The Evil Within 2 Joins The List Of Upcoming 4K HDR Videogames For Xbox One X
Juan Carlos Ropel, July 21, 2017
If you are planning on buying the Xbox One X when it makes its debut in November, it’s possible that one of your main reasons for forking over $499 in a console is going to involve you wanting to fully experience the latest videogames in hardcore, smooth frame rate 4K UHD resolution and with HDR color/contrast as a bonus, at least if you happen to own a 4K HDR TV . That’s why we think you’ll be happy to know that among the numerous games being unveiled with thee graphics additions for Xbox consoles, “The Evil Within 2” is joining the list with support for 4K UHD resolution and High Dynamic Range.
The title directed by Shinji Mikami (the creator of the best-selling Resident Evil series), developed by Tango Gameworks and published by Bethesda Softworks will take the acclaimed franchise to a new level with its unique blend of psychological thrills and true survival horror, accompanied by an optimized use of the gaming power offered by Xbox One X for one hopefully horrific gaming experience.
The announcement made at the Xbox One product page of “The Evil Within 2” includes the logos of 4K UHD, HDR and Xbox One X Enhanced.
The aforementioned 4K support means a game has a 2160p frame buffer output, that includes Native 4K, Checkerboarding, and Dynamic Resolution, although it is important to mention that for The Evil Within 2 the site does not specify whether this resolution will be native or upscaled, even if the One X is capable of full native 4K gameplay, unlike the Xbox One S which can only handle upscaled 4K graphics. HDR support consists of only the regular HDR10 standard that already exists on the Xbox One S but this still means plenty of color and contrast grading enhancements for this upcoming horror gaming release. Enhancement for Xbox One X to “The Evil Within 2” is on the other hand is slightly smore confusing, as developers can choose from a range of ways to improve their games for the new console.
It is also important to note that the game’s product page also confirms that “The Evil Within 2” can run at 4K on a PC. Of course, the site makes no mention of whether the owners of PlayStation 4 Pro will also be able to take advantage of the additional power to enjoy this resolution.
The Evil Within 2 will debut on October 13 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The third-person psychological survival horror videogame will be a sequel where we will follow the story of redemption for the detective Sebastián Castellanos, who must descend into a hellish nightmare to win back his life and family.
“The Evil Within 2” is already available on pre-order from Amazon for Xbox consoles and for PlayStation devices, including the PS4 Pro.
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