A fortnight after the end of this year’s E3, Microsoft has taken the opportunity to reflect on the games that were unveiled at the show. Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox, said: “We saw an incredible display of games at E3 from across the industry and we’re thrilled gamers will have such a wide selection available this year.” With a raft of exclusive titles, and numerous Xbox One-first content, it’s hard to argue.
Big names like Halo are real crowd-pleasers but Microsoft’s championing of independent developers is helping to produce an incredibly variety of titles. Sunset Overdrive is just one title that blew people away with its look and feel, and there’s also plenty of room for old favorites — Assassin’s Creed Unity, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and Grand Theft Auto V.
Sneak glimpses at upcoming games are available through beta programs. This means that gamers can gain early access to titles such as Evolve and Halo 5.
One of the biggest draws for any platform is the number of exclusive titles it can offer — and Xbox One is not lacking in this department:
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection
- Sunset Overdrive
- Forza Horizon 2
- Ori and the Blind Forest
- Dance Central Spotlight
- Disney’s Fantasia: Music Evolved
- Project Spark
- Killer Instinct: Season 2
- Fable Legends
A post on Xbox Wire points out that the game select is proving popular with critics. As well as seven nominations for the prestigious Game Critics Best of E3 2014 Awards, Xbox One games have been nominated for over 60 awards, and won 25.
Check out the video montage that highlights some of the titles that were showcased at E3 earlier this month:Further reading: Microsoft, Xbox One