Microsoft has released a brand new Xbox One firmware update ahead of the release of Crackdown 3. In the changelog, the update mentions that it improves 4K visual performance in games.
Digital Foundry analysis?
Digital foundry? Really? Your talking about the same digital foundry that tests demo's and beta's and treats them like the final version of the game. That digital foundry? I used to like their analysis, but now not so much
fathertime4464 Are you going to love and approve DF all over again say if they test the final retail code and find that the X is running Anthem better than the Pro?
@fathertime4464 That's false about Digital Foundry though. They always make a point of mentioning when they are analysing beta/demo versions, and that optimization or changes can be made for the final release. Though many click bait sites use their results to incite fanboy wars and erroneous discussions...
@ultra Nope I wait for Gamingbolt, nxgamer, and candyland. Digital foundry has sold out and Rush's all they're shit now
***Nope I wait for Gamingbolt, nxgamer, and candyland. Digital foundry has sold out and Rush's all they're shit now*** 0.o at gamingbolt. They really don't do good analysis IMHO. YMMV.
Improving 4k visuals will not help this game. The polygon count was downgraded by 50 trillion looks like compared to the initial trailer.
It looks really dope on PC ultra settings.
If it's anything like the DX12 upgrade & Cloud Power..... then it'll be another upgrade you'll never notice
I'm mystified by the term 'Improve 4K Visual Performance' That is not a real thing. What is 'visual performance' supposed to be?
Lmao Eonjay why do you even care?
@DuckOnQuack35 Someone has to think for you guys... As xbone people tend to not rationalise correctly even if evidence is clear as water.
Is it the CBIU? (Cloud Boosted Image Upgrade)
All buttered up too ;-)
It keeps on getting better
The world's most powerful console just got better!
More power doesn't automatically make something better, I'd rather they finished the gen with a stronger line up. But I'm just a gamer, so what do I know.
And Crackdown 3 is still gonna suck ...
...which literally has nothing to do with this system update.
Its always comments like that on here everyday when theres anything about Xbox one im looking forward crackdown 3
That was totally unnecessary
You’re a prime example of what’s wrong with this website.
@DaGR8JIBRALTAR "And Crackdown 3 in my opinion is still gonna suck" Just changed it there for you.
With your lame name lmao go hide inna cave pony
Nice update. Meaningful.
So basically a graphic driver update.
Great, any update to improve things is always good.
I haven't seen an update since 2/5 though, guess not out for everyone yet.
You can do it manually, it's probably not mandatory just yet.
So this is only for the Xbox One X right? Cous the Xbox one is not capable to hit 4K even if it wish it could, right?
Correct, just as the base PS4 is not capable to hit 4K either.
But almost all games on the PS4 are 1080P and you would wish that the most games are hitting 1080P on the Xbox One, the most time it is less.😉
Incorrect. The Xbox One S is capable of 4K video playback and HDR. The OG Xbox One does not. So it is possible that a firmware update could have benefits for the One S as well.
How is it doing this? Anyone can just write something. It's not like Microsoft have earned anyone's trust.
You mean on N4G they'll never earn ppls trust no matter what. But on regular functioning normal websites and community people seem to like MS just fine as of late. Shocker right
Power of the cloud.
@AngelicIceDiamond6h Not only here, it's just common sense Sony has a superior product, just look at the numbers.
I'm literally downloading the update right now. Your comment is ridiculous.
BEAST????? Lmao I have one it's not a beast some games that say they are enhanced look no different DOOM with the 4k update looks the same NBA 2k games look the same Call of Duty Black Ops 4 has slowdown it's not a BEAST. Looking at the difference between PS4PRO and Xbox One X there's not much of a difference both do checkerboarding if it was 5xs the power of the PS4PRO I'd say yeah it's a BEAST however it isn't.
Dude nearly the majority of AAA games are in Native 4K on the X. Relax and get a grip
He seems to be the only one calling it that. Let him feel good about himself.
Super cool. I’m really coming around to 4K now. I was that guy who said it was wasted resources. And used to say that they should instead focus on FPS. I would always take 1080/60 over 4K/30 but now I go with the 4K option especially when it’s native. The way it makes things look so sharp and clear it’s almost like a next gen jump. I noticed this recently when I opted to get crash n sane trilogy on Xbox instead of PS4 pro ( blasphemy I know) but it was 1440p on pro but native 4K on x and also hdr on x and it’s a visual treat. And I’d never had expected that from a game like this. Without being too hyperbolic I think 4K was transformative to give the game an almost next gen feel just how clear clean and crisp everything was. Despite the fact it doesn’t have 4K textures or anything like that!
Considering the same update had this: "Video - Made improvements to the 4K video pipeline so that apps like Netflix display 4K content correctly." - I imagine the same update had a knock on effect to the gaming side. Those hoping for a higher resolution or more visual quality - don't get your hopes up. Nothing like that will have changed. If anything, it might just be a bit brighter or maybe it wasn't displaying the pixels correctly on certain TVs previously.
Did you just make all this up 🤣
He's anti-Xbox. He blocked me on twitter over a Hellblade argument he had with the devs. I'll try to condense it as much as possible for you guys. Here goes: Ninja Theory made a post about VR coming to Hellblade on PC. Rob got butthurt and basically said it was a slap in the face to PS gamers that supported them in the first place. Said they were betraying PS consumers since the Microsoft buy-out. I responded to him and basically told him that the VR mode was built for high-end PC VR set-ups and the base ps4 and Pro would not be able to handle it, especially with the mandate that VR games MUST run at 60 (it's 30 fps only on the base machine). He blocked me immediately even though my response was almost exactly what one of their own posts in the thread said. They didn't say the ps wouldn't be able to handle. What they did say was that their VR experience was built specifically with high end PC VR set-ups in mind. Put 2 and 2 together and you can gather that VR for that game just wouldn't be viable on PS4. So yeah, he's a Sony Pony. And to make it clear I don't fall into any camp myself. I originally bought the game day 1 on PS4 and played it on a PS4 Pro. The physical edition released late last year I bought on Xbox and re-played through on an Xbox One X. So his response is just coming from a space of denial and an unhealthy fanboy-ish attachment to a machine.
And in a response to him, but not replying to him because he's not worth my notification, no one is thinking the update means a higher resolution or better visual quality. "Improved 4K visual PERFORMANCE in games" We know the general expectation is games will look exactly the same, but just run better?
Nice to see the guy who’s thinks the world revolves around him has decided to comment on my post. Once again making up crap about the reason i blocked him on Twitter - he was blocked because he’s annoying and his posts were of no interest to me, yet he kept replying to things I was saying. That’s why he got blocked. He made up some story about me doing it off the back of a tweet (when I didn’t see his tweet) to make himself feel better I suppose... In regards to the other guy - look in the comment on here and on other articles covering this update - people were asking DF to recount pixels and confirm new resolutions. Yeah, you might not be, as we know that’s not what it means, but you’re not everyone...
That was one of like two or three things of yours I ever replied to.
Also really convenient how you only blocked me IMMEDIATELY after my response to you on that hellblade post from the devs. Definitely was for other reasons. Totally.
Like I said, many times, I posted a tweet, saw one from you (not the one you keep referring to) and couldn’t be bothered with you. That’s why you got blocked - I don’t know why you’re so upset about it. I didn’t even read a reply from you to the tweet I posted about hellblade. You just imagine I did to hide the fact that you’re very annoying on social media and, dare I saw it, more of a fanboy than the people you try and claim are one. Yeah, you own both Consoles but who cares, that’s like the “I’m not racist, I have black friends” cop out. You still troll and try to put down anyone who prefers playing on PlayStation. I play Xbox games on the win 10 store on my PC - so technically I also own both platforms. What’s your logic about that? It doesn’t count if it’s a PC? Grow up. This feud and strange obsession you have is both childish and pathetic.
Fuck yeah! Stoked!
Disagree? Lol, someone's triggered!
Correcting the first sentence: "Microsoft has released a brand new Xbox One firmware update ahead of the release of Metro: Exodus"
Metro: Exodus and Crackdown 3 are both being released on the same day. Maybe I'm not getting the joke?
Wondering what this actually entails.
“Made improvements to the 4K video pipeline so that apps like Netflix display 4K content correctly” I wonder if this will have any effect in the always hdr on stuff. Still hoping they fix that and bring hdr YouTube playback as well. That’ll be amazing! Considering chromecast ultra and certain roku boxes do it. You gotta figure that Xbox one x has the power for that stuff!
Exact kind of improvements I like to see in system updates.
Awesome for the 20% that own 4K TVs with HDR!
I still have the base/original first day release Xbox One, so I'm pretty sure this update isn't going to do me much, lol. Still though, great to hear they some how keep improving the Xbox One X.
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