Back in the middle of February, Microsoft announced the first additions into a brand-new 'FPS Boost' program for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, improving the performance of select Xbox One games on the new systems.
Microsoft has worked closely with developers to make these improvements happen, and the feature will offer "higher, steadier framerates [that] make games visually smoother," all provided by the Xbox team at no extra cost.
Here's every FPS Boost game that has been announced by Microsoft so far:
|Feb 17||EA Sports UFC 4||60FPS||Yes|
|Feb 17||Far Cry 4||60FPS||Yes|
|Feb 17||New Super Lucky's Tale||120FPS||Yes|
|Feb 17||Sniper Elite 4||60FPS||Yes|
|Feb 17||Watch Dogs 2||60FPS||Yes|
|Mar 15||Dishonored: Definitive Edition||(Nearly) 60FPS||Yes|
|Mar 15||The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition||(Nearly) 60FPS||Yes|
|Mar 15||Fallout 4||(Nearly) 60FPS||No|
|Mar 15||Fallout 76||(Nearly) 60FPS||No|
|Mar 15||Prey||(Nearly) 60FPS||Yes|
If you're wondering what 'Auto Enabled' means, Microsoft hasn't made every game automatically boosted due to the fact that some titles have suffered a resolution drop because of it. As a result, the company is leaving it up to you to decide whether you want to utilise FPS Boost or not, as detailed by the Xbox team below:
"In some instances, because there are higher graphics requirements to enable FPS Boost technology, we’ve had to reduce a game’s resolution to ensure it both runs smoothly and plays great. In those select cases, such as Fallout 4 and Fallout 76 in this latest title announcement, FPS Boost is not automatically enabled for Xbox Series X gamers. For all titles receiving this update, gamers will see a clear indicator if a title is running FPS Boost.
At Xbox, we’re all about giving you the choice in how you want to play your favorite games, whether in its original form or with FPS Boost and/or Auto HDR. As we also detailed a few weeks back and included as part of our March Platform Update, you can now go into the 'Manage Game' section for any enhanced title, where you’ll see the new 'Compatibility Options' button that will allow you to toggle FPS Boost and Auto HDR 'on' or 'off.'"
Microsoft has more plans to release FPS Boosted titles for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S every few weeks for the foreseeable future, so we'll continue to update this guide as and when they're officially unveiled.
How are you finding FPS Boost on Xbox Series X and S so far? Let us know in the comments below.