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Gears of War 3, Mirror's Edge and Skate 3 to be enhanced for Xbox One X

Updated November 7, 2017: All three games now appear to be updated with Xbox One enhancements.

Not only do the titles look noticeably better at a higher resolution, but it also breathes new life into the games. Many individuals want to experience such classics again now that they look more modern. Many people wanted other Xbox 360 games to get upgraded and it looks like Microsoft heard those individuals loud and clear. Today, Larry Hryb, the Director of Programming for Xbox Live, revealed that more Xbox 360 games are getting enhanced for Xbox One X.

Gears of War 3, Mirror's Edge, and Skate 3 will all receive Xbox One X enhancements. These titles are already backward compatible so if you choose to purchase Microsoft's upcoming console, they'll look even better. In Gears of War 3 players fight as Marcus Fenix, the war hero and leader of his squad. Many months after the fall of the last human city, the war against the grotesque Locust goes on. However, deep beneath the planet's surface, a terrifying new threat is infecting the planet. Time is running out for Marcus and his friends as they fight to save what's left of humanity.

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Mirror's Edge is regarded as a modern cult classic. The mix of fast-paced parkour blew gamers away when it first came out. The title even inspired experiences like Dying Light when it comes to the style of movement. Mirror's Edge takes place in a city where information is heavily monitored and people have given up their freedom for a sheltered life. However, some choose to live very differently. Runners, agile messengers who deliver information for a price, rule the rooftops. In Mirror's Edge you play as Faith who has to make a living, unravel a conspiracy, and use her fists and legs to punch enemies everywhere she goes.

The skateboarding game Skate 3 heads to the brand new city this time around. Get ready to team up and throw down as you build your own team to rip up the streets, parks, and plazas. Skate 3 adds new tricks and improved actions. According to EA, the added refinement takes Skate 3 to a new level of skateboarding fun. Be sure to check out these games on Xbox One X if you get the chance. It's unclear when these updates will hit but we'll keep you posted as soon as they do.

The Xbox One X launches on November 7, 2017 and is the most powerful console ever made. The device features 6 TFLOPS of processing power and 12 GB of GDDR5 RAM. In addition to that, the Xbox One X also contains a 4K Blu-ray player and offers a faster hard drive. You can still get the device from retailers.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

4 Comments
  • Gears 3 just received a 600MB+ update today
  • I'll get an Xbox One X tomorrow and try it out.
  • Anyone else finding that the Gears 3 update isn't marked as "Enhanced for Xbox One X"? My S updated the game today, and I was able to successfully start it (which as I understand it won't happen without prompting for the update unless it's the most up to date version). But when I filter the games list it doesn't show like Gears 4, Forza 7, Mirror's Edge, Halo 3, etc.
  • My X came a couple hours ago. It's definitely the enhanced version. Looks AMAZING... all the jaggies are so much smoother. It's really amazing what they've done. I really hope they do the same for Gears 2 and Judgement. But it does seem like the flag is incorrect, as it doesn't show on the X in the games list as enhanced either.