All we know about these two games is that they will be supporting the 4k Ultra HD and HDR on the Xbox One X console. This is not an official information from the developers or from Microsoft. If you go to the Xbox or Microsoft webpage you’ve got those two games listed as available shortly and supporting 4k Ultra HD HDR and some Xbox One X enhancements.
The problem is that we don’t really know whether that’s Native 4k or Checkerboarded 4k. As far as we know Microsoft do class the checkerboard 2160p and the native 4k 2160p as a 4k Ultra HD resolution which technically is correct, because the final resolution output is 2160p. It will be interesting to see whether that’s going to be a native or checkerboarded. HDR support is very welcome, that was not really a standard on Xbox One S. Two little games actually supported it and Xbox One enhanced that may also mean that it will just get a resolution bump. So far as we know Microsoft is actually saying that they will be supporting the best texture filtering in all games.
Another interesting game is Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, it’s the same as with the previous one so, you have got 4k Ultra HD, not confirmed. We don’t really know whether that’s going to be checkerboarded or native 4k HDR confirmed and Xbox One X enhancements. So, those two games have been just confirmed.
Here’s the thing about resolution, the previous Wolfenstein game runs at 1080p 60 Frames Per Seconds on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Based on that fact we can actually safely assume that this game should be native 4k 60 Frames Per Second game on Xbox One X. Because according to the internal documents and benchmarks the Xbox One X do scale all those games very nicely to 4k. All 1080p whatever the resolution is should be a native 4k resolution kind of games. So, the previous Wolfensteins were 1080p games but this one is running on the very same engine. So, the previous games actually were 1080p 60 FPS on both PS4 and Xbox One.
It’s safe to say to assume that this particular one should be a Native 4k 60 FPS on Xbox One X and 1080p/60FPS on the PS4 and Xbox One. There’s no word about the PS4 Pro patches. It’s difficult to say what sort of resolutions or enhancements it’s going to support. We think Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is going to be native 4k 60 Frames Per Second game on Xbox One X but that’s not an official information.
The problem is with Evil Within in terms of performance and the resolutions on both PS4 and Xbox One. There’s a performance analyst from EuroGamer, Digital Foundry and this game runs at some funky resolution on both Xbox One and PS4. On PS4 this game runs at 1920×768. The reason behind that is that you have got this black kind of thing on the top and the bottom of the screen, this helps with the rendering. On PS4 this game run at 1920×768 and on Xbox One it’s 1600×640. On PS4 it’s something between 1080p and 900p and on Xbox One it’s something between 720p and 900p. It’s going to be interesting to see whether this game will scale up to native 4k resolution.