Certain monitors designed by Philips, Asus or even Acer will benefit from the “Designed for Xbox” certification in order to show their compatibility with the Xbox Series X | S. And maybe more …
Last September, Xbox announced the launch of the program Designed for Xbox to ensure the compatibility of the product (headset, mouse, controller, steering wheel, etc.) with the latest generation consoles for buyers in particular. A green badge affixed to the box then ensures the validity and flawless functioning of the accessories concerned, in particular on the Xbox Series X|S.
The American manufacturer goes further. He said he had worked with many partners to ensure even wider compatibility of products that could highlight the qualities of X consoles.
Certified monitors for power and performance
To the 34 initial brands (including Razer, Nacon, WD_Black, Logitech, Turtle Beach, Astro, Bang & Olufsen, Thrustmaster, etc.), are added new names: Philips, Asus and Acer. The three manufacturers have worked in close collaboration with Xbox to validate gaming monitors capable of supporting at least 4 K 120 Hz, HDR or even variable refresh rate (VRR). ” Help Xbox fans find the perfect monitor (…) and take full advantage of the Xbox Series X | S and HDMI 2.1 “, Promises Xbox.
But it does not stop there. In addition to the green badge on the box, Philips, Asus and Acer monitors will also display the message “Xbox gaming features“. This will mean in particular that the monitor is able to enhance the speed and performance of the latest Microsoft consoles.
But, with the latest announcements from Xbox to carry the cloud on TVs and monitors, we can also see here the beginnings of devices compatible with the Xbox Cloud Gaming service to come. A service now boosted by… Xbox Series X | S. From there to see the start of screen certification ready to fully enjoy the game in 4K in the cloud …
The first certified instructors
Microsoft unveiled first certified monitorsDesigned for Xbox.One way to promote monitors for its consoles when Sony has the possibility of optimizing its own screens for its PlayStation 5 and encouraging them to stay in its ecosystem to play in the best conditions. The Xbox is looking even wider and the brands have promised other compatible references to come. A win-win partnership for everyone.
- Asus Strix Xbox Edition XG43UQ 43″ : a 4K UHD display with an image response time of 1 ms. It has an Xbox mode to best adjust colors, contrast and tints when connected to an Xbox Series X | S. It also relies on the AMD FreeSync Premium Pro to prevent gaming stuttering.
- Philips Momentum 559M1RYV 55″ (1400 euros): this monitor also includes a sound bar designed by Bowers & Wilkins. Designed by Philips, it features the new Ambiglow lighting which will illuminate the back wall according to the colors of your game on the screen. A 4K display at 120 Hz with AMD FreeSync Premium Pro technology.
- Acer Xbox Edition XV282K KV 28″ (available in the fall: it is the smallest of the screens offered at first, but it supports 4 K at 120 Hz and obviously has an HDMI 2.1 port. It announces a low response time of 1 ms and high color accuracy, high contrast thanks to VESA DisplayHDR 400 technology. And like other monitors, it is AMD FreeSync Premium Pro compatible. Thanks to the patented Acer VisionCare 3.0 technology, it is among the first monitors to be TUV / Eyesafe certified.