Here we have it, a list of the Xbox One's official launch titles confirmed by Microsoft during their keynote at gamescom. Including 23 games, some small and some large, with 8 of them published by Microsoft and therefore exclusive to their platforms, all you can really say is -- not bad. Now it's up to gamers the world over to look over the list and decide whether they're ready to invest in the $500 platform at launch.
While there are now big, revelatory surprises in the list three are a couple of smaller things. A Zoo Tycoon game that will probably let you pet animals with the Kinect, and Powerstar Golf which... well, I don't even know. Also, how about that Peggle 2? Ah, let's just get to the list already.
- 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)
The big Microsoft exclusives of course will be Ryse, Killer Instinct, Crimson Dragon, Forza Motorsport 5 and Dead Rising 3. And really, the third party titles planned for next-gen all seems rather outstanding too. Unfortunately, I'm not sure if any of the mwere designed specifically for next-gen vs. cross-gen with currently existing platforms. It may take another year to really see what third parties can do on the hardware.
Xbox One will be launching in november for the price of $499.