One of Microsoft’s main messages leading up to the November 7th release of the Xbox One X is how over 100 existing Xbox One games will receive enhancements for the new console. However, Xbox One games aren’t the only games getting the Xbox One X enhanced treatment.
Microsoft recently announced that the Xbox One X will enhance the visuals of four classic Xbox 360 titles. Fallout 3, Elder Scroll IV: Oblivion, Halo 3, and Assassin’s Creed will all get enhanced presentation on the Xbox One X. All of the games will multiply their pixel counts by nine, with some either seeing their color ranges increasing from 8- to 10-bit and others enabling HDR lighting.
IGN recently posted a video comparing Halo 3 on the Xbox 360 and on the Xbox One X. The most notable difference is in the amount of jaggies: Whereas the 360 version has a significant amount of aliasing in its visuals, the One X version is much smoother.
Considering how prevalent the Xbox One’s backward compatibility program is to Microsoft’s overall strategy, enhancing Xbox 360 games for the Xbox One X makes sense. However, it’s unclear if these enhanced Xbox 360 games are simply one-off occasions or if Microsoft is planning on enhancing more last-gen games for the new console.