Phil Spencer: Halo Devs Testing Xbox One X Hardware For “Past Games” As Well As Future

Phil Spencer has recently teased some news from the developers of Halo, 343 Industries. While Gears of War 4 developer The Coalition has shared their work on the Xbox One X with an update to their game, the other major Microsoft first party developer, 343 Industries, were strangely missing at Microsoft’s E3 2017 press conference.

In a live panel with GameSpot, Phil Spencer was asked about the state of first party games and their support for the Xbox One X. Spencer mentioned that he was just visiting 343 Industries 2 weeks back and he saw them doing some ‘great work’ exercising what Xbox One X can do for some of their past games as well as looking ahead. While Spencer didn’t explicitly mention Halo 5 or Halo: The Master Chief Collection, these are the only two games that were released by 343 Industries so it is possible that we might hear about a potential patch and support for these games for the Xbox One X soon.

Halo 5: Guardians was one of the most anticipated Xbox One game but it launched with a dynamic resolution that had a upper limit of 1080p. The game was running at dynamic 1080p with 60 fps but due to this, the resolution wasn’t consistent throughout the game. If 343 Industries can release a patch for Halo 5 on the Xbox One X, they might be able to push the game to render at 4K resolution.

Phil Spencer did tease that we will hear soon about the support from 343 Industries for Xbox One X, so it is just a matter of time when this is announced.

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