We already knew the price and launch games but today Microsoft decided to announce the final missing detail about the Xbox One– it’s release date. The next Xbox will be here on November 22nd for the previously announced price of $499.99. Yes, if you ever wanted Black Friday to get any crazier then releasing a new Xbox the week before will give you your wish.
Xbox One available 11.22.13. Reserve now. http://t.co/XcgnGBxceD
— Xbox (@Xbox) September 4, 2013
Sure it’s a week later than the PS4, but it’s coming. And that’s all that really matters, right?
The PS4 isn’t the only new console making big news. While Sony was announcing the final missing details from the PS4’s launch– the November 15th release date and the launch games expected out around that time– Microsoft announced the launch games for their Xbox One.
Like the PS4, Microsoft has put together a pretty solid group of launch games of their own. As you’d expect, many of the games that will be available for the PS4 will also be available for the Xbox One at launch including:
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, NBA 2K14, NBA LIVE 14, Need for Speed: Rivals, Just Dance 2014, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, Skylanders: Swap Force and Watch Dogs. In addition to those games the Xbox One will also have a few exclusive games like Fighter Within, Forza Motorsport 5, Killer Instinct, Lococycle, Peggle 2, Powerstar Golf, Zoo Tycoon, Zumba Fitness: World Party, Crimson Dragon, Dead Rising 3 and Ryse: Son of Rome.
Of course, unlike the PS4 which has a price and release date, the Xbox One still only has a price– $499 when it comes out sometime this fall. Microsoft still hasn’t said when exactly this fall that will be, though the latest rumors point to a November release around the same time the PS4 will be available. Then again, with all the changes Microsoft’s been making to the Xbox One these past few weeks (like with changing their stance on what you can do with your used Xbox One games) it is very possible that an exact release date still hasn’t been fully decided upon.
All we know is that it can’t get here soon enough.
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