Late last month, Annapurna Interactive surprised us with an out-of-the-blue next-gen port of What Remains of Edith Finch. This title is a brilliant narrative adventure that's definitely worth your time on Xbox Game Pass. However, if you're an Xbox Series S user, it might be worth waiting to try it out.
The experts at Digital Foundry haven taken a good look at this new upgrade, across all the new consoles. While Xbox Series X and PS5 provide a really nice upgrade to 4K and 60 FPS, sadly, the same can't be said of Xbox Series S.
Somehow, the Series S version only hits 1080p and 30 FPS, which is really disappointing if we're honest. The last-gen consoles aren't far off those targets, and in reality, the Series S version in its current state isn't really an upgrade at all. Bummer.
However, we feel there's a good chance things could change. Not only have we seen post-launch patches arrive fairly often with recent Series S upgrades, but the port itself gives us a hint that things could be improved. DF found a couple of spots where the Series S version hits a full 60 FPS, before dipping back to 30 for the majority of play.
So, in theory, What Remains of Edith Finch may well be able to hit 60 FPS here, you'd certainly think so given the nature of the game and how well it performs on Xbox Series X. Here's hoping that we see a fix to improve this port sometime soon.
Have you tried this upgrade out on Series S? Disappointed by what you found? Let us know!