Xbox One launch begins a new generation of games

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Visionary game developers and creators of all sizes partner with Xbox One to deliver the richest and most varied games lineup in Xbox history.

The launch of Xbox One Friday signals the beginning of a new era for gaming and interactive entertainment. Boasting the deepest and most varied launch lineup in Xbox history, the new games and exclusive titles look and feel like nothing else, tapping the incredible power of new hardware and the cloud, as well as advanced software tools and exclusive features such as Xbox Live, Kinect and Xbox One SmartGlass that will bring an entirely new world of gaming to lift

The award-winning launch lineup of games on Xbox One features 22 titles from some of the world’s most respected developers, as well as 10 exclusive games you won’t find anywhere else. Whether it’s experiencing the vivid realism of the racetrack to the visceral brutality of ancient Rome, from the zombie apocalypse to a wildlife utopia, the lineup of Xbox One exclusives launching Friday offers new immersive worlds for every kind of gamer to explore:

  —  “Forza Motorsport 5” is a cinematic automotive journey starring the  world’s greatest cars and tracks. Built from the ground up to take  advantage of Xbox One and the vast power of the cloud, no game better delivers the wide-eyed thrill of racing.
    —  “Ryse: Son of Rome” is an immersive action-adventure story of struggle,  brutality and heroism, following a fearless Roman soldier named Marius  Titus as he seeks to avenge the death of his family and save the Roman Empire. “Ryse: Son of Rome” presents a cinematic recreation of the  ancient Roman Empire and its people, conflicts and landscapes, in  breathtaking detail that represents the graphical benchmark for the new  platform generation.
    —  “Dead Rising 3” delivers a blockbuster open-world action experience that will define a new generation of zombie-slaying mayhem. Featuring intense  action, incredible weapon and character customization, and immersive   Xbox SmartGlass and Kinect integration, “Dead Rising 3” delivers a  heart-pounding experience unlike any other as players fight for survival in a massive, open world teeming with the undead.
    —  “Zoo Tycoon” is back and fully reimagined for Xbox One. The wildly   popular franchise cranks up the challenge and fun of building the  ultimate zoo and allows players to seamlessly switch between controller  and Kinect play to interact with ultrarealistic animals. Supported with   next-generation technology, the Xbox One version will have greater  visual fidelity, larger zoos, more animals, Game DVR capability, Skype  chat and four-person multiplayer over Xbox Live.(*)
    —  “Kinect Sports Rivals” Preseason is a free trial experience of “Kinect   Sports Rivals” wake racing, available for download on launch day. Monthly challenges and exclusive in-game rewards let players get ahead  of the competition before the full game launches in spring 2014. The   all-new, re-engineered Kinect in Xbox One puts you in the game like  never before, tracks your movements and expressions with incredible   accuracy, and offers never-ending competition with your friends and competitors.
    —  Digital games on Xbox One feature next-generation graphics and    entertainment. “Killer Instinct” brings the classic fighting action and  popular characters of the original franchise exclusively to Xbox One. With its enhanced combat system, players will enjoy intense game play and  stunning next-generation graphics. Fly through the skies in “Crimson  Dragon,” a rail shooting game that takes place on a recently colonized   planet populated by dragons. Use the power of Kinect to dodge enemies   and communicate with your partner dragon. In “LocoCycle,” try your   skills in the immersive combat racing game that takes you on a thrilling  ride with I.R.I.S., a weaponized motorcycle, as she drags her mechanic, Pablo, through highways, canyons and waterways while battling Big Arms  and the deadly counter-assault motorcycle, S.P.I.K.E. Or test your  talents on the green in “Powerstar Golf,” a fun, animated sports game  that challenges you against one of six unique characters with special  golfing abilities. With the power of the cloud, you can set course   records and play against your friends’ best scores in Rival Mode while they sleep.
In addition to the blockbuster titles created by Microsoft Studios, Xbox One will be home to the world’s best games. Fan favorites including “Call of Duty(®): Ghosts,” “Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag,” “FIFA 14,” Madden NFL 25″ and “Battlefield 4” will all be available on Xbox One at launch. Highly anticipated exclusives including “Titanfall,” “Sunset Overdrive” and “Quantum Break” guarantee a rich pipeline of new games to look forward to after launch, as well as multiplatform games including  “Final Fantasy XV,” “Kingdom Hearts III” and “Watch Dogs.” Xbox One will also be the first place to get new map packs and other add-ons, with early exclusivity on downloadable content for “Call of Duty(®): Ghosts,” “FIFA 14,” “Battlefield 4” and more. The games portfolio will only continue to grow with ID@Xbox, with many independent developers already on board to deliver innovative experiences in the coming months.

This is the full list of Xbox One games available Friday:

    —  “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((TM)) Super Heroes” (TT Games, Warner Bros. Interactive
    —  “LocoCycle” (Twisted Pixel, Microsoft Studios)
    —  “Madden NFL 25” (EA Sports, Electronic Arts)
    —  “NBA(®) 2K14” (Visual Concepts, 2K)
    —  “NBA LIVE 14” (EA Sports, Electronic Arts)
    —  “Need for Speed Rivals” (Ghost Games, Electronic Arts)
    —  “Powerstar Golf ” (Zoe Mode, Microsoft Studios)
    —  “Ryse: Son of Rome” (Crytek, Microsoft Studios)
    —  “Skylanders SWAP Force” (Vicarious Visions, Activision)
    —  “Xbox Fitness” (Microsoft Studios)
    —  “Zoo Tycoon” (Frontier Developments Microsoft Studios)
    —  “Zumba Fitness World Party” (Zoë Mode, Majesco)
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(*) Online multiplayer, Skype and Game DVR require an Xbox Live Gold Membership (sold separately).

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