Recently, Microsoft revealed some gameplay footage from Xbox Series X games. Experiences like Bright Memory: Infinite, Dirt 5, The Medium, Scarlet Nexus, and more were announced. However, the bigger news was their respective resolutions and frame rates. You can take a look at all of the specifications below. Keep in mind, these are just the ones we've been able to confirm so far. As more information is available, this list will be updated.
Optimized for Xbox Series X means that games are put to a higher standard. Not only do they run at 60 frames per second (FPS), or beyond, but they also appear to use ray tracing and render at 4K resolution. While there will always be exceptions, this seems to be the baseline going forward, for the most part.
|Name||Resolution||60 FPS||120 FPS||Ray Tracing|
|The Ascent||4K||60 FPS||-||-|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||4K||-||-||-|
|Bright Memory: Infinite||4K||60 FPS||-||Ray Tracing|
|Call of the Sea||4K||60 FPS||-||Ray Tracing|
|Chorvs||4K||60 FPS||-||Ray Tracing|
|Dirt 5||4K||60 FPS||120 FPS||-|
|Far Cry 6||4K||-||-||-|
|Gears 5||4K||60 FPS||120 FPS||Ray Tracing|
|Halo Infinite||4K||60 FPS||-||Ray Tracing|
|Madden NFL 21||4K||60 FPS||-||-|
|The Medium||4K||-||-||Ray Tracing|
|Ori and the Will of the Wisps||4K||60 FPS||120 FPS||-|
|Orphan of the Machine||4K||60 FPS||120 FPS||-|
|Scarlet Nexus||4K||60 FPS||-||-|
|Second Extinction||4K||60 FPS||120 FPS||-|
|Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2||4K||-||-||-|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||4K||-||-||-|
|Yakuza: Like a Dragon||4K||-||-||-|
The table only represents confirmed information. When we know if a game supports ray-tracing for sure, we'll change the "-" to a "Yes." If it doesn't, we'll change it to a "No." According to Microsoft, titles "Optimized for Xbox Series X" are targeting 4K and 60 FPS, but we'll update the list once we receive concrete confirmation.
Which games are you more excited for? Let us know. Please keep in mind that just because a game runs at 4K on Xbox Series X or features a 120 FPS mode, doesn't mean that the PlayStation 5 will also support it. This list is only for the Xbox Series X which has a considerable power advantage over the competition.
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Hopefully Moon can get at least a solid 60 on the new box for Ori, nevermind 120. I didn't play much since the patch, but when I booted it up to unlock the missed achievements it still seems to drop frames.
A random formatting note can you please put lines in your tables? That or alternate row colors to make the table easier to read. Having no distinction between the rows looks nice but doesn't help with consuming the data.
I'll ask my editor to work his magic. I think this may be a limitation of our system though.
We agree, will take this feedback higher
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