These 10+ Xbox Game Pass Games Are Enhanced For Series X|S At Launch

The launch of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S has marked possibly the busiest day in Xbox Game Pass history, with a variety of brand-new titles and over 80 games from the EA Play catalogue added to the service.

In addition to these, a bunch of games have also been enhanced (or "optimised") for Xbox Series X|S, bringing new features to existing Xbox Game Pass titles. It's all too easy to gloss over these, especially considering the vast number of additions recently, so here's a very brief breakdown of these next-gen upgrades.

This new update adds upgraded features for Ark: Survival Evolved on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S including a whole host of next-gen visual improvements and faster loading times.

Dead by Daylight is a 4K, 60FPS upgrade on Xbox Series X, and the game will reportedly be getting visual improvements every six weeks following the current Chapter and Archive roadmap.

Forza Horizon 4 has been upgraded to run at 4K, 60FPS on Xbox Series X (1080, 60FPS on Xbox Series S) with various visual improvements, and also benefits from faster loading times.

Gears 5 is a significant improvement on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, featuring improved visuals, 60FPS cutscenes, 120FPS support for multiplayer and much, much more.

Gears Tactics is another game that runs at 4K, 60 frames per-second on Xbox Series X, also boasting faster loading times on next-gen with Variable Rate Shading.

This upgrade for Grounded brings 60FPS to Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, running at 4K resolution on the former. It also features increased graphical fidelity, improved loading times and HDR support.

This is another major upgrade, with Ori running at 6K, 60FPS (supersampled) on Xbox Series X and 4K, 60FPS on Xbox Series S, and both systems also benefit from a 120 frames per-second mode.

Little has been revealed about the specific enhancements for Planet Coaster: Console Edition on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S so far, which released with Xbox Game Pass earlier today.

Rare's Sea of Thieves now runs at 4K, 60FPS on Xbox Series X (1080p, 60FPS on Xbox Series S), and also features improved loading times.

Tetris Effect: Connected, which is a day one launch title, runs at 4K, 60FPS on Xbox Series X and 1440p, 60 FPS on Xbox Series S, boasting improved visuals over the Xbox One version.

Indie adventure The Touryst is another game that renders at 6K, 60FPS natively on Xbox Series X (outputting at 4K HDR), and also comes with a 4K, 120FPS mode if you prefer.

We... don't know what this! There has been no official release about this one, but we're assuming it's a visual and framerate increase. Check it out for yourself and let us know in the comments below!

Which of these have you been most impressed with so far? Let us know in the comments.