The Xbox Series X will be a beast of process, but which games will take advantage of all that potential? Microsoft wanted to answer that question by creating a tag called “Optimized for Xbox Series X”.

Many current games will take advantage of that power in different sections – better and more consistent frame rates per second, for example – but that label guarantees that developers have created the game from scratch or have adapted it to take full advantage of the features of this console.

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Microsoft continues to prepare for the launch of its Xbox Series X console, and they have now launched an initiative that will allow gamers to better understand what they can expect from their games in the future.

When you see a game is labeled “Optimized for Xbox Series X,” you’ll know that either the developer has natively designed it or completely rebuilt the game to take advantage of the unique capabilities of the most powerful console we’ve ever created. ”

That means these games will have “virtually eliminated loading times” through Xbox Velocity Architecture, will have improved the visual experience, or be able to offer frame rates that will often be up to 120 FPS and be much more sustained.

Here Microsoft gave the example of Gears 5, a game that already exists in the current generation of Xbox One and its variants and that will have that seal because those responsible for its development have “remastered” the game so that it can take advantage of the full potential of the new console.

Among those improvements will be for example the support of DirectX 12 Ultimate and the support of DirectX Raytracing technology to enjoy more realistic environments with more realistic lighting and reflections and in which there will also be support for that spatial sound that also provides better immersion in the game.

It will also ensure that games can be played at 4K resolutions and at frame rates that in theory should reach 60 FPS sustained but in some games could go up to 120 FPS or at variable rates. ‘Dirt 5’ will be one of those games, for example.

At Microsoft they have offered a list with some of the games that will have this label, but the list will obviously be expanded in the coming weeks and months:

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Bright Memory Infinite
  • Call of the sea
  • Chivalry 2
  • Chorus
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Destiny 2
  • DiRT 5
  • FIFA 21
  • Gears 5
  • Halo Infinite
  • Hitman 3
  • Madden NFL 21
  • Marvel’s Avengers
  • Outriders
  • Scarlet Nexus
  • Scorn
  • Second Extinction
  • The Ascent
  • The Medium
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon


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