It's less than an hour after Microsoft's unveiling of its brand new Xbox One console and the third party publishers are already announcing blockbusters for it.
First out of the gate were EA and Activision, announcing that the EA Sports line-up and the upcoming COD: Ghosts respectively would be landing on Microsoft's next-generation machine. Now Ubisoft has joined the party.
Both the historical pirate epic Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and the upcoming cyber-warfare open-world adventure Watch Dogs will appear on the Xbox One, according to Ubisoft. The publisher says that both will land on the new platform "later this year".
“The next generation of consoles will reinvigorate our industry and make it possible for us to deliver incredible new entertainment to gamers,” said Yves Guillemot, co-founder and chief executive officer, Ubisoft. “Our teams are using the innovations in connectivity, immersion and social gaming included in Xbox One to create original and memorable next-gen gaming experiences.”
Watch Dogs and Black Flag bolster what sounds like an impressive line-up. Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Game Studios, Phil Spencer revealed at the Xbox One presentation that 15 exclusive games will arrive on the platform in the first year - eight of which will be brand new IPs.