22 video games optimized for Xbox Series X so far

Don Sharpe
by Don Sharpe
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  • Each video game that supports the futuristic Xbox Series X will get a special badge.
  • The optimized for Series X badge is for titles that support hardware-accelerated ray tracing, superior frame rates, and faster load times.
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Xbox Series optimized games

There’s a good reason why Xbox Series X is rightfully a next-gen gaming console. For starters, it introduces never-experienced-before gameplay, powered by groundbreaking graphics, superior resolution and frame rates, faster load times, and more.

However, not every title that’s out there so far is ready for the next-gen gaming console. That’s why each video game that supports the futuristic Xbox features will get an Optimized for Series X badge.

Up to 22 video games are Xbox Series X ready

The Xbox Series X team has published a list of video games optimized for the console. We’ve known some of the games for a while now, including horror title The Medium.

Also, Microsoft’s first Xbox 20/20 event in May showcased several titles that delivered the next-gen gameplay everyone now anticipates. Fans should expect more such titles to come out before the launch of the console this holiday. Here’s the latest list :

  1. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  2. Bright Memory Infinite
  3. Call of the Sea
  4. Chivalry 2
  5. Chorus
  6. Cyberpunk 2077
  7. Destiny 2
  8. DiRT 5
  9. FIFA 21
  10. Gears 5
  11. Halo Infinite
  12. Hitman 3
  13. Madden NFL 21
  14. Marvel’s Avengers
  15. Outriders
  16. Scarlet Nexus
  17. Scorn
  18. Second Extinction
  19. The Ascent
  20. The Medium
  21. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
  22. Yakuza: Like a Dragon

If you buy a game with the Optimized for Series X badge, you can be sure that the title supports the following features:

  • DirectX 12 Ultimate: This Xbox Series X tech supports features such as hardware-accelerated ray tracing. It enables the production of hyper-realistic lighting effects in video games. Any graphics card with the DirectX 12 Ultimate logo supports the unprecedented visual fidelity in gameplay.
  • Faster load times: Games optimized for Xbox Velocity Architecture that leverages custom solid-state storage, hardware, and integrated systems to accelerate load times in and out of games.
  • Steadier frame rates: Games will showcase higher and stable frame rates, possibly within the range of 60 frames per seconds to 120 fps, at 4k resolution.

Which Xbox Series X optimized title is your favorite? You can let us know via the comments section below.