Xbox One has the best launch line-up ‘in console history,’ believes Harrison

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 16:15 GMT By Dave Owen

Microsoft’s Phil Harrison has stated that he believes Xbox One’s launch line-up of 23 games is the best “in the history of consoles.”

First party titles Forza 5, Killer Instinct, and Ryse: Son of Rome will be available from day one. They’ll share shelf space with major releases such as Watch Dogs, Call of Duty: Ghosts, and Battlefield 4. Everyone who picks up an Xbox One on launch day will get a digital copy of FIFA 14 packed in.

Harrison spoke to CVG and said that he wants to “make sure the best games are on Xbox. Ultimately it’s the games that make Xbox One stand out, and we have the best line-up of games – we think – in the history of consoles.”

Although not a launch title, Microsoft has also secured the highly-anticipated Titanfall as a console exclusive.

Harrison also told CVG his thoughts on the new Kinect that Microsoft says will be included with every console, even though it will no longer be required for the console to work.

“”What we have shown really well at Gamescom is the magic of games that use Kinect,” Harrison said.

“We have shown the power of voice control. I’m probably going to piss off your readers unintentionally when I say this; I have an Xbox One at home, and being able to walk in and say ‘Xbox on’, and for the system to recognise me, launch and load my profile, and put my choices of content on the font page is a very magical experience.”

Do you agree that Xbox One’s launch line-up is the strongest of all time?