Following its pre-Gamescom 2013 Xbox One showcase, Microsoft confirmed the complete list of titles currently slated for launch. There are 23 games on the list covering a cross-section of genres.

  • 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)
  • Powerstar Golf (Zoe Mode, Microsoft Studios)
  • Ryse: Son of Rome (Crytek, Microsoft Studios)
  • Skylanders: Swap Force (Vicarious Visions, Activision)
  • Zoo Tycoon (Frontier Developments Ltd., Microsoft Studios)
  • Zumba Fitness: World Party (Zoë Mode, Majesco)

Here's what we know about the launch dates. Watch Dogs is currently slated for November 19 on current-generation consoles. It's not inconceivable that Ubisoft would release the next generation version first, but it's unlikely that Activision would release Call of Duty into the wild on Xbox One before Xbox 360. Any later than November 19, and Microsoft would mess up retailer bundles that include Watch Dogs, as some people might choose not to wait. This likely puts the release date as early as November 5, and probably no later than November 19. (Admittedly, this only narrows the window slightly.)

Microsoft corporate vice president Phil Harrison told us today that we should not expect a launch date for the Xbox One this week, which means the company is waiting for Sony. We expect a PlayStation 4 release confirmation at the company's Gamescom 2013 press conference this evening.