There’s no question that the Backward Compatibility program on the Xbox One is one of the console’s best features. Being able to play backward compatible Xbox 360 and OG Xbox titles on your Xbox One family console is a pretty sweet deal if you’re into playing older games. Not to mention, 24 of those come free to Xbox Live Gold subscribers each year through the Games with Gold program.
Xbox has announced that some Xbox 360 Backward Compatible titles now enhanced for the Xbox One X are getting a switchable setting in the Xbox 360 virtual console settings. A total of 11 Xbox 360 games can take advantage of the enhanced Xbox One X hardware and include:
- Assassin’s Creed
- Fable Anniversary
- Fallout 3
- Forza Horizon
- Gears of War 3
- Halo 3
- Mirror’s Edge
- Skate 3
- The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
As Bill Stillwell, Lead Program Manager on the Xbox Platform team, says:
Xbox 360 games that are enhanced for Xbox One X run at a higher resolution and 9X the original pixel count on Xbox One X. The power of Xbox One X enables the Xbox 360 emulator to showcase the very best version of the game possible with the existing assets—all without touching the game code. Today’s additions join the seven previously released Enhanced Xbox 360 titles like Halo 3, Skate 3, and Gears of War 3 for a total of 11 Xbox One X Enhanced Xbox 360 games.
The enhanced graphics setting will be enabled for these games by default and can be changed by pressing the “View” and “Menu” buttons to bring up the Xbox 360 guide while playing one of the aforementioned games, navigating to “Settings” and selecting the “Xbox One X Settings” menu item. Once there, you can choose to optimize the game for graphics or performance. Once you change the setting, you’ll have to restart the game for it to take effect.
Last Updated on February 27, 2018.