It's been almost a couple of weeks now since Microsoft unleashed a massive batch of 74 FPS Boosted titles for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and of that selection, Eurogamer's Digital Foundry has a clear highlight.
To be fair, they've only tested 15 of them, but Shadow of the Tomb Raider easily came out on top, with the team calling it "the most impressive improvement," saying it looks like a "dream" on Xbox Series X in particular:
"Series X is a dream: Xbox One X's 3584x2016 resolution is retained and the vast majority of the game plays out at 60fps or very close to it."
"Shadow of the Tomb Raider arrived at the tail-end of the last generation and looks so good and moves so fluidly, it easily holds its own against proper Series X and PS5 titles, especially as it's paired with a truly phenomenal HDR implementation."
If you haven't been keeping track, the difference with Shadow of the Tomb Raider is that the game was boosted to 60 frames per-second at 4K resolution on Xbox Series X (rather than the previous 30fps), which is why it's so impressive, although Digital Foundry did note in their testing that the game suffers a few performance drops as a result:
"A game that was nigh-on locked to 30fps on Xbox One X isn't quite so solid at 60fps on Series X: there are some performance drops and some high intensity sequences can drop into the 50s and even the late 40s. They're few and far between, but it illustrates that in back-compat mode (which effectively forces RDNA 2 graphics tech to run as turbo-boosted last-gen GCN) the Series X can't quite double Xbox One X performance.
Despite a touch of slowdown though, I feel this is an essential play for Series X users."
You can check out the full rundown of every game Digital Foundry tested from the recent batch in the video above, where the team goes into even more detail about Shadow of the Tomb Raider, calling the upgrade "phenomenal".
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