We answer YOUR Xbox One X questions – Kinect adapters, 4K Enhanced games, checkerboarding, noise and more

The Xbox One X (opens in new tab) launches November 7 and you lot have plenty of questions you want answered. From what Xbox One X games are enhanced, to which are checkerboarded, whether Kinect works and loads more. 

Read on to see what we’ve got and leave a comment if there’s anything we haven’t answered, or that you want to know. 

What XboxOne titles already released are getting the 4K treatment? #XboxOneX #AMA #XboxOneOctober 30, 2017

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Heres’ a list of all the currently confirmed Xbox One X Enhanced games. There’s currently over 100, with Microsoft promising around 70 Xbox One X enhanced games for launch (opens in new tab). That will be reliant on developers patching in support individually where it’s not an internally made MS game, so not everything that’s out will get a brush up.

I bought ACO on the regular xb1. Will that be enhanced on the X or will I need to buy a different versionOctober 30, 2017

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The same version will work. As far as Microsoft are concerned there’s no difference between an Xbox One, One S or X game, it’s just that the X can run it better if a patch is added. When you download a game or add the disk, it’ll get a patch if it exists. You can look at the games in your library and and change the drop down in the top right to show ‘Xbox One X Enhanced games’ to filter only the stuff that’s enhanced. 

What’s the noise like? Is it on the same level as the S?October 30, 2017

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It seems pretty quiet. Like ‘is it on’ quiet. There new heatsink tech in there to keep all that extra power cool, and that seem to have enabled the fans to run quieter. 

Will Xbox oneX play 4K Netflix and Amazon TvOctober 30, 2017

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Yep. Just like with the Xbox One S you’ll be able to stream 4K where you can get it. You’ll have to pay extra with with Netflix (on top of a normal subscription), as it charges extra for ultra HD content. Amazon Prime is also releasing a 4K Xbox One app (opens in new tab) to coincide with launch of Xbox One X (for which you’ll need a Prime subscription to access).

Is there anything new/better with the controller at all?October 30, 2017

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The Xbox family of consoles are all – output resolution aside – basically the same, and Microsoft have ensured USB hardware, like controllers, Xbox One external hard drive and so on, will work with everything. So most of what you currently use with your Xbox One or S will work will X. 

HOWEVER: pay attention to the next question if you use Kinect. 

Will the kinect2 adapter be free again for users of the X1X like the offer given to X1S upgraders?November 1, 2017

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Not this time. While there was a program in place for people switching from Xbox One to Xbox One S, that has now ended, meaning you’ll have to buy your own Xbox One X Kinect adaptor (opens in new tab) if you want to keep using it. 

Is most games going to use checkerboard or native?October 30, 2017

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I can’t say that every Xbox One X game will run true 4K (opens in new tab) but most are claiming to, or at least stating ‘4K’ and nothing else in the bullet points. It’s been the big push for the console so you’d hope the games listing it as a features really will hit the full 3840 X 2160 pixels resolution. That said, Assassin’s Creed Origins (opens in new tab) – arguably the first big release for the console is running checkerboard 4K as an enhanced game. Some games, like Gears of War 4 (opens in new tab) and Rise of the Tomb Raider (opens in new tab) also let you chose between 4K output with a lower frame rate, or 60fps or higher at the expense of resolution/textures. 

Whats the diffrence between xbox one x and project scorpio edition?November 1, 2017

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Nothing. Project Scorpio (opens in new tab) was Microsoft’s internal code name for the Xbox One X when it was announced and the ‘Scorpio edition’ is just a special edition of the Xbox One X to honour that. Bar the name and some cosmetic differences like colour, they’re exactly the same console. 

WHAT THE HELL IS A TERAFLOP? pic.twitter.com/UhE7KuReLvOctober 30, 2017

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It’s basically a measure of computing power, more specifically: a trillion floating operations per second. That’s basically how many calculations it can do. The higher the number the more it can do – render trees, run enemies, draw further distances and so on. For references the PS4 Pro runs about 4 teraflops, and the Xbox One S manages 1.4 against the Xbox One X’s 6. 

What date will Halo 6 be available on the @Xbox One X?October 30, 2017

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Don’t expect to hear anything this year. Or next, by the sounds of things. 343 Industries Bonnie Ross has stated there will be no Halo 6 news (opens in new tab) “for a while”.  

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