Here’s the launch lineup for the Xbox One

 Here’s the launch lineup for the Xbox One

The one thing that can make or break a new console is the games. If you have nothing to play, why bother buying it? The Wii U’s lack of a library more than proves this. Thankfully, that seems like that may not be the case for the Xbox One. While at Gamescom, Microsoft revealed that their upcoming console will start off with 20 games at launch. Even better, the number of shovelware games that usually clog up a console’s launch library appears to be at a minimum for the Xbox One. The 20 games are as follows:

  • 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 (ZoĆ« Mode, Majesco)

Even better for the Xbox One, the launch lineup does have a fairly decent set of exclusives. The notable exclusives include Dead Rising 3, Forza 5, Crimson Dragon, Peggle 2, Killer Instinct, Lococycle, and Ryse. Plus, the system has that Call of Duty DLC timed exclusivity, which for many CoD fans is almost a necessity. All in all, I think it’s fair to say that this is not a list to decry as being lacking. Now let’s just see if this stream of good games continues into the launch window of the Xbox One.

Source: Microsoft

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