Dying Light 2 is finally out tomorrow, February 4th, and it launches across both generations of consoles. We're getting native next-gen versions then, and that includes Xbox Series S. However, the options on Microsoft's lower-powered next-gen machine are a bit disappointing.
Basically, the Xbox Series S has one performance option, and that's 1080p resolution at 30 frames per second. For comparison, both PS5 and Xbox Series X have three modes: resolution, quality and performance.
On the beefier machines, resolution mode focuses on pure pixel count, performance mode offers 60fps playback and quality brings everything back to 1080p, 30fps, but adds ray traced shadows into the mix.
Thankfully, the rest of the game's visuals do match up on Xbox Series S, albeit at those lower performance targets. Still, it's a shame there aren't more options for Series S users, especially on the framerate front. Here's a brief look at the Series S version from the folks over at Digital Foundry.
Anecdotally, the original Dying Light is one of a small selection of FPS Boost games that doesn't work on Series S. Xbox Series X manages to push Dying Light to 60fps, but Series S doesn't make the cut.
If you play on Xbox Series S, does this bother you? Let us know in the comments.