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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.
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.