Microsoft used the Xbox One launch last month to mainly demo the console and its home theater chops, leaving the gamers to wonder, where are the games?
Well, they were Los Angeles, awaiting an official unveiling at the Microsoft press conference. The titles announced were a mix of new IPs, sequels, exclusives, and at least one long-awaited revival.
Microsoft opened its press event with a trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which contained a combination of open-world and stealth gameplay, combined with the intricate plotting of previous installments and realistic time passage, or real real-time gameplay. Metal Gear V will not be an Xbox One exclusive, so it\’s likely headed for the PS4. IGN has the full-length trailer from the E3 press conference.
Killer Instinct will make it long-awaited return to consoles on the Xbox One, with a cell-shaded aesthetic and familiar, combo-laden fighting gameplay, and this title will be an exclusive.
Finally, a new Halo game will arrive on the Xbox One in 2014, with this title made by Black Tusk Studios. All that we know about it is embedded in the video below.
Other titles include:
- Ryse: Sony of Rome, an Xbox One exclusive combat-heavy slash-em-beat-em-and-kill-em-up. This sword-and-sandals epic will be an Xbox One launch title.
- Sunset Overdrive, an open-world shooter that leverages the cloud for ever-changing gameplay, at least according to the developer, Insomniac.
- Forza Motorsport 5: Another launch title, it will supposedly leverage the cloud for more human-like AI. Joystiq has the trailer:
- Quantum Break, a combination TV show/game from the makers of Max Payne.
- Minecraft Xbox One Edition, which will serve as the Xbox One’s version of the popular sandbox title.
- Crimson Dragon, a dragon flying game.
- Project Spark, which players can literally build a world with their voices and a SmartGlass-enabled second screen.
- Dead Rising 3, the third edition of the open-world zombie survival game.
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, a Kinect-optimized port of the PC open-world title.
- Battlefield 4, a popular multiplayer combat game, with the Xbox One getting the Second Assault expansion first.
- Titanfall, a futuristic, mech- and space- combat FPS title due out in Spring 2014.