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Xbox One games: The full rundown

Xbox One games: The full rundown

Call of Duty Ghosts is expected to be one of the Xbox One's first bit hits.

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.

Destiny

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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LightningPete 21st May 2013, 22:58 Quote
Yay and no one can comment either
LightningPete 21st May 2013, 23:00 Quote
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Yay and no one can comment either

Nevermind, your ''server busy'' has gone. So I spoiled the elusive first comment section.

Anyway.
I look forward to BF4 but on the PC. However its interesting it will be to see what the XBOX gaming will be like. Hopefully proper FULLHD gaming and graphics come with GAMEPLAY and not just bells and whistles in shiny shiny
Maki role 21st May 2013, 23:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by article
supports much higher textures...

...Developer, Bungie

May want to have a look at those two ;)

E3 should hopefully be quite interesting this year as clearly many of the main announcements have been held back from this conference. Amazing to see that the next CoD will continue to look like mud though. Their lighting engine is simply atrocious, makes everything look so much worse than it should.
Yslen 21st May 2013, 23:34 Quote
Any of these coming to PC, given that it's a) also x86 and b) also a microsoft platform?
AiA 22nd May 2013, 00:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by Yslen
Any of these coming to PC, given that it's a) also x86 and b) also a microsoft platform?

Destiny and BF4
others no idea
Neogumbercules 22nd May 2013, 05:40 Quote
As a gamer I want to complain about MS spending 3/4ths of this event talking about TV, movies and sports BS. As a rational adult I realize that I am not in the targeted demographic for this event. This makes me sad. Thing is, I just don't understand why MS decided to use this event to get that message across.

Sony comes out swinging, gives the impression of having a LASER focus on games and gamers and developers. They brought out dude after dude, from big Pubs to little indie guys and everything in between to tell us that this was a machine BY gamers and FOR gamers. MS comes out and talks about fantasy sports, TV and Skype. People came to this event to see how this machine was going to be great for gaming. They say to wait for E3, and OK I'll give them the benefit of the doubt, but so far nothing about this system has my attention.

Then there's the rest of the bad news:

No Backwards Compat (which I don't give a fig about, honestly, but some people do)

Apparently some kind of pay wall to get a used game to work.

DRM scheme that requires a 24 hour check-in to keep your games working. I live in CT. In 2011 a huge October snowstorm wiped out power to over 800,000 homes. Some people went weeks without power. Some got their power back sooner, but the phone/cable companies weren't able to restore their services. I only lost power for 4 days, and the cable was out for a good while longer. This is a very real scenario where I would be bored out of my wits, but unable to play a game that I legally bought, own and already (presumably) registered to my machine.

The general gaming consensus around the net (Neogaf, twitter, etc) is overwhelmingly negative on the XONE.
Neogumbercules 22nd May 2013, 05:42 Quote
Sorry for double post :o
Corky42 22nd May 2013, 10:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by Neogumbercules
The general gaming consensus around the net (Neogaf, twitter, etc) is overwhelmingly negative on the XONE.

I think that is because of Microsoft's vision for the future is one device to do everything, as has been mentioned in other threads Microsoft would like the same OS used on phones, tablets, laptops, desktops and maybe in the future the XBOX connected to your TV.

If there "vision for the future" works they will be dominant in there market, but it would seem share holders and "The general gaming consensus around the net" don't agree with there vision at the moment.
liratheal 22nd May 2013, 10:33 Quote
I think lack of backwards compatibility will be the deciding factor for me.

If I can play PS3 games on my PS4, then I don't see me buying an Xbox One on launch date.
Snips 22nd May 2013, 10:43 Quote
Unless you don't own a PS3 in first place.

Everyone knows it's a gaming device and by the look of it a good one, so they have to spend the time selling it to the occasional family gamer/socialite side of the world. I know it's difficult to imagine there being such a strange species but trust they're out there.

At least you got to actually see the damn thing straight away and not just the controller or just blurry images of the PS4.

I see this as a perfect addition to the living room and I'll be getting one too ;)
Guinevere 22nd May 2013, 11:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by Neogumbercules
Then there's the rest of the bad news:
No Backwards Compat (which I don't give a fig about, honestly, but some people do)

You don't care about it, and yet it's still bad news?
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Apparently some kind of pay wall to get a used game to work.

Unlike that extremely popular PC service called steam that allows used games to be sold and exchanged so easily.
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This is a very real scenario where I would be bored out of my wits, but unable to play a game that I legally bought, own and already (presumably) registered to my machine.

Oh poor you. You're talking about times when people losing their homes, livelihood and even their loved ones and you're biggest concern is that still need to be able to game on every single device you own? Self centred or what!

DRM measures are here to stay. It used to be "Word 7 from paragraph 2 of page 11 of the manual" or lenslok prisms or coloured gel overlays or rotating cardboard discs or dongles.

I prefer an online DRM system that is 'normally' invisible to me but doesn't work when my neighbourhood gets hits by a natural disaster over one that annoys me each and every time I use it.

Some may say "Well lets go DRM free!" which is great for the average end user... because they get to play their friends games for free! And yes it would happen. A. LOT.

If I'm without internet for an extended period of time then my concern will not be that I can't game. It will be that:

I HAVE NO INTERNETS!
GeorgeStorm 22nd May 2013, 11:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by Guinevere

Unlike that extremely popular PC service called steam that allows used games to be sold and exchanged so easily.

Oh poor you. You're talking about times when people losing their homes, livelihood and even their loved ones and you're biggest concern is that still need to be able to game on every single device you own? Self centred or what!

DRM measures are here to stay. It used to be "Word 7 from paragraph 2 of page 11 of the manual" or lenslok prisms or coloured gel overlays or rotating cardboard discs or dongles.

I prefer an online DRM system that is 'normally' invisible to me but doesn't work when my neighbourhood gets hits by a natural disaster over one that annoys me each and every time I use it.

Some may say "Well lets go DRM free!" which is great for the average end user... because they get to play their friends games for free! And yes it would happen. A. LOT.

If I'm without internet for an extended period of time then my concern will not be that I can't game. It will be that:

I HAVE NO INTERNETS!


Yeah, but one of the attractions of a console is meant to be just pick up and play, go round a friends with some games and some controllers and play I thought?
This makes that a lot more difficult.

Also if you've just moved to a new house for instance, and you won't have internet for a couple of days or whatever, not being able to play games is a reasonable annoyance? No need to be so aggressive.
m0ngy 22nd May 2013, 12:17 Quote
"it isn't breaking new ground like with Call of Duty" ha... hahaha... BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!! Bit-tech just gets stupider and stupider with every advertorial.
Blademrk 22nd May 2013, 15:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by Neogumbercules
Apparently some kind of pay wall to get a used game to work.

From Kotaku: that paywall wouldl be the current retail price of the game (which begs the question, why buy 2nd hand if your going to have to pay the current retail price on top of what you've paid whoever you've bought the disc from?)
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Originally Posted by liratheal
If I can play PS3 games on my PS4...
You won't be - the PS4 isn't backwards compatible either - old games may be re-purchased through the PSN store (though again, it's doubtful you'd want to buy a game you've already got on the PS3 - No news on PSN purchases being compatible yet though).
MjFrosty 22nd May 2013, 15:50 Quote
Probably Watch Dogs for me. Although I won't be playing it on Xbox One
Neogumbercules 22nd May 2013, 17:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by Guinevere
You don't care about it, and yet it's still bad news?

Lots of things happen that don't effect me personally but are still bad news. I wasn't in Oklahoma last week. My house wasn't blown away. That's still bad news.


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Unlike that extremely popular PC service called steam that allows used games to be sold and exchanged so easily.

Apples and oranges. Console gamers have being buying, trading, lending and borrowing games from friends and re-selling used games for decades. It's ingrained into the culture of and expectations of console gaming. To a lesser extent, collectors also lose out. I can still play a 30 year old game today. Someone my age 30 years from now will be playing 60 year old Atari games, but not any X1 games. (not that I view much of today's game industry being historically important to future generations).


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Oh poor you. You're talking about times when people losing their homes, livelihood and even their loved ones and you're biggest concern is that still need to be able to game on every single device you own? Self centred or what!

Oh please stop being a drama baby. I was simply using that as an example of a situation where otherwise reliable internet connections can go kaput due to circumstances out of an individuals control. Again, it's a cultural thing involving console gaming. People have been able to stick their Cartridge/CD/DVD/Blu-Ray into their gaming machines for.... like 3 decades and as long as they have electricity going to the box, it'll work.

Also worth noting that people around the world may live in areas with unreliable access. The Xbox becomes a useless brick to them at this point. Then there are the people that feel insulted and mistreated by not having access to the games that they've already paid for. Phil Harrison said when you buy an X1 game you have to put in a serial code to activate the game and link it to your account/machine. Why can't that be enough? Why does it need to phone home every 24 hours? That is excessive!
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DRM measures are here to stay.

That's fine, but MS is not doing it in an intelligent way. If they just had a one-time serial code activation, that would be fine. Having to phone home every day is just insane! Using your mentioning of Steam above, Steam has an offline mode and many games will work just fine without an internet connection.
Snips 22nd May 2013, 18:34 Quote
I think at the moment since nothing has been confirmed I wouldn't stress yourselves with how it will work. A lot of veins in foreheads poppin out all over the internet about this and no one knows anything, so chill ;)
Glix 22nd May 2013, 19:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by m0ngy
"it isn't breaking new ground like with Call of Duty" ha... hahaha... BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!! Bit-tech just gets stupider and stupider with every advertorial.

Careful now, it's rubbing off... :p
chrismarkham1982 23rd May 2013, 01:26 Quote
A better list of games in the link below, Forza 5 is a given for me, probably be the first game I buy, definitely looking forward to Destiny and Quantum Break and will probably get BF4 on the PC.

http://www.oxm.co.uk/51167/features/the-new-xbox-all-confirmed-xbox-one-games-in-one-place/
faugusztin 23rd May 2013, 10:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by Blademrk
From Kotaku: that paywall wouldl be the current retail price of the game (which begs the question, why buy 2nd hand if your going to have to pay the current retail price on top of what you've paid whoever you've bought the disc from?)

That paywall is for sharing, not 2nd hand market. Sharing = you still have the game on your account and you give the game to your friend. 2nd hand market = you remove the game from your account and you give the game to your friend.
thom804 8th June 2013, 18:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by m0ngy
"it isn't breaking new ground like with Call of Duty" ha... hahaha... BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!! Bit-tech just gets stupider and stupider with every advertorial.

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