Assassin’s Creed Origins on Xbox One X is a Generation Ahead

We’ve had a week with Xbox One X, and only in the last couple of days have games started to receive their Xbox One X patches.

Assassin’s Creed Origins, which we’ve been enjoying since it launched last Friday, finally had its Xbox One X patch yesterday afternoon. It looked good enough before; it wasn’t much better than Xbox One S but was noticeably sharper around the edges, a bit cleaner looking, and loaded a bit faster. It was still a sight to behold though; character models looked intricately detailed and landscapes were rich with texture, colour and life.

But then the Xbox One X-enhanced patch landed… and holy shit.

Suddenly, Bayek’s outfit is full of so much stunning texture and detail. The arrows in his quiver stand out as individual items, rather than a blurry shape. Each individual grass strand can be picked out from each other; the shading and texture of decorative ceramic pots is so perfect that they look real. Everything together as a full picture is simply astounding.

It’s the kind of difference that you don’t realise quite how big a jump it is until you see them side by side. The Xbox One S version, which just hours before looked amazing on its own, now looks a generation old. It really is like comparing an Xbox 360 game to a launch Xbox One title.

Words can only say so much in this case, so I’ll let the images speak for themselves. The smaller versions of the images only show so much of the detail, so be sure to click each image to see the larger, 4K version.


Xbox One S – Click here to see 4K version

Xbox One X – Click here to see 4K version

Check out the overall detail in the background here – which is even noticeable in the smaller versions of the images. The gold tower on the right is especially sharper on the Xbox One X, as are the trees, shrubberies and cobbles on the road.


Xbox One S – Click here to see 4K version

Xbox One X – Click here to see 4K version

Especially take note of the hay in the cart here – the Xbox One X makes every single strand stand out by itself!



Xbox One S – Click here to see 4K version

Xbox One X – Click here to see 4K version

Here, you can see much more detail in the towers on the right-hand side. The fort in the background is much sharper on the X too, and you can see more detail in the ground.


Xbox One S – click here to see 4K version

Xbox One X – click here to see 4K version

Bayek’s character model is incredibly detailed on X. While he looks great on the Xbox One S, the X allows for much more detail – look at the details in the fabric, for instance. (The beard isn’t a console enhancement, unfortunately… we just haven’t progressed as far in the story on the S!)


Xbox One S – click here to see 4K version

Xbox One X – click here to see 4K version

Again, here, you can see much more detail in the grass. Both look great, but the Xbox One X allows for extra refinement between each individual reed. It’s incredible.

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