This morning we learned the Xbox One launch titles as the complete list of 23 games was unveiled by Microsoft from Gamescom in Cologne, Germany.
The surprises in the Xbox One launch games list are newly announced Fighter Within from Ubisoft, also newly announced Peggle 2 from EA and PopCap Games, and Lego Marvel Super Heroes getting the next-gen port treatment from TT Games and Warner Bros. Interactive.
EA is throwing their weight behind Xbox One with 5 of the 23 launch titles. Ubisoft has chipped in 3, and activision brings its heavy hitters Call of Duty: Ghosts and Skylanders: Swap Force.
Here’s the complete Xbox One launch titles games list hot off the presses:
- 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 (Zoe Mode, Majesco)
Additional information and new assets for some of these games including Ryse: Son of Rome will be shared throughout the day.
What Microsoft failed to provide today is the Xbox One release date. They are probably waiting to see if Sony will unveil theirs first at their Gamescom press conference later this morning before finalizing their plans or making any announcements. Microsoft did not hold a formal Gamescom press conference.