A wonderful game that raised the bar among open world racing games upon its release. After so many years, it looks and plays stunning. The Xbox One X backwards compatibility raises the bar even higher, making this title even more compelling to new and older fans alike.
Today we will find out if the original Forza Horizon looks better on the Xbox one x compared to the Xbox one. Forza Horizon was a generational leap of it’s time when it came to open world arcade racing games. Now, almost two console generations later, how does it’s Xbox one x emulation stack up against the original Xbox one? Let’s start with the frame rate. The original title was locked to 30 frames per second.
From what we see in the footage, it is the case right now as well. Remember, that according to Microsoft they are not modifying the game code for their backwards compatible titles, they simply tailor the emulation to run the game as it was originally intended. How about the resolution? The original idea of the backwards compatibility is for the titles to hit the maximum render resolution they were intended for. From this footage, we could tell that Forza Horizon isn’t running at 4K; in fact, there doesn’t seem to be any difference in resolution between the two versions. What about the textures? Xbox backwards compatibility was given the capability to overwrite all bilinear and all trilinear fetches to be anisotropic. Then all anisotropic filtering was dialed all the way to the max.
As you can see here, there is indeed a small difference in the amount of detail to textures when viewed under sharp angles.
So, in conclusion, we can say that Forza Horizon on the Xbox one x is just as fun to play as it was on each one the previous gen consoles. With very minor improvements to color depth and the addition of anisotropic filtering, it is clear that the Xbox one x version of Forza Horizon is the best version available yet, by a very thin margin. This concludes my quick analysis of the original Forza Horizon game on the xbox one x. If you liked this video, please leave it a like and consider subscribing to make sure you don’t miss my future gameplay and technical analysis videos. Thank you very much for watching, and I will see you in the next one.
Wonderful game that raised the bar among open world racing games upon its release. After so many years, it looks and plays stunning. The Xbox One X backwards compatibility emulation makes the game feel new and fresh. FOrza Horizon looks even better than before, which gives everyone an incentive to give it another try.
- Xbox 360 emulation improves the overall visual fidelity
- Spectacular graphics and vehicle physics, even up to this day.
- The hard coded 30fps cap is not possible to overcome with so much hardware overhead
- The UI elements render at a much lower resolution, due to their design, which distracts from the otherwise spectacular experience.
- Battery life unimpressive
Gameplay fun factor
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