Xbox One goes down in history with Microsoft claim

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So we have now witnessed what both Sony and Microsoft had to offer at GamesCom 2013, with regards to the last curtain call showing on the respective PS4 and Xbox One consoles before both systems launch in November. We think that both companies gave an excellent account of themselves in Germany, but Microsoft has perhaps stolen the limelight a little by coming out with a bold statement of their own.

Earlier this week, we gave you an idea of just how impressive Microsoft’s launch title lineup for the Xbox One would be, with Microsoft offering no fewer than 23 games to choose from – including FIFA 14 which has also been confirmed to be a free giveaway with every console order.

Sensing how good their chances are going to be, Microsoft’s Phil Harrison has told CVG that the Xbox One has in fact, in his opinion got the best launch lineup “in the history of consoles” – talk about being confident. Looking at the PS4 launch lineup which includes the likes of Killzone Shadow Fall, Knack, Drive Club and now Minecraft, Sony has also come up with a fairly impressive list of varied games for consumers.

Is the Xbox One launch lineup really that great though, so much to justify a statement of ‘best in the history of consoles?’. It’s worth pointing out that on top of the likes of Ryse, Fighter Within, Killer Instinct and Just Dance 2014, Microsoft has also secured a very notable exclusive in the form of TitanFall from Respawn Entertainment.

Is this just usual talk from a Microsoft executive, or do you actually think Mr Harrison has a strong case by saying that the Xbox One launch lineup is the best that we have ever seen?

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  • Dominic Vinall-Smith

    I honestly disagree.

    1. Titanfall is NOT a launch title, no more than inFamous: Second Son mind you.

    2. Looking at the indie games available on both Xbox One and PS4 on launch day the PS4 has a lot compared to a few on the One.

    If anything, for pure variety, the better lineup – with some 30+ games – is the PS4.