Microsoft’s powerful Xbox One X will be available in under a month, which is prompting game developers to reveal patches they are readying for release to tap into the 4K and HDR capabilities of the new console.
The Coalitions’s Gears of War 4 will be getting the 4K and HDR treatment for the Xbox One X this month in preparation for the console’s November 7 release. The ‘Enhanced’ update will add full 4K resolution support, rather than rely on the checkerboard rendering techniques seen with some PlayStation 4 Pro games and the likes of Bioware’s upcoming Anthem game.
HDR (high dynamic range) which has been supported by Gears of War 4 on the Xbox One S, will also be combined with the 4K rendering, which will be a first for the game mixing high resolution and wide colour and contrast range in one presentation.
Given The Coalition is a subsidiary of Microsoft Studios and the Gears of War license is now owned by Microsoft, it is no surprise that Gears of War 4 is getting the full enhanced for Xbox One X experience.
We’ll have to wait and see how many third-party developers will offer updates to enhance their currnet and future games with 4K resolutions, boosted textures and HDR to put the power of the Xbox One X to the test. If the PlayStation 4 Pro is anything to go by, developer support for the extra power it offers over the base PlayStation 4 has not exactly been significant.
However, major developers like Bethesda have thrown in their support for enhanced graphical features for their games on the Xbox One X, and Microsoft has previously revealed a list of 100 games set to get enhanced features, though these could go from full 4K support to slightly boosted 1080p performance.
We’ll have to take a closer look at the Xbox One X and the enhancements it promises to bring when the console is released in November, but so far it looks like decent machine for people with 4K TVs looking to buy their first Xbox One console.
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