Xbox One’s New Dashboard Update Lets You Filter Content For 4K / HDR Games
Stephan Jukic – August 19, 2017
Microsoft keeps preparing the ground for the arrival of the Xbox One X and the broad spectrum of visual benefits that the new console will bring on November. This time it comes to an update on Xbox One’s interface that makes it easier for users to browse and sort 4K High Dynamic Range video games from games without the resolution and dynamic range graphic support.
The new firmware is already available to select Xbox Insiders within the Xbox One’s alpha test group. Although the patch has not received the warmest of welcomes (as it happens in most cases when a device’s interface or app has changed), those who can enjoy 4K UHD / HDR gaming on their screen will have a quicker and easier way to find out which games are optimized for these features.
When this update is available for everybody later this year, any user of Xbox One and its variants will get to easily choose and select the games they want to play based on six available filtering options. On the My Games and Apps menu users will now be able to sort games by: All, Xbox One games, Xbox 360 and Xbox games, Xbox One X enhanced games, 4K games and HDR games.
Xbox One currently allows filtering through Xbox One and Xbox 360 games. The addition of more options to sort by 4K UHD and One X enhanced games is definitely a plus for those looking to get Microsoft’s newer console and easily find the games that deliver them most from its graphics power enhancements.
So far, Microsoft has confirmed that over 80 upcoming or existing games will take full advantage of the Xbox One X powerful hardware. Titles like Forza Horizon 3, Final Fantasy XV and Halo 5 have been optimized by their developers for the latest Xbox console, supporting full 4K resolutions as well. Upcoming anticipated titles like Assassin’s Creed Origins, Far Cry 5 and Crackdown 3 have also been developed to run native 4k graphics.
The increasing demand for 4K content and the growing development of the 4K UHD HDR TV market hopefully will extend 4K / HDR browsing options to the Xbox Store itself, and to the Play Station and Nintendo stores too eventually, so that before buying, gamers out there can check whether a new game will really deliver visuals that are worthy of the graphic capacities that their awesome 4K TVs can deliver.
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