Microsoft Announces Xbox One Line-Up & Launch Titles

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Gamescom 2013 is upon us and Microsoft is taking every last opportunity to showcase its sterling launch lineup. With Sony set to take the stage later on, for an hour-long buzz building extravaganza, Microsoft was out to please early at Europe’s number one gaming expo.

Appealing to the local crowd, the hardware honchos let slip a turf-shattering slice of news, when they confirmed that European Xbox One‘s will indeed ship with a bundled copy of FIFA 14 (while supplies last). Considering the sporting title’s truly mammoth sales figures (FIFA usually sells in the region of 15 million units per season) the deal presents a major coup for Microsoft, who appear more than willing to shell out early in order to secure European market success.

The company went on to divulge the Xbox One’s debut day lineup, featuring a bevy of big-time, triple-A titles. They are –

It certainly appears to be an impressive collection, but how does it fare when compared to Microsoft’s previous outings? The original Xbox shipped with 14 US launch titles, divided between 7 rough genre headings. Its 7th generation descendant, the Xbox 360, upped that ante to 18 debut games, but reduced diversity down to a mere 4 fields – while the Xbox One features no less than 23 opening day distractions, spread out across 9 varied genres.


Gamescom 2011 Trailers

The console’s upcoming release slate looks equally promising, with many major titles that have yet to confirm a concrete arrival date:

Xbox One FIFA 14 Bundle Rumor

According to Microsoft, 38% of their entire library (both launch and later releases) is made up of exclusive titles, with 37% also being original IPs. For all of the Xbox One’s poor PR so far, Microsoft appears to have made a real effort to secure an attractive launch day lineup here. Deals like those being struck with EA’s FIFA brand, should help absorb some of the platform’s extra cost at retail, though it remains to be seen whether the tech giant’s generosity will extend to North American gamers also.

For more on the Xbox One, including the console’s eventual launch date announcement, stay right here on Game Rant.

Which titles are you most excited to play on the Xbox One? Will American gamers be receiving Madden 25, or a similar sporting title free-of-charge? What game would you like to see bundled in the US? Have your say in the comments sections below.


Xbox One is set to debut at some point in November.

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Source: IGN