Apparently, the best games are on Xbox One. This is according to Microsoft who posted a video highlighting all the exclusive blockbusters that will be available on its next-gen system when it releases later this year — in November for those who are counting down.
Ya know, there's just one problem. The majority of the games shown here aren't exclusive to the Xbox One. Last time I checked, FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4, Watch Dogs, and Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag are all multiplatform games. Heck, Ubisoft has even created exclusive content for the PlayStation versions of Watch Dogs and Black Flag.
To be fair, there are a few exclusives included in the video. Forza Motorsport 5, Killer Instinct, and Ryse: Son of Rome are all exclusive to the Xbox One. But where is Sunset Overdrive? Lococycle? Fantasia: Music Evolved? I guess it helps that downloadable content for CoD: Ghosts and Battlefield 4 will release first on Xbox One — maybe that's what makes it the optimal platform?
My personal favorite is the Game Informer quote for FIFA 14 which doesn't even reference the Xbox One. "The beautiful game lives up to its name on next-generation consoles."
Technically, Microsoft isn't lying. The best games are on Xbox One — but, they are also on PS4, PC, and all the other platforms out there. My problem with the video is that it's a bold, arrogant claim to make, especially when its competitor has the likes of The Last of Us and Beyond: Two Souls on its side.