Games optimized for Xbox Series X will include ray tracing, higher frame rates, faster loading


Microsoft has provided a more in-depth explanation of its Optimized for Xbox Series X label, explaining that games identified in this way have been created specifically for the next-gen console, with a variety of benefits. In a new Xbox Wire blog post, it is explained that games with the Optimized for Series X badge must have been “natively designed or fully rebuilt” for Xbox Series X. New games created natively include Halo: Infinite and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, while upgraded games include Gears 5.

IGN’s Bo Moore spoke to Jason Ronald, one of Xbox Series X’s chief engineers, about the definition of the term, which you can see below:The post breaks down a number of benefits for optimized games, including ray tracing, a performance target of 60 frames per second at 4K resolution (rising to 120 FPS in some games), and ‘near-load’ times. removed. ‘

However, Jason Ronald makes it clear that this is not a “feature checklist” that must be adhered to in order to get an optimized badge. “We don’t dictate the design of the game,” he explained. The badge can be obtained, “as long as they’re designing the game and building it on the Xbox Series X development platform, and they really tailor it to take advantage of it.”

DiRT 5 will be one of the games capable of taking advantage of a 120 FPS frame rate, with David Springate of Codemasters making it clear that it includes an option to toggle between 60 and 120 frames per second (presumably with a loss of resolution at the highest Speed).

Meanwhile, the Call of the Sea adventure game will be able to support 4K resolution and ray tracing to help spice up your island. As mentioned previously, the SSD and Velocity architecture of the new console allow Gears 5 to load four times faster on X Series than on Xbox One.

Complete list of games optimized for Xbox Series X

Xbox has provided a complete list of Optimized Series X games, which you can see below. However, this list is evolving due to the number of new games not yet announced:

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Bright Memory Infinite
  • Call of the sea
  • Cavalry 2
  • Chorus
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Destiny 2
  • DiRT 5
  • FIFA 21
  • Gears 5
  • Halo Infinite
  • Hitman 3
  • Madden NFL 21
  • Marvel avengers
  • Outriders
  • Scarlet Nexus
  • Disdain
  • Second extinction
  • The rise
  • The medium
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
  • Yakuza: like a dragon

Last week, Xbox explained the Smart Delivery program in more detail, which will allow free updates between current-generation and next-generation games, including transporting your saved data through consoles.
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