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Microsoft revealed at E3 2019 that Banjo-Kazooie, Perfect Dark, and more Rare games will be Xbox One X Enhanced

What you need to know

  • Several classic Rare games will be Xbox One X enhanced.
  • Will work with versions in the Rare Replay Collection.

The special E3 episode of Inside Xbox revealed that several classic Rare games will be getting Xbox One X enhanced very soon. This means that the original Xbox titles can leverage the power of the Xbox One X to run at a higher resolution and frame rate, improving overall performance dramatically.

  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo-Kazooie Nuts & Bolts
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • Kameo Elements of Power
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Viva Piñata
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise

According to Microsoft, Xbox One X enhancements will become available for all owners of the aforementioned games whether they bought them individually or have them as part of the Rare Replay bundle.

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Jennifer Locke has been playing video games nearly her entire life, and is very happy Xbox is growing a stronger first-party portfolio. You can find her obsessing over Star Wars and other geeky things on Twitter @JenLocke95.

1 Comment
  • I just tried Perfect Dark last night on Xbox one X and it looks and plays incredibly well. Unfortunately aiming controls are insane now thanks to the fast framerate though. You do get used to it all the same. You seem to have missed the Splintercell games in this list though. Chaos Theory looks better than ever too.