• Paul Fingleton

Microsoft announce 100+ games enhanced for XBox One X launch

Xbox fans were a little worried at E3 2017 when Microsoft announced the Xbox One X with very few marquee first-party titles to make it stand out. Why should someone spend money on a new console if the manufacturer is not ready to support it with games themselves - only Forza Motorsport 7 stands out as a new game from Microsoft to show the horsepower of the console.



Microsoft, on the other hand, are looking to let the power of the console speak for itself: They want the message to be that Xbox One X will be the best place to play your games, from backwards compatible Xbox and Xbox 360 titles and multi-platform games even without developers changing anything - the power of the console and some clever engineering by Microsoft means that all games can load quicker and if they use dynamic resolution that it will hit the highest frame rate more consistently.

That was not all, Microsoft has gone back to many existing titles - including Xbox One launch title Zoo Tycoon and the time-bending exclusive Quantum Break - to provide free Xbox One enhancement upgrades to these games. Enhancements can mean 4k Ultra HD visuals, HDR or general enhancements to take specific advantage of the extra RAM or processing power of the console to improve the games.


In addition to the Microsoft Studios titles, several third party publishers have gone back to add work to their existing games for Xbox One X, producing a list of almost 120 games available at launch - compared to 45 games that Sony had at the same period for the PlayStation 4 Pro.


Here is the full list of titles announced thus far as Xbox One Enhanced:

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence

  • Anthem

  • ARK: Survival Evolved (Game Preview)

  • Ashen

  • Assassin’s Creed Origins

  • ASTRONEER (Game Preview)

  • Battlerite

  • Below

  • Black Desert

  • Brawlout

  • Chess Ultra

  • CODE VEIN

  • Conan Exiles

  • Crackdown 3

  • Danger Zone

  • Dark and Light

  • Darksiders III

  • Dead Rising 4

  • Deep Rock Galactic

  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition

  • Dishonored 2

  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

  • Disneyland Adventures

  • Dovetail Games Euro Fishing

  • DRAGON BALL Fighter Z

  • Dynasty Warriors 9

  • EA SPORTS FIFA 18

  • Elex

  • Elite: Dangerous

  • EVERSPACE

  • F1 2017

  • Fable Fortune

  • Fallout 4

  • Farming Simulator 17

  • Final Fantasy XV

  • Firewatch

  • For Honor

  • Forza Horizon 3

  • Forza Motorsport 7

  • Gears of War 4

  • Gravel

  • Halo 5: Guardians

  • Halo Wars 2

  • Hand of Fate 2

  • Hello Neighbor

  • HITMAN

  • Homefront: The Revolution

  • Injustice 2

  • Jurassic Park

  • Killer Instinct

  • Killing Floor 2

  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance

  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm

  • Madden NFL 18

  • Mafia III

  • Mantis Burn Racing

  • METAL GEAR SURVIVE

  • Metro: Exodus

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War

  • Minecraft: Xbox One Edition

  • Minion Masters

  • Monster Hunter: World

  • NBA 2K18

  • Need for Speed Payback

  • Ooblets

  • Ori and the Will of the Wisp

  • Outcast – Second Contact

  • Outlast 2

  • Paladins

  • Path of Exile

  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

  • Portal Knights

  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2018

  • Project Cars 2

  • Quantum Break

  • Raiders of the Broken Planet

  • Railway Empire

  • Real Farm Simulator 2017

  • ReCore

  • Resident Evil 7 biohazard

  • RiME

  • ROBLOX

  • Robocraft Infinity

  • Rocket League

  • Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure

  • Sea of Thieves

  • Slime Rancher

  • SMITE

  • Sonic Forces

  • Star Wars Battlefront II

  • State of Decay 2

  • STEEP

  • Strange Brigade

  • Super Lucky’s Tale

  • SUPERHOT

  • Surviving Mars

  • Tennis World Tour

  • The Artful Escape

  • The Crew 2

  • The Darwin Project

  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind

  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

  • The Last Night

  • The Long Dark

  • The Surge

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • Titanfall 2

  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands

  • Tom Clancy’s The Division

  • Train Sim World

  • TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge

  • Warframe

  • Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

  • We Happy Few

  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

  • World of Tanks

  • WRC 7 FIA World Rally Championship

  • Zoo Tycoon

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