The Xbox One X is a powerful system, and it is a joy seeing games in all their 4K glory running on it. It is clear that initial fears about developers not utilizing its hardware, or only doing so to a token extent, were unfounded, too- it seems like they are legitimately excited to bring their games up to speed on the new console.
One of these developers is Wargaming, whose World of Tanks remains one of the most popular games in the world right now. World of Tanks has been enhanced for the Xbox One X- and speaking to Microsoft, TJ Wagner, Creative Director and Executive Producer admitted that just the prospect of showcasing the game in 4K and HDR on the Xbox One X was exciting enough for them as developers.
“Being able to render the full detail of the source assets for tanks and environments all at 4K resolution and with HDR lighting improvements is enough excitement in itself – plus it is very rewarding not only for us developers, but also for the players out there, as they can see what we have achieved on this great piece of hardware,” he said.
It’s good to see developers taking to the Xbox One X- the PS4 Pro, in contrast, had a more muted response and consequent uptake among developers last year. It seems like Microsoft’s more radical new hardware has galvanized the developer community far more.