The Xbox Series X UI Might Not Render At 4K, But Does It Matter?

Digital Foundry's John Linneman sparked a fair bit of discussion yesterday on Twitter when he confirmed that the Xbox Series X dashboard and UI only renders at 1080p resolution... at least, so far.

In a tweet, he explained that he was disappointed that the Xbox One X also did this while the PS4 Pro UI ran at native 4K resolution, and stated that the Series X doing the same is "really not acceptable".

As he mentioned, this isn't yet confirmed to be the case for the final version of the console, so there's a chance the native resolution might be bumped up in time for launch. In any case though, is it really that big of a deal?

The Xbox Series X will upscale those 1080p assets to 4K anyway, just like the Xbox One X does, so you're still going to get a very clear picture (albeit not as clear as if it was rendering at 4K). And according to Linneman, the reason behind it is to reserve more resources for those all-important games.

Ultimately then, how bothered are you about this? Give us your thoughts in the comments.

How Bothered Are You If The Xbox Series X UI Doesn't Render At 4K?