Microsoft confirms 23 games for Xbox One launch day

Big franchises from EA, Ubisoft, Activision, 2K locked down for launch

Microsoft has pinned down the 23 games available for sale for Xbox One on launch day.

Although the company has not yet committed officially to a day in November, it is promising a launch line-up that includes some of the biggest multiformat releases this year, including new Assassins Creed, Call of Duty and Battlefield titles.

At Gamescom today Microsoft confirmed that it would be bundling a digital copy of FIFA 14 with European pre-orders of the console, as well as lifting the lid on its plans for independent self-publishing.

The full list of launch titles 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 (ZoŽ Mode, Majesco)

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Latest comments (3)

Benn Achilleas CEO and Founder, Playabl4 years ago
OMG. Peggle 2. Buying XB1.
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Paul Jace Merchandiser 4 years ago
Thats a pretty decent launch line up and next year will be even better when Halo 5, Titanfall, Destiny and whatever else they have up their sleeves for 2014 gets released.
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Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys! 4 years ago
Funny stuff already: I popped into a GameStop here and there was some guy talking about starting an online petition against Microsoft (what, another one?) because US gamers weren't getting a free Madden or FIFA with their console. Yeesh.

Of course, that petition will go nowhere fast, but it's funny how some feel entitlement when one territory gets a MAJOR freebie that another one won't. It'll sure sell consoles overseas, though...
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