Xbox One Launch Lineup Includes 22 Games
Much like with the recently released PlayStation 4, there was a lot of shuffling going on concerning the Xbox One launch lineup as the system’s official release finally arrived. That, of course, just so happens to be today. And, also like the PS4, we can finally stop all of the “will it, won’t it” speculation and tool at a black and white list of the actual launch lineup, this one containing 22 entries.
We reported last week that the PlayStation 4 finally made it to market with 23 games in tow. That’s really close to the number of day one Xbox One games, as it turns out, which is just one title shorter at 22.
At this point, it’s pretty dang difficult to tell the two consoles apart. The Xbox One is a bit bigger but, otherwise, it looks like an un-slanted version of the PS4. The game libraries are awfully similar, with each console only offering a small handful of exclusives. On top of that, said exclusives for both of those consoles have ranged from decidedly lackluster to decidedly alright, with only one exclusive per console (Resogun on PS4 and Forza Motorsport 5 on the One) receiving almost universal praise.
Once you boot up the systems, their suite of features is pretty similar, too, both of which also happen to be lacking in quite a few of those promised bells and whistles that would actually distinguish them as different consoles.
Finally, and perhaps most upsetting (though not exactly surprising), is that both consoles seem to be experiencing some post-launch hiccups. Quite a few PS4’s are having an issue with fans that sound like a jet engine while playing certain disc-based games while reports are already coming in that some Xbox One consoles are having issues with the disc drive.
In short, neither console is really blowing anybody away, neither console appears to be totally borked, and neither console has a current library worth getting too excited about. So maybe we can all just drop the whole “console war” rubbish and just accept that these are both decent gaming machines with tremendous potential and libraries that, while lackluster at the moment, are only going to get better as time rolls on.
And speaking of that Xbox One library, here’s a rundown of what you could be playing right now, if you were lucky enough to get your hands on one of the consoles nice and early.
-Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
-Call of Duty: Ghosts
-Dead Rising 3
-Forza Motorsport 5
-Just Dance 2014
-Lego Marvel Super Heroes
-Madden NFL 25
-NBA Live 2014
-Need for Speed: Rivals
-Ryse: Son of Rome
-Skylanders: SWAP Force
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