So we have a release date, we have a price, pre-orders are now live and being sold out everywhere, but people are asking “What the hell is coming out for the Xbox Series X/S” at launch?
Well, it just so happens that here is such a list that I have put together!
Watch Dogs: Legion
Build a resistance made from anyone in the world to take back a near-future London that is facing its downfall. Recruit and play as anyone from London. Everyone you see has a unique backstory, personality, and skill set for unique situations.
Hack armed drones, deploy spider-bots, and take down enemies using an Augmented Reality Cloak. Explore a massive urban open world featuring London’s many iconic landmarks and fun side activities.
Tetris Effect: Connected —COMING TO XBOX GAME PASS–
As in the original Tetris game, the player must place tetrominos into a playfield to create complete lines, which are then cleared from the playfield. Tetris Effect adds themes and music across thirty different stages with gameplay tied to the beat of the music.
A new “Zone” mechanic allows players to place several blocks at once, allowing the player to clear many lines at once, more than what is possible in conventional Tetris games.
Now with all-new co-op and competitive online and local multiplayer modes! This is Tetris® like you’ve never seen it, or heard it, or felt it before—an incredibly addictive, unique, and breathtakingly gorgeous reinvention of one of the most popular puzzle games of all time.
The Falconeer –COMING TO XBOX GAME PASS–
The Falconeer is an open-world air combat game, featuring fast, brutal aerial dogfights and deep exploration of an incredible fantasy open-world set not only above the clouds, but also amongst the waves and down through the sunken, ocean depths.
Become the Falconeer and soar through the skies aboard a devastatingly powerful Warbird. Uncover secrets lost to the sea as you join or oppose different factions and clans scattered throughout The Great Ursee.
Check out our preview here.
DIRT 5 is the bold new off-road racing experience from Codemasters. Blaze a trail across the most iconic routes in the world. Drive a huge roster of cars – from rally icons, to trucks, to GT heroes, and more. With a star-studded Career, four-player split-screen, innovative online action and the brand new Playgrounds arena creator mode, DIRT 5 is the next generation of extreme racing.
Check out our preview here.
Gears Tactics –COMING TO XBOX GAME PASS–
Gears Tactics is the fast-paced, turn-based strategy game set 12 years before the first Gears of War. Cities on the planet Sera are beginning to fall to the monstrous threat rising from underground – the Locust Horde.
Check out our review of the PC release here.
Destiny 2: Beyond Light –COMING TO XBOX GAME PASS—
A new power is born out of the ancient Pyramid Ship above Europa’s frozen frontier and a dark empire has risen beneath. In Destiny 2: Beyond Light, join your fellow Guardians and bring down the empire at any cost – even if it means wielding the Darkness itself.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon
Become Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking yakuza grunt left on the brink of death by the man he trusted most. Take up your legendary bat and get ready to crack some underworld skulls in dynamic RPG combat set against the backdrop of modern-day Japan.
Become a medium living in two different worlds: the real one and the spirit one. As a medium with access to both worlds, you have a wider perspective and can see more clearly that there’s no one simple truth to what others perceive. Nothing is what it seems, everything has another side.
Other Noteworthy games that will be coming to XSX on DAY ONE!
Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
Forza Horizon 4 (Enhanced version) – XBOX GAME PASS–
Fortnite – FREE TO PLAY-
Madden NFL 21
Observer: System Redux
RELEASING WITHIN A WEEK OF XBOX SERIES X/S LAUNCH!!
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War – November 13th
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is set during the Cold War in the early 1980s. The story is inspired by actual events and the campaign features locations such as East Berlin, Vietnam, Turkey, and the Soviet KGB headquarters
Assasins Creed Valhalla – November 17th
In 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.
I’ll keep this list updated should anything new be announced or added to the lineup. Have you managed to get your pre-order in? If so, did you go X or S? Let us know in the comments below, or on twitter @XboxTavern.