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Xbox One X Enhanced Games List & What it Means

by William Schwartz


One of the marketing terms that’s being thrown around ahead of the launch of the Xbox One X is “Xbox One X Enhanced.”  While all Xbox One games physical and digital, as well as Xbox 360 Backwards Compatible titles, will work on the Xbox One X — not all will be “Xbox One X Enhanced.”  As we’re getting closer and closer to the launch of this new console from Microsoft, the company is starting to unveil which games will have what features added to them that take advantage of the more powerful hardware.

Games that are Xbox One X Enhanced will have different features and it’s going to be up to the developer as to which ones are being used — Things like higher resolutions, better framerates, high-resolution textures, HDR, or 4K Ultra HD.  Developers may choose to mix and match these features as some games are going to have multiple modes for players to try.

Albert Penello recently explained some of these features for the Xbox One X and the “Enhanced” games.  “Xbox One X Enhanced is really a way to inform customers that a developer has done work that allows them to take advantage of all of the performance and horsepower of the Xbox One X,” says Penello.

Penello explains that games like Rise of the Tom Raider will feature a number of different ways to play the game on Xbox One X.  The game will feature an enriched mode with more advanced textures and more lush environments.  Crystal Dynamics is also offering a 4K Native Mode for the game.  Gears of War 4 on the other hand will get upgraded high resolution assets from the PC version of the game and it will run in Native 4K.  Forza Motorsport 7 will run at 4K resolution and 60fps with high resolution textures.  Penello says that while all of these games take different approaches as to how to use the power of the console, it’s really going to be up to the developer.

So the big question is how do you know which games have what types of Xbox One X features?  Penello says that game packaging will be updated with a logo for Xbox One X Enhanced and the same will go for digital titles on the Microsoft Store.  Currently, the list of Xbox One X Enhanced titles is over 100 games that have already been released and some that have yet to release.

Xbox One X Enhanced Games List

Game TitlePublisher
A Plague Tale: InnocenceFocus Home Entertainment
AnthemElectronic Arts
ARK: Survival EvolvedStudio Wildcard
Assassin’s Creed OriginsUbisoft
AstroneerSystem Era
AWAY: Journey to the UnexpectedAurélien Regard & “Jim” Gennisson
BattleriteStunlock Studios
BiomutantTHQ Nordic
Black DesertPearlAbyss Corp.
BrawloutAngry Mob Games
Chess UltraRipstone Publishing
Conan ExilesFuncom
Crackdown 3Microsoft Studios
CrossoutGaijin Entertainment
Danger ZoneThree Fields Entertainment LTD
Dark and LightSnail Games
Darksiders IIITHQ Nordic
Dead Rising 4Microsoft Studios
Deep Rock GalacticCoffee Stain
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil EditionBlizzard Entertainment
Dishonored 2Bethesda Softworks
Dishonored: Death of the OutsiderBethesda Softworks
Disneyland AdventuresMicrosoft Studios
Dovetail Games Euro FishingDovetail Games Ltd
DRAGON BALL FighterZBANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
Dynasty Warriors 9KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.
EA Sports FIFA 18Electronic Arts
EA Sports Madden NFL 18Electronic Arts
ElexTHQ Nordic
Elite: DangerousFrontier Developments Plc.
F1 2017Deep Silver
Fable FortuneMediatonic Ltd.
Fallout 4Bethesda Softworks
Far Cry 5Ubisoft
Farming Simulator 17Focus Home Entertainment
Final Fantasy XVSquare Enix
FirewatchCampo Santo
For HonorUbisoft
FortniteEpic Games Inc.
Forza Horizon 3Microsoft Studios
Forza Motorsport 7Microsoft Studios
Gears of War 4Microsoft Studios
GreedfallFocus Home Entertainment
GRIDD: RetroenhancedAntab Studios
Halo 5: GuardiansMicrosoft Studios
Halo Wars 2Microsoft Studios
Hand of Fate 2Defiant Development
Hello NeighbortinyBuild LLC
HitmanSquare Enix
Homefront: The RevolutionDeep Silver
Immortal:UnchainedSold Out Sales & Marketing
Injustice 2Warner Brothers Interactive
Jurassic World EvolutionFrontier Developments Plc.
Killer InstinctMicrosoft Studios
Killing Floor 2Tripwire Interactive LLC
Kingdom Come: DeliveranceDeep Silver
L.A. NoireRockstar Games
Life is Strange: Before the StormSquare Enix
Mafia III2K
Mantis Burn RacingVooFoo Studios Ltd.
Metro: ExodusDeep Silver
Middle-earth: Shadow of WarWarner Brothers Interactive
MinecraftMicrosoft Studios
Minion MastersBetaDwarf
Monster Hunter: WorldCAPCOM CO., LTD
NBA 2K182K
Need for Speed PaybackElectronic Arts
Nine ParchmentsFrozenbyte
Ori and the Will of the WispsMicrosoft Studios
Outcast – Second ContactBigben Interactive
Outlast 2Red Barrels
PaladinsHi-Rez Studios
Path of ExileGrinding Gear Games
PlayerUnknown’s BattlegroundsMicrosoft Studios
Portal Knights505 Games
Project CARS 2BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
Quantum BreakMicrosoft Studios
Raiders of the Broken PlanetMercury Steam
Railway EmpireKalypso
ReCore: Definitive EditionMicrosoft Studios
Redout: Lightspeed Edition34BigThings srl
RiMETequila Works
Rise of the Tomb RaiderSquare Enix
Robocraft InfinityFreejam Ltd.
Rocket LeaguePsyonix
Rugby 18Bigben Interactive
Rush: A Disney Pixar AdventureMicrosoft Studios
Sea of ThievesMicrosoft Studios
Slime RancherMonomi Park, LLC
SMITEHi-Rez Studios
Sonic ForcesSEGA
Star Wars Battlefront IIElectronic Arts
State of Decay 2Microsoft Studios
Strange BrigadeRebellion Developments
Super Lucky’s TaleMicrosoft Studios
Surviving MarsParadox Interactive
Tennis World TourBigben Interactive
The Artful EscapeAnnapurna
The Crew 2Ubisoft
The Darwin ProjectScavenger Studio
The Elder Scrolls Online: MorrowindBethesda Softworks
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special EditionBethesda Softworks
The Last NightRaw Fury
The Long DarkHinterland
The SurgeFocus Home Entertainment
The Witcher 3: Wild HuntCD Projekt
Titanfall 2Electronic Arts
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon WildlandsUbisoft
Tom Clancy’s The DivisionUbisoft
Train Sim WorldDovetail Games Ltd
TT Isle of Man: Ride on the EdgeBigben Interactive
WarframeDigital Extremes
Warhammer: End Times – VermintideFatshark AB
We Happy FewGearbox
Wolfenstein II: The New ColossusBethesda Softworks
World of
WRC 7 FIA World Rally ChampionshipBigben Interactive
Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal CollectionMicrosoft Studios

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