The Xbox team has been quietly alluding to the fact that the Series X has more to offer games than what has been shown to date. It seems we now know of another bonus for Series X owners and it’s quite impressive.
Via Xbox Wire, Jason Ronald, Director of Xbox Platform Management, has provided more information on how the Series X will update current Xbox One titles for players. The improvements include being able to automatically add HDR support as well as potentially doubling framerates from 30fps to 60fps or 60fps to 120fps.
“In partnership with the Xbox Advanced Technology Group, Xbox Series X delivers a new, innovative HDR reconstruction technique which enables the platform to automatically add HDR support to games,” explains Ronald, “As this technique is handled by the platform itself, it allows us to enable HDR with zero impact to the game’s performance and we can also apply it to Xbox 360 and original Xbox titles developed almost 20 years ago, well before the existence of HDR.”
“The compatibility team has invented brand new techniques that enable even more titles to run at higher resolutions and image quality while still respecting the artistic intent and vision of the original creators,” says Ronald. “We are also creating whole new classes of innovations including the ability to double the frame rate of a select set of titles from 30fps to 60fps or 60fps to 120fps.”
The more we learn about what the Series X will offer for players, the more impressed we become. It feels as though this is the generational leap fans have been waiting for and the best is yet to come. With the Series X and PS5 arriving this holiday season, it can’t arrive soon enough!