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Microsoft details Assassin's Creed: Origin's Xbox One X enhancements

Increased draw distances and texture resolution

Microsoft details Assassin's Creed: Origin's Xbox One X enhancements

Microsoft details Assassin's Creed: Origin's Xbox One X enhancements

 

At Gamescom 2017, Microsoft has released details about Assassin's Creed Origin's Xbox One X upgrades, which offer more than just the mere resolution enhancement that many players expected. 

On Xbox One X, Assassin's Creed: Origins promises 4K visuals, which have been found to be achieved using checkerboard rendering. The game will also support Dolby Atmos and HDR on compliant consoles. 

Microsoft's new console will play Assassin's Creed Origins with a larger draw distance, rendering out higher detail at a distance thanks to the Xbox One X's upgraded CPU and memory configurations. This will allow the game to maintain higher quality buildings, terrain and vegetation at a distance, which should result in a lot less pop-in within the game. 

One other thing that Xbox One X offers is the ability to keep more assets in memory, allowing the transitions from Bayek (player character) and Senu (his eagle companion) happen at a much faster rate. With the upgrade to Xbox One X, the transition here is instant, whereas there is a notable transition time on other platforms. 

This shows that there are a lot more strings to the Xbox One X's bow than a mere resolution enhancement, with developers being able to push the game too much greater visual heights if enough development time is dedicated to the task. 

 

 

These Xbox One visual enhancements will likely apply to both the Xbox One X and PC versions of Assassin's Creed: Origins. Will modern PC hardware be able to push the game even further?  

 

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23-08-2017, 09:38:29

NeverBackDown
But is it worth the extra money for most console players? I don't believe soQuote

23-08-2017, 10:54:12

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
But is it worth the extra money for most console players? I don't believe so
Yeah, that is the question. Some people will be happy to pay for the best consoles and higher resolutions, but if it still plays fine on the old model most people won't switch.

A lot of the reason behind Xbox One X is to increase mind share, have the best high-end console and hopefully gain low-end Xbox One S sales on the back of that.

One other key feature of the Xbox One X is faster load times in older Xbox One games (or any game that lacks X support) as it will use its extra RAM as a storage cache for faster load times.

Long story short is that only certain people will be attracted to the X. Though it will also make the standard model look very cheap by comparison, which helps.Quote

23-08-2017, 10:54:20

AlienALX
Dunno man that console has got me drooling.Quote

23-08-2017, 11:06:17

SPS
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Yeah, that is the question. Some people will be happy to pay for the best consoles and higher resolutions, but if it still plays fine on the old model most people won't switch.

A lot of the reason behind Xbox One X is to increase mind share, have the best high-end console and hopefully gain low-end Xbox One S sales on the back of that.

One other key feature of the Xbox One X is faster load times in older Xbox One games (or any game that lacks X support) as it will use its extra RAM as a storage cache for faster load times.

Long story short is that only certain people will be attracted to the X. Though it will also make the standard model look very cheap by comparison, which helps.
It may also attract PC gamers that want to also have a console living room experience but can't stand the current visual fidelity of games on consoles. That's kind of where I'm situated. Will have to see when it comes out.Quote

23-08-2017, 11:21:57

WYP
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Originally Posted by SPS View Post
It may also attract PC gamers that want to also have a console living room experience but can't stand the current visual fidelity of games on consoles. That's kind of where I'm situated. Will have to see when it comes out.
That is another good point, especially with the whole "Xbox Play Anywhere" thing. The New Forza etc will work on both systems.

Very attractive to PC gamers, no 900p 720p games, 4K Blu Ray player and a potential bank of games that you already own if you use the Windows 10 store.

I imagine that some people are also annoyed with PC gaming ATM with the high price of NAND, DDR memory and mid-range GPUs. Perfect time for a high-end console.Quote
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