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Xbox Series X gets slick badge indicating games go 'way beyond just 4K'

Optimized for Xbox Series X badge
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Microsoft figured the best time to tweet some news was in the dead of night, revealing that all of the games we'll see at the Xbox Series X games event will feature an 'Optimized for Xbox Series X' badge.

This could mean anything, from games being at 4K, 60 frames per second to them running at 1080p, 120 fps. However, Aaron Greenberg tweeted that the Xbox Series X Optimized badge means that the game in question goes "way beyond just 4K."

What does 'Optimized for Xbox Series X' mean?

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Apart from upping the frames and resolution, we have to assume that some of the graphical settings are, at the very least, going to be turned up. We saw something very similar in the Gears 5 technical breakdown from Digital Foundry

As it turned out, the Xbox Series X version of Gears 5 looked remarkably similar to the PC version with all of the settings maxed out, which means that the reflections were more realistic, the draw distance was further and the overall textures were sharper.

This is going to make games look so much better than before, but I worry that ramping up the graphics might cause the frames to drop or the resolution to decrease. Regardless of the resolution, gaming shouldn't be experienced below 60 fps on the next generation of consoles -- I simply refuse.

We're excited for today's event at 11 am ET, so be sure to tune in to our Xbox Series X games event hub page, which we will continuously update throughout the event.

Rami Tabari

Rami Tabari is a Senior Writer for Laptop Mag. He reviews every shape and form of a laptop as well as all sorts of cool tech. You can find him sitting at his desk surrounded by a hoarder's dream of laptops, and when he navigates his way out to civilization, you can catch him watching really bad anime or playing some kind of painfully difficult game. He’s the best at every game and he just doesn’t lose. That’s why you’ll occasionally catch his byline attached to the latest Souls-like challenge.