Halo 3 and other Xbox 360 games are being enhanced for Xbox One X – The Verge

Microsoft is extending its Xbox One X Enhanced program to existing Xbox 360 games. IGN reports that four Xbox 360 games will include enhancements specifically for the new Xbox One X console when it launches on November 7th. Halo 3, Assassin’s Creed, Fallout 3, and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion will all include tweaks that push the on-screen pixels to nine times more. Some games also have 10-bit color depth instead of 8-bit, and even HDR support.

Microsoft is using the Xbox One X Enhanced program to tag games with an “Enhanced” logo, which indicates the titles optimized for the new console. This doesn’t necessarily mean that 4K and HDR have been added, as there are separate logos for those features, but Enhanced means the game will run better on the Xbox One X on a 1080p or 4K TV.

Even if older Xbox one and Xbox 360 games aren’t Xbox One X Enhanced, they should run better regardless. Microsoft has been promising better texture quality, improved framerates and resolutions, depending on how the game was built for Xbox One. Microsoft is also bringing 13 original Xbox titles to its backward compatibility support for the Xbox One tomorrow.

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