Microsoft has 23 games "targeted" for Xbox One launch

Killer Instinct is one of the 23 planned launch titles for the Xbox One.

On Monday, Microsoft released a list of 50 games that, at that time, had been announced for the Xbox One console. Today, as part of Microsoft's Gamescom press event, the company offered a second list of games, this time for the actual launch period of its next generation gaming box.

The list, as posted on Microsoft's Xbox Wire site, includes 23 games that Microsoft says are "targeted" for the Xbox One launch. The use of the term "targeted" is likely a way to give Microsoft an out just in case one or more of the games gets delayed.

Here's the full list, which includes a mix of both retail and digital-only game titles:

  • 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) - Digital Only
  • 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 Xbox One launch title lineup includes two games that were not mentioned in Microsoft's list on Monday: the casual game Peggle 2 from Electronic Arts; and the Ubisoft fighting title, Fighter Within. The latter will require the use of Kinect, finally giving Microsoft a Kinect-exclusive game for the new console.

Microsoft still has not announced a specific date in November for the launch of the Xbox One.

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I see it now but my answer is mostly correct. Most of these games will be available exclusively for XB1 launch and the 360 version will either release at a later date or not at all.

tytytucke said,
There is a list made and posted on neowin which is mentioned in this article. If your going to be snooty, do the work yourself.

True. But how come I was able to understand his initial answer, just by looking at the list above?

este said,

He fails to mention the exclusive list isn't limited to Microsoft Studio games, so somebody could be missing out on some good games.

SidVicious said,
No RPGs = No Xbox One for me.

While not on the list for launch they're coming for sure. The new Fable was talked about today, then Witcher 3 and so on. I'm sure others are in the works but you don't often see RPGs as launch titles on new systems, not when devs get such a short amount of time to work on titles.

Brony said,
Where is Titan Fall?.

btw, this list is a mixed bag, with some AAA games and some casual - flash-like games.

TitanFall was always a 2014 game.

Brony said,
Where is Titan Fall?.

btw, this list is a mixed bag, with some AAA games and some casual - flash-like games.

They can't all be AAA games, plus it's good to have a mix for everyone out there since the systems no longer just target hardcore gamers.

That is a pretty good list! I am most curious to see how NBA Live 14 looks, after 'being out of the game' (no pun intended) for a while!