Bethesda’s Xbox One X Games Support Grows as Skyrim Special Edition Nears launch

THE XBOX One X games list could soon be strengthened by Bethesda’s Skyrim Special Edition, although fans will likely be waiting a little longer for Fallout 4.

The official Microsoft websites shows all the currently confirmed games getting the upgrade treatment, with around 81 titles already available. Eight of Bethesda’s titles are going to be improved with The Xbox One X . Rather than trickling news out for each game individually, Bethesda has opted to hit us with a straight-laced news post that lists the the titles together. Click Here.

There’s also plenty currently in development, although no release date or timing has been given for their launch. One of the clearest indicators that a game might be ready to go live is when its status changes from ‘in development’ to ‘coming soon’. This recently happened to one of Bethesda’s most popular games, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Skyrim Special Edition on Xbox One X will benefit from new 4K Resolution support, and dynamic resolution. And it’s not the only Bethesda title with Xbox One X updates in its future. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus has already been patched, along with popular MMO, the Elder Scrolls Online, Dishonored 2, and horror adventure, The Evil Within 2.

Fallout 4 is another game getting the Xbox One X treatment, with 4K Resolution, dynamic resolution enhanced draw distance for trees, grass, objects and NPCs, as well as enhanced God Ray effects also confirmed.

“The launch of a new gaming console can sometimes feel bittersweet,” a message from Bethesda reads.

“There’s all of the excitement over new features and horsepower, but you’re often left with a farewell to a previous generation console and playing through some of your favorite games. That’s not the case with the upcoming release of the Xbox One X console.

“The X is the most powerful Xbox console to date, continuing to build upon the incredible features – and more importantly, game library – of the Xbox One.”




Bethesda's Xbox One X  Games Support Grows as Skyrim Special Edition Nears launch

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

  • Supports 4K Resolution
  • Enhanced features include:
    • Dynamic Resolution

Fallout 4

  • Supports 4K Resolution
  • Enhanced features include:
    • Dynamic Resolution
    • Enhanced draw distance for trees, grass, objects and NPCs
    • Enhanced God Ray effects

Skyrim Special Edition

  • Supports 4K Resolution
  • Enhanced features include:
    • Dynamic Resolution

Dishonored 2 and Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

  • Supports 4K Resolution
  • Enhanced features include:
    • Dynamic Resolution
    • Improved framerate stability
    • 4K textures
    • Improved geometry/draw distances
    • Improved anti-aliasing
    • Improved shadows quality

The Evil Within 2

  • Enhanced Features include:
    • Upgraded resolution
    • Higher framerate
    • 30 fps lock removal

The Elder Scrolls Online

  • Supports Native 4K Resolution and HDR
  • Enhanced features include:
    • Increased view distance
    • Upgraded shadows with Screen Space Ambient Occlusion
    • Upgraded water reflections

Bethesda's Xbox One X  Games Support Grows as Skyrim Special Edition Nears launch

Bethesda have also confirmed that some of their existing Xbox One Backwards Compatibility games have also seen boosts, including Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

Other developers also have projects ‘coming soon’ including the likes of Ubisoft’s For Honor, Epic Games’ Fortnite and Capcom’s Monster Hunter: World.

Blizzard have also just announced plans to release a brand new Xbox One X update for Microsoft’s new console.

“Overwatch team is excited with great possibilities Xbox One X opens,” reads a Microsoft post.

“The team is currently exploring how the game experience can be enhanced on this platform to leverage the console’s incredible hardware, and is working on implementing 4K resolution in the game on Xbox One X.

“It is very important for the team to make sure the user interface looks natural on a truly big screen. We will share more details about our plans for 4K support on Xbox One X later.”






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