Microsoft grows ‘Designed for Xbox’ program to include HDMI 2.1 gaming monitors and TVs
Purchasing a display that has every one of the features you need to play Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 games at their best is a tricky task. Notwithstanding 120Hz support, you additionally need to watch out on the off chance that it supports variable refresh rates and HDR, among different features. Fortunately, Microsoft is taking a portion of the guesswork involved with purchasing a display to oblige your new console.
The organization is extending its “Designed for Xbox” program to include gaming monitors. Beginning this mid year, you’ll begin to see a few displays with a “Gaming Features for Xbox” badge. Initially, the branding will reveal to you that a monitor includes a HDMI 2.1 connection and support for features like HDR and a 120Hz refresh rate.
A portion of the first displays that will convey the branding include the $1,399 43-inch ROG Strix Xbox Edition Gaming Monitor from ASUS and $950 28-inch Xbox Edition Gaming Monitor from Acer, with additional to come. Quite one of the products included for the launch lineup is the Philips Momentum 559M1RYV, a 55-inch screen Microsoft describes as “a TV and soundbar in one,” so the kinds of board that wind up shipping with the badge might be more far reaching than the “gaming monitor” moniker suggests.
While generally a branding exercise on Microsoft’s part, as yet something should help those on the market for a new display. Monitor manufacturers have been delayed to add HDMI 2.1 associations with their products, and the port is important on the off chance that you need to yield a 4K image at 120Hz.