Xbox Series X Backwards Compatibility Tested - And The Performance Is Extreme

28. sep. 2020
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The analysis you've been waiting for! Rich goes hands-on with Xbox Series X and puts its backwards compatibility capabilities to the most extreme tests possible. How much more graphics power does the compatibility mode deliver? Can it deliver 60fps on some of the most challenging Xbox One X games we've looked at over the years? The answers may surprise you.
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  • I buy the new xbox and is awesome

    González Rios ArnoldGonzález Rios ArnoldPred 14 urami
  • Unless it plays Chromehounds I don't care Id rather have a GameCube and a collection of GOOD games

    RussellRussellPred 2 dnevi
  • While playing Hitman 2 on a samsung TV with freesync (Series X) I experience quite a lot more input lag in "High framerate" mode than in "high Quality" mode. (Unlocked framerate ofcourse). Both feels like 60 fps but the inputlag is very noticeble!

    MeisterExt34MeisterExt34Pred 2 dnevi
    • Shouldn´t it be the other way around?

      MeisterExt34MeisterExt34Pred 2 dnevi
    • Why is that?

      MeisterExt34MeisterExt34Pred 2 dnevi
  • Vrr makes shadows die twice run perfect. No way in hell in shadows die twice having GPU bottle necks it just needs a patch. Or run it on a vrr monitor.

    Julio AlcantaraJulio AlcantaraPred 3 dnevi
  • What is resolution on XSX?

    Piotr BorowczyńskiPiotr BorowczyńskiPred 4 dnevi
  • So in all, should you buy a series x? Yes...but understand...expectation alongside with the ps5 is very low. I bought in GameStop (thank you by the way). Tried the original gears of war...unoptimized...still capped at 30 fps like a 360 game. Tested The Outer worlds...still 30 fps Seiko Shadows dies twice...amazingly at 60fps. Halo anniversary edition...needs some tweaking in some parts for the series X especially halo combat evolved. Splinter Cell: Stealth Redefined for the original xbox...capped at 25-30 4:3 ratio unoptimized. That's pretty much what i tested on so the very first thing microsoft needs to do for older games...optimize to enable widescreen support for original xbox and 360 games as well as improved framerate. At the time of writing this, xbox and their gaming library has a long way to go to optimize which would probably be expected to be up 80% by 2022. The question for you the consumer: can you afford to wait long term to see the company's vision of your product or be blinded by temptation to really see if its worth the investment? You decide.

    Mr. BlackMr. BlackPred 4 dnevi
  • Xbox still breaking new grounds and creating new paths for other consoles like Sony and Nintendo to follow. MS is just opening new doors ❎💪🏻

    Time Skill77Time Skill77Pred 6 dnevi
  • It's surprisingly hard to find performance reports on OG xbox and 360 titles running on Series X. (higher framerates? Quality of upscaling? Auto HDR look?) I wish more people would share their experiences with them. I for one can confirm the original Assassin's Creed (xbox 360) is upscaled beautifully and the auto HDR looks amazing. Framerate still capped at 30 though. Although this time it's a fully locked 30!

    NetshadeXNetshadeXPred 6 dnevi
  • Not being able to play your old collection of games that you spent a lot of money on is just complete bs. Thanks xbox :)

    JJAZE GamingJJAZE GamingPred 7 dnevi
  • If games are patched to take better advantage of the Zen 2 / RDNA2 architectures, they'll see larger gains. Not to mention better use of the cache, and enabling VRR. NMS is getting a patch for the next gen consoles soon, BTW. That aside, even in "compatibility mode" running older code, the performance gains are massive.

    AlexvrbAlexvrbPred 7 dnevi
    • @CaveMans Assistant I mean I didn't really say anything about the PS5, but sure the same applies to both consoles to some degree - at least going back ONE generation. Now when it comes to older libraries, there's no comparison. I'm not planning on buying either (I mostly have OLD consoles and PC), but that's just how it is.

      AlexvrbAlexvrbPred 2 dnevi
    • Yeah same goes for ps5 too. Both consoles will improve a lot..

      CaveMans AssistantCaveMans AssistantPred 2 dnevi
  • Probs saving my money on the Xbox SX instead of PS5.

    P3ashooter025P3ashooter025Pred 7 dnevi
  • this is so incredible like man I wish Nintendo and Sony got it but this right here is absolutely fantastic man the fact that it can play damn near four generations of games is incredible not most Xbox games running it I get it but damn near all 360 games can and all for sure Xbox one games can it's incredible it's it's really really amazing from the looks of things for me that I'll probably end up getting this next year but I'm definitely picking this up this is going to be my next gen system

    b2j135b2j135Pred 7 dnevi
  • Why do people focus on exclusives lol. That’s that first thing I always hear. Sony only made two main exclusives and they are shitty and are not even worth playing.

    DJDJPred 8 dnevi
  • Finally 1080p/60fps consoles are here..

    John HooperJohn HooperPred 9 dnevi
  • 39 of over 1000 Original Xbox Games are running on the new consoles.. yehhhhhh ...and they call that backwards compatible..

    John HooperJohn HooperPred 9 dnevi
  • Didn't get an xbox one,but it looks like they are pulling me back with the series x.

    ippothedestroyer1ippothedestroyer1Pred 9 dnevi
  • Performance mode looks very promising to play on my 1080p last generation panasonic plasma

    Frank LogrimFrank LogrimPred 9 dnevi
  • We can PLAY the old cod zombies!! The new XBOX IS BACKWARDS COMPATIBLE with 360 games!! THIS IS HUGE!!! PASS the message on!!!!

    Wacker WarzoneWacker WarzonePred 9 dnevi
  • They stopped adding games backwards compatible to focus on the series X and yet the amount of xbox 360 games that backwards compatible on the Xbox one are 577 and the amount on the series x is only like 30 more at 603, they really need to add more and not just focus on CoDs that no one is going to ever play because they don't even play the last year's entry. Where are the F.E.A.R games? Where is condemned 2?

    Glitchy88Glitchy88Pred 10 dnevi
  • I will not take either of the two consoles, but from what I see ps5 made the same mistake as xbox one, come out with inferior hardware, for now Xbox series is confirmed as the console with the best offer, but there will be time for ps5 pro etc. .

    Félix CaronFélix CaronPred 10 dnevi
  • Over 1,000 PlayStation gamers not happy about this apparently lol

    Nick LeachNick LeachPred 10 dnevi
  • Burnout revenge and burnout 3 don't work in series x and neither does Test drive unlimited 2

    XcapemuzikXcapemuzikPred 11 dnevi
  • DUHHHH, this game was coded for xbox One generation this channel always using PC analogs to consoles and getting it totally wrong

    P SP SPred 11 dnevi
  • Do all OG Xbox games play on Series X? The one game I’ve been wanting to play, 007 Everything or Nothing, never became backwards compatible on One. (My OG box doesn’t read some games anymore)

    Lloyd CruzLloyd CruzPred 11 dnevi
  • at least it duz better than a ps5 since it has more power and cpu power cant wait to get my handz on The SERIES X

    Johan VargheseJohan VarghesePred 12 dnevi
  • No Jet Set Radio Future No virtua fighter 5

    MrGreyfuMrGreyfuPred 12 dnevi
  • Mass Effect 3s multiplayer was crazy fast. It took minutes to load on the one

    Anon CerbAnon CerbPred 13 dnevi
  • I was wondering if you get the same benefits from the series X playing backward compatible from a connected HDD external Drive or do you have to put them on the internal or external SSD to get the upgrades ?

    Devlyn BartonDevlyn BartonPred 13 dnevi
  • It's weird that both MS and Sony are being awarded for backwards compatibility when it should always have been a must in all consoles anyway. My PS2 could play PS1 games....and it shouldn't even stop there. Why can't PS3 and PS4 controllers be used on later consoles? Nonsense.

    Mao DijongMao DijongPred 13 dnevi
  • how do you bring out a new console but not have games with it...

    • @DACRACKING I agree. MS hasn’t shown anything that would make me go, “I need a Series whatever”. Some people are swearing by Game Pass. I personally don’t buy into games as a service. But I do buy into incentives like exclusive games. It’s the reason I bought a 360. The reason I buy Nintendo. The reason I buy Sony.

      Lloyd CruzLloyd CruzPred 11 dnevi
    • @Lloyd Cruz gamepass or not, if I buy a next-gen console, I expect next-gen games. They screwed up with this, and now PlayStation getting a bonus point.

    • They’re focus is Game Pass. That’s one of the reason of the heavy focus on Backwards Compatibility.

      Lloyd CruzLloyd CruzPred 11 dnevi
  • I’m trying to play gears 3 on my series x but it won’t let me sign in.. how do i fix that? I’m already signed in beforehand

    Rayne BirkinRayne BirkinPred 13 dnevi
  • Do the backwards compatible games still show the improvements when being played off of an external hard drive?

    JCity 17JCity 17Pred 13 dnevi
  • 4k or 1080p?

    Fabricio PaivaFabricio PaivaPred 13 dnevi
  • جب مصارعة

    mohammad hawarimohammad hawariPred 14 dnevi
  • Do you think x box series x is comparable to a high end gaming PC

    Yazan AlnimriYazan AlnimriPred 14 dnevi
  • Does the game have to be installed on the internal drive to get the frame rate improvement or do you still see the improvement directly from the usb drive

    f0cu5r5f0cu5r5Pred 14 dnevi
  • can i play any 360 disc game? like the simpsons game? or is backwards compatablility still limited to what was on the x one?

    Mark AveryMark AveryPred 14 dnevi
  • Like last gen, I will have the PS5 for the exclusives and the Xbox for EVERYTHING else. The power of this system can’t be denied. It’s a beast!

    Saiyan RaohSaiyan RaohPred 14 dnevi
  • Didn't the recent Cysis remaster have a software ray tracing mode on the X1X? I would love to see what that plays like on the X1X.

    William TaylorWilliam TaylorPred 15 dnevi
  • Got my Xbox series X on the Microsoft store! Not sure if they did it on purpose to combat bots but the only way to add the console to the cart was to refresh the page and for a split second the "buy now" button would appear. Took a few tries but finally got it !

    JdeeezJdeeezPred 15 dnevi
  • Collecting mines tonight Midnight ✅

    everyday learningeveryday learningPred 15 dnevi
  • I wanna play Dragon ball raging blast on Series X along with other DB games including Battle of Z

    De'vante WarnerDe'vante WarnerPred 15 dnevi
  • I really want Conflict: Desert Storm 1, 2 and Vietnam to be backwards compatible. I can dream

    Alan JohnsonAlan JohnsonPred 16 dnevi
  • Well, i use backward compatibility everyday... Og Xbox, and 360 games. And few ps1-2-3 games sometimes. It's important to me.

    NetizenZNetizenZPred 16 dnevi
  • Plz video on Xbox Series X 1440p FPS Test

    The Inside OutThe Inside OutPred 16 dnevi
  • Can I play Halo 2 ORIGINAL XBOX and Halo 3 ORIGINAL 360, not MCC crap, on this shit?

    Paul CostaPaul CostaPred 16 dnevi
  • The exact reason I am buying Series X is to play older games like Battlefield, Witcher 3 and game pass games at PROPER SOLID 60FPS. Not half ass crap with constant drops below 60 which I got with the X1X

    fwabblefwabblePred 16 dnevi
    • @Tez Turkey I think many are. SOLID 60FPS in 2020 should be BARE minimum. Nothing worse than advertising a game running at 60FPS then having it run at 40-50FPS 70% of the time.... DIABOLICAL in 2020.

      fwabblefwabblePred 16 dnevi
    • Exactly why I am buying it.

      Tez TurkeyTez TurkeyPred 16 dnevi
  • So after looking at Digital Foundry aka Microsofts paid website Shit on ps5 lowkey and just look at the description differences on both videos. Fuck this bias website.

  • sony just lost the war

    Encian HoratiuEncian HoratiuPred 17 dnevi
  • No room for fanboys this generation both consoles are fantastic so get them when you can but don’t forget them this generation I the best seen for decades

    Michael AndersonMichael AndersonPred 17 dnevi
  • for me in BC mode SX use 40 CU(one x) not 52 so dont lock to 60fps in some games

    RevelatorRevelatorPred 18 dnevi
  • On the PS5 Backwards Compatibility he was so happy lol he does not have the same energy here ? even so the PS5 games where running in a lower multiplier resulting in 60FPS of course . remember both consoles where running this games in using checkerboarding but the Xbox series x is pushing higher resolution 2x more when compared with PS5 but Digital Foundry just said it does not matter because you can't see much difference LMAO what Microsoft need to-do to get a break LOL

    Pedro CarlosPedro CarlosPred 18 dnevi
  • Do these titles need to be on the internal storage/expansion card or can they be on a USB SSD? Thanks!

    ColdDayInHellColdDayInHellPred 18 dnevi
  • Really hope Lost Odyssey gets series x optimisation, that stuttered along badly at times on 360

    Gary CormackGary CormackPred 18 dnevi
    • in one x is already good.

      RevelatorRevelatorPred 18 dnevi
  • Who came here after ps5 backwards compatibility video???

    shaik Ahmedshaik AhmedPred 19 dnevi
  • Want to see RDR2

    Matt VicensMatt VicensPred 19 dnevi
  • I would rather have the higher Frame rate over the higher res. Would like to get 1440p 120 at least

    Kr33py KyleKr33py KylePred 19 dnevi
    • higher framerate lol... most of these are a locked 60

      jeremy thomasjeremy thomasPred 18 dnevi
  • All I want to know is can u play need for speed underground 1 and 2 on the series X I really dont care about the other games just them can some one let me know please thanks

    michael thomasmichael thomasPred 19 dnevi
  • My god ur boring

    john cattlejohn cattlePred 19 dnevi
  • The most amazing stuff here are FFXV and Hitman 2. Man, even Series X can't always lock at 60 on Hitman!

    Le DocteurLe DocteurPred 19 dnevi
  • do you have to have game pass to do backwards compat?

    ave yave yPred 20 dnevi
  • So looking at this it seems like the whole 4k 60 fps on the xbox one x was total bs... nice to know... so glad i'm spending a little more to upgrade the pc. Cant WAIT ...i mean seriously CANT WAIT for the newly announced PS5 EXCLUSIVE (that is also on METAL GEAR SOLID 1 REMAKE. Pc gets all the exclusives, can turn xbox 360 games up to whatever fps you want... whatever scale you want... Can't believe they RESOLD so many xbox 360 games as (enhanced) when the pc could (enhance) said games WAY WAY WAY better a long time ago. They just resold the same game with turned up settings (because you cant adjust your own settings on xbox.) Got me with the xbox one x... you'll never EVER get me again with this laziness... if you just want to make cheap alienware computes...then do that, this is no longer a CONSOLE... its just a weird little computer your locked out of and cant upgrade safely.

    AngerOfTheLandAngerOfTheLandPred 20 dnevi
    • battlefield 2, 8k, 200 plus fps... doable on pc, youtube it. Still only 1080p 30fps on xbox one x.

      AngerOfTheLandAngerOfTheLandPred 20 dnevi
  • Would you be so kind to test Conan Exiles if you have the game, it suffers on the current console quiet a lot on loading and performance, would really like to understand if that game benefits the new hardware. Thanks !

    TauroTauroPred 20 dnevi
  • I want to see how games like Skyrim remastered will play on the Xbox series X. If modding is still a possibility for this console that I’ll be able to run many more mods at a higher frame rate for my console . That’s exactly what I’m looking for

    Wotan MillerWotan MillerPred 20 dnevi
  • My guy got the old rice gum setup

    Diego MaldonadoDiego MaldonadoPred 21 dnevom
  • One day Jet Set Radio Future will be backwards compatible.

    ItchytastyplaysItchytastyplaysPred 21 dnevom
  • They look indistinguishable from one another, what a load of bollocks.....

    Brody CrossBrody CrossPred 21 dnevom
    • Series X looks smoother, meaning it will be more comfortable to play. If you carefully notice, 360 and Xbox One has small pauses during gameplay/cutscenes, they are called 'lag'.

      TigerChamp 99TigerChamp 99Pred 19 dnevi
  • I got a ps5 ad before this video started 🤣

    NickaninjaNickaninjaPred 21 dnevom
  • Anything that can run GTA 4 in 60 FPS - either a console or a PC - is a godsend. Especially considering that even some powerful rigs have problems with that one game without a bit of tweaking. I know that's a bad port, but even so, any hardware that can run that nightmare decently out-of-the-box (from user perspective - obviously Microsoft is constantly working on the backwards compatibility) is a good hardware.

    Kielek 577Kielek 577Pred 22 dnevi
  • I wish you show us differnces in Skyrim too

    Tyr JbTyr JbPred 22 dnevi
  • 17:40 For those looking for that sweet GTA IV (4) footage.

    Céleste J.-FeltonCéleste J.-FeltonPred 22 dnevi
  • Will skylanders be backwards compatible with

    Dan ZackDan ZackPred 22 dnevi
  • I thought the new Xbox X was supposed to run at 120fps?

    TetraRageTetraRagePred 22 dnevi
  • What about H5? Will it perform better?

    xMCxVSxARBITERxxMCxVSxARBITERxPred 22 dnevi
  • Honestly for me all MS needs is that japanese game support, they're starting well with KH, Nier and Yakuza, I hope to see more jrpgs and I'm down.

    EdvionEdvionPred 22 dnevi
  • Tuff choice.. I have been on an Xbox this whole generation, I skipped the PS4 (though I wanted it). I was planning on flipping over to Sony this round to play all the exclusives I have missed out on. But man.. the specs, the backward compatibility, GamePass all the studios and devs MS is pulling into their ecosystem. Series X has some serious potential. Maybe it's a good thing I missed the PS5 preorder window. I have some more thinking to do.

    Chad WamplerChad WamplerPred 23 dnevi
  • i had a question? backwards compatibility original xbox are we allowed to play these games on the Xbox Series X? like if you have the original xbox disk games can you insert them?

    A AzulA AzulPred 23 dnevi
  • 1163 haters

    Vicente BuesoVicente BuesoPred 23 dnevi
  • I always used PC but with this price and graphics, i'll surely buy a Séries X.

    Raul SilvaRaul SilvaPred 23 dnevi
  • sekiro not 60 fps...mmmm

    RevelatorRevelatorPred 23 dnevi
  • The only 2 things you have to do to get these new consoles are. 1. Pay 2. Give all your identity away.

    Skipper8472Skipper8472Pred 24 dnevi
  • please please please do halo 5 multiplayer comparison! love this video!

    supernice_autosupernice_autoPred 24 dnevi
  • That moment when u found a series s for sale but want the series x

    Agods JpAgods JpPred 24 dnevi
  • Ps5 xbox series x/s or nintendo switch can't decide

    Bakari DiarrassoubaBakari DiarrassoubaPred 24 dnevi
  • That's the main reason I bought mine and the Xbox one

    sickandloosesickandloosePred 24 dnevi
  • Look i get the backwards compatibility, but why play an old game for the 3rd time again on a new console, guys this just tells you about their first party games, all they got is halo right now, and its delayed till next year now, all their launch titles for the series x are basically third party games, like cmon people, state the obvious

    Vincent SalazarVincent SalazarPred 25 dnevi

    Joseph GuyJoseph GuyPred 25 dnevi
  • If it also runs original Xbox games that will be truly awesome

    To The CoreTo The CorePred 25 dnevi
  • I"m curious to know if Monster Hunter's framerate stays at 60FPS in "graphics mode"

    olivier varinolivier varinPred 26 dnevi
  • maybe BC MODE use only half TFLOPS GPU, even in ONE X use only 3TFLOPS of 6...

    RevelatorRevelatorPred 26 dnevi
  • Why do all the comparison videos between xbonex and xseriesx show that the colors are more washed out on the seriesx? Its really bugging me

    ReignPlaysGamesReignPlaysGamesPred 27 dnevi
  • but the frame rate still drops the same... i'll pass... trhe performance isnt "extreme" enough

    Zack JamesZack JamesPred 27 dnevi
  • Why do the games look more colorful on the one x

    dave pdave pPred 27 dnevi
  • On paper..but still looks the same.

    michael mayermichael mayerPred 27 dnevi
  • Ik this sounds stupid but if Sonic 06 came onto Series X, would the loading screens be patched? Ik that the rest of the game won’t be fixed too much

    JamFarmJamFarmPred 27 dnevi
  • Do I need the separate hard drive

    Larry Bates07Larry Bates07Pred 28 dnevi
  • Funny how people talk about PS on an xbox video. 😂

    RoboRebRoboRebPred 28 dnevi
  • But how does Playstation All Stars run?

    DarthOliptiusDarthOliptiusPred 28 dnevi
  • Probably, I am the only one who wants to play TF2 (The Orange Box) on 4K xd

    CristonimusCristonimusPred 28 dnevi
  • Got my Xbox pre order. Do you guys think Red Dead 2 will look and run better on the new console compared to the Xbox one x. Lent it to my brother last year and only got it back lol thinking of starting fresh when I get the new Xbox as a tester to see if it looks a bit better

    GameTVGameTVPred 28 dnevi
    • @Tim Gardner Considering the more frames a second I probably disagree

      GameTVGameTVPred 24 dnevi
    • no

      Tim GardnerTim GardnerPred 27 dnevi