The past year has been the year for consoles to shine, with the release of the PlayStation 5 with its next generation graphics capabilities, Microsoft’s Xbox too has its offerings. With the release of the Xbox Series X & S to go compete with Sony’s PS5 and both has its merits as it goes. At the end of the day, it is a preference on the person as Sony and Microsoft’s consoles are both powerful but the exclusives is what sets the titans apart.
Now, we are all compelled to replay titles that are all time favorites to us. While consoles usually have backwards capabilities to allow us to play older games with new generation consoles, frame rates usually doesn’t improve or increase with that. That to be honest, is a slight drawback but great titles stays relevant due to its exciting gameplay, compelling storylines and so much more.
However, low frame rates on older titles is now a problem that Microsoft has an answer to. Microsoft is introducing and launching the new FPS Boost feature for their Xbox Series X & S. Which is also designed to run existing games better while also improving older games frame rates. As it is designed specifically to run older games without needing the developers to put in the work to improve frame rates.
It’s said that certain games will benefit with almost doubled frame rates and a few instances of some backward-compatible titles almost hitting quadruple frame rates. That is a real treat as higher frame rates means that graphics is especially fluid and this is especially beneficial to First Person Shooter games and open world games background to be especially smooth as well.
Right now, Far Cry 4, New Super Lucky’s Tale, Sniper Elite 4, UFC 4, and Watch Dogs 2 are the first few games to support the FPS Boost feature. However, it’s extremely important to note that the improvements varies with games as New Super Lucky’s Tale hitting 120fps and UFC 4 includes 60fps specifically for the Series S.
Gamers would be able to check if the games they’re playing supports the new feature as the FPS Boost when you hit the Xbox button on the controller. The FPS Boost feature is expected to arrive with more titles supporting the feature in the next coming months.