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  • Some Xbox 360 Games to Get Xbox One X Visual Upgrade Treatment

    xbox 360 games xbox one xWith the Xbox One X set to storm the world next month, Microsoft is gearing up their game library by releasing visual updates. Surprisingly, even some older Xbox 360 games available on the Xbox One X via backward compatibility are set to get the visual upgrade treatment.

    According to Xbox, a number of Xbox 360 backward compatible games will be getting an upgrade to support a higher resolution, 9X the original pixel count, and expanded color details.

    This upgrade allows to improve game visual quality without touching the game code in any way. It's called the Heutchy Method and "leverages the power of Xbox One X to let the Xbox 360 emulator present the very best version of the game possible with the existing assets--all without touching the game code."

    The number of games to get upgraded visual support is quite limited so far. The Xbox 360 games available for an Xbox One X visual upgrade are Assassin's Creed, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Fallout 3, and Halo 3.

    Halo 3 isn't the only Halo game to get visual upgrades in preparation for the Xbox One X launch. Halo: The Master Chief Collection is also getting a visual upgrade - this game collection includes all Halo games from Combat Evolved to Halo 4.

    Microsoft also has lots of plans to improve the graphical fidelity of other Halo games in the near future too.

    While we don't know whether Microsoft will release visual updates for any more Xbox 360 games, we do know that the company is planning to release many visual updates for existing Xbox One titles.

  • Gears of War 4 Xbox One X Improvements Explained

    gears of war 4 xbox one xGears of War 4 is set to receive a rather hefty patch that'll include a range of improvements aimed towards Xbox One X users. These improvements are all changes to the graphical appearance and overall frame performance of the game.

    The update is completely free, but it won't offer any benefits for those not using the Xbox One X.

    To begin with, the new Xbox One X improvements for Gears of War 4 will allow players to play the game in true 4K (3840 x 2160). Players will have the option to choose between different visual modes, but even 1080P is said to have a significant graphics boost.

    There will also be two different rendering modes players can choose from. Players can either go into Performance mode or Visuals mode. On Performance mode, the game will be capped at 1080P resolution, but frame rate will be higher and will reach 60 frames per second.

    With the Visuals mode, players can choose to use 4K resolution and 30FPS. These changes will only be apparent in Campaign and Horde modes. For Versus modes, all players will have access to 4K 60FPS gameplay.

    A number of other graphical improvements have been added to Gears of War 4 on the Xbox One X thanks to the new Xbox One X performance increase. These improvements include enhanced light shafts, dynamic shadows, increased draw distances, enhanced character textures, and better reflections. Players will also get better audio quality with the included Dolby Atmos support.

  • Hitman Game of The Year Edition Announced

    hitman game of the yearA brand new game of the year edition for Hitman has been announced and it will make its way to Xbox One, PC, and PS4 later this year on November 7.

    The new game of the year edition will include the base game, the content available through the Hitman season pass, and a brand new campaign called Patient Zero.

    IO Interactive has provided a small snippet of information about the new campaign. We've provided the description below:

    "After the routine elimination of a target, a contingency plan to unleash a global pandemic is triggered and Agent 47 must race against the clock to prevent a virus from spreading," reads the new campaign's description. "This four-mission campaign spans different locations in the game, each one re-worked from the original settings with new gameplay opportunities, disguises, characters, challenges, gameplay mechanics, AI behavior and HUD elements. Bangkok, Sapienza, Colorado and Hokkaido look and feel completely different with a new time of day and new custom music created by the composer for Season One, Niels Bye Nielsen."

    The new campaign will also introduce "new Escalation Contracts, new weapons, new suits, new challenges, improvements to existing features, and new lighting enhancements."

    A number of graphical improvements have been included in the new game of the year edition, as well as some content specific to the Xbox One X. This information has also been provided below.

    Xbox One X Enhancements: A whole host of enhancements are on the way for Xbox One X owners, including options for native 4K and a higher framerate. Specific details to come in an Xbox-specific blog post.

  • Xbox One X Pre-Orders To Open Soon

    xbox one x preordersIf you've been keeping an eye on the Xbox One X, formally known as the Xbox Scorpio, then you'll know that the console is set to hit homes around the world very soon.

    While Xbox is planning to push out the Xbox One X to retailers as soon as possible, pre-orders for the new console have not yet been opened.

    Thankfully, Xbox's Phil Spencer has confirmed that he plans to bring the Xbox One X pre-order page online very soon. Phil Spencer took to Twitter to write, "Our plan is set for this. All approvals are done so now just landing the announce with all the info, won't be too much longer."

    This means that the Xbox One X should be on sale very soon. With all of the hype that's lead up to the Xbox One X, we wouldn't be surprised if the console sells out very quickly, so you may want to keep an eye out on Phil Spencer's Twitter page for more updates.

    The Xbox One X is set to launch on November 7 across the globe. The console will be going for $500 USD. Other countries will sell it for their own prices, with the UK selling it for 449 GBP and Australia selling it for $659 AU as an example.

    Recently, it was revealed that the Xbox One X will be Xbox's smallest console yet, despite it also being the most powerful. The Xbox One X can also stand on its side, just like the Xbox 360. This feature was also introduced to the Xbox One S.

  • The Evil Within 2 and Wolfenstein II To Get 4K Xbox One X Support

    the evil within 2 4k xbox one xTwo more games have been listed as 4K supported titles for those that pick up the Xbox One X.

    The new games include The Evil Within 2, and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. If you visit the Xbox Games Store link for either of these two games, you'll now notice a number of logos to showcase their 4K support.

    These logos include "Xbox One X Enhanced," "HDR," and "4K Ultra HD" and are often used on games that have had texture reworks for the Xbox One X.

    With The Evil Within 2 and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus joining the Xbox One X launch party, the list of games with Xbox One X and 4K support is starting to grow.

    Other games recently announced for Xbox One X include the unreleased Crackdown 3, Assassin's Creed: Origins, Forza Horizon 7, and Sea of Thieves.

    A number of developers and publishers have teamed up with Microsoft to launch 4K support for their existing games, as well.

    Some of these upgrades to existing games include Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Killer Instinct, Minecraft, and Halo 5.

    The Xbox One X will launch on November 7, later this year. The new Xbox enhanced 4K console will cost USD $499.

    If you already own a game that will be getting an upgrade to support 4K and HDR on the Xbox One X, you'll simply need to boot up the game on the Xbox One X console and you'll get a prompt to download the necessary files.

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