Far Cry 5 runs at native 4K resolution on Xbox One X [updated]

Far Cry 5 launched on March 27, 2018, but since then many gamers have been asking about which console version to get. Recently, Digital Foundry conducted an analysis of the PlayStation 4 Pro (PS4 Pro) version in which the team said that it runs at 1620p on the system. However, a small excerpt inserted into the YouTube description provided some details about the Xbox One X version.

Updated March 30, 2018: Digital Foundry confirmed that the game runs at native 4K resolution on Xbox One X in a detailed video. There isn't any dynamic scaling involved.

We'll be examining the Xbox One version of the game in the coming days but first impressions suggest a native 4K resolution versus the lower 1620p on PS4 Pro. There will be more to discuss in the video but if you're trying to decide between the two, the Xbox One X version has a noticeable advantage.

Yesterday, Digital Foundry's John Linneman confirmed on ResetEra that the game was indeed native 4K on Microsoft's new console. However, the outlet was still conducting tests to determine if it used dynamic scaling to maintain performance. So far, it appears to be a fixed native 4K presentation.

I appreciate it but no need to create rivalries. I understand in this case simply because the TAA does result in a softer image but...if you actually count the pixels it comes up as 2160p each time. The only thing I still need to make certain of is dynamic res - I don't think it's there but it MIGHT be and that requires lots of additional checks. It's tough these days!

It's great to see that developers are taking advantage of the 1.8 teraflops difference between the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro to push higher resolutions on Microsoft's console. We had the chance to play Far Cry 5 on both systems and the difference in clarity is immediately noticeable on a 4K display with using the Xbox One X. Upscaling an image from 1620p to 4K introduces some blurriness. The Xbox One X's native 4K presentation gives it a significantly crisp look because there's no upscaling involved.

Far Cry 5 is set in America, a first for the franchise, where it offers players total freedom to navigate a serene-looking yet deeply twisted world as a new junior deputy in Montana. Players will find that their arrival accelerates a years-long silent coup by a fanatical doomsday cult, the "Project at Eden's Gate", igniting a violent takeover of the county. Under siege and cut off from the rest of the world, players must join forces with residents of Hope County and form the Resistance.

Far Cry 5 is currently available at retailers and costs $59.99 for the base version. In our review, we called it "the best open-world shooter on Xbox One".

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