Xbox Series X vs PS5: Every Launch Game For Each New Console

While the pre-orders for the Xbox Series X/Sand the PS5 are out in the wild, some gamers have already made their choice of next-gen console.

However, for those on the fence of which console to purchase the games it offers is a big part of that decision, especially at launch. With the Xbox One X and PS4 offering a lot of games this holiday season, the games that launch exclusively for next-gen or those that can be upgraded from the previous generation is crucial.

We've compiled a growing list of titles for both the Xbox Series X and PS5 that are scheduled to release at launch. These lists will continue to be updated as more dates are confirmed.

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'Gears Tactics' and 'Spider-Man: Miles Morales' are launch titles for Xbox Series X and the PS5. Xbox/Sony


The Xbox Series X and S are set to release November 10 and while Halo: Infinite was originally scheduled to be a launch title for Microsoft's next-gen console it needs more time and will release sometime in 2021.

Just because you won't be able to play as Master Chief this year doesn't mean the Xbox Series X won't have plenty of titles for gamers to get engrossed in.

  • Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
  • Bright Memory
  • Dirt 5
  • FIFA 21
  • Fortnite
  • Gears Tactics
  • Marvel's Avengers
  • Observer: System Redux
  • Tetris Effect: Connected
  • The Falconeer
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon

On Thursday, October 15 Microsoft confirmed 30 titles that will be available on Day One as Xbox Series X|S Optimized Titles

  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla (Smart Delivery)
  • Borderlands 3 (Smart Delivery)
  • Bright Memory 1.0
  • Cuisine Royale (Smart Delivery)
  • Dead by Daylight(Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
  • Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
  • DIRT 5 (Smart Delivery)
  • Enlisted
  • Evergate
  • The Falconeer (Smart Delivery)
  • Fortnite
  • Forza Horizon 4 (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
  • Gears 5 (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
  • Gears Tactics (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
  • Grounded (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
  • King Oddball (Smart Delivery)
  • Maneater (Smart Delivery)
  • Manifold Garden (Smart Delivery)
  • NBA 2K21
  • Observer: System Redux
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
  • Planet Coaster (Smart Delivery)
  • Sea of Thieves(Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
  • Tetris Effect: Connected (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
  • The Touryst (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
  • War Thunder (Smart Delivery)
  • Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer Edition
  • Watch Dogs: Legion (Smart Delivery)
  • WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship (Smart Delivery)
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Smart Delivery)
  • Yes, Your Grace (Smart Delivery)


Sony took its time revealing the price and release date of the PS5, but gamers can start playing the next-gen console starting on November 12.

During its last PS5 online presentation, Sony announced new launch titles and a slew of games that will be included as part of the PlayStation Plus subscription program.

  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Astro's Playroom
  • Demon's Souls
  • Destruction All Stars
  • Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
  • Fortnite
  • Godfall
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure

PlayStation Plus Collections

At launch, PlayStation Plus subscribers--the same subscription needed to play online--will give the following games at no extra cost as long as it's part of the Plus library.

The following games were confirmed during the PS5 Showcase:

  • Battlefield 1
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Bloodborne
  • Days Gone
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Fallout 4
  • Final Fantasy 15
  • God of War
  • Infamous Second Son
  • The Last Guardian
  • The Last of Us
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Persona 5
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
  • Until Dawn

Which console do you think has the best launch titles? Which game are you looking forward to most? Let us know in the comments section.