Microsoft’s Xbox One is one fantastic console… Even when compared to Sony’s PlayStation 4. Why do we say that? Because at the end of the day competition is healthy, and it’s the gamers who benefit most when these two tech titans try to outdo one another. The rule of thumb in the industry is that generally, the games that make the console. With this in mind (and as a follow-up to our 5 most hotly-anticipated games on the PS4) we give you our shortlist of five upcoming titles that make the Xbox One the console of choice.
1. Halo: Master Chief Collection (November 2014)
If there’s any franchise that Microsoft can boast about its Halo. ‘Halo: Combat Evolved’ was the one that started it all, and clearly kept the original Xbox relevant against the bestselling PlayStation 2. That being said how can there not be a new Halo for the Xbox One? While we await the release of ‘Halo 5’, longtime fans will definitely want to relive the best of Halo in the upcoming ‘Halo: Master Chief Collection’. This ultimate edition contains the first four Halo titles re-mastered with all their multi-player and add-on content in glorious 1080p HD and 60 fps. What more can a Halo fan ask for?
2. Project CARS (November 2014)
Slightly Mad Studios’ ‘Project CARS’ promises to be the ‘ultimate’ driving game. Events will take place across multiple days and the hotly-anticipated title promises more action than ever before! Also slated for release in 1080p HD / 60fps, ‘Project CARS’ will debut on the Xbox One November 18th, 2014.
3. Far Cry 4 (November 2014)
The ‘Far Cry’ series will finally make its long-awaited debut on current-gen consoles with the release of ‘Far Cry 4’. With improved open-world gameplay and a better storyline in single player mode, it looks to be the best game of the franchise. ‘Far Cry 3’ was among the top first-person shooter titles to come out on the PS3 and Xbox 360. You play a Nepalese man, Ajay Ghale, who ends up his hometown of Kyrat stuck in a civil war in which citizens are trying to survive under authoritarian ruler Pagan Min.
4. Alien: Isolation (October 7)
Based on the highly-lucrative motion picture franchise ‘Alien: Isolation’ is a first-person horror survival title. You have to survive against an alien that cannot be killed. Published by Sega and developed by The Creative Assembly, you play ‘Amanda’, a girl trying to find out the whereabouts of her mother Ellen, on an alien-infested spaceship. That is where the fun begins… IGN reports it to be very reminiscent of Ridley Scott’s original film and this is one title that has gamers waiting on the edge of their seats.
5. Dead or Alive 5: Last Round (2015)
The popular multi-platform beat em up franchise is back, featuring a reported three-hundred unlockable fighters in what will very likely be the best ‘Dead or Alive’ game yet. Hopefully the fighting system will be easy to pick up on as with previous titles. If you’ve played previous versions of ‘Dead or Alive 5’ on the PS3 or Xbox 360 then the downloadable content will be transferable to both current-gen consoles. Though an exact release date has yet to be confirmed ‘Dead or Alive 5: Last Round’ promises to be one worth waiting for.
While most of these games will also be released on the PS4 the inclusion of the exclusive ‘Halo’ title alone, makes the procurement of an Xbox One worth it!