If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

When you see the 4K Ultra HD logo on the box of an Xbox One game, it may not mean it's a native 4K title

Microsoft can't guarantee that every game running on Xbox One X will run at native 4K, just in case you were wondering.

xbox_one_x_official_shot_top_1

Alongside the big reveal of Xbox Scorpio's official name, Xbox One X, Microsoft also announced a few extra details about a change coming to the covers of Xbox One games.

This fall, you'll start to see new packaging that'll highlight some of the standards the game inside supports. The platform holder revealed three new logos, each designed to call out a different feature.

These will be placed in the upper right corner on the front. There's one for 4K Ultra HD, another for HDR, and one that says Xbox One X Enhanced. Microsoft revealed exactly what each of them means.

4K Ultra HD is what you'll see on the covers of games that have a full 2160p (4K) frame buffer, but - and there's the crucial part - it also includes titles that have dynamic resolutions or use checkerboarding techniques. This may sound obvious, but it'll no doubt be a little disappointing to Xbox diehards who thought games would all run at a native 4K.

"True 4K" is certainly a drum Microsoft has been beating these past few days, and although this new packaging standard may not mean much, it's a clear acknowledgement that not every game'll be able to hit that target.

The next logo will highlight games that support the HDR10 standard. Finally, the enhanced logo denotes exactly what it sounds like: games that are taking advantage of the Xbox One X's power, but not necessarily aiming for 4K.

Xbox One X launches November 7 worldwide.

About the Author

Sherif Saed avatar

Sherif Saed

Staff Writer

Whether it's news, reviews, or interviews - Sherif is always eager to tell you about video games. He plays shooters more than a sane person should, and occasionally has the skills to show for it.

Support VG247

You give us money, we give you an ad-free reading experience, merch discounts, a newsletter every month, and elite status amongst your friends.

See more information

Comments

More News

Latest Articles

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

VG247 Merch