Besides the news that Microsoft’s Halo Infinite has been postponed to 2021 and it is not a launch game for the Xbox Series X anymore, the company has shared more information about what will be available on the next-gen console’s shelves.
Microsoft has yet to specify an exact release date for the Series X, but they shrank its launch window from 2020’s holiday to November for a global launch of the Series X. Moreover, Microsoft promised that over 100 games that have been optimized for Xbox Series X will be available before the end of this year.
Players have some expectations from Microsoft, and the company is planning to release more than 50 new games for this year across generations and optimized for Xbox Series X. And with smart delivery, players only have to pay for these games once to have the best game experience. Microsoft is also planning to release new games developed exclusively for Xbox Series X and launching with Xbox Game Pass, including Scorn, Tetris Effect Connected, The Medium and more. More than 40 popular games has been optimized to benefit more from Xbox Series X, including Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Gears 5, Forza Horizon 4, Destiny 2, Madden NFL 21.
Players will also have the access to Xbox Game Pass on Xbox Series X, and this allows them to download and play a lot of games for one monthly pay. Moreover, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will give the opportunity to the players to play more than 100 games from the cloud on Android phones and tablets through the Project xCloud, and this starts in September.
Xbox Series X will be supporting backward compatibility across all geberations, that is; the games from the original Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One eras will be available on Xbox Series X. Consequently, Xbox Series X will have thousands of playable games.