The Witcher 2, Crackdown, and Fable Confirmed for Xbox One X Enhancements

The Witcher 2, Crackdown, and Fable Confirmed for Xbox One X Enhancements

Crackdown joins the backwards compatibility program.

Four new Xbox 360 games will be enhanced for the Xbox One X. That includes The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, Forza Horizon, Fable Anniversary, and Crackdown, which joins the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program.

Xbox 360 games that have been enhanced for Xbox One X will run at a higher resolution and at 9x the original pixel count on the Xbox One X, basically super powering the Xbox 360 emulator running the 360 games. Previous Xbox 360 games enhanced for Xbox One X include Halo 3, Skate 3, and Gears of War 3. There are now 11 Xbox One X Enhanced 360 games.

The Witcher 2 in particular was expected to receive a Xbox One X enhancement when the Xbox subreddit got wind of some rumors. Those proved to be true as today's announcement means CD Projekt Red's highly-acclaimed RPG will look even better on modern consoles.

The full list of Xbox One X Enhanced 360 games include Assassin's Creed, Crackdown, Fable Anniversary, Fallout 3, Forza Horizon, Gears of War 3, Halo 3, Mirror's Edge, Oblivion, Skate 3, and The Witcher 2 Assassin's of Kings. Enhanced graphics for 360 games running on the Xbox One X will be turned on by default, but players can opt for the original graphics.

The Xbox One Backwards Compatibility program has been one of the best features found on Microsoft's consoles. Letting players enjoy a growing list of 360 games on the Xbox One means that's one less console to keep around the house for collectors. And the fact that Xbox also enhances select titles for the Xbox One X makes the Xbox One the friendliest console for games with backlogs that extend to previous generations.

For more information, check out our review of the Xbox One X, or our list of best Xbox One X games to show off the hardware's power.

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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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