Xbox One X “4K Ultra HD” Label Includes Dynamic Resolution, Checkerboarding

That label won’t always entail native 4K for Xbox One titles.

Posted By | On 13th, Jun. 2017 Under News

After Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One X (formerly Project Scorpio) and showcased several of games running on the console, it began introducing us to various labels that games would carry. Xbox Wire actually details the labels, which include “4K Ultra HD”, “HDR” and “Xbox One X Enhanced”.

The “4K Ultra HD” label is interesting because, as pointed out by nynt9 on NeoGAF, it doesn’t just encompass native 4K resolutions but games that use checkerboard rendering (the same technique as the PS4 Pro) and dynamic resolutions.

Though it’s a given that not every game will be able to run at native 4K and hit 60 FPS (like, say, Destiny 2), it’s still worth noting that checkerboarding and dynamic resolutions are a thing on Xbox One X titles.

Interestingly, the “Xbox One X Enhanced” label means that, “A developer has done special work to take advantage of Xbox One X’s 6 teraflops of power. Specific enhanced features will vary by game.” We suppose this refers to features like supersampling, anisotropic filtering and so on.

What are your thoughts on the Xbox One X, which releases on November 7th? Let us know in the comments below.

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