New generation of games begins with Xbox One launch

The launch of Xbox One on Friday signals the beginning of a new era for gaming and interactive entertainment. With the deepest and most varied launch lineup in Xbox history, the new games and exclusive titles tap the incredible power of new hardware and the cloud, as well as exclusive features such as Xbox Live, Kinect and Xbox One SmartGlass that bring a new world of gaming to life.

The launch lineup includes 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.

Read the press release for details on “Forza Motorsport 5,” “Ryse: Son of Rome,” “Dead Rising 3,” “Zoo Tycoon” and “Kinect Sports Rivals” Preseason, and to see a full list of the games that will be available on Friday.

In addition to the blockbuster titles created by Microsoft Studios, Xbox One will be home to third-party titles including “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” “Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag,” “FIFA 14,” Madden NFL 25” and “Battlefield 4” – all available 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.

Head on over to the press release and Xbox Wire to find out more.

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Steve Clarke
Microsoft News Center Staff

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