Overwatch has received a brand new update today for the Xbox One X. This update finally adds support for 4K resolution which seems to be a full implementation unlike the update for the PS4 Pro, which just added 4K to the user interface and not for the general gameplay.
The update was released today and soon people started to confirm that the game was running at 4K resolution on the Xbox One X. The screenshots below show the game running on the Xbox One X while the resolution has been stated to be dynamic 4K, confirmed by AlStrong from Beyond3D forums who has pixel counted two different screenshots of the game as seen below. One of them runs at native 4K while the other drops the horizontal resolution to 3360 while retaining the 2160 vertical resolution. This might point towards a dynamic horizontal scaler in work for Overwatch.
Lead Software Engineer at Activision Blizzard, William Warnecke and Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, Mike Ybarra confirmed that the game runs at full 4K on Xbox One, although they didn’t state it was running at dynamic 4K.
4K for gameplay. Not just UI.
— William Warnecke (@ww) January 31, 2018
— Mike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) January 31, 2018
It is interesting to see that Overwatch runs at 60 FPS on both the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X while the former is limited to 1080p just like the regular PS4. Xbox One X is the only console version of the game so far that has managed to run the game at 4K resolution.
Overwatch: Origins Edition is available now for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.