Xbox One X enhancements: 4K, HDR, Dolby Atmos, 60 FPS
Are you a sucker for eye-popping visual displays, or are you of the opinion that pitch-perfect performance is the only type of optimisation that matters? Whichever camp you fall into, The Coalition has you covered with Gears 4's victorious Xbox One X upgrade.
Similarly to the stellar job Crystal Dynamics did on optimising Rise of the Tomb Raider, Gears 4's refinements are - at least in single-player - split down the middle. Opt for performance, and you'll be carving a bloody path through the Swarm in butter-smooth 60 fps and industry-standard 1080p resolution.
If you'd rather have more clarity with the series' destroyed beauty and the mountain of rotting corpses laying at J.D.'s feet, then Visual Mode is a no-brainer.
Quadrupling visual fidelity with ultra-level textures and native 4K, this is the mode you want to show off when company is round.
As for multiplayer. Well, let's just say that The Coalition knows how important it is for blossoming COG soldiers to have the very best when testing their mettle against other players, All of the upgrades from both modes are available in tandem for both competitive and horde mode, the caveat being that native 4K is replaced in favour of dynamic resolution scaling.
But enough of the technobabble. See what all of that means on-screen via the trailer below.
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