So I got a good deal on a Vizio 4K TV, which I was mostly motivated to buy for use with my Xbox One X.
However, after spending time with numerous games I don't see a significant disparity over 1080p on my 50 inch screen. I genuinely feel the X1X alone was already a huge improvement on a 1080p screen due to improved resolutions, super sampling, graphics settings, etc.
Even when I'm playing games that allow a switch to 1080p or 4K for performance reasons, I do detect a little more sharpness but its not that significant. Maybe I'm just not focusing on the presentation enough to appreciate it.
However I'm not suggesting games going above 1080p is a waste of resources and just a bunch of hype. Because I feel the benefits of super sampling are actually great on a 1080p screen. I think the games I appreciate the most with a resolution boost is actually BC content, because they originally had low resolutions with lousy AA and AF. Meanwhile the extra clarity of 4K in modern games is nice for those who appreciate more than I do. Also, most games are built for base consoles so X1X can easily go north of 1080p and sometimes 4K with ease.
When it comes to next gen though, I don't feel like we need a push for 4K. I think pushing better visuals next gen at 1080p-1440p with good AA and 60 fps would actually be perfectly acceptable for most consumers. I know some people here can still tolerate drops down to ~480p... but I still think hitting 1080p at a minimum should be a goal.
There is a rumor MS's 9th gen Xbox will have a budget and premium model. In theory, maybe MS could make a budget box with the GPU power at par with X1X or a little better, with a Ryzen CPU much more capable of 60 fps in modern games and at least 16 of RAM dedicated to games. I think that would actually be fine for 9th gen games. Essentially, if MS could do that while aiming for $299 that could actually give MS a price edge while giving people the ability to play 9th gen content at a modest price.
Crackdown 3 for X1S/X1X (4/5) - Infinity Blade III - for iPad 4 (3/5) - Infinity Blade II - for iPad 4 (4/5) - Infinity Blade - for iPad 4 (4/5) - Wolfenstein: The Old Blood for X1 (3/5) - Assassin's Creed: Origins for X1 (3/5) - Uncharted: Lost Legacy for PS4 (4/5) - EA UFC 3 for X1 (4/5) - Doom for X1 (4/5) - Titanfall 2 for X1 (4/5) - Super Mario 3D World for Wii U (4/5) - South Park: The Stick of Truth for X1 BC (4/5) - Call of Duty: WWII for X1 (4/5) -Wolfenstein II for X1 - (4/5) - Dead or Alive: Dimensions for 3DS (4/5) - Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite for X1 (3/5) - Halo Wars 2 for X1/PC (4/5) - Halo Wars: DE for X1 (4/5) - Tekken 7 for X1 (4/5) - Injustice 2 for X1 (4/5) - Yakuza 5 for PS3 (3/5) - Battlefield 1 (Campaign) for X1 (3/5) - Assassin's Creed: Syndicate for X1 (4/5) - Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for X1 (4/5) - Call of Duty: MW Remastered for X1 (4/5) - Donkey Kong Country Returns for 3DS (4/5) - Forza Horizon 3 for X1 (5/5)