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Xbox One Announcements from gamescom 2013

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Microsoft held their Xbox One briefing for gamescom this morning. A couple of new games were revealed, bundles announced and indie developers welcomed.


All pre-orders of the Xbox One console will come with a free copy of FIFA 14. I can’t think of a game I’d want less but there’s obviously a huge contingent of gamers who would disagree.

No word on whether it’s a tradable physical copy or a digital download code. I’m betting on the latter.

FIFA 14 will also have FIFA 14 Ultimate Team, a mode exclusive to Xbox. You’ll be able to buy Gold Packs (whatever these are) that will contain a random drop of football legends – people like Ruud Gullit, Freddie Ljunburg, Messi and Pelé. These will also be tradable through the in-game Transfer Market, so you can build your own Ultimate Team.

There wil also be an Xbox 360 FIFA 14 bundle available in Europe from 27th September for ~£199.

COD: Ghosts Bundle

Microsoft revealed a new map and the Blitz mode for Call of Duty: Ghosts. More information will be available on this mode through Xbox Live, tomorrow at 7pm BST.

They also confirmed that all downloadable content will be available first on Xbox One and 360.

There will be a Call of Duty bundle available at launch that includes the game and special Xbox One bonus content. This will only be available from GAME.

New Fable Announced

Fable Legends will be a 4-player online co-op game set in the familiar world of Albion. You can apparently play as the villain and “mastermind the entire game in real time”.

Could be interesting, in a dungeon/game master sort of way. Let’s hope your dastardly decisions have more impact than farting in a few villagers’ faces.

New Mojang Game

A new game called Cobalt was announced, coming from the studio behind Minecraft. It’s a platform shooter that pits up to eight players against each other. This will launch in the first half of 2014.

Full list of launch games

23 games will be available for the Xbox One at launch. Here’s the list:

  • Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (Ubisoft, Ubisoft)
  • Battlefield 4 (DICE, Electronic Arts)
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts (Infinity Ward, Activision)
  • Crimson Dragon (Grounding/Land Ho!, Microsoft Studios)
  • Dead Rising 3 (Capcom Vancouver, Microsoft)
  • FIFA 14 (EA Sports, Electronic Arts)
  • Fighter Within (AMA Ltd., Ubisoft)
  • Forza Motorsport 5 (Turn 10 Studios, Microsoft Studios)
  • Just Dance 2014 (Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft)
  • Killer Instinct (Double Helix, Microsoft Studios)
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (TT Games, Warner Bros. Interactive)
  • Lococycle (Twisted Pixel, Microsoft Studios)
  • Madden NFL 25 (EA Sports, Electronic Arts)
  • NBA 2K14 (Visual Concepts, 2K Sports)
  • NBA LIVE 14 (EA Sports, Electronic Arts)
  • Need for Speed: Rivals (Ghost Games, Electronic Arts)
  • Peggle 2 (Popcap, Electronic Arts)
  • Powerstar Golf (Zoe Mode, Microsoft Studios)
  • Ryse: Son of Rome (Crytek, Microsoft Studios)
  • Skylanders: Swap Force (Vicarious Visions, Activision)
  • Watch Dogs (Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft)
  • Zoo Tycoon (Frontier Developments Ltd., Microsoft Studios)
  • Zumba Fitness: World Party (Zoë Mode, Majesco)

Independent Developers @ XBox (ID@Xbox)

Indie developers will be able to publish their games on XBox One through the ID@Xbox programme. Approved studios will be given two free dev kits and assistance through forums, local events and a global support team.

For more information and to apply to the program, go to

Seen anything yet that grabs you by the throat and screams MUST BUY!!?