Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will run at 4K with HDR on Xbox One X

Last month at E3 2017, Bethesda unveiled the next entry to its Nazi-slaying shooter series, with the debut of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Following an alternate history set after Nazi forces won the Second World War, the game follows on from the events of 2014's "The New Order" with a new angle on its dystopian world.

It now appears that Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will be getting some notable upgrades for Xbox One X, as detailed on the game's dedicated page on the official Xbox site. For the first time, we now know the game will leverage the additional resources of Microsoft's upcoming flagship console, with support for both 4K resolution and High Dynamic Range (HDR).

Although Microsoft is touting 4K support for The New Colossus, it's currently unknown how the game will achieve this resolution. While the 4K label indicates a native 2160p output, other techniques such as checkerboarding or a dynamic resolution may be used. Nevertheless, the game will undoubtedly sport some enhancements over the traditional Xbox One version.

Bethesda has been one of the many major publishers planning to adopt the Xbox One X, with several its upcoming and existing titles expected to take advantage of the increased horsepower. DOOM, Fallout 4, Dishonored 2 and more are all set to receive performance boosts, alongside upcoming games like The Evil Within 2.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus releases for all platforms on October 27, 2017.

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