Tagged: HDR

Now that we have seen and heard what 1080p games can become on Xbox One X, how do we know what enhancements they have been given by developers.  Luckily Microsoft is making it clear on the packaging what you can expect to see when you purchase a game and play it on Xbox One X. There will be three new indicators on packing now to explain to the buyer what enhancements a game has.  First is for 4K resolution.  This doesn't only apply to native 4K (2160p).  This includes native 2160p, a “checkerboarded” 2160p presentation or a dynamic, scaling resolution ... Read More »
A recent tweet from @Hitman states that the game will support HDR gameplay starting January 31st, on Xbox One S, PC, PS4, and PS4 Pro! Io programmer Anders Wang Kristensen explains, "As an example, think of 47 in a dark room looking out a bright window. Without HDR you would not be able to make out what's outside, whereas with HDR you can simultaneously see details inside the room and outside the window." "Another extreme example is the sun. Without HDR we could not render the sun brighter than a white piece of paper, so we had to 'simulate' the ... Read More »
It was just a matter of time – now for the six people who bought ReCore, prepare to for a HDR update. The announcement came – where else? – on Twitter, where both Microsoft Studios’ Shannon Loftis and Xbox’s Mike Ybarra both confirmed that the game will get a graphical upgrade when played on Xbox One S. https://twitter.com/XboxQwik/status/803050270200467456 HDR – high dynamic range – gives greater colour and contrast to images, essentially making them a whole lot richer and pleasing on the eye. The downside? You’ll need a TV capable of rendering 4K images and an Xbox One S (Sorry, ... Read More »
The Xbox One S is the only console on the market today that can play 4K Blu-ray, 4K video streaming and features HDR and Xbox want you to know it in time for their upcoming Black Friday sale. Xbox's YouTube channel uploaded a video yesterday (Wednesday 16th November) showcasing the power of an often overlooked or misunderstood feature of the Xbox One S. That feature is HDR. HDR or High Definition Range is a technique used by cameras, TVs and the Xbox One S to give the audiences the perception of a greater range of colour and light. This results in ... Read More »
4k TV's have been around for a few years now but this year has seen HDR (High Dynamic Range) become a the 'next big thing'. Microsoft was first to offer a HDR capable console with the Xbox One S and Sony has subsequently added HDR support to its range of PS4 consoles. Both are also investing in 4k HDR for the future of gaming too with Sony about to release its mid-term 4k HDR capable PS4 Pro and Microsoft bringing the highly anticipated 'Project Scorpio' to the market next year. What is 4k? As many of you know, 4k defines ... Read More »
We’re at a very strange phase in this console generation, with the mid-cycle Scorpio and PS4 Pro upgrades dropping shortly. But that doesn’t mean it’s game over for the Xbox One. That’s according to Forza Horizon 3’s creative director, Ralph Fulton, who told the highly respected video games journal tabloid newspaper The Daily Star that there’s life in the original Xbox One yet. He said: How much more can you push out of it [The Xbox One]? I would probably just say don’t give up on Xbox One, just yet. It may be easy to consider the original Xbox One ... Read More »
It seems like Microsoft's support for HDR-enabled games is slowly increasing, thanks to a tweet confirmed by the head of Microsoft himself, Phil Spencer; confirming support for Final Fantasy XV from it's launch on 29th November. .@FinalFantasy XV is confirmed to support HDR on #XboxOneS at launch. Can't wait to play on 11/29. @FFXVEN @SquareEnix @Xbox — Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) 7 October 2016 Forza Horizon 3 was the first to include HDR support and Gears of War 4 has been confirmed to include HDR also. It seems like from here on out, first party games will have HDR support, whilst ... Read More »
The Xbox One S is a pretty cool console, but it seems there’s a slight problem under the bonnet when it comes to movie playback – light-bleeding when playing 4K UHD discs with HDR turned on. You can check out the image below, for an example, courtesy of AV Forums: The issue, which doesn’t appear to affect streaming, but is limited to physical media playback, was first caught by a poster on Reddit. Others joined to say they’d suffered the same issues – particularly on Sony, LG and Vizio TVs. According to one poster there: There seems to be a ... Read More »
So it's finally here - The Xbox One S, now you're probably wondering to yourself is it worth it?....... Should I buy one?....... If I do, what do I need? and what's all this 4k stuff about? It's definitely confusing if you happen to be a very 'un-techy' gamer. Let's take a look at what it's all about and, hopefully, we can shed some light on the 'ins' and 'outs' of the Xbox One S. The Xbox One S features 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, 4K video streaming and High Dynamic Range (HDR) for games and video. Sounds fancy, but what does ... Read More »

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