Sean played a bunch of games on the Xbox One X and tells Dave all about it while driving to work.
Results may vary. Always looked better, sometimes quite a bit (Gears4) sometimes less (Diablo3)
Load times are most drastic, measurable improvement.
I spent a lot of time downloading stuff this week. Trying to get the same games on X and S so I could flip inputs back and forth on 4K.
I didn’t get as much time on a 1080p as I would’ve liked this week. Most comparisons were on 4K.
Enhanced by Xbox matters. Wish there was a splash screen when the game loaded.
There’s a value in the confidence of having the most power.
Games that already looked good on Xbox look great - games that didn’t look good before won’t be saved with higher pixel count.
You have plenty more to worry about now. HDR10, 10-bit color-capable TVs. Enhanced by X.
4K Comparisons. Enhanced by X vs Xbox One S
Very few games released Enhancecd by X versions until November 2
Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition. Noticeably weather and environmental effects like fog and lighting - but the old version looked okay and the new version doesn’t blow your hair back.
Not Enhanced by X: X vs S
Load Time Comparisons.
Boot Times - nearly identical
Gears 4. About 10 seconds faster on X (beginning of game)
Shadow of War 1:30 to start playing on X; 2:00 on S
Assassin’s Creed was the same
Forza Motorsport 7: 30 seconds on X. 58 seconds on S.
Xbox One X pushes out a ton of heat out the back. Keep it ventilated.
My TV doesn’t have HDR
More Enhanced by Xbox X patches coming every day. Lots on Thursday.
Titanfall 2, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Quantum Break, Need for Speed, Halo 5, Halo 3. More to come on We The Nerdy and future Xbox Drives.
I have a couple games (DOOM, Titanfall 2) coming from the library for PS4 to some third party comparisons.
Quantum Break is 150GB after the Xbox One X Enhanced update, loads slowly.
Set your expectations appropriately. I wasn’t blown away but when I was able to compare, as close to side-by-side as possible, I noticed a difference. Load times are significantly faster, in some cases, on X.
Buy a bigger hard drive. These texture packs are MASSIVE.
I wish Xbox was more in your face about the games that have been enhanced. I’m not always sure - especially for those outside of the US, does the table on xbox.com correlate with what I have access to? I don’t think it does but I’m not sure one way or the other.
Read Sean's Review in Progress at http://wethenerdy.com/xbox-one-x-review-in-progress/