Xbox One X owners will get a 4K HDR 'Insects' demo to showcase the leap between HD and UHD

The "Insects" demo was originally built for developers to help showcase how the Xbox One X handles different resolutions vs. the standard Xbox One, as well as make other improvements such as improved geometry and draw distance. We leaked elements of the "Insects" demo earlier in 2017, complete with image sliders so you could see the enhancements side by side.

Now, detailed in a blog post on Xbox Wire, Microsoft is releasing the demo to the public on the Xbox One X, so that you can see the benefits for yourself first hand.

The demonstration allows you to toggle between 4K and HDR modes, and comes with spatial audio support to showcase what the X is truly capable of. The demo was built by the Xbox Advanced Technology Group, and it allows you to zoom in on the insects, change the time of day, and more.

Demonstrating the benefits of 4K on 1080p displays is notoriously difficult, but for those picking up the Xbox One X tomorrow with a 4K HDR set, Insects should help to showcase exactly how much more detail your console will be able to squeeze into those millions of extra pixels.

The Xbox One X launches on November 7, 2017, priced at $499.

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