Those looking to play more of their back catalog from Xbox One to the Xbox Series X|S, Microsoft announced the “FPS Boost” feature that boosts the frame rate of certain games.
Xbox Senior Program Manager Paul Eng posted a detailed look into this feature over on the Xbox Wire website. Eng mentions that there is no added work for devs for this new feature, and in some instances, they can even quadruple the original frame rate!
To that end, 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.
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. And while not applicable to all games, these new techniques can push game engines to render more quickly for a buttery smooth experience beyond what the original game might have delivered due to the capabilities of the hardware at the time.
The first games to support this FPS Boost feature has been announced and they are:
- Far Cry 4
- New Super Lucky’ Tale
- Sniper Elite 4
- UFC 4
- Watch Dogs 2
More titles featuring FPS Boost will be announced soon, as new menu icons, and system settings will be delivered in an upcoming system update this spring.