For console gamers, one of the major points that set the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 apart is the games. While CPU and graphical power do matter to some extent their pointless if not used to power awesome gaming experiences. To find out which console is worth your bucks’ first take a look at the best exclusives on Xbox One followed by a glimpse at the upcoming Xbox One exclusives below.
Keep in mind the fact that Microsoft will also be releasing many of these on Windows 10 PC as part of its Play Anywhere program, so these games aren’t exactly true exclusives. Still, if you don’t want to spend a pretty penny for a gaming PC, these are games you won’t find on any other console.
- Halo Wars 2
Halo Wars 2 is an upcoming real-time strategy (RTS) video game developed by 343 Industries and Creative Assembly, and published by Microsoft Studios. The game is set in the science fiction universe of the Halo series in the year 2559, and is a sequel to the 2009 video game Halo Wars. The game sees the return of the human crew aboard the UNSC warship Spirit of Fire and introduces a new alien faction known as the Banished.
Cuphead is a run and gun platformer indie video game by Canadian brothers Chad and Jared Moldenhauer operating as Studio MDHR, drawn in the style of 1930s cartoons. As Cuphead, the player fights a series of bosses to repay a debt to the devil.
- Crackdown 3
Crackdown 3 is an upcoming open world action-adventure video game for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One developed by British developer Reagent Games, a studio led by former Realtime Worlds head and series creator David Jones, and published by Microsoft Studios. Continuing the series seven years after the release of 2010’s Xbox 360 video game Crackdown 2, the game focuses on Microsoft Azure-powered mass scale destruction that enables everything in the game to be destroyed.
- Sea of Thieves
Sea of Thieves is an upcoming action-adventure video game developed by Rare and published by Microsoft Studios for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One, set for release in 2017. The game is purported to have elements of first-person gameplay and features user-generated content, in which players have the ability to craft their custom stories by using in-game tools. The game will feature co-op gameplay, and is set in an open world multiplayer environment.
Scalebound is an upcoming action role-playing video game developed by Platinum Games and published by Microsoft Studios, currently scheduled for release in 2017 for Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. In this game, players assume control of Drew, who is accompanied by a dragon called Thuban. Players can use a variety of weapons to defeat enemies, and may issue commands to the dragon, which assists players during battles. Unlike other games developed by Platinum Games, the game puts more focuses on graphical qualities and the role-playing aspect instead of action.