These Xbox One games will look better on your HDR TV

Gabe Gurwin
Digital Trends
xbox one games hdr support gears of war featured
xbox one games hdr support gears of war featured

Microsoft’s most recent hardware revision, the Xbox One S, isn’t capable of playing 4K games like the PlayStation 4 Pro or next year’s “Project Scorpio,” but it does support a feature that may be even more important to gamers: high-dynamic range. HDR, which allows for incredible contrast between light and dark colors and creates more realistic lighting effects, is supported on a number of current and future Xbox One games. The following is a list of every current and upcoming Xbox One game confirmed to support HDR thus far.

Current Games Upcoming Games
Pure Chess Ultra Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Gears of War 4 Scalebound
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
 World of Tanks
NBA 2K17 
Battlefield 1
Final Fantasy XV 
 Forza Horizon 3

Microsoft’s strategy for HDR support on the Xbox One S varies drastically from that of Sony. The latter company launched the budget-priced PlayStation 4 “Slim,” as well as the PlayStation 4 Pro with high-dynamic range support out of the box. Original PlayStation 4 systems were also given HDR support via a software update. Older, first-party games like Infamous: Second Son and third-party releases such as Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, and The Last of Us: Remastered were also recently patched to support the technology.

More: Here’s every current and upcoming game you’ll want to play in 4K HDR on the PS4 Pro

Though Microsoft has only announced HDR support for a few of its titles, the feature is all but guaranteed for future first-party releases. The last three Microsoft-published games — Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, and ReCore — all support HDR, and with the launch of the 4K-ready Scorpio console next year, it would be downright silly for games such as Halo Wars 2 and Crackdown to skip out on the enhanced visuals afforded by HDR.

We expect the list of support games to grow substantially in the future. Be sure to check back as we update this page with more HDR-supported games as they’re announced.