Xbox One: Microsoft Confirms 20 Launch Titles

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Aug. 20 2013, Updated 11:43 a.m. ET

Microsoft has confirmed 23 Xbox One launch titles thus far.

If you’re one of the few who still actually wants an Xbox One after Microsoft’s apparently confusing statements about what the console will do, you’re in luck. There are 23 games that will be ready for the console when it launches most likely in late November. This obviously means that when you get your hands on Major Nelson’s pet project, you won’t be sitting there with a shiny new console and nothing to do but play Blu-Ray movies. Microsoft won’t be pulling what Sony did with the PlayStation 3 launch, in other words.

Without further ado, here are the 23 confirmed launch titles for the Xbox One:

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  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – Take on the Caribbean as a pirate, with gameplay mechanics returning from AC2, and enhanced graphics on Xbox One.
  • Battlefield 4 – The latest in the first-person shooter series, it gives players a hybrid RTS type map to work with for planning attacks.
  • Call Of Duty: Ghosts – Call Of Duty now has a dog companion, women in multiplayer, and less “camper-friendly” gameplay.
  • Crimson Dragon – This rail shooter is the spiritual successor to the classic Panzer Dragoon.
  • Dead Rising 3 – Take on the undead horde in a now open-world environment with crafted weapons.
  • FIFA 14 – This year’s edition of the classic soccer game (or football everywhere else). It may be bundled with the Xbox One console in Europe.
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  • Fighter Within – Ubisoft’s new mystery game that supposedly uses Kinect for its gameplay.
  • Forza Motorsport 5 – The next racing title from Microsoft, boasting even more realistic graphics than before.
  • Just Dance 2014 – For those virtual partygoers out there, this is the game to get for your Xbox One.
  • Killer Instinct – The next generation reboot to the fighting game franchise that fizzled back in the day.
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Mix the antics of your favorite Marvel heroes and the humor of LEGO for a next-gen adventure.
  • LocoCycle – A robot motorcycle side-scroller that mixes racing and combat.
  • Madden NFL 25 – The latest in the long-running football series starring everybody’s favorite announcer.
  • NBA 2K14 – Take to the hoops in 2K Games’ version of the court brawl.
  • NBA LIVE 14 – Electronic Arts’ basketball entry for the next generation.
  • Need for Speed: Rivals – Take to the mean streets in the ever-evolving racing series.
  • Peggle 2 – A casual puzzle title from PopCap Games.
  • Powerstar Golf – Microsoft’s entry in the game made famous by Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.
  • Ryse: Son Of Rome – Become a gladiator as you take on the classic wars of Rome on your Xbox One.
  • Skylanders: Swap Force – A different kind of game where you scan figures to use characters in a console sandbox title.
  • Watch Dogs – Hack your way to freedom in a futuristic Chicago.
  • Zoo Tycoon – Micromanage your way to millionaire as you run a showcase for animals.
  • Zumba Fitness: World Party – Get in shape and have fun at the same time.

Which of these confirmed titles are you looking forward to playing on Xbox One?

[update] Oops, we miscounted.

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