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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