Titanfall 2 For Xbox One X Runs In Native 4K With Dynamic Superscaling
Stephan Jukic – October 31, 2017
Xbox One X, Microsoft’s “revolutionary” new true 4K gaming console, is literally just a week away from its international release and native 4K UHD games that will take advantage of its monstrous specs are already well into being release.
One of the latest of these is Titanfall 2, which will be heavily enhanced for the Xbox One X console with definite 4K resolution inclusion according to a recent interview clarification on a weeks-old announcement from Respawn Entertainment’s lead creator Drew McCoy. After specifically being asked about the exact enhancements that Titanfall 2 would be getting, McCoy explained that:
“We have increased the rendering details and dynamic resolution cap of Titanfall 2 on X1X. This means the game will always output a 4K signal, but dynamically alter the resolution based on GPU load to ensure smooth framerates. Additionally, we have brought over from the PC version of Titanfall 2 Dynamic Superscaling for times when even full 2160p doesn’t push the X1X GPU to 100% utilization… Players will notice lots of little details in the world and it maintains the fluid 60 FPS framerate needed for smooth gameplay.”
Thus, Titanfall 2 will run natively at a resolution of 4K ultra HD at 3840 x 2160 pixels in the Xbox One X but this resolution will be created by superscaling technology such as that which exists in the game’s PC version. This means that the native rendering resolution of the game will actually be beyond 4K, but then downscampled to the maximum (4K in this case) resolution of the One X console’s powerful 6TFLOP GPU. Gamers will get an exceptionally high quality of 4K UHD graphics as a result, particularly if playing the game on a nice, robust 4K HDR TV. For comparison with other major and very new consoles, Titanfall 2 runs “only” up to native 1440p resolution on the Sony PlayStation 4 Pro, a console which attempts 4K gaming but manages it to a rather limited degree.
Titanfall 2 introduces both campaign and multiplayer modes and its internal storyline explores the relationships between humans and machines in some rather interesting and even, dare we say, moving ways by the standards of gaming.
The Titanfall 2 Xbox One X version is already available for sale from Amazon.com and the Microsoft store.
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