TheFabledHunter wrote:I honestly don't feel the Xbox One X is worth the money. I honestly really wanted to get it, but at the same time, I feel very conflicted. Halo in 4K sounds amazing, especially for someone who was with Xbox for a long time and a die hard Halo fan. But all that hardware is only going to be used to make the games look better and run well. It's not going to be used for game mechanics or to make new, innovative games because it also has to work on the other Xbox One's. So it's $500 for better graphics and frame-rates which is a lot to ask for. It's only worth it if you don't have an Xbox One. Not to mention Microsoft doesn't really have many enticing games (By that, I mean exclusives) that will make people want to get it more. That's why I got the PS4 Pro. It was seeing their exclusive games on the new hardware that made me, at the end of the day, buy it. Xbox One X has failed to do that for me, most of their exclusives were pushed back or not that interesting and not many were announced. No new Halo, nothing from Remedy, Lionhead is dead. For me, it's about the games at the end of the day because that's why you buy a console. Xbox One X isn't about games. It's about a power for a prettier image. That's not enough for me.
You’ve got one big fundamental misunderstanding about Xbox X.
Resolution does not just make games look pretty.
Resolution Is Gameplay.
Especially in shooters. You can’t hit something you can’t see, the better people can see the larger developers can push environments and engagement distances. This isn’t a significant hardware limitation, it’s a design decision. 4K encourages more open play.
Blood Gulch in 4K will be totally different, the pistol in Halo 1 is going to take on a whole new life all over again.
4K Split Screen Multiplayer will be almost an entirely different experience when everyone has a full 1080p screen to themselves. Remember that Split Screen is now taking a leap in resolution almost as big as the single screen experience going straight from Halo 1 on OG Xbox all the way to Halo 5 (the first Halo designed to run 1080p).
And let’s not forget Xbox One “can” connect with up to 8 controllers simultaneously.
4K perfectly splits into 9 boxes of 720p resolution, meaning 4v4 with one TV is a distinct possiblity thanks to 4K. I really
hope Microsoft is looking into this kind of thing.
Ok, I love Split Screen, enough about that (MInecraft 4K Split Screen will be awesome too, imagine that with 8 people, the pop-up party potential is incredible).
It was interesting comparing DOOM 2016 with the original DOOM. Back in the 90’s playing a sprite based shooter, enemies were big and bright, not just for aesthetics, but because on a 320x240 monitor they needed to be highly visible in order for people to actually be able to target and shoot them. DOOM 2016 would be utterly unplayable at the same resolution, the environments are too big and the Imps (that usually kill you in two hits on Nightmare) are basically only identified by their two tiny glowing eyes.
DOOM 2016 is already more playable in 4K than at 1080p (Especially on PC where you can take advantage of a 120 Degree FOV).
1080p to 4K isn’t as drastic a jump as from 640x480 to 1080p, but it’s close. 640x480 to 1080p is a 6.75x resolution boost, where 1080p to 4K is a 4x boost.
Another thing I’m really looking forward to is the improved UI.
Subtlety is something that is generally missing from most games, if you’re supposed to see something they put a giant arrow above it, make it glow, or make the object about 10x bigger than it should be (usually the case with any keys you need to collect).
But now that developers are at least looking at their content with more clarity (as long as they have a 4K build), they can start designing elements of their game that should look more realistic than it would have been just targeting 1080p.
HUD elements should be getting a full 4K redesign. The era of console shooters being stuck with giant crosshairs could be on the verge of ending.
In the end I actually think waiting until next year is a good idea, Xbox X supports HDMI 2.1 and we should be seeing sets with that video interface next year. If you get a TV now I think it’s highly likely you’ll be replacing it next fall.