What you need to know
- The Xbox Series X is an upcoming next-generation console from Microsoft.
- It's expected to launch on Holiday 2020.
- The "Optimized for Xbox Series X" badge has a new visual standard.
- Microsoft says that games with that badge will target 60 FPS and beyond.
Recently, Microsoft revealed the first gameplay for Xbox Series X. Hotly-anticipated titles like Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Bright Memory: Infinite, and more were revealed, but the "Optimized for Xbox Series X" badge left gamers with more questions than answers. Were the games going to run at 4K resolution? What about the frame rate (FPS)? Luckily, an Xbox Wire post clarified what the badge means.
The post said the following.
If you see the Optimized for Xbox Series X badge, then that means that the performance target is 4K 60 FPS. It's great to see that Microsoft cleared this up.
Wondering which games are Optimized for Xbox Series X? Below you'll find a list of titles confirmed to be Optimized for Xbox Series X.
- Assassin's Creed Valhalla
- Bright Memory Infinite
- Call of the Sea
- Chivalry 2
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Destiny 2
- DiRT 5
- FIFA 21
- Gears 5
- Halo Infinite
- Hitman 3
- Madden NFL 21
- Marvel's Avengers
- Scarlet Nexus
- Second Extinction
- The Ascent
- The Medium
- Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2
- Yakuza: Like a Dragon
Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Yakuza: Like a Dragon haven't been confirmed to run at 60 FPS, but we'll keep you posted as soon as we know more. The Xbox Wire post may be seen as confirmation that these titles will try to achieve 4K 60 FPS visuals.
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