Watch Dogs Legion will reportedly run at a dynamic 4K resolution on the Xbox Series X. This is according to an analysis of the early game footage.
Watch Dogs Legion appears to be a rather demanding game on the next-generation consoles due to its implementation of ray-tracing. The game will offer support for 4K at 30 FPS with ray-tracing enabled on the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
Officially, Ubisoft has maintained that both the PS5 and Xbox Series X will run the game at 4K resolution with 30 FPS. This is different from how they are approaching some of their recent games including Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Immortal Fenyx Rising.
After a new trailer was released for the game showcasing ray-tracing on the Xbox Series X, some of the folks over at the tech forum, Beyond3D, decided to analyze the image quality that could be observed in the YouTube video. The pixel count revealed the resolution throughout the footage and the conclusion was that the game runs at a dynamic 4K resolution instead of native 4K.
The general observation is that the game runs at a dynamic 4K resolution with the lowest bound set at 1440p and the peak being native 4K. Since this is an analysis from official footage, we can expect to get a better answer once other industry experts like Digital Foundry conduct their own analysis. However, it won’t be surprising to see Watch Dogs Legion using dynamic 4K resolution considering how intense its ray-tracing implementation is on PC.
Watch Dogs Legion is out now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It will be available at launch on PS5 and Xbox Series X. Those who own a copy of the game on current generation consoles will be able to upgrade to the next-generation version for free.