The lights are on
Sure, streaming, television, and video recording are great features to have in a console platform. They aren’t what gets you to open your wallet and bring home an expensive piece of gaming hardware. We’ve heard your pleas. You want games.
That’s why we’ve put together a quick rundown of the games to look forward to. We'll continue to update this list, and if you see something missing, please let us know. Here is everything we know that's planned for the Xbox One in 2014.
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes - September 23This year's installment focuses on Marvel Comics' pantheon of heroes. It will be out this fall.
FIFA 15 - September 23EA Sports returns to the pitch this year with a host of improvements for its football franchise.
Forza Horizon 2 - September 30Playground is building the Xbox One version of this game on the Forza Motorsport 5 engine.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - September 30Shadow of Mordor’s most compelling feature is the “nemesis” system. Major enemies will have memories of their past encounters with Talion (and bear the scars of those meetings). The hero also controls wraith abilities, giving him an edge in combat.
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments - September 30The master detective returns to unravel strange mysteries with his keen powers of deduction.
Skylanders: Trap Team - October 5The fourth Skylanders game will let players trap over 40 villains and then use them in battle.
Alien: Isolation - October 7The last Alien game wasn’t terribly good. OK. It was downright bad. However, Creative Assembly is taking the franchise back to its roots. One, super powerful, terrifying alien will stalk you throughout the entire game.
NBA 2K15 - October 7After last year's strong first outing on new consoles, NBA 2K15 should be hitting all its jump shots.
Project Spark - October 7Currently in beta, Team Dakota’s game creation sandbox is already giving players the chance to make their own interactive experiences. We expect the title will be officially released later this year.
The Evil Within - October 14Shinji Mikami’s return to survival horror is shaping up to be the scarefest we expect from the creator of Resident Evil.
Fable Legends Beta - October 16If betas are your thing, Microsoft has two big ones in store for this year. The first is Lionhead's 4v1 multiplayer title set in the Fable Universe.
Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved - October 21Harmonix has made better use of the Kinect hardware than any other developer. The studio’s upcoming music and movement game will hopefully be the title that justifies the inclusion of the camera in the box
Just Dance 2015 - October 21Ubisoft's annual dance franchise is a huge seller, and it's no wonder it'll be back.
The Legend of Korra - October 21Nickelodeon's hit cartoon is getting the video game treatment courtesy of Activision and Platinum Games.
Lords of the Fallen - October 28Players will take on the role of Harkin, humanity's last hope against a crushing tide of demons
NBA Live 15 - October 28EA is giving its basketball title another shot this year. This time, it's going head-to-head with 2K Sports.
.Sunset Overdrive - October 28Insomniac’s first Xbox One title is a traversal-based shooter with bright colors, tons of customization, and crazy weapons.
WWE 2K15 - October 28Wrestlng fans step into the ring on Xbox One for the first time this fall.
Costume Quest 2 - "Halloween"While not tagged with a specific date, Double Fine has promised to deliver the game around Halloween. Whether that means right on the day or shortly before, we don't know yet, but we're confident the studio will hit the mark.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - November 4Sledgehammer Games takes the reins for the first time in this year's Call of Duty title. The game takes place in 2054 and stars Kevin Spacey as the leader of the world's largest PMC.
Assassin’s Creed Unity - November 11This Assassin’s Creed title will be PC and new-gen only. After a leak forced Ubisoft’s hand, we got our first look at Assassins during the French revolution.
The Crew - November 11Ubisoft’s open-world racer will finally be making an appearance this fall. Will the social features be the hook that the publisher hopes?
Halo: The Master Chief Collection - November 11Microsoft is updating and bundling all four Halo games starring the Master Chief. All of the previously released multiplayer maps are included.
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham - November 11Batman and friends take on Brainiac in an all new Lego adventure.
Dragon Age: Inquisition - November 18BioWare's upcoming return to Thedas is one of this fall's most anticipated titles.
Far Cry 4 - November 18The action moves from the tropics to the Himalayas this year.
Project CARS - November 18Slightly Mad's racing title will be going head-to-head with Ubisoft's The Crew and, possibly, Sony's Driveclub this fall.
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris - December 9Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics are working on a sequel to last-generation's Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Halo 5: Guardians Beta - December 29343 Industries will likely have the last major Xbox One release for 2014, with the Halo 5 multiplayer beta. It's not a full game, but we have a feeling there might be a few people interested.
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Read on for games announced for 2014 that do not yet have firm release dates.
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