Microsoft has announced that it has begun introducing a frames per-second boost to a selection of backwards compatible games on Xbox Series X|S, starting with five games available today!
The news was outlined in an Xbox Wire post, revealing that Microsoft has worked closely with developers to make these improvements happen. The feature will offer "higher, steadier framerates [that] make games visually smoother". FPS Boost will be available via free updates, and currently five games have been chosen to kick off the program:
The aim with this initial batch is to show a variety of frame-rate improvements, such as New Super Lucky's Tale coming in with 120FPS support and EA Sports UFC 4 now running at 60FPS. However, this is just the beginning, with more titles on the way this Spring and beyond. Much like Auto HDR, the UI will inform you when a game is doing an FPS Boost, and new Compatibility Options will also arrive this Spring, allowing players to toggle the feature on and off.
"This is just the beginning. We will announce and release more titles featuring FPS Boost soon, as well roll out new menu icons and system settings in an upcoming system update. Starting this Spring, you can go into the “Manage Game” section for any title, where you’ll be presented with a new “Compatibility Options” button that will allow you to toggle FPS Boost (as well as Auto HDR) on or off. There will also be a new indicator informing you when a game is running with FPS Boost whenever you hit the Xbox Button on your controller. You decide how you want to play your favorite games, whether in its original form or with FPS Boost."
Going forward, more and more games will be subject to receiving enhancements, and Xbox exec Jason Ronald has confirmed the team expects to release new games "every couple of weeks over the next couple of months."
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