Microsoft has announced a new feature called FPS Boost for its Xbox Series X|S consoles that improves the frame rate of select backward compatible games. As the company explained in a blog post published on Xbox Wire today, FPS Boost leverages the powerful hardware in its next-generation consoles to make games visually smoother and more immersive by bumping frame rates up to an impressive 120 FPS.
“[…] the backward compatibility team has developed FPS Boost, which employs a variety of new methods for nearly doubling (and in a few instances, quadrupling) the original framerate on select titles,” Microsoft explained. “Higher, steadier framerates make games visually smoother, resulting in more immersive gameplay. We partnered closely with developers to enhance the experience while maintaining the game’s original intent.”
“[…] the first assortment of backward compatible titles that will support FPS Boost – available beginning today – are Far Cry 4, New Super Lucky’s Tale, Sniper Elite 4, UFC 4, and Watch Dogs 2. We chose this initial collection of titles not only because they are popular among fans, but to highlight several different ways that FPS Boost can improve your experience.”
Microsoft noted that New Super Lucky’s Tale can run up to 120 frames per second with FPS Boost enabled, while UFC 4 players on Xbox Series S can now enjoy the game at 60 FPS. Users can toggle FPS Boost on or off by going into Manage Game Compatibility Options once the update is rolled out in the spring.