Microsoft’s holy-grail of a console, the Xbox One X is about to land next month. Microsoft continuously touts that the Xbox One X is here to provide gaming enthusiasts the true 4K gaming experience. Microsoft’s obsession of taking over your entertainment system has taken a completely new level.
As we enter into November, Microsoft is getting serious about revamping the hype they’ve been building since its initial tease at E3 2016 and then after its official debut at E3 2017. Microsoft is definitely no slouch in either terms, whether that comes in the form of marketing or innovation. Microsoft’s Xbox One X is one that console enthusiasts have been hoping for. And with the competition between Microsoft and Sony taking new heights, Microsoft’s and Sony’s commitment in providing an excellent gaming experience doesn’t seem to be dying out anytime soon. The commitment to the ultimate 4K HDR gaming experience on consoles has never been better as both brands take on each another.
As Microsoft prepares for the launch of the Xbox One X, Microsoft has now released some information on what they are working on as they near the release frame of the Xbox One X. Gears of War 4 was one of Microsoft’s titles that drove sales for the Xbox One S once it launched more than a year ago. To accommodate enthusiasts, not only is Microsoft touting that the game would run at 4K, but Microsoft says that it would run the game at true 4K.
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“Get ready to experience unmatched clarity, richness and details with true 4K visuals (3840×2160) in our Visuals Rendering Mode. Even if you’re playing on a 1080p screen, you’ll instantly notice the difference thanks to a 4K super sampled image that brings you a crisper, richer looking Gears game than you’ve ever seen before.” says their website.
Additionally, Microsoft also confirmed that there would be two modes to choose from that would allow you to prioritize framerates or quality. As the name suggests, if you’re opting in for framerates, the Xbox One X would run the game at 1080p/60 FPS while the quality preset would run the game at 4K (3840 x 2160). Microsoft also confirmed that the Xbox One X would run at “rock-solid” (as they tout) 4K/60FPS in versus mode disregarding the preset that you run the game at. However, its also worth mentioning that the 4K/60FPS commitment is actually not native but is going to downscale when it needs to under demanding situations.
Some other improvements include longer draw distances, better reflections, dynamic shadows and better high-resolution textures.