Microsoft says it's up to Activision to announce if CoD: WWII is Xbox One X enhanced
Xbox fans are very excited about the Xbox One X. It'll allow them to play games in 4K, get better performance, and much more. It's being boasted as the world's most powerful console and based off of some Rise of the Tomb Raider comparisons, it looks like an absolutle powerhouse.
With that said, Activision has yet to announce that they're supporting the Xbox One X with their two biggest games of 2017, Call of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2. There's a huge list of games that will support Xbox One X enhancements at launch but those two are notably missing. Eurogamer caught up with Xbox's Mike Ybarra and asked what the situation was regarding that.
I’d say we are working with all developers, including the ones you named to make sure the best versions are on Xbox One X and it’s up to them when they want to actually talk about what, if anything, they are doing.
I would say, we work with those developers all the time. We want to align with their messaging and what they want to say, when they want to say it. We work with them on timing, how we can help them optimise… there’s a group in my organisation called Advanced Technology Group which works with these developers on Xbox One X. We dock to their timelines and align to their communication plans. I can’t comment on any limitations they might have.
When asked if PlayStation's partnership with Activision was restricting them from announcing anything, Ybarra said he had no knowledge of anything like that.
If any Xbox One X enchancements are announced, we'll be sure to let you know!
Call of Duty: WWII releases on November 3rd, 2017. If you pre-ordered the game, a beta is running throughout the weekend exclusively on PS4. The beta will resume on September 1st for PlayStation 4 and will officially begin on Xbox One and PC.