Microsoft starts shipment of its Xbox One exclusive games

In early September, Microsoft started shipments of the Xbox One console from its assembly plants in China, over two months before the console itself was due to launch on November 22nd. Today, Microsoft announced that its Xbox One exclusive games have gone gold and have starting their own journey to retail outlets around the world.

In a post on the Xbox Wire site, Microsoft stated that titles like "Dead Rising 3," "Forza Motorsport 5," "Ryse: Son of Rome" and "Zoo Tycoon” are finished and even showed packages of the games placed on pallets at unnamed shipment locations, such as the one above for the Day One edition of "Forza Motorsport 5." As with the Xbox One console units, the boxes for the games have notices clearly stating that the games are not to be sold before November 22nd.

While the sales embargo of November 22nd may be true for Microsoft's own Xbox One exclusive games, third party games made for the console that are not exclusives are apparently not restricted by Microsoft's rules. Amazon has posted word that it will ship pre-orders several Xbox One game ports, such as "Madden NFL 25", on November 19th, three days before the launch of the Xbox One itself.

Source: Xbox Wire | Image via Microsoft

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about the only thing worth getting on the XBox One is Forza 5 but even that it's not worth buying a $500 system for especially given i suspect there was more of a difference between the original XBox and XBox360 vs XBox360 to XBox One as the visual change is more profound and most importantly the frame rate was a big leap from the first xbox to the 360 where as you won't get that kind of leap with these new gen systems, at least on that game. i think this is going to be the first consoles i am not in a hurry to get especially considering nowadays most games (as in a very large percentage of them) ain't even worth your time to play let alone finish.

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about the only thing worth getting on the XBox One is Forza 5 but even that it's not worth buying a $500 system for especially given i suspect there was more of a difference between the original XBox and XBox360 vs XBox360 to XBox One as the visual change is more profound and most importantly the frame rate was a big leap from the first xbox to the 360 where as you won't get that kind of leap with these new gen systems, at least on that game. i think this is going to be the first consoles i am not in a hurry to get especially considering nowadays most games (as in a very large percentage of them) ain't even worth your time to play let alone finish.

Gaming is more than resolutions and framerates you know ...

Yes, i know that as i been gaming since i was a kid (i was born 1979, so i been gaming since basically late 1980's which pretty much means i seen the transition from 2D to 3D (i.e. about 1995-1996+) to date etc). but i am saying, at least in that particular case, the game is going to feel pretty much the same as the ones on XBox360 with probably some minor physics tweaks to the way the cars handle but i have a feeling it will be mostly the same as the XBox360. i play that game with all assists off anyways as it makes it more fun/challenging that way to. but even Forza stuff aside... it's just hard to find a game that really stands out from the crowd nowadays as finding a game with lasting appeal is probably less than a game a year (maybe one every 2-3 years or so) as those types don't come around often but even just finding a game worth playing and finishing is not easy anymore (maybe 1 or 2 games a year tops). those super popular games like Call of Duty and most other shooters are basically the same ol crap game after game and not only that i generally avoid shooter games on consoles anyways since the mouse+keyboard is just easier to use for me as it's not a chore to target objects on screen within a reasonable time frame using a mouse where as a analog stick my skill level is not up to a acceptable standard to enjoy the game as the last time i was good on a consoles shooter was before the modern consoles came along with the dual analog sticks etc which was GoldenEye on N64 as i like to praise that game to this day even though it's obviously no where near as good as it once was but i praise it for nostalgia sake nowadays.

The jump in GFX quality that we had before, from PS to PS2 to PS3 are not over, but the change is less dramatic. Same thing from XBox to XBox360 to XBoxOne.

The XBox360 and PS3 could already offer somewhat HD gaming. And from all the review, the new console don't seem to offer much more.

But the new console can process more data, have more memory, so they can handle bigger games with larger worlds. It's not the GFX quality that is going to get better, but the overall experience.

But the new console can process more data, have more memory, so they can handle bigger games with larger worlds. It's not the GFX quality that is going to get better, but the overall experience.

i agree with that as they can use it to get more complex AI or bigger worlds with more details etc. but the core feel of games will be mostly the same is my point as amped up graphics can only take a game so far as you need a experience that sticks with you which is hard to get from video games nowadays in my opinion.

You would be surprised how some shops are with this. If they break date they have no guarantee of getting future stock before launch