Xbox One games: The full rundown

Written by Edward Chester

May 21, 2013 | 21:52

Tags: #next-gen #titles

Companies: #games #microsoft

While the XBox One hardware and its new TV connection look reasonably impressive, a console is nothing without great games and thankfully plenty of next-gen titles have already been confirmed for the platform. Here's the full rundown.

Call of Duty Ghosts

Release Date: 5th November 2013
Quite simply the biggest game franchise of the last several years, a new Call of Duty title is sure to be high on many a gamer's list of anticipated titles. And, it looks like Infinity Ward won't be letting us down, at least on the graphics front.

Shown for the first time at the Xbox One launch, the new title runs a completely new game engine that supports much higher textures, more sophisticated models, fluid-dynamic modelled water and much more. With academy award winning writer Stephen Gaghan penning the script, there's good reason to be hopeful for the story too.


Release Date: Unknown
Destiny is sure to be one of the most highly anticipated games coming out for the Xbox One. Developer, Bungie, drew fame from developing the Xbox exclusive, Halo, though this time around Destiny will be cross-platform.

Xbox One games: The full rundown

The game is an FPS but always-online and with role-playing elements thrown in too. It's set in a "mythic science fiction" universe that will change and develop as the game goes on, and not in ways the developer necessarily plans. It sounds like fascinating stuff and we can't wait to see more.

Quantum Break

Release Date: Unknown
One of the more intriguing titles set to debut on the Xbox One is Quantum Break, a brand new title from Max Payne creator Remedy.

Xbox One games: The full rundown

The exact nature of the game is still something of a mystery at the moment but the teaser trailer shows a girl performing some sort of telekinesis type of trickery, causing a massive boat to crash into a bridge - sounds joyous! The visuals are pretty spectacular though and we're certainly intrigued to find out more.

Watch Dogs

Release Date: 22nd November
Watch Dogs is an open-world adventure in which you play Aiden Pearce, a skilled hacker who is able to control the city around him via his smartphone.

Xbox One games: The full rundown

The game looks stunning and has some innovate and fun looking gameplay elements to it - we're pinning our badges on this one to be a big hit when it launches.

Forza Motorsport 5

Release Date: Xbox One launch
Unveiled at the Xbox One announcement, the latest instalment in the Forza series looks... well much like any other really but the teaser trailer did highlight some advancements in the graphics engine such as impressive metallic paintwork and highly detailed tyre treads.

Xbox One games: The full rundown

The gameplay will be classic Forza with semi-realistic driving simulation and a generally fun driving experience.

Fifa 14, Madden NFL 25, UFC and NBA Live 14

Release dates: Xbox One launch
EA representatives took to the stage at the Xbox One announcement to showcase a raft of upcoming new EA Sports titles, which will all be launching around the time of console hits shops.

Xbox One games: The full rundown

The titles promise more dynamic movements thanks to better biomechanics simulation and EA also claims ten times the animation 'depth' of previous titles, with elements like the crowds rendered in detailed 3D.

Battlefield 4

Release Date: 29th October
Like Call of Duty, Battlefield is a stalwart of the FPS genre and the next instalment in the series looks set to be worthy of its forbears.

Xbox One games: The full rundown

Running on the Frostbite 3 engine, it isn't breaking new ground like with Call of Duty but if it holds up to the visual fidelity of Mass Effect 4, which is also set to use that engine, we've high hopes.

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag

Release Date: 29th October - 1st November
The latest instalment in the Assassin's Creed series sees the action take to the waters as the protagonist, Edward Kenway, battles his way around the high sees plundering by means of both brute force as well as trademark sneaky assassin moves.

Xbox One games: The full rundown

Not expected to break new ground for graphics, the title will be coming to multiple platforms, but equally it's looking like it could be a fun few hours... me hearties.

Which Xbox One game are you most looking forward to?
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