Given that Xbox One X will be running games in 4K, many assume that it will take every bit of power the console has to run these games but according to devs, Xbox One X will not be pushed to limits anytime soon.
Speaking with Gamingbolt, Project Code: SHIFT devs Mike Dai and Roger talked about Xbox One X and said that the console will not be pushed to its limits anytime soon. However, they added that part of the reason is that the games will be supporting older Xbox.
Remember how Gears of War 1 pushed the 360 to its limits early in its cycle?. I don’t think we’ll see that anytime soon – full potential that is. However, I can only speak for smaller development teams, like ours. One of the reasons for that is exactly what you said, spending time and resources on supporting the older Xbox.
While it makes sense but, the console’s potential being held back due to older Xbox might not be true in every case especially when Forza Motorsport 7 will run at 4K/60 FPS and will still have 30% GPU power to spare which is quite impressive.
However, once the games start rolling out for the console only then, we will know how long will take to push it to its limits.
Xbox One X will be directly competing with PS4 Pro and Sony is not worried about Microsoft’s console. According to Sony, while the specs are impressive but, the games will be the deciding factor if it will be a success or not and PS4 “remains the best place to play”.
Also, while PS4 Pro supports only 4K and 1080p displays, Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox One X will natively support 1440p displays along with 1080p and 4K displays.
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.