Asassin’s Cred Origins
Format Xbox One X | Release 2017 The Xbox One X is a feral beast, and few third-party titles squeeze more drops of secret graphics sauce from the 4K bottle than Bayek’s Egyptian open world. While it’s not technically a full 4K resolution game – normally, Origins runs between 1700-1800p – Ubisoft Montreal uses such an effective temporal anti-aliasing solution, even the most eagle-eyed pixel-counters couldn’t tell it’s not rendering at 2160p. The Xbox One X’s overclocked, combined GPU/CPU solution is put through its paces by this Ptolemaic sandbox and its AnvilNext 2.0 engine, so it’s a relief the console can fall back on 8GB of GDDR5 RAM – this gorgeous slice of Ancient Egypt is ludicrously vast. The game benefited tremendously in terms of quality from the franchise taking a year off after Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, and Origins is easily one of the best-looking Ultra HD games around.