Xbox One S Won’t Support 4K Out of the Box

Xbox One S is releasing on August 2 and supports 4K media content among other things. However, 4K support won’t be available to users out of the box. Microsoft will release an update for Xbox One on launch day to add 4K support. A recently unboxing video posted on YouTube revealed that 4K content isn’t running and needs an update.

Windows 10 Anniversary update is releasing on the same day. And its Xbox One variant may fully integrate Cortana on Xbox One and Xbox One S.

What other features this update will bring to Xbox One (S) is still not known. However, on Windows 10 it makes major changes and improvements. For gamers, it will add many new features to Xbox app for Windows. Microsoft’s aim is to keep players across Xbox and Windows 10 connected.

This is the reason why Microsoft is bringing many Xbox One exclusives to Windows 10. At E3 2016, Microsoft announced Gears of War 4 for Windows 10, Forza Horizon 3 and more. ReCore and Sea of Thieves are coming as well.

Windows 10 anniversary update is going to activate Xbox Play Anywhere Program. It will allow players on Xbox One and Windows 10 to cross buy games. Moreover, cross platform play will be enabled.

Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox 4K aka Project Scorpio are the future!

Xbox One S won’t run games natively at 4K, however, Project Scorpio will. The console will release in Fall 2017 alongside Sony’s PlayStation 4 Neo. Both machines will go head to head in the 4K gaming space.

This is the first time 4K gaming is being introduced to consoles.

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