The latest Digital Foundry video has revealed the details about a whole new bunch of backwards compatible games that will be available on Xbox Series X day one.
The one game that should require everyone’s attention is 2018’s Red Dead Redemption 2 that runs steadily at 30FPS and Native 4K resolution on Xbox Series X. In contrast, the Xbox One X version of the game hovers at 29FPS in dense places such as Saint-Denis.
This may come as a disappointment to some, seeing how there is not much to differentiate the game between from its current-gen version, however, a game of scope and size of Red Dead Redemption 2 may require a proper update from Rockstar Games for it to hit 60 FPS and improved visual fidelity. While Rockstar hasn’t confirmed anything, a remastered version of the game seems likely as Red Dead Redemption 2 is not just visually appealing but is also one of the greatest experiences of this generation.
Aside from this, the video also reveals details about other titles such as Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice that runs smoothly at 60 FPS, 2014’s The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter which also runs at 60 FPS. While these are some decent improvements, Just Cause 3 is locked at 30 FPS compared to its bizarre 8-10FPS drop in the Xbox One X version of the game.
Xbox Series X/S launches on November 10, 2020, worldwide and while there are no big releases such as Halo Infinite to look forward, there will be hundreds of backwards compatible titles that are enhanced for the next-generation Xbox consoles.