IGN has been doing some research,and they’ve come up with a list of 12 games that will be available on day one for the Xbox One, due to launch in November:

Battlefield 4

Call of Duty: Ghosts

Dead Rising 3

FIFA ’14

Forza Motorsport 5


Madden NFL 25

NBA Live 14

Killer Instinct

Kinect Sports Rivals

Ryse: Son of Rome

Skylanders: Swap Force

The only title on that list that suggests that the bundled Kinect will be a necessity for gameplay is Kinect Sports Rivals. Other than that, there’s a pretty decent mix of multiplatform and exclusive titles here, but nothing that would make me run right out and by an Xbox One.

There is a list of another eleven games that are expected to hit the launch window – that is, release sometime between day one and the end of next March. That list looks like this:

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Just Dance 2014

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition

NBA 2K14

Need For Speed: Rivals

Powerstar Golf

Project Spark

The Crew


Watch Dogs

Wolfenstein: The New Order

Overall, that’s twenty-three games that, right now, one might expect to hit between November and March. A lot of those, especially the ‘launch window’ stuff, are multiplatform titles, and, again even the exclusives don’t really scream ‘system seller’ to me.

This isn’t a knock against Microsoft: companies have never really gotten console launches down. There are always at least one or two really decent titles that launch with the console, but overall, that first year tends to be a break-in period. We’ll see if Microsoft will announce anything that seems to change that in the coming months, but for right now, it doesn’t look like there are many incentives for early adopters.