Playstation 4 is coming November 15, but Xbox One’s release date is still pending. What isn’t pending are the exciting 25 games announced by Microsoft. Running the “heart” of the Xbox One will be its CPU, which Microsoft has only hinted at with IGN, to enhance the gaming experience. Fans are anticipating the release of the console and perhaps the hint of the game titles release dates will have some fans preparing during Halloween.
PC Mag released the list of games to include a collection of Ubisoft titled games: Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Just Dance 2014, Fighter Within and Watch Dogs.
EA adds a nice boost to the 23 game collection due for release: Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, NBA LIVE 14, Need for Speed: Rivals and Peggle 2.
Crimson Dragon, Dead Rising 3, Forza Motorsport 5, Killer Instinct, Lococycle, Powerstar Golf, Ryse: Son of Rome and Zoo Tycoon.
Activision, Interactive, 2K Sports and Majesco
Call of Duty: Ghosts, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, NBA 2K14, Skylanders: Swap Force and Zumba Fitness: World Party.
Rumors are escaping these titles may start releasing as early as late October or early November. This hints Microsoft may try to get a jump against Playstation for an earlier release date. VGChartz states for the first time in six years, Playstation has regained its champion position over Xbox unit sales. The gamer outlet states that PS3 has sold over 12,000 more units over Xbox’s 22.3 million units, sales reporting from the first quarter of 2013. If curious gamers are wondering, the Wii has sold more than both companies, leading the pack by over 22 million units strong. While Xbox fans can point to the dedicated Japanese market for the Playstation- Xbox did lead the race between the two for many years.
Xbox One, per Microsoft is amping up the technology with some nice features. As a player is celebrating the winning touchdown in Madden NFL 25, they can also watch a favorite television show. In addition, a gamer can switch to the installed Skype chat and watch three friends come alive on their 72-inch projection television.
If looking to increase the gift package outside of the Xbox One, there are some third party accessories that are pretty exciting. The Mad Catz Arcade FightStick is a lap dashboard to maintain your controls. There is also the the Thrustmaster: TX Racing Wheel, Ferrari 458 Italia Edition. The realistic wheel has controls leading the gas, brakes and paddle shifters.
Of course with the newest release of the Xbox One, Microsoft discussed the amazing tease of the newest Halo 5 game. The tease (yes shown below!) was revealed during the E3 convention and excited whispers began. While Halo 5 was not listed as the 23 starting titles, it would only make sense to see its announcement during the release of Xbox One or shortly after.
The crowd goes wild! Of course while Halo, as mentioned was not listed as an initial releases rumors suggest it could be announced shortly after the Xbox One release or during the New Year. Gamers are looking forward to exclusive content for a few games; Call of Duty, FIFA 14 and Battlefield 4 for Xbox One. Start looking for these title in late October and early November. Xbox One is now being sold on Amazon for pre-orders for $499.96.
By: Angelina Bouc