The Xbox Series X games box art looks awfully familiar – here's why

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We might not have a price or a confirmed release date for the Xbox Series X yet, but the box art for Microsoft’s next-gen console games has been revealed – and it’s basically what we’ve already got now.

Microsoft has committed to supporting the Xbox One with all Xbox Series X releases, which means games like Far Cry 6 (shown below) and Halo Infinite will also run on Xbox One. For that reason, then, the Xbox Series X box art is basically what we already have now.

Xbox Series X box art

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Games that are optimized for Xbox Series X will display a rather unmissable badge that points out that the title will take advantage of the next-gen console’s additional graphical grunt. A black bar underneath the platform banner also points out which consoles the game supports.

Far Cry 6 was announced during the Ubisoft Forward event, which took place on Sunday, July 12. The game will star Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito (Gus Fring) as the game’s main antagonist, and is set to release on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PS4, PS5, PC and Stadia on February 18, 2021.

Boxing match

We’ve seen that the PS5 box art is slightly different from its predecessor, and mirrors the consoles new two-tone styling. However, Microsoft’s goal to make Xbox one homogeneous place to play is clear with the Xbox Series X games box art, and hopefully is clear enough for consumers who are looking to buy their favorite titles in the future.

Adam Vjestica

Adam was formerly TRG's Hardware Editor. A law graduate with an exceptional track record in content creation and online engagement, Adam has penned scintillating copy for various technology sites and also established his very own award-nominated video games website. He’s previously worked at Nintendo of Europe as a Content Marketing Editor and once played Halo 5: Guardians for over 51 hours for charity. He is now an editor at The Shortcut.