Update (Mon 15th Mar, 2021 16:08 GMT): Microsoft has confirmed that these five games will receive their FPS Boosts today (Monday, March 15th) on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and you can see the full lineup below.
Each game will be getting a boost from 30 frames per-second to (nearly) 60 frames, but Fallout 4 and Fallout 76 have had their resolutions dropped on Xbox Series X in order to make the technology work. As a result, FPS Boost is not automatically enabled for them on Xbox Series X. To enable it, here's what you need to do:
"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.
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.'"
Original story (Fri 12th Mar, 2021 21:55 GMT): Xbox recently restarted the backwards compatibility programme by including FPS Boosts - a new system where older games can run at an increased frame rate. Bethesda revealed some of its games would be getting the same treatment and we finally know which ones they were referring to.
Revealed during Major Nelson's podcast (at the 14:45 mark), Xbox comms manager, Jeff Rubenstein, revealed the five Bethesda games that would be getting an increase from 30FPS to "nearly" 60FPS.
The selection is a great one and consists of:
- Dishonored: Definitive Edition
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition
- Fallout 4
- Fallout 76
Rubenstein also referenced the recent March update, which allows players to toggle the FPS Boost on applicable games as well as other options. The update is available to download now through the system settings, but there's no word on when these games will be patched with the boost. We're going to guess it's pretty soon though!
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