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Xbox Series S and Series X launch: the top UK made games arriving today

The new console generation has kicked off with the launch of the Xbox Series S and Series X earlier today.

And, as ever, developers based across the UK have played their part in bringing brilliant games to life for all the players about to step into the new era of the industry.

Here are eight games available from launch that have been made specially for, or optimised to run brilliantly on, the Series S and Series X

DIRT 5

DIRT 5 is a bold new off-road racing experience. Conquer stunning global routes and drive an iconic roster of cars. Experience a star-studded Career mode, four-player split-screen, the Playgrounds arena creator mode and much more!

Created by: Codemasters

Made in: Leamington Spa

Forza Horizon 4

Live the Horizon Life when you play Forza Horizon 4. Experience a shared world with dynamic seasons. Explore beautiful scenery, collect over 450 cars and become a Horizon Superstar by winning thrilling races set across historic Britain.

Created by: Playground Games

Made in: Leamington Spa

Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics is the fast-paced, turn-based strategy game from one of the most-acclaimed video game franchises – Gears of War. Outnumbered and fighting for survival, recruit and command your squad to hunt down an evil mastermind who makes monsters.

Created by: Splash Damage,

Made in: Bromley

Planet Coaster

THE CELEBRATED COASTER PARK SIMULATION GAME COMES TO YOUR LIVING ROOM. Unleash your vision using simple yet powerful creation tools, control every aspect of your park with fun management features, and share any design imaginable online.

Created by: Frontier Developments

Made in: Cambridge

Sea of Thieves

Explore a vast open world of unspoiled islands, sunken ships and mysterious artefacts. Seek out lost treasure, confront cursed Skeleton Captains and protect precious Trading Company cargo. Go hunting and fishing or dip into hundreds of optional goals!

Created by: Rare

Made in: Twycross

Yes, Your Grace

Yes, Your Grace is a Kingdom management RPG, where your decisions have consequences, petitioners will arrive in the throne room to ask for your guidance. Every turn, decide whether to intervene with their problems or conserve resources for more important matters. Remember, your capital is limited, and not everyone has the Kingdom's interests at heart...

Created by: Brave at Night

Made in: Broadstairs

No Man's Sky

Entire galaxies lie waiting to be discovered in No Man's Sky. Experience infinite freedom, or uncover the secrets of the universe with more than 30 hours of story. Dogfight, race exocraft, build colonies, explore, trade, fight and survive together.

Created by: Hello Games

Made in: Guildford

Want to find out more about the Xbox Series S and X? askaboutgames has guides to buying the console, the games on it and how to turn on family controls.