The main selling point of the Xbox One X is its superb gaming performance. Microsoft has touted its 6-TFLOP custom AMD chip to deliver the best gaming experience at 4K resolution running at 60 frames per second. However, this might not be the case according to one game developer.
Project CARS 2 is one of the front runners on the Xbox One X launch and will be featured on the console as well as the Playstation 4 Pro. However, anyone expecting the game to run at 4K on 60Hz will be somewhat disappointed.
In a recent forum thread from GT Planet, Ian Bell of Slightly Mad Studios clarified a possible misquote from its game director. According to Bell, Project CARS 2 will be running at sub 60Hz refresh rate and a slightly lower resolution than 4K. At least not all the time. Bell also clarified that on some of the more important races, Project CARS 2 will run at optimal settings. However, in most cases, the game will strive for a 4K resolution as 60Hz refresh rate. He also said that the development team will push the consoles to their maximum capabilities.
It would seem that there are still some caveats on Microsoft’s claims about the Xbox One X. While nobody is questioning the capabilities of the console, perhaps it all boils down to the developers. Whether or not they want to maintain the optimal settings at all times will be within their judgement.
On the flip side, there is no denying that the Xbox One X is still the most powerful console ever made. Right now, developers are scrambling to finish the titles that will be released along with the console on Nov. 7. So far, all eyes are on Microsoft to prove to the gaming community that the amount they will be paying for the Xbox One X will be well worth it.
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