With the Xbox One X around the corner, the regular old Xbox One will allow you to begin preparing for the big day by downloading 4K assets in advance.
The Xbox One X is a 4K behemoth capable of running games at UHD resolutions with 60 frames per second and HDR. Dozens of games are slated to receive free updates to take advantage of the X’s significant 6TF power boost, and you can begin preparing for that eventuality today.
In the latest 1710 update slated for launch in October 2017, the Xbox will gain the ability to download 4K assets early to help prepare for the transfer to the Xbox One X, either via local storage or network transfer. Naturally, the 4K assets won’t make your games look better on your existing Xbox One, you’ll need the X for that. This just helps you get ready to make the move across.
Here’s how to take advantage of the new 4K assets and check to see whether they have downloaded.