Microsoft has announced that four classic Xbox 360 titles
are being enhanced for Xbox One X
with 4K resolution support, including Forza Horizon, Fable Anniversary, Crackdown,
and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.
Forza Horizon was previously offered as a Games with Gold
title on Xbox One and Xbox 360 ahead of the release of Forza Horizon 3 in
September 2016, and the new Xbox
One X Enhanced version follows the excellent
upgrade for Forza Horizon 3 on Xbox One X released in January.
Not only is Forza Horizon being enhanced with 4K resolution
support, but all four new Xbox One X Enhanced games will benefit from increased
texture details and anti-aliasing, allowing you to enjoy these Xbox 360
classics with greater visual clarity than ever before and 9x the pixel count
with 4K resolution.
“We’re thrilled with the continued excitement for Xbox One
Backward Compatibility—the community has played more than 840 million hours of
Xbox 360 games on Xbox One,” said Bill Stillwell, Lead Program Manager, Xbox
Platform. “Compatibility is important to Xbox, to developers and their games,
and our community.”
“Preserving the art form of video games is part of our DNA,
which is why Xbox One is the only console designed to play the best games of
the past, present and future,” he added. “We’re excited to continue to deliver
on our vision of compatibility and grow our current Backward Compatible
library, which includes more than 460 Xbox 360 games, 11 Xbox One X Enhanced
Xbox 360 titles, and 13 Original Xbox games.”
In addition, Microsoft is also adding a new graphics setting
to Xbox 360 games on Xbox One X, where players can choose to experience them
with either enhanced graphics or in their original form. The enhancements will
always be turned on by default, but if you turn it off, the graphics will be
comparable to the experience on Xbox One or Xbox One S.
To change the new graphics setting, simply navigate to the ‘Xbox
One X Settings’ option in the Xbox 360 Guide. Once you change the new setting,
you’ll need to restart the game. You’ll have the option the optimize the game
for ‘Graphics’ or ‘Performance,’ with the latter offering smoother gameplay was
the result for those who want the best framerate.
Today’s new additions join the seven previously released Xbox
360 titles enhanced for Xbox One X, including Halo 3, Skate 3, and Gears of War
3 for a total of 11 Xbox One X Enhanced Xbox 360 games.
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