When a new console comes out, there is often a considerable amount of crossover between games.
To ensure the widest possible audience, a game will often be released on both generations of console.
Said game will regularly appear on the newer console with a few enhancements.
But what exactly does this mean?
What does it mean when it says a game is optimized?
When Microsoft tag a game as "Optimized for Xbox Series X|S" it means that the game has been built (or rebuilt) to showcase the full potential of the new consoles.
This equates to faster loading times, superior visuals, higher frame rates, and more immersive environments.
It also has a feature known as Smart Delivery, which ensures you are playing the right version of the game for your console.
But which games are currently wearing this badge of honour?
So which games are optimized for Xbox Series X|S?
Well, at the time of writing, Microsoft has listed 168 games as 'optimized' for the Series X|S.
Some of these are marked as "available" some as "coming soon" and others as "in development".
Microsoft have confirmed that they will continue to update the list with new games, or changes in their capabilities.
You can find the complete list here.