Its official! The Witcher 2, Crackdown, Forza Horizon and Fable Anniversary to be enhanced for Xbox One X
Not only that, they added a graphics mode or performance mode option for all X enhanced BC games. Man this is awesom! Downloading the updates right now!
Blue Dragon in 4k next please
YES! The game already looks great, it would look crazy in 4K
BC is unecessary and waste of time feature.
Mike has a point. When the best feature of a new console is playing old games its pretty sad tbh.
@thrust, well it certainly isnt the lineup lol.
mike i am a ps4 only owner but it's not a bad thing to have options. instead of looking at it through any other point of view why not l0ook at it as something MS has done right and hopefully others will follow. I want all 3 console makers toi learn from each other and make improvements because in the end we as gamers want more not less features/options now sony has me covered games wise with more than enough support but i wouldn't mind being able to play ps2 games on ps4 without having to pay extra
I saw that, It seems you can choose to render in 4K (9X the resolution of 720p) OR in a special performance mode that increases the framerate mode at the original resolution. I wonder if this will let You run 60fps on games that were originally locked at 30? Whats everyones thoughts?
I wish I knew more about that. Does that mean that you lose the 4k mode when you run it in performance? I like that we get options, but they don't or haven't told us the full benefits or technical abilities of each.
http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... From the article: "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was enhanced for Xbox One X at the end of 2017, adding both a mode prioritizing 4K resolution at 30 frames per second, and another prioritizing 60 frames per second with dynamic scaling." I assume that if XB1 games like Witcher 3 are able to double the frame rate with dynamic scaling that the Witcher 2 could possibly do both 4k and 60fps at the same time. Other stuff like better filtering, enhanced textures, and even HDR can be added to older games though so I'm sure it's more a developer decision as to what gets supported.
Witcher 2 and... fable! Fable! FABLE! Simply Awesome! Can´t wait to play it on the X! Xbox One X is getting ASTONISHING support! Congrats and Thank You Xbox Team!
I noticed there were 2 updates for Halo 3 and Gears 3,I couldn't find anything about it at that time.This is a great way of supporting your BC games though. (A battle that Sony is definitely losing ATM)
Yea, Mirrors Edge also got a new update. Microsoft said in an interview that when they add support for more titles , that other titles that they already enhanced for the X may also see benefits. So I’m guessing that is what we are seeing. It is incredible how they are doing the 360 enhancements for the X. Some games rendered their texture mipmaps on the fly on the 360. So for those games, the emulator that they built for the X tells the game engine to render those mipmaps at a higher resolution. Which is why they are able to make the textures in those games look high resolution without going back and physically recreating them. Very cool tech, on top of the 16xAF and 4xMSAA... it makes these games look incredible in 4K on the X. HDR can be drawn out of some 360 titles that originally used 10bit encoding(most used 8bit) in their rendering pipeline. Though they take those games that they can re-encode in HDR to the original developer to make sure that the HDR look is what their original vision was for the game. If not, Microsoft doesn’t do it. The developer has final say in whether or not the 360 titles that can support HDR, ultimately get it.
It's an update to the emulator for them to allow the performance/graphics mode option
People must have forgot about this.......... https://www.slashgear.com/x... I never did. It just took years to implement.
You're right, I remember this as well.
Good. I have everything except Fable. Picking up that X1X soon
I never played the original Crackdown as I only had a PS3 at the time.From what i hear its a great game. Think I'm gonna download it on the X as a warm up for the upcoming Crackdown 3 release :)
I remember buying it for the sole purpose of the halo beta, but was pleasantly surprised by the game after I went and tried it.
I bought it for the halo demo as well and I ended up liking it more than halo lol. There is no story or whatever, it’s just pure gameplay fun.
Never played Crackdown on 360 is it worth it to grab it now?
You better belive it. Very good game and now looks better than ever.
The first crackdown was the best imo. Hopefully the latest can live up to the hype!
Yes it is.
Yes it is, the narrator is funny as hell. One time I died and the narrator said “ahhh well” as soon as I exploded into the air and landed in the water
I got the Witcher 2 free from Games with Gold a few months ago, Now looks like an ideal time to install it and start a new adventure :) A great day for fans of the series.
this is what i like about backwards compatibility games you owned you dont gotta pay i got crackdown free with gold along time ago btw anybody notice crackdown 1 now because of xbox one x enhanced patch looks like crackdown 3 gameplay from E3
Ok this is awesome
Alright, that’s cool. I’ll check out CrackDown again as a primer for CD3. Wish they’d do that for Vanquish and Bayonetta. Bayonetta’s visuals could use some cleaning up.