Microsoft touts nine Xbox One exclusives coming this year

Microsoft said it was going to focus on games at E3, and it delivered. In an effort to pound that message home, Microsoft has highlighted nine exclusive games coming to its Xbox One console this year.

In a post on Xbox Wire, its official console news site, Microsoft touted the fact that "Dance Central Spotlight," "Disney's Fantasia: Music Evolved," the "Fable Legends" multiplayer beta, "Forza Horizon 2," "Halo: The Master Chief Collection," "Killer Instinct: Season 2," "Project Spark, "Ori and the Blind Forest" and "Sunset Overdrive" will all be coming exclusively to the Xbox One this year. In addition, Microsoft noted that several games, such as "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfighter" and "Dragon Age: Inquisition," will release content first on Xbox One.

While Microsoft says gamers "don't have to wait until 2015 to play the big Xbox exclusives," the majority of its well-known exclusives will release after this year.

"Halo 5: Guardians," "Quantum Break," a new Gears of War game, the full version of "Fable Legends," a new entry in the Crackdown series and other games are all expected to launch in 2015 or later. The new Gears of War game likely won't launch until 2016, when it may continue Microsoft's "leapfrog" strategy of alternating Halo and Gears of War releases on a yearly basis.

Source: Xbox Wire

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

Sonic the Hedgehog heads for Hollywood with new movie

Next Story

Ed Boon discusses 'Mortal Kombat X' at E3 2014

25 Comments

Commenting is disabled on this article.

I think it's funny that 3D engines are being used to create this generation of side-scrolling platformers.

It's like the engine creators have created enough versatility that many game experiences are possible.

Did anyone else notice they added Conker to Project Spark?

This is all well and good for those who bought the Xbox One for gaming. Many of us did not. Since E3 was all about games and related hardware, I wasn't expecting any cool announcements about other features I'd find more important. I'm hopeful in other types of events we'll see features that bring a more seamless move from PCs & phones to Xbox One in terms of media and automation.

I am kind of in the same boat, though I love the gaming as well as I used it as an excuse to get rid of my pc gaming rig.

I would guess though we are in the vast minority here though, and while things are coming at a snails pace, I just don't think there is enough of a vocal minority of us to get it to be much higher on their priority list.

Dance Central? Not even gonna comment on that one. Fantasia may be interesting, but not going to move consoles. Fable? Not unless it's better than the last 3 mediocre titles in the series. Forza Horizons 2? Is anyone really asking for another Forza? I am sure some racing fans are excited, but the majority of gamers are going to pass on this. Ah, Halo...I am sure that everyone who is a fan has either made up their mind already to buy an Xbox One on release, or they already have one. Great announcement, but again, not going to shift the balance. Killer Instinct? Big announcement for what amounts to just more DLC. Project Spark? Interesting, but not on most gamers radar. Same with Sunset Overhype.

As for the COD and Dragon Age stuff? Yes, Xbox One owners will play the timed exclusive DLC first, but Playstation owners WILL play it. On the other hand, the PS4 exclusive content that Sony announced for Metal Gear V, Batman, and Destiny WILL NOT come to the Xbox One.

Dont get me wrong, Xbox had a good showing at E3...plenty of great games....but nothing earth-shattering, and nothing that will bring people over to the Xbox camp.

Sony, on the other hand, not only announced some great exclusive games, but exclusive content for the hottest multiplatform titles...then went on to talk about Morpheus VR, Playstation Now, Vita, Playstation TV and their own exclusive video content.

MS got OWNED this show...not as badly as last year, but MS didn't show enough to turn the tide for their failing console.

Funny, considering most reviewers I have seen say Sony lost or at best tied MS. I am sure you don't have any bias here in your comments.

That being said, I personally know more then a few people that have held off buying an XB1 specifically until the next halo came out.

In the end with both gamers won though, it will be a great fall for gaming.

Failing my ####. It's sold more in the time since launch than Xbox 360 did in the same period. It's also available in far fewer markets, and till now cost $100 more. It's far from failing, and now it's on price parity with the PS4 will pick up momentum. Lastly, the VR, Vita and TV stuff won't help PS4 any more than Kinect, Smartglass, and their TV stuff helps the Xbox One (if you believe the anti-MS naysayers anyway)

And I agree with Corey, most articles and polls I've read lean towards the winners of the conference battle being Microsoft. Personally I think they were closely matched.

Edited by Andrew, Jun 14 2014, 9:29pm :

You must not of watched the same E3 as everyone else...

There was absolutely no "Owning" or anything of the sort from Sony or MS
Both MS and Sony played it safe.
And most have the same games coming out.

And just because those games don't appeal to you, doesn't mean they won't appeal to everyone.

John Nemesh said,
Forza Horizons 2?

I asked for it. They made it exclusively for me.

As for who owned who, who cares. We ALL get great games. Sony has some great exclusives, as does Microsoft.

It's a wonderful time to be a gamer.

Touting a superior sales rate to the 360 at launch isn't saying much, as it took YEARS for the 360 to establish itself. In any case, the X1 had a good LAUNCH...it has since stalled out as everyone but the early adopters realized it's overpriced and inferior in performance.

Synthetic said,
You work for Sony don't you.......

No, I don't work in the industry at all....but I know a bad product when I see one...and I know when the PR department is blowing smoke...

TCLN Ryster said,
Failing my ####. It's sold more in the time since launch than Xbox 360 did in the same period. It's also available in far fewer markets, and till now cost $100 more. It's far from failing, and now it's on price parity with the PS4 will pick up momentum. Lastly, the VR, Vita and TV stuff won't help PS4 any more than Kinect, Smartglass, and their TV stuff helps the Xbox One (if you believe the anti-MS naysayers anyway)

And I agree with Corey, most articles and polls I've read lean towards the winners of the conference battle being Microsoft. Personally I think they were closely matched.

VR is shaping up to be one of the most important innovations for this gen. Take a look at the hype building for Oculus...there is a REASON Facebook paid TWO BILLION DOLLARS for that company. If you think it's going to equate to the half-baked "Smartglass" implementation that MS shoveled out, you are deluded.

Showan said,
You must not of watched the same E3 as everyone else...

There was absolutely no "Owning" or anything of the sort from Sony or MS
Both MS and Sony played it safe.
And most have the same games coming out.

And just because those games don't appeal to you, doesn't mean they won't appeal to everyone.

That's funny, because the critics choice E3 awards clearly show that Sony had the advantage this year...

Yeah way to go John, trying t make your argument 2 weeks after everybody else moved on from this news article... bravo.

speaking of making a point long after the original article was posted...how do you think the Xbox is doing now that they are bribing customers with a $75 "upgrade" for 360 owners? Still feel that your console of choice is doing well? How are those sales numbers?

I don't have to TRY to make any arguments, the sales figures and desperation moves from MS speak for themselves.

with the type of cash MSFT has in reserves compared to sony's record of bleeding cash, one wonders why MSFT doesn't just outright buy developers who make most of sony's exclusive's and basically starve them to death.

neonspark said,
with the type of cash MSFT has in reserves compared to sony's record of bleeding cash, one wonders why MSFT doesn't just outright buy developers who make most of sony's exclusive's and basically starve them to death.

Anti-trust lawsuits.

Would be an ugly move. I'd lose a lot of respect for Microsoft if they were to do that, gimping the end users/gamers just because they bought the "wrong" machine...

dead.cell said,
Would be an ugly move. I'd lose a lot of respect for Microsoft if they were to do that, gimping the end users/gamers just because they bought the "wrong" machine...

Totally agree. Never said it was the right thing to do. As much as I tend to go Xbox, competition is good for the entire industry.

neonspark said,
with the type of cash MSFT has in reserves compared to sony's record of bleeding cash, one wonders why MSFT doesn't just outright buy developers who make most of sony's exclusive's and basically starve them to death.

They could quite easily buy SCEE if they wanted, but it's good for competition

LightEco said,

Doesn't seem to stop anyone else anymore. Comcast anyone? Google anyone?

I hear ya, but MS has already been dinged in the past. And that's before what you already mentioned their reputation.

As an aside, as a company they also likely feel they are large enough that they don't need to resort to such tactics any longer.

neonspark said,
with the type of cash MSFT has in reserves compared to sony's record of bleeding cash, one wonders why MSFT doesn't just outright buy developers who make most of sony's exclusive's and basically starve them to death.

It isn't that simple. There are tons of variables that need to take into consideration