If you’re one of the many who have jumped into the new Xbox One X experience today, then you’ll be well aware of the new visual opportunities that Microsoft’s newest console brings to the table. And Rise of the Tomb Raider will be no different. 

Whilst almost every game should have a noticeable difference when played on an Xbox One X, there are some that will be getting the true 4K upgraded experience. Today, Rise of the Tomb Raider got that special treatment and brings a whole host of new changes to owners of one of the finest action games on console – in a completely free download that is available now.

Nixxes Software are the proven partners behind some of the most impressive graphical updates we’ve seen over the past few months in the gaming industries, and it’s their partnership with Crystal Dynamics that has made Rise of the Tomb Raider’s update possible, with Crystal Dynamics Head of Studio saying, ““Partnering with Nixxes Software has allowed us to deliver an incredible level of fidelity and immersion,”, “They have proven once again that they are masters at getting every ounce of power out of a new platform.””.

So, what can you expect from the latest enhancements on Xbox One? Check out the following:

Xbox One X players can choose from one of three visual modes:

  • Native 4K: (full 3840 by 2160) for the highest fidelity resolution
  • Enriched Visuals for stunning graphic upgrades
  • High Frame Rate for the smoothest possible gameplay

Other improvements that come with the new upgrade include enhancements such as:

  • HDR display support for more vibrant and accurate color representation
  • Spatial audio support, including Dolby Atmos®, for true 3D audio
  • Enhanced texture resolution for Lara Croft®, NPCs, and environments for even more immersive and realistic details
  • Improved volumetric lights Improved reflections
  • Enhanced foliage
  • Upgraded polygonal detail
  • Improved anti-aliasing
  • Amplified texture filtering

If you’re one of the many people around the world now enjoying the delights of the Xbox One and have a copy of Rise of the Tomb Raider to hand, then this is one that you will certainly want to be jumping into. If you’ve already done so, why not let us know your thoughts in the comments below or via out usual social channels.

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