Phil Spencer, corporate vice president at Microsoft, says that the team working on the launch of the Xbox One is already thinking about the holiday season line-up for 2014, which will include a number of high-profile games.He tells Polygon that, “we haven't announced everything that's coming yet. But that lineup from first party also looks strong. I don't mind saying that on 360, I think we had a gap. We had our launch lineup ... and a couple Japanese games, but in that first half of the following year, we were a little dry from a first-party standpoint.”
At launch, the Xbox One will get exclusive content in the form of Forza Motorsport 5, the racing title from Turn 10, Dead Rising 3, the undead game from Capcom, The Fighter Within from Ubisoft and Ryse: Son of Rome from Crytek.
During the pre-launch period, the company also mentioned that Remedy was working on Quantum Break, a game from Remedy that might get more details soon, and on a new Halo title for the Xbox One.
The company has not announced launch dates for content coming later in 2013 or early in 2014, but Spencer has assured gamers that they will always get new experiences to try out.
He adds, “on a month by month basis, you're going to have something you can go out and play. It's not really a portfolio plan that way, but when I look at the way the portfolio is laying out ... I think people are going to be happy with the lineup that's coming.”
Microsoft also wants players who buy the new device to use it for live sports and other entertainment experiences in addition to traditional video games.
The Xbox One will be out in 13 core territories on Friday, November 22, for the price of 499 dollars or Euro.