This feature doubles, triples and in one case, quadruples the FPS speed in older games
Microsoft has announced that the Backward compatible FPS Boost feature is available to all Xbox Series S and X console users from today (February 17).
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Announced with an in-depth feature from the team at Digital Foundry, the FPS Boost feature brings a limited selection of last-gen titles to better the speed per second (FPS).
First five games that have been updated with new features Watch dogs 2, Sniper Elite 4, New Super Lucky Tale, UFC 4, And Far Cry 4. The FPS Boost feature will come in the future for other titles, although no other details have been provided yet.
Released in late 2016, Watch dogs 2 Has been optimized to double its original FPS, meaning it runs at a closed 60fps. The only downside to this is that the resolution is still capped at 900p to maintain the frame rate.
UFC 4 A similar boost has been received, doubling its frame rate to 60fps, but locking the resolution to 900p on the Xbox Series S. The Series X makes the fairs a bit better, running at 1080p and closing at 60fps.
The third-person tactical shooter Sniper Elite 4 has been given a 60fps boost with a cavity of occasional dips. This is still an improvement compared to previous gene performance, which is regularly reduced by 30fps.
Open world action adventure, Far Cry 4 The series S and X with 1440p resolution have been updated with a frame rate of 60fps.
New Super Lucky Tale The most significant performance boost has been the performance of the series S and X being quadruple, which was last-gen at 120fps running in 4k resolution.
A frame is a measure of how fast an image can be shown per second. All screens have a native refresh rate, so for example most screens have a 60 Hz refresh rate. This means that the TV can only refresh an image 60 times per second or be 60fps for short.
Higher refresh rates can result in a great experience when playing, which is why many competitive video games are played at refresh rates over 60fps.
The Xbox Series S and X FPS Boost feature is available from today, and more last-gen titles will be added in the future.
Microsoft also recently published a revised set of accessible guidelines stating its commitment to “improve and raise the bar for inclusive gaming”.