Microsoft is getting the week started with a new Xbox One promo trailer out today and the video’s title is straight to the point: “The Best Games are on Xbox One.”

bestgamesxboxoneThe clip shows next-gen gameplay footage from a plethora of different games, but the problem is that just a few of the titles are actually exclusively available on the Xbox One.

Sure, Xbox-only games like Halo, Forza Motorsport and Killer Instinct are shown off, but other titles like Call of Duty: Ghosts and FIFA 14 only have exclusive content or early release dates on the Xbox One.

Then there’s a handful of gameplay from titles like Battlefield 4, Watch DogsAssassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag and Madden NFL 25, all of which are available on other consoles.

So, yes, the Xbox One technically has the “best games.” But a majority of those titles are also available on the PS4 and PC, so take the video’s message with a grain of salt.

Microsoft late Sunday night released the latest Xbox One game line-up, 38 percent of which is Xbox One-exclusive. Here’s the list in full:

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (Ubisoft, Ubisoft)
Battlefield 4 (DICE, Electronic Arts)
Below (Capy Games, Microsoft Studios)
Call of Duty: Ghosts (Infinity Ward, Activision)
Crimson Dragon (Grounding/Land Ho!, Microsoft Studios)
D4 (Access Games, Microsoft Studios)
Dead Rising 3 (Capcom Vancouver, Microsoft Studios)
Destiny (Bungie, Activision)
Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved (Harmonix, Disney Interactive)
Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare, Electronic Arts)
Dying Light (Techland, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
EA SPORTS UFC (EA SPORTS, Electronic Arts)
FIFA 14 (EA SPORTS, Electronic Arts)
Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix, Square Enix)
Forza Motorsport 5 (Turn 10 Studios, Microsoft Studios)
Halo Xbox One (343 Industries, Microsoft Studios)
Just Dance 2014 (Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft)
Killer Instinct (Double Helix, Microsoft Studios)
Kinect Sports Rivals (Rare, Microsoft Studios)
Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix 1st Production Department, Square Enix)
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (TT Games, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
LocoCycle (Twisted Pixel, Microsoft Studios)
Mad Max (Avalanche Studios, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
Madden NFL 25 (EA SPORTS, Electronic Arts)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Kojima Productions, Konami)
Minecraft: Xbox One Edition (Mojang Studios, Microsoft Studios)
Mirror’s Edge 2 (DICE, Electronic Arts)
NBA 2K14 (Visual Concepts, 2K Sports)
NBA LIVE 14 (EA SPORTS, Electronic Arts)
Need for Speed: Rivals (Ghost Games, Electronic Arts)
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (PopCap Games, Electronic Arts)
Powerstar Golf (Zoe Mode, Microsoft Studios)
Project Spark (Microsoft Studios)
Quantum Break (Remedy, Microsoft Studios)
Ryse: Son of Rome (Crytek, Microsoft Studios)
Skylanders: Swap Force (Vicarious Visions, Activision)
Star Wars Battlefront (DICE, Electronic Arts)
Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac Games, Microsoft Studios)
The Crew (Ivory Towers, Ubisoft)
The Elder Scrolls Online (ZeniMax Online Studios, Bethesda Softworks)
The Evil Within (Tango Gameworks, Bethesda Softworks)
The LEGO Movie Videogame (TT Games, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt RED, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment – North America)
Thief (Eidos Montreal, Square Enix)
Titanfall (Respawn Entertainment, Electronic Arts)*
Tom Clancy’s The Division (Massive Entertainment, Ubisoft)
Watch Dogs (Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft)
Wolfenstein: The New Order (MachineGames, Bethesda Softworks)
Zoo Tycoon (Frontier Developments Ltd., Microsoft Studios)
Zumba Fitness: World Party (Zoë Mode, Majesco)

Previously on GeekWire: Another reversal: Microsoft says Kinect won’t be necessary for operation of Xbox One

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  • Minecraft Greek

    A point to understand, MS is smart by re-assuring it’s current gen fanbase that they can expect to see all they know and love to be there on Xbox One. Regardless of the fact that many great games are multi-platform, It’s still good to advertise those games being available on your console as well. It helps to round out the whole package, and helps let people know that Xbox One thus far has just about as much third party support as PS4.

    This way people can say, I want my Halo, but what about BF, or AC4 or… get the point, knowing that even KH3 and FFXV are coming to Xbox one even could be a draw to those holding to the franchises they know like Halo or Dead Rising, or even new ones getting attention like Titanfall.

    How many times do I hear people hinging their console decision on the basis of a single favorite game they do not want to miss? I digress, but knowing that there is nothing to miss, even among the multi-platform games helps in guiding my decision to get an Xbox One.

    In the end, my decision is Exclusives I want, My favorite Controller, and my existing friends on Xbox Live. Knowing my favorite third party franchises will be there is icing on the cake.

    In it’s original form, or the form that Xbox One has morphed into, I didn’t care, because these 4 things have never changed.

    • Davesrave

      Amen to this! I was always buying an Xbox one at launch, but I was also awaiting the FF15 info at E3. With FF versus 13 being an exclusive on PS3 I was worried that it would stay the same but luckily they have reassured me that Xbox will be getting the same game. Fingers crossed we get an actual release date for the console this week!

    • Nathan O


    • LupineMP3j

      From a PlayStation fan, good on ya. :) I always love hearing “I like this about this console” instead of “HAHAHAHALOLOL I CANT SPEL AND THIS CONSOLES BETTER THAN THAT ONE,” regardless of which one the comment supports.

      I hope that eventually, as the generation wears on, you do give the PlayStation 4 a look. PlayStation’s pretty well known for its solid exclusives, and its controller is much improved. :)

  • Guest

    Seems like a legitimate boast for them to make. I realize criticizing MS is fashionable and good clickbait, but in this case you really seem to be reaching.

  • Shaun Newman

    I swear sony fans and their articles

  • GK15

    Sick trailer. Can’t wait for this thing to come out!

  • SwappingFrom360toPS4

    Silly Microsoft… makes a trailer about the xbox one, then includes multi-platform games like Titanfall, Fifa, Madden, Watchdogs, Assassin’s creed, & Call of Duty

    • Jason Farris

      All those games are playable on the Xbox One, so why wouldn’t they?

      • Guest

        Arguing logic with an alias named SwappingFrom360toPS4 is likely unproductive.

    • Joel

      Titanfall is Microsoft exclusive so no duh they will boast about it.

      • looney

        Titanfall is a times exclusive respawn has already said they will not keep this game as a console exclusive. And if a game is made available for PC it isn’t exclusive. Exclusive would mean ONE machine and the PC just so happens to fall in this category.

      • LupineMP3j

        Titanfall is made by a third-party developer named Respawn, and Respawn has not ruled out the possibility of eventually sending Titanfall to PS4. Even now, they are not exclusive to Xbox; Microsoft and Sony customers alike can enjoy the game on their personal computers.

  • Jackie Debs

    The entire media is piling on to get clicks and seem trendy. I hope Microsoft remembers how they were treated in the future when media members want invited to Microsoft events. This is just irresponsible, this is coming from someone who has bought and paid for a ps4.

    • LupineMP3j

      Believe me, Microsoft will invite them. Microsoft will invite each and every one of them, and do you know why?

      Microsoft has a message to send, and these are the guys that can make that happen. It’s the entire point of a press conference. If they are smart, Microsoft will not let petty personal grudges get in the way of the product they are trying to sell.

      Further, what most of the media is saying is based on fact, rumors and OpEds aside. Microsoft can get out of the funk they were in, they’ve clearly been working on that, but for them and for us, denying there was ever a problem isn’t the way to go. Microsoft learned that the hard way with the RRoD fiasco.

  • Axleinc

    Sony fan boy’s can have the lower price and slightly better processor


    • Frank Mancino

      slightly isn’t even the word its practically on par, thus do to the games list and features the one offers it is the superior console

    • LupineMP3j

      You haven’t had your hands on either controller, and you haven’t seen Sony’s game list yet. I’m not saying it is or isn’t but for a comment that seems to put down “fanboys,” it’s weird of you to call one of the two superior.

      • Axleinc

        Let’s face it, the 360 controller was NEAR PERFECT!!
        The reason I never got Into PS, the only reason as a matter of fact,
        Was because of that garbage controller. Just terrible.
        And it’s humorous to see how PS basically copied the 360 design by adding weight, changing shape, and tightening up the toggle.

        One doesn’t copy something they believe to be worse does one?

        • LupineMP3j

          No one said they thought it was worse, or better. Sony didn’t simply copy Microsoft’s controller, they actually went around and got input from developers as far as how to improve. And it’s not like Microsoft hasn’t done its share of copying over the last few months, lol.

          And yeah, DualShock 3 wasn’t nearly as good as the Xbox 360 controller. From what I’m seeing, DS4 is a huge improvement.

  • rick

    Microsoft has a lot of money but still do you think Microsoft has the budget to shell out 1 billion+ dollars a year to gather as many exclusive games and content? they spent BILLIONS to get these exclusives because they don’t have as many first party studios as Sony does and the ones they do have aren’t as good. Most of these exclusives are 3rd party. Microsoft might have reversed a lot of their policies but they are still playing the bait and switch game. i give it two years tops until the exclusive list on xbone becomes like shit compared to the ps4.

    • LupineMP3j

      Sadly, I agree. Since the PS1 days, Sony has been building its home in the gaming world, and building and running studios to contribute to it–and friggin good ones too, like Naughty Dog and Sony Santa Monica, which have contributed some legendary games to the industry. Microsoft, for the most part, has simply been pouring money into third-party developers’ pockets to keep them from joining the other guys, and temporarily in some cases. Its list of territories is rather short. With that and Sony’s huge amount of developer support at the moment, I’m afraid it’s only a matter of time before Microsoft’s line of good exclusives begins to dwindle, unless they start investing a little less in TV programming and cloud servers and buying exclusivity (which is very expensive) and a little more in gaining or building some great studios under their belts to make great exclusives.

  • RobPG

    Too bad that NSA, PRISM scandal had to break. It killed X-Box ONE before it ever had a chance. Nobody is going to put a video spying device in their living room.

    • Guest

      You seriously think the Xbox One is dead? Sadly misinformed and you don’t even need the Kinect plugged in… So that blows the NSA out of the water.

  • midas777

    Who sings this song>?

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