Guess you ignored the fact that OP has a very well equipped PC. Most of the best Xbox exclusives currently are going to play as well or better on the PC, hence all of the unique backwards compatible talk....Well, most of the replies tell you to play old games on your new console. If that does not tell you about the state of xbox I don't know what does. (Goes back to playing skyward sword on my wii-u)
Congrats. I just snagged an Xbox Series X on Target yesterday. My first console since Sega Genesis (my kids have One X and PS4). I also have a 65" Samsung curved TV (MU 8500) and will not upgrade until micro/mini-LED takes off. My current tv is 3+ years old, hoping it will suffice now for video gaming. Your thread will help me out on how to commence with building a game library (other than the obvious GTA 5 type titles). I do plan on using RetroArch.
Well, still, it would have been nice to have something exclusive to the Series X showcasing its features. Microsoft should have had something like that at launch. I lost hope on being able to find a PS5 so went with the Xbox Series X first (a break from tradition); I will mostly be playing Destiny 2 on it as that has been my main game so far to play between both the Xbox One + PS4 Pro but something to see the best of the system at launch would have been nice!OP says he’s excited for BC. Hence the replies.
fair enough!! good reasons, enjoy it!For Xbox Exclusives that never made it to PC in backwards compatibility mode with all of those benefits. For quick resume features. For multiplayer games that haven’t embraced cross play yet(Division 2, Destiny, R6S, PUBG etc) to play with my out of state friends on Xbox Live. Also for my family to be able to play games on it while I use other platforms or play the One S and One X in other rooms in the house.
I believe the answer is yes. Rare replay has Perfect Dark and I downloaded Guardian Heroes on the X1X and it was still on the drive when I got the XSX.if I pick up a series S or X, will I be able to play the arcade games I bought on the 360 a while ago? specifically perfect dark remaster and guardian heroes?
I cannot understand why anyone would buy an Xbox when they have a gaming PC.
As someone who has a PC with your spec you must know that any Xbox game is on PC and is a far superior experience when played on PC... with a 35 inch GSync HDR monitor.....also RTX...
But its your money, you do what you want
It's true everyone found an xbox series x but me.So, after trying since September I have finally snagged an Xbox Series X (thanks Wario64). Got a PS5 at launch but admittedly tried a bit harder to grab one back then. I am night shift in the ER and was too exhausted to try hard again for the X back then.
At any rate, it gets here Thursday and I am really excited to try it out, mostly for BC and Quick Resume.
That said, with my current setup, what would be a good way to experience the new console?
I have my PS5 and Xbox One X connected to a 65” 4K Curved Samsung that accepts HDR but only gets around 400nits, and I plan on connecting my Series X to that, and moving the other Xbox’s back throughout the house.
I also have a pretty good gaming PC.
2080ti FTW3 Ultra
1TB M.2 SSD
Connected to a PG35VQ 35” Ultrawide HDR 1000nits with GSync Ultimate @180-200hz.
So my dilemma is that for many games, at least until I upgrade my TV later in the year to a Mini LED TV, seem like I would be better off playing them on my PG35VQ for the HDR//UltraWide/GSync and PC features.
Games like Gears, Halo MCC, Assassins Creed, etc I have been playing on this setup.
Also, what games are most impressive in Backwards Compatibility? Have a massive game library of Xbox titles, and Gamepass as well, and would like to dabble in some old titles. Do games that had XB1X enhancements get further upgrades for Series X? (Aside from auto HDR) like increases in resolution? Would love to play Red Dead Redemption at 8K instead of 4K for instance.
I see Medium is out this week, but also for PC..
I have most of my Division 2 progress on Xbox so I’ll probably jump back into that when the next gen patch arrives.
Thanks for all the serious replies y’all.
Yeah. I mean, I get some people don’t see the utility in a gaming PC+ a Series X but I do.
As I said, I mostly was interested for BC enhancements+Auto HDR of games not available on PC, quick Resume, Etc.
Also a few other reasons, my fiancée and daughter love to play games too. So it’s nice for us to have a high quality system with access to gamepass plugged into the living room TV. The TV is also connected to my PC. But I also use the PC for my photography business. So I’m often editing, or if my fiancée is using the computer for school, I can play on the TV.
I will be pushing back the Xbox One X into the game room/guest room. That way there’s a good option in there as well. Also pushed my PS4 Pro back into that room when I got the PS5.
Then my OG PS4 and Xbox One S will go to our bedroom. And my Day One XBO I will give to my buddy who only was able to afford a PS4 last Gen and couldn’t get both, but loves Halo, Gears, Etc.
Always liked the idea of in a shared home, or when we host, which we often do, that no one is stopping anyone from doing what they enjoy because someone’s doing something that THEY enjoy. IE if I want to watch a football game, and someone wants to play their Xbox game, we can, in whichever place in the house makes the most sense for that moment. If my fiancée wants to work on schoolwork for her latest degree, while our daughter wants to play some Borderlands, and I want to dive into some Division with my old friends, we can all do so simultaneously without interfering with each other or waiting on one another.
And thanks to cloud saves, the whole thing is pretty seamless.
Probably stems from all the times as a kid I was wanting to play a game, while my dad would be wanting to watch a game, and my mom anted to watch the news, but we also had to chose. Leaving the others unable to do what they wanted.
Also, I am just a big tech guy, and I’ve bought every console at launch aside from the WiiU. I like tooling around with them and I’m fascinated by the tech and engineering that goes into them.
Looking forward to trying out some of the mentioned games!
Weird side note but I finally finished God of War last week, was watching a Spoilercast with Cory Balrog, and he mentioned how much he loved the Lost Planet series story.
Got me interested as I’ve never played it. Enhanced?