Railway Empire runs at native 4K resolution on Xbox One X
Railway Empire on Xbox One X features native 4K resolution with maximum quality anti-aliasing when compared to the competition.
Railway Empire is a business simulator along the lines of the Sid Meier's Railroad franchise. While the game may not be as expansive as even Sid Meier's Railroads! from 2006, it's still a joy to play especially on Xbox One. Instead of adopting a modern approach to the industry, Railway Empire focuses on 1830's America.
According to the Microsoft Store listing for the game, Railway Empire is Xbox One X Enhanced. However, no further marking on the retail packaging or detail in the description was provided. Did the game run at native 4K resolution, or did it utilize checkboarded rendering or an upscaling solution? We reached out to Kalypso Media and the publisher confirmed that the game ran at native 4K on Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro (PS4 Pro).
However, there are still differences between both versions. The developer utilized a higher quality anti-aliasing solution on Xbox One X when compared to PS4 Pro. In a recent interview with WCCFtech, the developer confirmed the difference.
It's awesome to see studios taking the time to utilize the Xbox One X to a greater degree even if it comes down to anti-aliasing. However, both console versions only run at 30 FPS. We would've loved to see a toggle for 1080p 60 FPS on Xbox One X. Playing a game at 60 FPS reduces input lag and improves controls.
Despite that, jaggy edges are a frequent problem on consoles so any technology that increases the anti-aliasing quality is appreciated. Hopefully game makers will continue to provide better effects on Xbox One X than the competition as they become more familiar with the hardware in the future.
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