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

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?

  • unknown9122
    I walk away from a EA exclusive product, but maybe they might bring something new to the table.
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  • dietrich1
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    10841668 said:
    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
    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
    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
    10842097 said:
    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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