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If you're one of the lucky ones that got their Xbox Series X pre-order in - and even if not - you'll be wanting to feed the beast with some of the sensational new next-gen titles to play.
Ahead of the console's November 10 release, we've found some tasty deals to get you going, and you can check out T3's Xbox Series X review in the meantime.
With Xbox Smart Delivery, you may already own a launch title before the console's actual release. Meanwhile, the list of Xbox Series X upgrade games is abundant, so even if the launch titles aren't of much interest, you may want to boot up Forza Horizon 4 to witness all the new tech advantages the next generation of Xbox brings to the table.
Most launch titles aren't featured on the Xbox Game Pass subscription service, but we've noted below where they are. Regardless, Game Pass is a great option if you want a library of 100+ games on your Xbox Series X at launch. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate includes an Xbox Live subscription, and costs AU$15.95 a month, though the introductory fee is a tiny AU$1 (opens in new tab). If you want Xbox Game Pass without the bundled Xbox Live subscription, that's AU$10.95 a month (opens in new tab).
Launch titles in Australia - physical
Assassin's Creed: Valhalla (opens in new tab) | AU$68 at Amazon (usually AU$99.95)
Assassin's Creed: Valhalla is sure to continue the series' tradition of being absolutely sprawling and with sumptuously detailed environments to live a fantasy life in. Series X will have it looking utterly superb, with 4K Ultra HD support and 60 frames-per second.
Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War (opens in new tab) | AU$75 at Amazon (usually AU$109.95)
It's almost inevitable that at launch, we see a new console generation ushered in with Call of Duty. This isn't strictly a launch title: it actually releases on November 13. But that's only three days after the Xbox Series X hits shelves, so that's near enough for us.
Dirt 5 (opens in new tab) | AU$69 at Amazon (usually AU$99.95)
Driving games look absolutely incredible on the new machines and this is one of the most hyped Xbox Series X launch titles of them all, You'll be able to put your TV through the wringer with frame rates of up 120, and it also supports native 4K resolution.
NBA 2K21 (opens in new tab) | AU$88 at Amazon (usually AU$109.95)
Most current Xbox games making their way to Series X will just work, and some will receive a patch to do so. But if you want the next gen version 2K21 you can't just buy the current-gen version, which is AU$59 (opens in new tab). Only the current-gen Mamba Forever Edition version gets a free next-gen upgrade, and that currently costs AU$137.16 (opens in new tab). That's the smart way to do it.
Watch Dogs Legion (opens in new tab) | AU$68 at Amazon (usually AU$99.95)
Watch Dogs Legion is already available in Australia as of October 29, but this is a Series X launch title because it'll enjoy the benefits of its next-gen patch a whole fortnight before PS5. That patch will roll out November 10, adding raytracing, 4K support and more, so enjoy the maximum gaming experience.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon (opens in new tab) | AU$74.99 at Amazon (usually AU$99.95)
The seventh mainline Yakuza game features a new protagonist and a pivot into turn-based combat. For fans of this series this is undoubtedly a major new addition to the series and it's going to look silky smooth on Xbox Series X.
Launch titles in Australia - digital
A small number of Xbox Series X launch titles are only going to be available as digital versions, so you'll have to buy them on the Microsoft Store, via either in a browser or doing it on the console itself. Thus, we're not expecting to see any particularly amazing deals except for those Microsoft host themselves. There are a few pre-order deals worth looking into, which we've linked below.
Bright Memory (opens in new tab) | Currently unavailable to purchase
The Falconeer (opens in new tab) | AU$44.95
Gears Tactics (opens in new tab) | AU$99.95 | Xbox Game Pass
Observer: System Redux (opens in new tab) | AU$40.45 (usually AU$44.95)
Tetris Effect: Connected (opens in new tab) | AU$59.95