Xbox continues to deliver on its promise to enhance Xbox 360 games for the Xbox One X, adding four new titles to the list, namely The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition, Crackdown, Fable Anniversary, and Forza Horizon. These titles join Halo 3, Fallout 3, Assassin’s Creed, Gears of War 3, Skate 3, Mirror’s Edge, and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion on the list of Xbox 360 games enhanced for the Xbox One X, bringing the grand total to eleven so far.
In tandem with adding these new titles, Xbox is also introducing a new graphics setting for enhanced Xbox 360 titles—players can now choose between “Graphics” or “Performance” settings. Much like several Xbox One titles that are enhanced for Xbox One X, players can now determine whether they want the enhanced 360 games to look better or “feel smoother” while retaining their original graphics. This choice can be made through the Xbox Guide while you’re running one of the eleven enhanced Xbox 360 games. Changing this setting will restart the game.
As previously stated, all Xbox 360 titles enhanced on the Xbox One X will see a pixel count nine times that of their nonenhanced versions, with improved textures and anti-aliasing. Additionally, some titles enable HDR lighting or bump their color ranges from 8-bit to 10-bit. Since Xbox didn’t mention it in the official announcement, we’re assuming the four titles listed above aren’t getting HDR lighting, but we don’t know that for sure.
Xbox snuck in one pretty interesting piece of information with this announcement: More than 840 million hours of Xbox 360 games have been played on the Xbox One. This is up from the 508 million hours that Xbox chief marketing officer Mike Nichols cited back in June 2017 following Ars Technica’s report that no one was playing backward compatible Xbox 360 titles on the Xbox One.
There are over 460 Xbox 360 titles that are backwards compatible on the Xbox One, so Xbox still has plenty of games to enhance for the One X if it so chooses.
Source: Xbox Wire