Xbox One Games are About to Get Prettier
Written Thursday, June 05, 2014 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
The latest Xbox One developer update has unlocked an additional 10 per cent of graphics processing unit (GPU) performance, meaning that studios now have more power to play with in order to improve the visuals of their games.
Now that Kinect is not considered to be an integral part of the Xbox One, Microsoft has been able to free up the power previously dedicated to the unit.
“June #XboxOne software dev kit gives devs access to more GPU bandwidth. More performance, new tools and flexibility to make games better,” tweeted Microsoft boss Phil Spencer.
A Microsoft representative later confirmed to Eurogamer, “Yes, the additional resources allow access to up to 10% additional GPU performance.”
“We’re committed to giving developers new tools and flexibility to make their Xbox One games even better by giving them the option to use the GPU reserve in whatever way is best for them and their games.”
Quizzed as to whether Xbox One games will now be able to reach 1080p and 60fps on a regular basis, the representative said that it’s up to developers how they use the extra power.