War Thunder Dev On Xbox One X: Native 4K Resolution Not Always Required For Better Picture

Gaijin Entertainment CEO Anton Yudintsev offers his take on native 4K and it’s so-called benefits.

Posted By | On 17th, Jan. 2018 Under News


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When it comes to War Thunder, Gaijin Entertainment has worked on a number of platformers throughout the years. Its free to pay MMO, which combines aerial warfare with armoured battles and naval combat, is available on PS4, PC, Linux and Android. However, it will be making the leap to the Xbox One in the near future and that means support for the Xbox One X as well.

To understand how capable the console is when it comes to rendering graphically demanding titles at native 4K, that too without techniques like dynamic scaling and checkerboarding, GamingBolt spoke to Gaijin CEO Anton Yudintsev.

Yudintsev responded that, “It is very broad question. Xbox One X definitely can render some games in native 4k resolution. However, it may be make sense to improve overall picture and use some shortcuts on rendering resolution. It all depends on tech that the game used. Most of the current games uses so-called deferred rendering, which performance scales linearly or even worth than with resolution area (i.e. as a square of resolution size, meaning 4k is 4+ times more demanding than 1080). Forward shading (or its modern variations) can behave better here.

“It is also worth mentioning that actual 4k ‘native’ resolution isn’t really always required for better picture. Most of neighbor pixels would be almost the same anyway, what we (gamers) do need is small details (i.e. antialiasing) and good temporal stability of shading. Unless for benchmarks, ‘honest’ native 4k isn’t actually better. I am sure we’ll see some interesting progress here in the nearest future.”

As for whether the developer would prefer players enjoying the game on Xbox One X as opposed to the normal Xbox One due to higher frame rates and improved visual fidelity, Yudintsev noted that, “I always hope people will move to better hardware. Unfortunately for developers, a lot of people feel good with what they have already for years. So I don’t expect any immediate changes here. (Although Xbox One X users will have better visuals and/or framerates indeed).”

War Thunder currently doesn’t have a release date for Xbox One but you can check it out on Steam today. Let us know your thoughts on the Xbox One X’s power in the comments below.


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