As part of the Xbox Series X reveal we've been treated to so far today, we've heard various bits of information about updated Gears 5 and Minecraft versions. And now, you can see them in action for yourself in footage provided by YouTube channel This Is at the top of the page.

We previously heard about an updated Gears 5 version via Eurogamer's Digital Foundry. It was reported by DF this morning that The Coalition's Mike Raynor and Colin Penty had showed them a Series X conversion of the game, produced in just two weeks.

You can check out the full article here, in which it's noted that the developers made various changes to get the game running on Xbox Series X, including upping the internal quality presets to the equivalent of 'Ultra' on PC, as well as adding things like improved contact shadows and ray traced screen-space global illumination. Also, the game's cutscenes were increased from 30fps to 60fps.

Additionally, an article over at Xbox Wire indicates that the game is already running over 100FPS "and investigating implementing 120FPS for multiplayer modes", which sounds awesome. Here's what Xbox Wire Editor in Chief Will Tuttle had to say about Gears 5's availability for Xbox Series X:

The team also announced that they will have an Xbox Series X Optimized version of Gears 5 available at Xbox Series X launch, which players will get free if they own the Xbox One version of Gears 5 and will leverage Smart Delivery depending on which console you’re using.

As you can see from the video, the Xbox Series X "tech demo" version of Gears 5 is looking beautiful. Stick with the footage until the end, and you'll also get a look at the difference Ray Tracing makes to Minecraft's visual quality on the console (it's a big difference!).

Are you impressed by what you've seen? Let us know in the comments below.

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