It's the same day as the Xbox One X launches and brings with it a lot of enhancements. However, instead of releasing a trailer which showcased the Xbox One X improvements, Square Enix just released the Game of the Year Edition trailer with standard footage. Luckily, Microsoft heard fans loud and clear and today posted another trailer showcasing the upgraded visuals. The Xbox One X version offers a lot of upgrades over the PlayStation 4 Pro.
Hitman on Xbox One X includes a native 4K resolution mode called "High Detail." This substantially upgrades the visuals and they look incredibly crisp. Aside from that, there's a "High Frame Rate" mode which features 60 FPS gameplay. It's unclear what the resolution for this mode is but it might be 1440p or 1080p. There's also HDR support for certain displays which makes colors pop.
That's not all though, there are other enhancements like better textures, better filtering, and enhanced shadows. If you look at the trailer, you can see the increased detail and upgrades to lighting. It would be great if Microsoft posted a comparison video with the standard Xbox One for such games to give gamers a clearer understanding of the changes.
In Hitman you take on the role of the infamous Agent 47. As Agent 47, you perform contract hits on powerful, high-profile targets in an intense spy thriller which takes you around the world. As you complete missions, you gain access to powerful new weapons and items. You'll have to learn the tools of the trade as you earn your way to "Silent Assassin" status. Hitman features a lot of content so be sure to check out our review to learn more about the game. If you're interested in the title, check it out at retailers right now because everyone gets the Xbox One X upgrades for free.
Update 11/22/17: Digital Foundry recently conducted an analysis on Hitman and found that aside from offering a resolution boost on Xbox One X, the game features better ambient occlusion and other effects when compared to the PlayStation 4 Pro. Unlike the 1440p PlayStation 4 Pro version, Hitman on Xbox One X runs at native 4K if you chose the better resolution option. If you opt for the performance mode, the resolution only drops down to 1440p and matches the PlayStation 4 Pro's maximum. It's great too see developers taking advantage of the 1.8 teraflops advantage Microsoft's console has over Sony's machine. Hopefully this trend will continue in the future and the difference will be more pronounced as developers get used to coding for the Xbox One X.
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