Microsoft has been marketing Xbox One X as a console designed for 4K gaming but that doesn’t mean that the console will not support lower resolutions as Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox One X will support 1440p displays and will output native 1440p resolution.
Microsoft’s Kevin Gammill confirmed on Twitter while replying to a fan that Xbox One X will natively support 1440p monitors and will not super sample 1080p. “On X, we will effectively output native over HDMI in this case at 1440p”.
This is quite opposite to what Sony has done with PS4 Pro which either supports 4K or 1080p resolution. Meaning if you play a game on PS4 Pro attached to a 1440p monitor it will output 1080p and upscale it. However, some games do render on 1440p but only for the purpose of upscaling to 4K which only works with 4K displays.
It is good to see that Microsoft has put thought in the console’s display outputs which might be a small detail but is impressive nonetheless.
Xbox One X has been praised by many developers for its powerful hardware and Final Fantasy XV game director is also among those devs who are really looking forward to the console.
According to Hajime Tabata, it is a “highly attractive and wonderful console” for developers. However, despite the praise, Final Fantasy XV will not be native 4K on the console.
H added that despite its technical capabilities Final Fantasy XV “will implement checkerboard rendering of 4K and HDR” and expects that the frame rate of the console will be over 30 FPS.
Xbox One X will be available on November 7, 2017, and titles such as Forza Motorsport 7, Gears Of War 4, and other third-party titles will be enhanced for it.