Halo 5 Xbox One/Xbox One X Comparison Showcases Major Visual Upgrade

This Halo 5: Guardians Xbox One/Xbox One X comparison showcases in a crystal clear way the major visual upgrade delivered by the new console.

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Imp0ssibl339d ago

Haven't played it yet. Looks great!

freshslicepizza39d ago

Looks great visually but there is still some pop-in.

Skull52139d ago

Damn the campaign already looked great, was hoping to see multiplayer, I remember in Warzone the graphics were so bad it made my eyes bleed flying into the map, the foliage was sooooo bad.

Ghost_of_Tsushima39d ago (Edited 39d ago )

That’s quite an upgrade. I’m sure Halo 6 will look amazing on Xbox One X.

oasdada39d ago

Dang the textures look ugly even on the X and draw distance aint that good too

Bhai39d ago

@oasdada that IS the actual thing bro, we can always run Tetris in true 4K HDR across any platform (including Switch too), but yeah is anything on Xbox 1 X ever gonna look better than Horizon Zero Dawn, or Uncharted 4 or the Last of Us 2 ... like ever? highly doubt it ;)

Skull52138d ago

Lol, the character models in CoD look better than any of those games.

Nu39d ago

Sorry but all I noticed was better lighting. To me Xbox One X is hyperbole and just a faux news ploy.

Sciurus_vulgaris39d ago

Halo 5 running on Xbox One X, even when unpatched for it, was shown to have increased draw distance, decreased pop in, decreased or absent resolution scaling and increased texture filtering.

ThePope38d ago

Thats funny I've read quite a bit from people who are known to state what they believe no matter what (ex: Arthur Gies) and they say the difference is stunning. But what do the people who actually have the X1X know over you. Nothing you know so much more.

Artemidorus38d ago

Best go back to the inferior console or the other one that pretends to be a console.

Tsar4ever0139d ago

Nice. It's like taking a 900p game and than changing it to 1440p

Obscure_Observer39d ago

Xbox One X has redefined the meaning of enhanced to ENHANCED!

russo12139d ago (Edited 39d ago )

Unfortunately as the video shows you need a zooming fest to spot differences, as already remarked is not noticeable.

Obscure_Observer39d ago


Whatever you said, dude. ;)

ThePope38d ago


Its funny the difference between 900p and 1080p used to hurt PS fans eyes and give them headaches. Now the difference between 900p and 4K is not noticeable. HAHA

MagicBeanz38d ago

Actually its been redefined to pause and zoom way in.

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KaiPow39d ago

That draw distance is gorgeous.

odderz39d ago

It’s about time it was on a console that could play it properly

babadivad39d ago

Exactly. This game was over designed for the console it launched on. It looked great about 3 feet from the player. Then the quality drops off dramatically. It was so distracting, I never finished.

I look forward to finally completing this game on a console that can run it properly. And from the Halo Wars 2 storyline has shown, I am VERY excited for what's in store for the next main line Halo game.

babadivad39d ago (Edited 39d ago )


What about my comment has suggested to you that I'm a "Fanboy". I just stated facts. Halo 5's dynamic scaler DOES drop off dramatically the further out the scene is from the player. It's pretty aggressive. Once you see it, you can't un-see it.

If anyone is a "fanboy" here, it's you.

Sunny_D39d ago (Edited 39d ago )

He’s right. Digital Foundry also made note of this.

babadivad39d ago


I'm not surprised at the disagrees. N4G is one of the places where people disagree with you for stating facts.

DrumBeat39d ago

I felt the same way about Gears 4. It looked so smeared. I can't wait to play it as it was intended, because it looks like a great entry.

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Cybermario39d ago

now, if only the game was as good as the visual upgrades

Ghost_of_Tsushima39d ago

The campaign is awful. Multiplayer is ok.


It's easily the best exclusive MP shooter.

YEP41439d ago

The campaign was wasn't awful...i guess by halo. Standards... mp best so mp can beat it

Skull52139d ago

Yep, so good they forced Guerilla Games out of the FPS game because they couldn’t compete.

343_Guilty_Spark39d ago

Campaign isn’t awful. It’s decent.

Multiplayer is where this game shines though.

haydenlake39d ago

The only reason people give on it being awful is the fact that we don't play as Master Chief for most or even half of it. While that's a significant factor, when you look at the campaign for what it is it's not that bad.


The multiplayer is highly-praised by the fanbase.

hamburgerhill39d ago

I didn't dig the sp portion of the game. Not a bad game at all but just didn't feel like HALO to me. Sign up Marty for future triologys please. In my opinion his music shaped HALO kind of like the music in Backdraft the movie or any with a theme. The music is what also killed Gears of War and The Man of Steel in my honest personal opinion.

mark_parch39d ago

the campaign was still fun as the core mechanics are amazing but the story was dog shit

DonkeyWalrus39d ago

No seriously, the campaign is garbage. Brian Reed is a terrible writer. Halo 5's campaign takes about 4 hours to beat, way too many characters with not enough time spent developing a single one of them so it's hard to care about them at all. Every Halo game, even 4, I could replay campaign over and over. Halo 5 I feel like I had to force myself to complete it and I will never play the campaign again. It's bad.

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Woolly_39d ago

the levels people stoop to for up_votes. . on this site ^_^

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Vegamyster39d ago

For a 60 fps title it looks great lol.

spicelicka39d ago

Which it is. Gameplay is butter smooth and MP is one of the best in the market.

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no_more_heroes39d ago

Wonder if they're gonna bother changing the 30FPS animations of distant enemies? Looks great every other way though.

Alexious39d ago

That would be cool, but I doubt it.

Skull52139d ago

Yeah I hope they do but we will see. Also a bummer HDR couldn’t be implemented. Halo 6 is gonna be incredible looking, Halo is perfect for HDR and now the power of the X is gonna maybe take the graphics crown once again!

Septic39d ago

Yeah they need to sort that, particularly in Warzone