Microsoft has unveiled a new feature for the Xbox Series that boosts framerate for backward compatibility games
Microsoft was looking for ways to improve the Xbox Series backward compatibility system and increase the fps. Finally, the company announced a related feature called FPS Boost.
FPS Boost uses a number of new features to double the framerate, and in some cases even quadruple.
At the moment, FPS Boost only works in some games:
- Far Cry 4 (first-person shooter).
- New Super Lucky's Tale (3D platformer).
- Sniper Elite 4 (third-person tactical shooter stealth).
- UFC 4 (mixed martial arts fighting).
- Watch Dogs 2 (action-adventure).
Almost everywhere the performance rises from 30 to 60 fps. The exception is New Super Lucky's Tale: it now produces 120 fps on Series X / S. Previously, the platformer worked in XSS only at 30 fps, so in this game the framerate has quadrupled.
In the future, the list of games with boost will be updated. Special patches from developers are not needed, FPS Boost works at the system level.
In addition, this kind of games will soon have compatibility settings where you can enable / disable FPS Boost and Auto HDR.
John and Rich (Digital Foundry) have tested and analyzed games. You can see more about this in the video below.