Microsoft Confirms Only Xbox One X Will Download 4K Assets | Beyond Entertainment

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There has been some confusion since the official reveal of the Xbox One X on how Microsoft will handle resolution assets for it’s different consoles.  With the Xbox One X and Xbox One S both being able to output 4K, what if you don’t have a compatible TV or monitor?  Yesterday Microsoft, officially confirmed that the Xbox One X will be the only console to download 4K assets for compatible games.  Although the Xbox One S can output games in 4K, this is only achieved by the system upscaling from 1080p.  Below are the official statements from Microsoft.

“With the launch of Xbox One X, when it comes to game content our intention is to download the correct assets to the correct console.  This means, regardless of the TV you are playing on, 4K assets will be downloaded to Xbox One X (if available) and the standard 1080p assets will be downloaded to an Xbox One S.”

It is worth noting that Xbox One X 4K games are going to have massive download sizes.  It has already been confirmed that Forza Motorsports 7 will need 100GB of storage space.  Yes, you read that right—100GB.  Needless to say, hard drive space is going is going to be precious on the Xbox One X when it drops November 7th, 2017 for $499.99.


What are your thoughts on how Microsoft is handling resolution assets for it’s consoles?  Would you rather have the option to decide for yourself which assets to download?  Let us know over on our forums!

Source | Stevivor

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