EA's Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered received a next-gen boost for Xbox Series X last week, but compared to PS5, it seems to be suffering a bizarre, albeit fairly minor software issue in one area of the map.
As highlighted by Eurogamer's Digital Foundry, the frame rate can drop from 60FPS to 40FPS in this one specific area, while the PS5 copes it with just fine, and this is believed to be a software-related issue.
"We did encounter a specific problem area in the map on the Xbox version, which can see performance drop to the low 40s - and indeed the low 30s on Xbox One X.
It only seems to be this one specific area on the map, near the coast, but because Hot Pursuit's tracks are all built around a single world, you do find yourself revisiting the same location fairly frequently and thus encountering the same performance drop."
It's not brilliant news for Xbox Series S owners either, as because this next-gen patch is based on the respective Xbox One versions and runs via backwards compatibility, Series S players are still limited to just 1080p resolution at 30 frames per-second, despite the console easily being capable of 1080p at 60 frames.
Hopefully Criterion will be able to go back and fix the evident software issue on Xbox Series X to increase the frame rate to a stable 60FPS, but as for the Series S version, it's probably not going to get a 60FPS touch-up.
"The drop is significant enough on Xbox Series X that we would hope to see EA revisit Hot Pursuit Remastered to iron out the problem there - and quite why there are any issues at all is a bit baffling."
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