At the Gamescom conference on Monday, Microsoft and Xbox pleased developers with the announcement that 50 different games will be available for the Xbox One later this year at launch. The number of titles surprised many in the gaming community, and will make gamers happy.
The announcement of 50 different games for the Xbox One is huge for the console rollout later this year. As of August 19th, the number of games hit 50, and can only grow from there according to Microsoft and Xbox. Big exclusive titles and huge franchise titles make Xbox One the console to get this year.
Stats About Xbox One line-up of Games
In a great blog post, Xbox Wire announced that 38% of the titles will be exclusive to Xbox One. In addition, 37% of the titles are brand new IP, and 44% of the rest of the titles will include either timed or exclusive content to the Xbox One. Their titles received 272 award nominations and 111 wins at E3 2013, and won 10 Games Critics Awards, including the major winner Titanfall.
Major Titles Announced For Xbox One
At Gamescom, Microsoft listed the rollout of games with the big ones including: Battlefield 4, Call of Duty:Ghosts, Fifa 14, Forza Motorsports 5, Madden NFL 25, Mirrors Edge 2, Need For Speed Rivals, among others. The huge list of exclusives and big names for the Xbox One will make this console a huge hit for console gamers later in November.
Major Studios Onboard With Xbox One
The main focus of Gamescom is developers, and Microsoft announced that the biggest studios are onboard with the Xbox One. Studios like 343 Industries, Access Games, Bungie, Capy Games, Crytek, DICE, EA Sports, Infinity Ward, Insomniac Games, Kojima Productions, PopCap Games, Respawn Entertainment, Turn 10 Studios, Ubisoft Montreal, and others are ready for games for the Xbox One.
It is super clear that Microsoft is gearing up for a HUGE holiday season with the Xbox One. This latest announcement will make gamers excited, developers even more excited, and hopefully make Microsoft the king of new consoles later this year come the holiday season. Whether the $499 price will scare people is still an unknown today.