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New EA Sports Titles, Forza V, 15 Exclusives on Xbox One

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 16 comments

Microsoft's conference was a little light on the games, but these were the ones it discussed...

Though Microsoft revealed the Xbox One as its next-generation console, gamers who tuned into the announcement were probably a little disappointed. Microsoft made it pretty clear in the first half hour that the announcement was going to be all about the One's other entertainment features. Anything about gaming would be banished to the company's E3 conference in a few weeks.

Still, Microsoft made the wise move to not entirely neglect a hardcore gaming audience. In between discussing the new TV deals that would be coming to the Xbox, it sneaked in a few glimpses of games. EA Sports's Andrew Wilson took to the stage to briefly show off the new FIFA, Madden, NBA Live, and UFC games, taking particular care to announce that there would be FIFA 14 Ultimate Team content exclusive to the Xbox One.

Microsoft's Phil Spencer of Microsoft Studios followed up EA Sports with the announcement of Forza Motorsports V and a new Remedy Entertainment (the developer behind Max Payne and Alan Wake) exclusive. Quantum Break, an exclusive launch title, featured a trailer that was a confusing blend of live action and gameplay footage that featured a ship crashing into a bridge. Of course, no explanation was provided.

The rest of the reveal neglected to mention any videogames beyond a Call of Duty: Ghosts trailer and the tangentially-related Halo-Steven Spielberg TV deal.

For gamers, the reveal was a little underwhelming. Where were the 15 exclusives (eight of which are to be original IP) that Microsoft promised? Or better yet, where are Microsoft's priorities with the launch of its new "gaming" console?

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    unknown9122 , May 21, 2013 3:40 PM
    I walk away from a EA exclusive product, but maybe they might bring something new to the table.
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    dietrich1 , May 21, 2013 4:12 PM
    hahahahaha oh man. so microsoft married EA. looks like i'm DEFINITELY buying PS4 instead. Eh, I'll probably end up buying a few of these Xbox DDR3s and sell em on ebay to these moms who love spoiling their kids around christmas time for triple the price. i got about 30k in the bank so i mind as well invest it in somethin lol it pays to be related to rich people lol i get 5k a month just from my uncle maybe you've heard of him goes by the name of tony hawk?
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    dietrich1 , May 21, 2013 4:12 PM
    hahahahaha oh man. so microsoft married EA. looks like i'm DEFINITELY buying PS4 instead. Eh, I'll probably end up buying a few of these Xbox DDR3s and sell em on ebay to these moms who love spoiling their kids around christmas time for triple the price. i got about 30k in the bank so i mind as well invest it in somethin lol it pays to be related to rich people lol i get 5k a month just from my uncle maybe you've heard of him goes by the name of tony hawk?
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    beoza , May 21, 2013 4:32 PM
    It seemed to me like they are aiming to be more of a media center than an actual game console. Lets hope cable providers don't charge an arm and a leg for using the Xbox One with their services. I'm still leaning more towards the PS4 than this fancy box. Don't get me wrong this has some interesting features, but until E3 and I get more info I wasn't won over by this reveal. They talked more about it's media features than games, and the games that were shown were just teaser trailers.
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    beoza , May 21, 2013 4:35 PM
    It seemed to me like they are aiming to be more of a media center than an actual game console. Lets hope cable providers don't charge an arm and a leg for using the Xbox One with their services. I'm still leaning more towards the PS4 than this fancy box. Don't get me wrong this has some interesting features, but until E3 and I get more info I wasn't won over by this reveal. They talked more about it's media features than games, and the games that were shown were just teaser trailers.
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    Anomalyx , May 21, 2013 4:55 PM
    It seems like MS has been killing off their flagship products. First they killed their desktop operating system, releasing a tablet operating system instead. Second, they killed their gaming console by releasing a set-top box instead. I foresee an upcoming rise of Linux, due solely to MS's failures.
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    nevilence , May 21, 2013 4:56 PM
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    hahahahaha oh man. so microsoft married EA. looks like i'm DEFINITELY buying PS4 instead. Eh, I'll probably end up buying a few of these Xbox DDR3s and sell em on ebay to these moms who love spoiling their kids around christmas time for triple the price. i got about 30k in the bank so i mind as well invest it in somethin lol it pays to be related to rich people lol i get 5k a month just from my uncle maybe you've heard of him goes by the name of tony hawk?


    I have seen your comments pop up lately, why is it that you seem only to talk absolute smack?
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    redeemer , May 21, 2013 4:59 PM
    E3 around the corner guys probably why MS did not show off too much game footage. I for one am impressed with the Xbox One media capabilities, I mean Sony is just offering a gaming console, MS is offering much more. The voice and hand gestures are pretty awesome!
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    hero1 , May 21, 2013 6:24 PM
    They need to take away the exclusivity crap and enable cross-platform play since they are pretty much the same as PS4. And add PC games in for that fact. It's time that the gaming society is connected for good of gaming.
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    redeemer , May 21, 2013 6:40 PM
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    They need to take away the exclusivity crap and enable cross-platform play since they are pretty much the same as PS4. And add PC games in for that fact. It's time that the gaming society is connected for good of gaming.


    The problem is that most of these exclusive games are created by studios that are owned by their respective parent company ie MS, Sony
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    hero1 , May 21, 2013 7:07 PM
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    They need to take away the exclusivity crap and enable cross-platform play since they are pretty much the same as PS4. And add PC games in for that fact. It's time that the gaming society is connected for good of gaming.


    The problem is that most of these exclusive games are created by studios that are owned by their respective parent company ie MS, Sony


    That's true and I guess the song will be the same for years to come. And it's a way to get people to buy 2 consoles instead of one. Sigh!
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    r3dl1n3 , May 21, 2013 7:49 PM
    @Anomalyx, Clearly you missed the memo.. this reveal was always supposed to be a Xbox reveal not a what games are coming reveal.. Even MS said it during the Presentation.. With E3 just a few weeks away they are doing the game reveal then.. if they did all the games now.. what would they present at E3. Here we have a system with almost the exact same specs as the PS4 AND you get a world class interactive media system with full voice access HD Skype and TV integration.. Yet you dwell on the fact they didn't show enough games? So you get the same gaming system, as sony's PS4 with all these extras and you still complain.. I guess there's no pleasing everyone..
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    MasterMace , May 21, 2013 8:42 PM
    They talk about "hardcore gamers" and mention sports games first. lame.
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    agnickolov , May 21, 2013 10:20 PM
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    For gamers, the reveal was a little underwhelming. Where were the 15 exclusives (eight of which are to be original IP) that Microsoft promised? Or better yet, where are Microsoft's priorities with the launch of its new "gaming" console?

    I believe you answered these questions in the beginning of the article:
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    Microsoft made it pretty clear in the first half hour that the announcement was going to be all about the One's other entertainment features. Anything about gaming would be banished to the company's E3 conference in a few weeks.
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    bustapr , May 22, 2013 7:22 AM
    ina gaming conference, theres nothing more tedious than a long sports games presentation. sports games are fun and all, but you dont need a full presentation to tell us that yet another installment of every yearly released sports franchise is coming to the new console this year -_-
    Im interested in seeing the new IPs. just hope that in the case I buy this console, these new IPs dont remain the only new IPs of the gen.
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    bustapr , May 22, 2013 7:27 AM
    Forza, just like Gran Turismo is a good reason to get a console. last gen, good racing games (Grid, dirt, etc) were burried beneath the invasion of hundreds of mediocre FPS games. hope this gen changes that up a bit. Racing games are one of the more enjoyable genres in social gaming(on a couch playing split screen).