As part of a recent Microsoft industry keynote the company confirmed that AMD's FidelityFX is coming to Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S as part of the developer toolkit. What does this mean for the games we'll play? Well, long story short -- they'll look better. Longer story after the jump.
It all boils down to the graphics hardware inside the next-gen Xbox consoles being built using the same RDNA 2 architecture found in AMD's line-up of Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards -- check out our review of the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
for more on RDNA 2.
This means easy integration of FidelityFX technologies like Contrast Adaptive Sharpening (CAS), Variable Shading, and AMD's ray-traced shadow Denoiser. The result will be crisper and more detailed images that will take advantage of the hardware and DirectX 12 features in addition to better ray-tracing performance. On the PC side FidelityFX can already be found in games like Dirt 5, Microsoft Flight Simulator, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, and the upcoming Resident Evil Village.
With integration into the Xbox dev kit we should start seeing a wider adoption of the tech which will of course work alongside Microsoft's own DirectX 12.