Blizzard Confirms Overwatch Will Get 4K Enhancements for the Xbox One X

Blizzard Confirms Overwatch Will Get 4K Enhancements for the Xbox One X

Overwatch in 4K!

The Xbox One X is out now, and while it sold really well in the UK, a chief concern is that there just aren't enough games supporting the powerful home console. That should be changing soon as more and more developers get a chance at rolling out 4K updates to their games, including Overwatch as confirmed today by developer Blizzard.

In a statement to Windows Central, Blizzard confirmed development on Overwatch for Xbox One X enhancements.

"Overwatch team is excited with great possibilities Xbox One X opens. The team is currently exploring how the game experience can be enhanced on the this platform to leverage the console's incredible hardware, and is working on implementing 4K resolution in the game on Xbox One X."

This, but in 4K.

One potential area of concern for Blizzard when it comes to 4K updates is UI. "It is very important for the team to make sure the user interface looks natural on a truly big screen."

Blizzard didn't reveal when it will be releasing 4K support for the Xbox One X, only that the company will share a more detailed plan at a later date. It's also unclear whether similar enhancements will be arriving for the PS4 Pro.

While there are no games exclusive to the Xbox One X over the standard Xbox One, there are games that receive huge graphical boosts on the Xbox One X console. Previous games to have received 4K enhancement patches for the Xbox One X include Assassin's Creed Origins, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Call of Duty: WW2.

No doubt Overwatch will get a huge boost on consoles on the Xbox One X, but we'll have to wait a bit to actually see it in action.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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