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Xbox 360 owners can look forward to plenty of surprise titles in 2009, most of which haven't been announced, Microsoft has said.

Speaking to in an interview to be published later this week, Microsoft's UK head of gaming and entertainment Stephen McGill said that there was "lots of great stuff" coming in 2009 that people "don't know about".

With the important Christmas period in full swing most Xbox 360 owners are well aware of the titles yet to be released on the console during what's left of 2008.

However, Microsoft has been relatively quiet on the 360's line-up for 2009, focusing instead on 2008 titles like blockbuster gore-fest Gears of War 2 and more casual-oriented titles like Lips, You're in the Movies and Scene It? Box Office Smash.

McGill said: "Well I know a lot of the games coming out from us and our third parties. Most of them, in fact, have not been announced because everyone's very focused on what's out for Christmas. So it would do our third party partners a disservice for me to announce their great line-ups before they're ready to.

"So obviously we've announced things like Halo Wars coming out in the Spring, Halo 3: Recon later next year, Resi Evil 5 is coming to the platform, (I'm) really excited about that. So I think we're very focused on what's coming out for Christmas, we've talked about things coming out early next year. Very soon at some point we'll have the exclusive content for Grand Theft Auto on Xbox 360. So there's lots of great stuff coming in 2009 that people know about. Lots more, I'm sure that they don't know about."

When asked if Microsoft had surprises in store for 360 owners in 2009, McGill replied: "You could expect that, yeah absolutely."

What are you looking forward to in 2009? Let us know in the comments section below.

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I agree with dav2612, I have neither gaming system. Make me choose Xbox 360 over PS3, tell me what is in store for 360. I am caught between both systems to buy for my son. HELP!!!
Posted 02:58 on 07 January 2009
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Who cares what's happening next year, I think they should solve the rod problem first or at least let people know what is happening, I'm fed up of seeing speculation in the forums about the jasper...
Posted 16:32 on 07 November 2008
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Well if MGS 4 is on that list ill be impressed also looking forward to Mass effect 2 thats gonna be awesome , and we all know that RE5 is gonna make a killing aswell
aswel as the nitorious FF13

But further along the line nothing to look forward to
Posted 10:25 on 04 November 2008
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MS has only 4 "just 360" games coming out 1st Q its sad to know that but true they need to get rolling give some info if theres more cuz if u dont know bot it how can you save/get ready for it. i think they goin to do something big with the new xbox live cuz there game count is not that high for 1st Q.
Posted 09:36 on 04 November 2008
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I agree with you Dav2612. People are going to be basing the purchase the console not only for the games that's out for Xmas but also the ones coming in 2009.
Posted 07:13 on 04 November 2008
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What's the point in keeping quiet about it? There is a big sales time coming up, announce what's coming in the year ahead and give people more reason to choose an xbox over a PS3.
Posted 21:39 on 03 November 2008
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So what in store for pc gamers or did micro soft forget us pc gamers agin! I hear apple wants us pc gamers these days.

By the way windows live needs to be better for us pc gamers. Personaly I bought fallout 3 and I find the windows live useless i don't play on a 360.
Posted 20:27 on 03 November 2008
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I got a few that I think MS may keep quiet about:

Mass Effect 2
Assassins Creed 2
Ghost Recon?
Bioshock 2?
Conkers Bad Fur Day....
Posted 19:40 on 03 November 2008
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A class A remake of GoldenEye from N64
Posted 18:23 on 03 November 2008
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Mass effect 2 is one of the announced ones isn't it?
Posted 18:21 on 03 November 2008
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mental mnokey

xbox portable that would be so cool if they showed it of at e3 2009 the could realese it at christmas
Posted 17:52 on 03 November 2008
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"What are you looking forward to in 2009? Let us know in the comments section below."

My only 'must buy' at present is Final Fantasy 13, and I've got Sacred 2 on pre-order which I think is now Q1 2009 release although I don't think it'll get rated very highly, just a hunch but £17.99 was too good a price not to pre-order at the time. Towards the end of 2009 I'd be expecting to see Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 6 and I'm really looking forward to finding out what the setting will be for it, maybe Mass Effect 2, there's even a remote possibility of Assassin's Creed 2 (2010 is more likely I think, along with the next Elderscrolls which has also been penned in for 2010).

If Level-5 release anything for the 360 in 2009 I'll be delighted, wouldn't mind a Disgaea port either but don't know if that's a possibility.

Overall I'm still a bit gobsmacked at how good the releases have been in 2008, especially October/November, got enough gaming here to get me well into 2009 regardless of what Microsoft may have up their sleeves.
Posted 16:33 on 03 November 2008
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I hope Mass Effect 2 is one of them.
Killer Instinct 3 will he announced, not sure if it will release next year though. I think early 2010 would suit it better. Also from Rare we'll probably get Perfect Dark 2, as it will have been 4 years by then.
Posted 16:24 on 03 November 2008
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