Xbox Series X: Better resolution, HDR and more FPS


from Dominik Zwingmann
Backward-compatible games are equipped with additional features on the Xbox Series X. Among other things, a new technology was developed with which HDR will also be possible in previous games for Xbox and Xbox 360 in the future. In addition, the frame rate is doubled for selected games. This means that up to 120 FPS will also be possible in the future.

Microsoft will launch its next-gen console with the Xbox Series X later this year. In addition to all the upcoming highlights such as Halo Infinite or Hellblade 2, the library of all backward-compatible games will also be available on the Xbox Series X. However, fans will also be able to look forward to new features that Jason Ronald (Director of Program Management) presented in detail today.

All backward-compatible games will run natively on the Xbox Series X and will therefore use the full performance of the CPU, GPU and SSD. For this reason, all titles in their best possible version will be playable on the console. However, the Xbox Advanced Technology Group team has developed other highlights. Innovative technology, for example, will add HDR to your previous Xbox games – even though HDR didn't even exist at the time. The feature will be compatible for titles on Xbox 360 and the original Xbox.

Xbox classics in 4K, 120 FPS and with quick resume

As on the Xbox One X, numerous titles on the Series X are also played in 4K resolution. What is new, however, is the improvement of the frame rate up to 120 FPS. The Xbox team has selected games with a doubled frame rate. Some titles that previously ran in 30 FPS will soon be playable in 60 FPS. If the game previously had 60 FPS, in the future even 120 FPS will be possible on the Xbox Series X. Thanks to Quick Resume, multiple titles can also be paused and resumed at any time.

Microsoft has been expanding the List of backward compatible games for the current console. And even after the launch of the Xbox Series X, the team wants to continue with it. In July, Microsoft will also present new material for the upcoming first-party games for the next-gen console in a livestream.

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