Most Anticipated Console Exclusives 2016: Xbox One

Written by Jon Sutton on Sat, Jan 2, 2016 2:00 PM
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I hadn’t truly comprehended just how huge Xbox One’s 2016 is before I researched this list. Arguably Microsoft had a stronger 2015 than Sony’s 30 million selling PlayStation 4, but its 2016 line-up has managed to be heaps better. There’s a ton of exclusives I’ve had to leave off, so this is limited to just the biggest and best due in the next twelve months.

Perhaps most exciting for those sick to death of sequels is that three of these are brand new IPs. Considering how many Forzas and Halos we’ve been subjected to over the last year this is a total breath of fresh air, and a sign Microsoft isn’t afraid of diversifying its range of exclusives.

Quantum Break

Max Payne maestros Remedy have been working on Quantum Break for years, but 2016 is finally the year in which this bizarre cross-media shooter becomes a reality. Cross-media because it’s both an episodic live-action show and a game, with your actions and choices within the game affecting the outcome of the show. An ambitious premise, and one that’s nearly impossible to live up to, but at the very least Quantum Break looks like an awesome time-warping third-person shooter.

Crackdown 3

Everybody loves destruction. I can’t have been the only one who spends hours just destroying things in games, bit by bit. Just Cause 3 did it with some aplomb last month, but destruction was largely limited to pre-ordained Chaos objects. Take one look at the Gamescom demo on Crackdown 3 and you’ll see its carnage is anything but limited. Making use of Microsoft’s much-touted power of the cloud, Crackdown 3 offers an unprecedented level of procedural destruction, with buildings crumbling brick by brick across an entire cityscape.

Scalebound

Platinum Games keeps churning out games at an alarming rate, and Scalebound is one of three due in 2016. It’s got Wii U exclusive Star Fox Zero, PS4 exclusive Nier: Automata, and of course Xbox One exclusive Scalebound. If Platinum knows one thing it’s that everybody loves dragons, and Scalebound has you fighting alongside one of the scaly beasts. It looks like your standard Platinum beat-em-up, made even more epic by your team-mate, who you can call on to dispense fiery justice.

ReCore

Microsoft has been eerily quiet of ReCore, but it most definitely one of the standout games during the Xbox One’s E3 showing this year. With Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune pulling the strings, and a number of Metroid Prime devs on board, ReCore has quality stamped all over it. From the looks of protagonist Jewel has a robot companion with a modular core that can be slotted into other robots to make use of their unique abilities. In a way the concept kind of reminds me of Space Station: Silicon Valley, and it looks as if it’s going to be an integral component to several puzzles.

Gears of War 4

Well, what else would it be? Microsoft’s long-running meat-headed series is back, pumped full of more alien-slaying testosterone spewing bedlam. By now you know the formula, but Microsoft and new developer The Coalition are attempting to mix things up with a greater lore detail and more of a change of pace. So you know, you’ll occasionally take a break from slaying locusts to drive a car somewhere. Something evocative and deeply emotional like that, as a contrast to chainsawing someone’s face off.

Which Xbone exclusive are you most looking forward to?

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16:47 Jan-03-2016

In my opinion Xbox One is really weak compared to PS4 when it comes to games, especially because most of these will probably come to PC sooner or later

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16:50 Jan-03-2016

In my point of view this is a good thing. Xbox or Windows PC, Microsoft gains money from both and gamers can play with both platforms. I hope Sony follows Microsofts way. It would be paradise for gamers.

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15:35 Jan-03-2016

I want quantam break to pc :(

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16:02 Jan-03-2016

It will come to pc. It is a timed exclusive.

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09:53 Jan-04-2016

It isnt confirmed

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12:04 Jan-04-2016

Chances are higher

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06:56 Jan-03-2016

Scalebound looks neat !

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05:53 Jan-03-2016

I'm here only for Quantum Break.
Hope to see it on PC.

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19:48 Jan-02-2016

Quantum Break is the only game I'm looking forward to really.

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17:37 Jan-02-2016

I'm looking forward to these three...



  • Quantum Break

  • Scalebound

  • Gears of War Series


... when they are on PC !

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17:38 Jan-02-2016

Me too.

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16:24 Jan-02-2016

To me ReCore is really good.....

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15:44 Jan-02-2016

Quantum Break is one of the only Xbox One games which i have been looking forward too since its announcement

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15:26 Jan-02-2016

Why no one is anticipated for Gears? It'll come to PC too.

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15:47 Jan-02-2016

I am double happy, burn in hell exclusives! It is the age of multiplats!

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15:20 Jan-02-2016

article title made me laugh - "anticipated console exclusives" xD

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05:55 Jan-03-2016

LOL...
So you're laughing on X1??..hahaha

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14:29 Jan-04-2016

no, laughing on fact that every game is developed on PC, and just not making it available on PC so people are forced to get weak so-called next-gen console which is so nonprofitable that games cost more for consoles than PC, so the "exclusiveness" is actually greedy publisher restriction, and "anticipation" is false hope in weak performance delivering same visuals as we can see in PC-pre-rendered trailers :D

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05:17 Jan-05-2016

Yeah..that's true.
And i'm afraid that maybe one day in future games are only developed for Consoles,because Consoles are more profitable then PC.

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09:32 Jan-03-2016

So there just cant be good games on consoles?

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14:32 Jan-04-2016

literally no, because they are made on PC and then crippled down to be playable on consoles (from both performance and controls point of view)

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19:39 Jan-04-2016

Oh well, here we go again...

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19:47 Jan-04-2016

oh pardon me if it makes you sad, but that's just a harsh truth :/

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20:09 Jan-04-2016

k, what ever, useless to even start discussing about this.

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14:50 Jan-02-2016

i hope these exclusives are timed i'm really interested in recore and scalebound but that's not enough to justify an xbone

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14:22 Jan-02-2016

ReCore and Quantum break are probably the only two games from XB Ones line up that I may like, hopefully at the very least we get Quantum break for PC.


Between the consoles So far, Sony's 2016 lineup looks much better.

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14:21 Jan-02-2016

Quantum Break looks damn nice. Would really love to play it. PS. The post banner thingy looks awesome.

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14:15 Jan-02-2016

Quentum break will be released for pc later. (Thats wat sam lake said)\
(Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un-9b9HguPk)

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14:48 Jan-02-2016

Wow, it's great to see Microsoft is bringing so many exclusives to PC.

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14:50 Jan-02-2016

My dream is coming true. Now we only need to bring this to PS4 too.

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17:48 Jan-02-2016

that will never happen probably :D

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17:57 Jan-02-2016

Well, we may never see it on PS4 but for PS5 i wouldn't be so sure. Age of exclusives is ending. Many Xbox/Ps exclusives come to PC and many PC exclusives come to PS4. Therefore in future we might see multiplatform "used to be" exclusives.

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14:15 Jan-02-2016

I hope Quantum Break will eventually come out on pc too.

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15:49 Jan-02-2016

If I heard correctly, the question was "Do you hope Quantum Break will be released on pc someday?". But let's hope for the best. Also, Alan Wake 2, yaay.

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15:54 Jan-02-2016

I was like "What!? Alan Wake 2??? Oh yes, baby!"

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14:02 Jan-02-2016

For me it is Quantum Break. It looks like it is going to be the next Max Payne. My second choice is Gears of War 4.

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