Xbox One X Enhanced Games: What You Need to Know

Xbox One X Enhanced Games: What You Need to Know is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile.

The Xbox One X is your chance to get better looking, more detailed games. However, don’t expect those improved graphics unless you have one or more Xbox One X Enhanced games in your library.

Microsoft’s new Xbox One X console works with everything already available for Xbox One and Xbox One S. It plays the games that you already own and it works well with all the best Xbox One accessories you’ve invested in.

But, Xbox One X Enhanced games make it worth buying. A new processor, RAM, storage upgrade and graphics processor allow this new console to completely take advantage of a 4K television. Compare that to the Xbox One S, which allows for 4K video streaming, but can’t handle games at 4K resolution. That’s why the Xbox One S costs $299 and the Xbox One X costs $499.

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You need Xbox One X Enhanced games that were upgraded by their developer to really make the console a worthy investment. Here’s everything that you need to know about Xbox One X Enhanced games.

What Upgrades Xbox One X Enhanced Games Have

Xbox One X Enhanced is Microsoft’s name for new and existing titles that offer something extra to anyone who has an Xbox One X. Look for the term on game cases and in the Xbox Store.

Unfortunately, how games are classified as Xbox One X Enhanced games isn’t as straightforward. Microsoft lets developers decide how to use the extra power inside the Xbox One X. This creates a confusing and unequal footing for titles.

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Xbox One X Enhanced games can support the full resolution of a 4K TV, with HDR enhanced color contrast and 60 frames per second footage. However, Microsoft doesn’t require developers to do either, it seems. That’s why it’s important to look for the 4K and HDR logos on every game that you buy. That way, you know exactly what you’re paying for.

How to Get Xbox One X Enhanced Games & How Much They Cost

You can get Xbox One X Enhanced games in three ways. Each has its advantages and disadvantages.

Microsoft hasn’t changed the way you buy a game for Xbox One X. If you prefer to add digital games to your collection through the Xbox Store, you can do that. Retail stores, like GameStop, Target and Wal-Mart, will sell Xbox One X Enhanced games.

At launch, most Xbox One X Enhanced games are updates to existing titles. If you own a disc or digital version of these games, you get the 4K update free.

Look for these symbols to learn more about the Xbox One X Enhanced game you are buying.

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Because developers aren’t allowed to charge more for an Xbox One X Enhanced game than a regular game, expect to pay $60 for each. Developers can charge more for special editions and bundles that include in-game extras and season passes.

The Xbox One X doesn’t have any exclusive games of its own. Every title that gets released on the new system, works with the original Xbox One and the Xbox One S. So, don’t feel forced to invest in the new console unless you really want better graphics for your 4K television.

Every Xbox One X Enhanced Game Announced So Far

The Xbox One X Enhanced games library will grow slowly at first. According to Microsoft, the console will launch with just 70 titles that were upgraded by their developers. That’s excluding the hundreds of existing Xbox One and Xbox 360 games that work on the console without updates from their developer.

Crackdown 3 is an Xbox One X Enhanced game.

Most of Microsoft’s exclusive games will get enhancements for the console. These include Gears of War 4, Halo 5: Guardians, Halo Wars 2 and Quantum Break. Each studio within Microsoft has a different launch plan for their games. For example, Quantum Break and Halo 5 are part of the Xbox One X’s launch library of games. Meanwhile, Halo: The Master Chief Collection won’t get its massive update until 2018.

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Third-party developers are responsible for many of Xbox’s best games. Expect updates that add better graphics for these games too. Assassin’s Creed Origins and Call of Duty WW2 will both get an update to make them official Xbox One X Enhanced titles. Developers and publishers can’t charge gamers for their graphics updates.

Assassin’s Creed Origins has an Xbox One X Enhanced update on the way.

Here’s a current list of Xbox One X Enhanced games. Unfortunately, it’s not a complete list because some publishers still have teams working on their updates. Remember to look at the store page or the game case of each title to find out how it’s been updated for the Xbox One X.

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • A Way Out
  • Aaero
  • Age of Empires Definitive Edition
  • Agents of Mayhem Anthem
  • Anthem
  • Ark: Survival Evolved
  • Ashen
  • Ashes Cricket
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • Assault Android Cactus
  • Astroneer
  • Away: Journey to the Unexpected
  • Battlefield 1
  • Battlerite
  • Below
  • Biomutant
  • Black Desert
  • Brawlout
  • Call of Duty: WW2
  • Chess Ultra
  • Code Vein
  • Conan Exiles
  • Crackdown 3
  • Crossout
  • Cuphead
  • Danger Zone
  • Dark and Light
  • Darksiders Warmastered Edition
  • Darksiders 2
  • Darksiders 3
  • Dead Rising 4
  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • Deus EX: Mankind Divided
  • Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition
  • Dishonored 2
  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
  • Disneyland Adventures
  • Doom
  • Dovetail Games Euro Fishing
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Dynasty Warriors 9
  • Elex
  • Elite Dangerous
  • Everspace
  • F1 2017
  • Fable Fortune
  • Fallout 3
  • Fallout 4
  • Far Cry 5
  • Farming Simulator 17
  • Farming Simulator 18
  • Fe
  • FIFA 18
  • Final Fantasy 15
  • Firewatch
  • For Honor
  • Fortnite
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • Forza Motorsport 7
  • Gears of War 4
  • Ghost Recon Wildlands
  • Ginger: Beyond The Crystal
  • Gravel
  • Greedfall
  • GRIDD: Retroenhanced
  • Gwent: The Witcher Card game
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  • Halo 3
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Hello Neighbor
  • Hitman
  • Homefront: The Revolution
  • Immortal: Unchained
  • Injustice 2
  • Jurassic World Evolution
  • Killer Instinct
  • Killing Floor 2
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • A. Noire
  • Life is Strange before the Storm
  • Mafia 3
  • Madden NFL 18
  • Mantis Burning Racing
  • Marvel Heroes Omega
  • Marvel vs. Capcom
  • Metal Gear Survive
  • Mass Effect Andromeda
  • Metro Exodus
  • Middle Earth: Shadow of War
  • Minecraft
  • Minion Masters
  • Monster Energy Supercross
  • Monster hunter: World
  • Morphite
  • MX vs ATV All Out
  • NBA 2K17
  • NBA 2K18
  • NBA Live 18
  • Need for Speed Payback
  • NHL 18
  • Nine Parchments
  • Observer
  • Okami HD
  • Oooblets
  • Ori and the Will of the Wasps
  • Outlast 2
  • Outcast- Second Contact
  • Paladins: Champions of the Realm
  • Path of Exile
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
  • Playerunkown’s Battlegrounds
  • Portal Knights
  • Project Cars 2
  • Quantum Break
  • Raiders of the Broken Planet
  • Railway Empire
  • Real Farm
  • Recore: Definitive Edition
  • Redout: Lightspeed Edition
  • Resident Evil 7
  • RiME
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Roblox
  • Robocraft Infinity
  • Riverbond
  • Rocket League
  • Rugby 18
  • Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Slime Rancher
  • SMITE
  • Sniper Ghost Warrior 3
  • Sonic Forces
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2
  • State of Decay 2
  • STEEP
  • Strange Brigade
  • Super Lucky’s Tale
  • Super Night Riders
  • SUPERHOT
  • Surviving Mars
  • Tacoma
  • Tennis World Tour
  • Tekken 7
  • The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti
  • The Crew 2
  • The Darwin Project
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim –Special Edition
  • The Evil Within 2
  • The Last Night
  • The Long Dark
  • The Surge
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • TheHunder: Call of the Wild
  • Thumper
  • Titanfall 2
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division
  • Train Sim World
  • Transcripted
  • TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge
  • UFC 3
  • Unruly Heroes
  • War Thunder
  • Warframe
  • Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide
  • We Happy Few
  • World of Tanks
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
  • World of Tanks
  • WRC 7 FIA World Rally Championship
  • Zoo Tycoon

Gotta Be Mobile will continue to update this breakdown as we learn about more upcoming Xbox One X games.

5 Exciting Xbox One X Features Worth Upgrading For

Better Looking Xbox Games on HDTVs with Super-Sampling

Better Looking Xbox Games on HDTVs with Super-Sampling

Microsoft continues to emphasize the enhanced visuals that Xbox One X buyers get with a 4K television, but the company has not done a great job of telling people about super-sampling. With super-sampling, you get better looking games without a 4K television.

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Super-sampling improves how the space around in-game characters looks, according to Microsoft. That is, characters look like they’re part of their environment instead of being on top of it. Because super-sampling works with high-definition televisions, there’s no need to spend money on an expensive 4K television when you’re not sure how much 4K gaming you will do on the system.

Xbox One X Enhanced Games: What You Need to Know is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile.