Update: We've got some potentially good news to share on this! CD Projekt Red has heard the calls for an 60FPS option on Xbox Series S, and has confirmed it's looking into the possibility of adding it in the future:
"We are looking into the possibility of [Raising the FPS cap on Xbox Series S], but at the moment we don't have any details to share. We are investigating our options but don't know if this will be possible."
Original story: As we've been reporting, Cyberpunk 2077's next-gen upgrade has finally arrived, bringing with it better framerates, graphical upgrades, faster loading times, more customisation options and lots of important tweaks and fixes to NPC behaviour, loot, driving mechanics and combat AI.
On Series X, the game's 1.5 update adds two performance modes, a 30fps/dynamic 4K Ray Tracing mode that dials up the graphical bells and whistles, and a 60fps/dynamic 4K mode that sacrifices fancy effects for that faster framerate. It's all good stuff and very, very welcome even if it's all arrived some 14 months late.
However, Series S owners are not being treated to a choice of modes with this latest update, instead being given just one "performance mode" which sees the game output at 1440p and 30fps, and some of them aren't particularly happy about it, taking to Twitter and other social media platforms to voice their understandable frustrations.
To be fair to CD Projekt Red, and taking into account just how problematic this game has been in the past, it's not particularly surprising that the Series S isn't getting a 4K/60fps mode, but it could perhaps have been an idea to give gamers the chance to drop down to 1080p in order to get a little closer to that 60fps mark.
Maybe this is an option that's in the works over at CD Projekt Red HQ, something that's planned for implementation a little further down the line, but for now it seems Series S owners will need to make do with the one mode of play and take some comfort in the fact the game has been hugely improved in many other areas, leading to a much better experience all around, as we detailed in our hands on with the new update.
Are you playing Cyberpunk 2077 on Series S? How's your experience been at 1440p/30fps? As always, let us know in the comments.