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Xbox Series X will have thousands of backwards compatible games with HDR support

Published: 13:35, 28 May 2020
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Microsoft have confirmed that Xbox Series X will automatically add HDR support to games thanks to their HDR reconstruction technique. Some older titles will also double the framerates.

Microsoft have shared a fresh batch of details about Xbox Series X in their latest blog post. The tech giant talked about the backwards compatibility and everything that players can look forward to regarding the older, Xbox 360 and Xbox One titles.

Jason Ronald, Director of Program Management for Xbox Series X explained that every backwards compatible game on Xbox Series X will support HDR and use every bit of the console's power. This means no downclocking since every older game will run natively on Xbox Series X.

These older titles will also support HDR thanks to Xbox's innovative HDR reconstruction technique which enables the platform to automatically add HDR support to games. 

"As this technique is handled by the platform itself, it allows us to enable HDR with zero impact to the game’s performance and we can also apply it to Xbox 360 and original Xbox titles developed almost 20 years ago, well before the existence of HDR," it is written in the post.

Microsoft Xbox Series X artwork showing hardware specs Xbox Series X

Furthermore, some older games will also double the framerates which means if you played your favourite title in 30 FPS, Xbox Series X will allow you to experience it again but in 60 FPS. Same goes for older 60 FPS games, which will run in 120 FPS thanks to the power of Xbox Series X.

Last but not least, all titles will support Quick Resume feature, which allows players to resume exactly where they left off. 

You can check out the blog post  for more details.

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