Xbox One X Coverage: Frame Rate is why I Upgraded
The Xbox One X is doing a lot for gamers right now by providing true 4K and HDR picture. Developers are loving it, embracing it, and doing whatever they can to push 4K updates to their Xbox One lineups. 4K and HDR is fantastic, don’t get me wrong, but my reason for upgrading to an Xbox One X wasn’t for that: I wanted frame rate improvements and faster load times, and for the most part, it seems like companies are delivering.
Graphics are important to me, don’t get me wrong. When I first trotted my camel up on the hills above Siwa in Assassin’s Creed Origins, the view was breathtaking. Once I descended down into the village, all of the little details popped in ways they never did on my original Xbox One. These were eye opening, and very much appreciated, subtle touches for me that added to my gameplay experience. But that wasn’t what I was most impressed by; rather, I was on the lookout for faster load times when traveling to synchronization points, and improved frame rate in combat heavy situtations.
Both the Xbox One X and the developers over at Ubisoft Montreal delivered both of those for me, and THAT is what made Assassin’s Creed Origins one of my favorite games so far in 2017.
It wasn’t just Ubisoft, however, that was doing impressive things with the power of the Xbox One X. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment was also making the most of the Xbox One X with their latest release, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War. With multiple patches that aim to appease gamers on specific aspects of the game, I can’t help but notice – again – the improved load times and frame rate from when I played it on my original Xbox One.
Those moving from the original Xbox One to the Xbox One X are in for a real treat when ti comes to load times, frame rate, and graphical enhancements. I was one of those individuals, and you can be too. If performance is important to you, the Xbox One X is a no brainer of a purchase!