Microsoft recently revealed the first Xbox Series X game. Highly anticipated titles like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Bright Memory: Infinite and more were revealed, but the “Optimized for Xbox Series X” badge left players with more questions than answers. Were the games going to run at 4K resolution? What about the frame rate (FPS)? Fortunately, an Xbox Wire post clarified what the badge means.
The publication said the following.
Optimized for Xbox Series X is the indicator for games that take full advantage of the power of Xbox Series X. Since Xbox Series X offers developers unmatched power and speed, this enables them to create the experiences they want and encompass a range of features and capabilities. based on what’s best for your individual titles … Games with the Optimized for Xbox Series X badge can display anything from virtually eliminating load times through Xbox’s speed architecture, enhanced visuals, and plotting Hardware accelerated DirectX rays powered by our next generation GPU, for more stable and often higher frame rates up to 120 FPS … like Halo Infinite … Games that have been optimized for Xbox Series X utilize the power of the new console to deliver higher and more stable frame rates, with a performance target of 60 FPS at 4K resolution. Some games may even support frame rates up to 120 FPS or variable refresh rates, allowing developers to offer gamers enhanced realism and more precise controls for fast-paced action.
If you see the Optimized for Xbox Series X badge, that means the performance target is 4K 60 FPS. It’s great to see that Microsoft cleared this up.
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Wondering which games are optimized for Xbox Series X? Below is a list of titles confirmed as Optimized for Xbox Series X.
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Bright Memory Infinite
- Call of the sea
- Cavalry 2
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Destiny 2
- DiRT 5
- FIFA 21
- Gears 5
- Halo Infinite
- Hitman 3
- Madden NFL 21
- Marvel avengers
- Scarlet Nexus
- Second extinction
- The rise
- The medium
- Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
- Yakuza: like a dragon
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Yakuza: Like a Dragon has not been confirmed to run at 60 FPS, but we’ll keep you posted as soon as we hear more. The Xbox Wire post can be seen as confirmation that these titles will attempt to achieve 4K 60 FPS images.
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