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Xbox One vs PS4: Launch titles

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When it comes to next generation consoles, I think it’s fair to say that most gamers will make their decision based on games. Sure, pretty controllers, price and creepy NSA probing may play a part in that decision, but in the end the console is for gaming. I’m sure during the life of the consoles they’ll each get awesome exclusives, but let’s see what’s coming during the launch period.

There is an important differentiation to make before we get started: launch titles for this article will include games in the “launch window”.  The Launch window includes games planned to launch between the release of the console until the end of March 2014 – some games, like Minecraft, are considered a launch exclusive for a console (PS4 in this example), but if it releases within the launch window I am including it in shared titles. Also, this is what’s confirmed at the moment – we all know launch dates can move, so don’t hate me if some of these turn out to be wrong. Games in bold will be released via retail, others will be released through Xbox Live or PSN.

Mutual Xbox One and PS4 titles:

  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  • Battlefield 4
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • FIFA 14
  • Just Dance 2014
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
  • Madden NFL 25
  • Minecraft
  • NBA 2k14
  • NBA Live 14
  • Need for Speed: Rivals
  • Skylanders: Swap Force
  • The Crew
  • Watch Dogs
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order

Xbox One Exclusives

  • Crimson Dragon
  • Dark Dead Rising 3
  • Fighter Within
  • Forza Motorsport 5
  • Killer Instinct
  • Kinect Sports: Rivals
  • LocoCycle
  • Peggle 2
  • Powerstar Golf
  • Project Spark
  • Ryse: Son of Rome
  • Titanfall
  • Zoo Tycoon
  • Zumba Fitness: World Party

PlayStation 4 Exclusives

  • Basement Crawl
  • Blacklight: Retribution
  • Contrast
  • DC Universe Online
  • Doki-Doki Universe
  • Drive Club
  • inFamous Second Son
  • Killzone Shadow Fall
  • Knack
  • Mercenary Kings
  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch
  • Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty
  • PlanetSide 2
  • PlayRoom (Pack In)
  • Pool Nation FX
  • Primal Carnage: Genesis
  • Ray’s the Dead
  • Resogun
  • Super Motherload
  • The Order: 1886
  • The Pinball Arcade
  • The Witness
  • Tiny Brains
  • Warframe
  • War Thunder

I’ve gotta say, these are impressive lineups! Yes, PS4’s is padded with some indie games, but those games look pretty cool. They both have exclusives that I’m interested in. Also, they are sharing some upcoming games that look incredible. I’m mainly just excited for this new technology – these consoles will be amazing and I can’t wait to play some next-gen games already!

Which game lineup is looking more attractive to you?

Last Updated: August 23, 2013

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