Blizzard: Xbox One X hardware 'incredible,' Overwatch 4K enhancements on the way

Overwatch (Image credit: Blizzard Entertainment)

The Xbox One X is not only the smallest Xbox by volume, it's also the most powerful, producing the best looking versions of games on any console. Several big-name titles have lent support with free Xbox One X "Enhanced" patches, including Assassin's Creed Origins, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Call of Duty: WW2, and soon, Destiny 2.

With Dialblo III, CoD:WW2 and Destiny 2, Activision Blizzard already seem to be excited about enhancing games for the Xbox One X, but what about its other major console franchise – Overwatch?

Well today, we got a response from Blizzard, pledging full-blown support for the Xbox One X.

Overwatch team is excited with great possibilities Xbox One X opens. 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.


Moira is the latest free hero coming to Overwatch, announced at this year's Blizzcon event. (Image credit: Blizzard Entertainment)

Overwatch is a fast-paced team shooter from Blizzard Entertainment, known for franchises like Warcraft and Diablo. In Overwatch, teams of six colorful heroes battle it out in objective-based play. The game gets frequent updates and support owing to purely cosmetic micropayments which continue to fund additional heroes, maps, and annual events.

It's great to hear Blizzard's intentions to bring 4K resolution to the Xbox One X version of the game. Overwatch's maps are full of vibrant designs and small details, and seeing them realized in 4K will be a treat.

To see the full list of Xbox One X enhanced games, hit the link below. And let us know what games you want to see Xbox One X enhanced in the comments.

Full list of Xbox One X enhanced games

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