343 Industries’ Halo franchise development director, Frank ‘Franky’ O’Connor, has provided some additional details about the upcoming Halo 5 Xbox One X update.
Nice that they're doing it properly with upgrades to the textures and assets, rather than just changing the rendering res and calling it a day. And he's right about the OLEDs. They're just marvelous, even with ye olde standard range content.
Much better with HDR
Hmmm, so they are not just upping the res but also adding 4K textures and some limited HDR....Halo5 already looked great, definitely cant wait to give it another run through in 4K. X is really turning out to be a huge plus for what it adds to new and old games.
Halo 5 looked awful in places Imo, but not because the art. There is a beautiful game waiting to burst out with proper res, AA, and texture filtering. I'm quite looking forward to revisiting it to see it how 343 envisioned it.
I got a 65" LG C7 OLED a couple of months ago. Unparalleled SDR performance with PC 4k gaming at 60Hz or 1080p 120Hz. They really are awesome. My biggest gripe is wishing HDR was more mature and instead of a peak 650 nits or so OLEDs could do at least 2,000 nits. Ha. HDR is insanity.
Hmm, preference difference here. I don't like the screen to be that bright. I'd rather it be 650 nits and use lighting control in the house instead. Samsung advertises their 2,000 nits tvs for viewing in ultra bright rooms and that doesn't interest me in the slightest.
Nice! I'm going with a 55" B7, heard they are the same except for the audio capabilities. I never use a TV for audio anyway haha. I'm really looking forward to this TV though, it's going to be so awesome.
@omnislashVer36 There is a big misconception concerning HDR high brightness displays and why it is objectively important. HDR display high brighness/luminosity or light output (nits) is not about overall constant brightness. It is about being able to display higher potential brightness in scenes where it makes sense as well as actually resolve fine detail in those bright areas. For example, at night time, car headlights and tailights. Or street lamps. Or flashlights. Or gun muzzle flares. Explosions. Or lightning. or sun reflections on cars and metal. Or a few bright lights in a dim restaurant. Or very sunny scenes. 1 nit is equal to about the light output of one flame candle. 30,000 nits is about the amount of ambient light from an average clear sunny day. SDR content maxes out at 100 nits and 1million colors. Even if the camera was capable of exposing a higher range. HDR content can potentially reach 10,000 nits and beyond plus 1 billion colors in order to capture/show more of reality. Also, just because a game or movie is HDR doesn’t mean it is mastered to be bright at any point. There are HDR movies like Arrival which on average remain below 100 nits. While others are mastered with 4;000 nits in mind.
@timotim You’ll love it, I’m sure. The only reason I can see anyone being disappointed is because they can’t comfortably finance or afford it (like me lol).
4K and 4K assets for Halo 5. The gauntlet overflows like rivers down a stream here at Xbox. Its like a damn 4K trade fare on the beast. Bring on DA X!.
"The gauntlet overflows like rivers down a stream".. 🤔 Anyone??! 😕
lol, I love Kionic's post....just got to make sure I'm not drinking coffee when I read 'em.
Xbox blowing his mind like a boiling ocean in a lake. Sense not required.
Substance abuse would explain a lot of his posts
You would know a lot about substance abuse..Sterling Archer. A kilos nothing to ya.
The gauntlet overflows like an abundance of mushrooms in my tea here at SmeXbox.
Interesting comment as usual.
Halo 5 is still very good looking and I can't imagine how good it looks in 4K! But can we have Halo 6 please? I've put hundreds and hundreds of hours into Halo 5s multiplayer and I just can't play it anymore. It's perfect but I'm done with it
I want them to take as much time as they need to make the game a GOTY contender in all facets, especially SP. I want it to be CB 4K60FPS, beautiful HDR, 4-way co-op, open sanbox level BEAST! I don't care if it takes another two years...as long as its great.
I am sure Halo 6 will be announced in 2018.
They should have used the extra power to add a coop mode.
You do understand that the same copy of Halo 5 that millions own today and play on there Xbox Ones is the same Halo 5 that will get patched for X right. X doesn't have its own versions, it's just ONE game that gets shared. Because of this, it would be hard to makes huge changes like that...anything you do to the game has to be playable from ALL Xbox consoles the game plays on.
It's not a new game, it's just new mode, a new way to play, made possible thanks to the added power.
I dont think they want to make the majority of their user base upset.
Nice, but X is comprising but who's care it at its keeping to claim.
The bot is breaking down. Ctrl / Alt, Del.
i just don’t know
XiNatsuDragnel, is at again with that gibberish.
And that's in a written comment, with ample opportunity to proof read and edit. Imagine what he's like to talk to in real life.
I assume you study the saliva on the floor around him for some form of patterns, like hieroglyphics but nonsensical and not as cool
Cocaine is a hellava drug!
Cant wait to see Microsoft show it off.
I'll have my LG 4K OLED B7 by Black Friday...BRING IT!
Looking forward to so many 2nd playthroughs of these 4k updated games. Nov 7th hurry up please.
It's my bday on the 8th, will you buy me one for my birthday <3
Too bad they won't add split screen. It's a damn shame they pulled it in the first place, supposedly because they didn't have the power to do split screen and 60 fps
Yeah, split screen was my favorite mode in previous games.
What about that jarring thing where enemy animations run at 30fps when they get to 10ft and above in front of you? Is that compromise still present?
Would like to see a PC release like other Xbox games. I mean Xbox fans would like to include everyone they can right? Given the shouting about crossplay and all.
no one shouts crossplay for shooters with pc people, it's not needed to include more, you find a match within 1-2 seconds. I think you meant xbox fans bring up crossplay but only for games that are on the ps4 as well not exclusives. or games that have nothing to do with shooting on pc mister
I am excited for this as its one my fav X1 titles. As for the OLED comment makes me happy I have an older version of the LG OLED the 65B6OLED TV, and I absolutely love it especially when they released the firmware to fix the input latency made a huge difference. Cant go back to normal LED panel TV, and not think about my OLED set.
Halo 5 is absolutely gorgeous.
just got my 55" OLED TODAY AND OMG!!!!
Should have put in splitscreen instead
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