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Xbox One Launch Titles Confirmed

Jonathan Lester
Gamescom 2013, Microsoft, Microsoft Gamescom Showcase 2013, Xbox One, Xbox One Games

Xbox One Launch Titles Confirmed

23 Reasons To Spend £429.99?

Microsoft has locked down the Xbox One's launch titles that will release alongside their new entertainment system this holiday. It's a seriously strong selection, to be honest, though the absence of the long-rumoured Crackdown 3 is a little vexatious.

We still don't know exactly when Xbox One will launch, but with most of these games set for "November," we've got a pretty strong idea of the window. It's possible that Microsoft will reveal full details later today or during the week.

  • Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag (Ubisoft, Ubisoft)
  • Battlefield 4 (DICE, Electronic Arts)
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts (Infinity Ward, Activision)
  • Crimson Dragon (Grounding/Land Ho!, Microsoft Studios)
  • Dead Rising 3 (Capcom Vancouver, Microsoft)
  • FIFA 14 (EA Sports, Electronic Arts)
  • Fighter Within (AMA Ltd., Ubisoft)
  • Forza Motorsport 5 (Turn 10 Studios, Microsoft Studios)
  • Just Dance 2014 (Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft)
  • Killer Instinct (Double Helix, Microsoft Studios)
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (TT Games, Warner Bros. Interactive)
  • Lococycle (Twisted Pixel, Microsoft Studios)
  • Madden NFL 25 (EA Sports, Electronic Arts)
  • NBA 2K14 (Visual Concepts, 2K Sports)
  • NBA LIVE 14 (EA Sports, Electronic Arts)
  • Need for Speed: Rivals (Ghost Games, Electronic Arts)
  • Peggle 2 (Popcap, Electronic Arts)
  • Powerstar Golf (Zoe Mode, Microsoft Studios)
  • Ryse: Son of Rome (Crytek, Microsoft Studios)
  • Skylanders: Swap Force (Vicarious Visions, Activision)
  • Watch Dogs (Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft)
  • Zoo Tycoon (Frontier Developments Ltd., Microsoft Studios)
  • Zumba Fitness: World Party (Zoë Mode, Majesco)
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Late  Aug. 20, 2013 at 14:40

AC4. Yeah, I'll have to have this - I've bought every game in the franchise so far. Usually wait a while, for the price to drop though. Looks very promising.
Battlefield 4. Looks good, but 2 years ago I bought BF3 and CODMW3 when they both came out in the same week, and barely played either. I think if I'd only bought one I'd have gotten more out of it.
COD Ghosts. I've been saying for months I won't get it, but as we get closer to November I'm feeling the urge... Will probably buy either this or BF4, but I'm not sure which.
Crimson Dragon. Meh. Looks okay, but not my cup of tea. Would pick it up if I saw it cheap.
Dead Rising 3. I've never really been drawn to the DR games. Played the extended demo of DR2 a few years ago, but wasn't tempted to buy the game. I downloaded DR2 (free to gold members at the moment) a couple fo days ago, and will give it a look - so enthusiasm for DR3 may occur soon.
FIFA 14. Free, so yeah I'd probably get that, lol. I quite enjoyed the last Fifa game I played, but I was rubbish at it.
Fighter Within. Looks promising, fully utilising Kinect for 1:1 action. Would be tempted by it.
Forza. Looks beautiful. I'm no driving game fanatic, but I do enjoy them and would definitely want some sort of driving game in my collection pretty soon after buying a new console - and Forza (or Gran Turismo on the ps4) would fit the bill perfectly of course.
Just Dance. No. The kids might get some play out of it, but probably not much.
Killer Instinct. Interesting price strategy. I will definitely get some play from the free version and may well pay to get more characters.
Lego Marvel. Oh hell aye. Two of my favourite franchises ever combined into one game. That's a must have. Unlikely to have much longevity, mind.
Lococycle. Looks bleedin' awful to me, to be honest.
Madden NFL. Not remotely interested.
NBA. Again, not interested in the slightest.
NFS Rivals. I'll need to look into it - I don't know much about it. I've only played two NFS games and loved Hot Pursuit but wasn't keen on Shift.
Peggle 2. Love peggle, so will have to get this - so long as they don't go crazy with the pricing.
Powerstar Golf. Don't know much about it, and not into golf, so probably not my cup of tea.
Ryse. Supposed to be the new big thing, but it looks a mess to me - incorporating parts of the freeflow combat thing from Arkham with a load of QTEs, set in some quite ridiculous but uninspired arenas. Perhaps I'm missing something.
Skylanders. No. I'm sure these games with nfc characters are great fun, but I'm not starting down that road to financial ruin thankyouverymuch.
Watch Dogs. Looks fantastic from what we've seen. Would like to see some reviews before I say it's a "must have" but it's looking that way so far.
Zoo Tycoon. Don't know anything about it (other than what the name implies. I guess you're a tycoon with a zoo!). It it's like themepark I could be interested. If it's like nintendogs you can stick it where the sun don't shine.
Zumba. Um. No. No no no no no. No. (Unless - does it have loads of fit birds prancing around in skimpy outfits? Might buy it. For keep fit purposes. For the wife.)

There's a few titles I'm excited about, but not sure there's enough exclusivity to make me pick xbox over playstation...

stevenjameshyde  Aug. 20, 2013 at 15:00

DR3 looks good from the trailers, and the 'combo vehicles' are a brilliant idea, but if they continue with the lunatic save system from the previous games I don't think I'd bother with it

Other than that, there's not really anything in the 'exclusives' column that's swaying me towards XBone - NFS Rivals is more my sort of racing game than Forza, and BF4/Watch Dogs are probably my most wanted overall. Still, at least MS are putting up a decent fight and making the decision a bit more difficult

JesusShizen  Aug. 20, 2013 at 19:28

All but a few of those reasons really being reasons to spend £349.99

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