Xbox One X News: 4K updates for games will be free, Microsoft confirms

Xbox One X News: 4K updates for games will be free, Microsoft confirms
Source: Xbox
Source: Xbox

It’s always rough when a fan feels like they’re wasting their money on a game update. That’s why Xbox’s announcement a few days ago was welcome news.

According to a tweet from Aaron Greenberg, the head of marketing at Xbox Games at Microsoft, if a game you own has an update coming that will allow it to support 4K, that update will be free.

This is a lovely change from the old Xbox philosophy that made trading games next to impossible and required internet to even use the console.

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Rye Khosravi

Rye Khosravi is an Iranian-American gaming writer at Mic. His writing focuses on the intersection of gaming culture and social politics. He can be reached at rkhosravi@mic.com

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