'Wild Hearts' Is Going Down Well, But The Xbox Series S Version Is Getting Major Criticism

The free Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and EA Play trial for Wild Hearts went live on the Xbox Store yesterday ahead of the game's full release on February 16th, and for the most part, it seems like people are enjoying themselves so far!

We've seen plenty of positivity surrounding the gameplay on social media, and quite a few critics have been complementary of the title over the past 24 hours as well (our full review is coming later this week!).

So, what's with all the negativity surrounding the Xbox Series S version? Simply put, it sounds like the game isn't very well optimised for Microsoft's mini console, featuring just one graphics mode running at around 900p-1080p resolution and 30 frames per-second, complete with quite a few frame drops every now and again.

And then there are the visuals, which are pretty rough at times to say the least:

It should be noted that Wild Hearts' visuals on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 have been getting a few pockets of criticism on social media as well, but the Series S version in particular seems like it needs prioritising right now.

Fortunately, if you can look past the visual and performance downsides to Wild Hearts on Xbox Series S, you'll hopefully find that it's still a very fun experience, and don't forget that you can try 10 free hours of the game if you're a subscriber to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and/or EA Play, so you can judge the quality of it for yourself!

Below, you can check out footage of the Xbox Series S and then the Xbox Series X versions:

How are you finding Wild Hearts on Xbox so far? Tell us down in the comments below.