VIDEO | Xbox One Thursday, April 12, 2018 | 4:30 PM

Another GOW in 4K, this time on X

Another GOW in 4K, this time on X

Among the Xbox 360 titles that got improved thanks to a recent update of Microsoft's powerful emulator, there was a certain Gears of War 2, now playable in 4K. Time to stir up a little bit of nostalgia in ultra high definition, the best of both worlds some might say!

4K environments (XB1X)

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Commented on 2018-04-12 20:11:24
Pretty impressive, would be good (but nearly impossible) if they can emulate the ps3 on ps4 pro.
Commented on 2018-04-12 21:02:16
nice title:) Hoping Gears 5 will shake up the formula as well
Commented on 2018-04-12 21:22:21 In reply to AndreasZ94
Looks really good for a free 4k update.
Posted by AndreasZ94
nice title:) Hoping Gears 5 will shake up the formula as well
maybe so. UE4 has gotten incredibly beefed up over the years.
"Snappers Mocap" showed the amount of hyper realism you can get out of UE4 last year.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo_FALeUc8c

The Coalition should pair up to make Gears5. their most realistic gears ever.
Commented on 2018-04-12 21:47:12 In reply to GunsnSwords
Posted by GunsnSwords
Looks really good for a free 4k update.



maybe so. UE4 has gotten incredibly beefed up over the years.
"Snappers Mocap" showed the amount of hyper realism you can get out of UE4 last year.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo_FALeUc8c

The Coalition should pair up to make Gears5. their most realistic gears ever.
I’d honestly rather they just not make gears. Give them Shanghai heist back and inject something new into MS’s offerings.
Commented on 2018-04-12 21:56:14 In reply to KORNdog
me too but let's be real, gears 5 is definitely happening. Same with Halo 6
Commented on 2018-04-12 22:01:00 In reply to AndreasZ94
Posted by AndreasZ94
me too but let's be real, gears 5 is definitely happening. Same with Halo 6
Precisely why I don’t see myself touching the xbone again once i’ve played crackdown 3...assuming I ever get to play crackdown 3 :/
Commented on 2018-04-13 00:11:02
A game based on "The Samaritan"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdwHrCT5jr0

A game based on "Infiltrator"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R0lP2K0RkE

Or Twin Blast's own game.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuVVznzAasY

take your pick. all seem pretty interesting.
Commented on 2018-04-13 00:46:48 In reply to homererotica
Sadly, Sony's idea of backward compatibility is through a paid streaming service. While the xbox is making previous-gen games compatible with UHD graphics, Sony is opting for streamed 720p with lag and compression artifacts.
Commented on 2018-04-13 04:13:05 In reply to homererotica
Posted by homererotica
Pretty impressive, would be good (but nearly impossible) if they can emulate the ps3 on ps4 pro.
TBH I do not think PS5 will do it either. But it has to be BC with PS4 so 4K and higher textures, aa should be possible
Commented on 2018-04-13 07:59:41
I tried it yesterday it really does look awesome. MS is doing an epic job, they just need to crush it at this years E3 with a bunch of cool new games and they will be good to go.
Commented on 2018-04-13 11:07:58 In reply to AndreasZ94
Posted by AndreasZ94
nice title:) Hoping Gears 5 will shake up the formula as well
Gears 4 was what it needed to be - a very good game for a new dev to relaunch the series. Now they can try new things and push the envelope more for 5.
Commented on 2018-04-13 12:01:11
Not fair, I want an Xbox One X. This looks awesome.
Commented on 2018-04-14 16:44:27 In reply to homererotica
Posted by homererotica
Pretty impressive, would be good (but nearly impossible) if they can emulate the ps3 on ps4 pro.
You buy into the hype way too much, the Xbox One is not really "emulating" the Xbox 360 as much as you have to download and entire game just to play it... you are not just popping a disk and playing it under true emulation.

Hence the notion that PS4 can "emulate" PS3 is absurd just as much... they are far better off making "4K HD Remakes" because at least there you may actually gain new assets, higher quality textures (see The Last of Us and Uncharted and Dark Souls"
Commented on 2018-04-14 17:00:31 In reply to Akumajo
Posted by Akumajo
You buy into the hype way too much, the Xbox One is not really "emulating" the Xbox 360 as much as you have to download and entire game just to play it... you are not just popping a disk and playing it under true emulation.
It is true emulation.

It works that way (having to download a game package) because that's how the Xbox One is made, it never play a game straight from the disk, only from the HDD so it has to be installed/downloaded first.

A 360 (or OG Xbox) game on Xbox One is just the original game (ISO or whatever, but untouched code) packaged with an emulator into a native Xbox One app package.
This way the Xbox One loads up a game package (which is an emulator) that loads the 360 or OG game, that's all.

And the X enhanced 360 games are simply using a different setting in the emulator to force a resolution 3 times higher in both directions (720p results in 2160p).
The same trick is used for every OG Xbox games but by 4 times on X and 2 times on S (and base Xbox One).
Commented on 2018-04-15 03:42:51
I was shocked at how good this looks. Such a fantastic game. Going back to gears 2 and 3 in 4K has been such a blast. Now for red dead and portal 2. Can’t wait!

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