardware-accelerated DirectX Raytracing—a first for consoles—selected games will produce more dynamic, realistic environments. This means true-to-life lighting and accurate reflections in real time with true 4K as you explore the game world.

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Next-gen framerates

Games that have been Optimised for Xbox Series X use the full power of the new console to deliver higher, steadier framerates at up to 120FPS while playing.

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Faster load times

The Xbox Velocity Architecture combines a custom SSD and integrated software to greatly decrease load times both in and out of games, meaning gamers will be able to spend more time playing and less time waiting.

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Smart Delivery

Smart Delivery ensures you only have to purchase a game once to play the best available version for whichever Xbox console you choose to play on. We’re committed to using Smart Delivery on all our exclusive Xbox Game Studios titles, including Halo Infinite, and have made this technology available for all developer partners to leverage. When you see the Smart Delivery icon on games like Cyberpunk 2077 you know when you buy that title you’ll also get the upgraded version of the game for free when it’s available.

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The Optimised for Xbox Series X badge means the developer has done the extra work to take full advantage of the unique capabilities of Xbox Series X. In addition, Smart Delivery ensures you are getting the right version of your game no matter which Xbox you're playing on.

Featured games Optimised for Xbox Series X

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

    Become Eivor, a legendary Viking raider on a quest for glory. Explore a dynamic and beautiful open world set against the brutal backdrop of England’s Dark Ages. Raid your enemies, grow your settlement and build your political power in the quest to earn a place among the gods in Valhalla.

    4K, Smart Delivery

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  • The Medium

    Become a medium living in two worlds: the real and the spirit one. Haunted by a vision of a child’s murder, you travel to an abandoned hotel resort, which years ago became the stage of an unthinkable tragedy. There you begin your search for difficult answers. The Medium features a “dual” soundtrack by Bloober Team’s Arkadiusz Reikowski and legendary composer Akira Yamaoka of Silent Hill fame.

    4K, DirectX Raytracing

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  • DIRT 5

    Blaze a trail across the most iconic routes in the world. Drive the widest roster of cars from rally icons, to trucks, to GT heroes and lots more. Play through a star-studded Career, four-player split-screen, innovative online modes, livery editor and more new features, DIRT 5 is the next generation of extreme racing.

    4K, 120FPS, Smart Delivery

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  • SCARLET NEXUS

    Take on the role of Yuito Sumeragi, a new recruit to the OSF aiming to become an elite psionic like the one who saved him as a child. Armed with a talent in psycho-kinesis, explore the futuristic city of New Himuka and uncover the mysteries of a Brain Punk future caught between technology and psychic abilities in SCARLET NEXUS.

    4K, Smart Delivery

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  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon

    Become Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking yakuza grunt left on the brink of death by the man he trusted most.

    Smart Delivery

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Optimised for Xbox Series X complete list

As developers and publishers continue to take advantage of the true power of Xbox Series X, we will regularly update this list with new games and any updates to their capabilities.