Xbox Series X: FPS Boost, a new Improvement for Backward Compatible Games

Xbox Series X: FPS Boost, a new Improvement for Backward Compatible Games

The power of Microsoft’s Xbox Series X is illustrated with FPS Boost

Paul Eng, senior program manager at Xbox, discusses in detail the creation of FPS Boost: “Thanks to the new processor, graphics card and memory of our new consoles, all your existing titles are more pleasant to watch and play. For some of them, we can make the experience even better, without requiring additional developer work or updating from the player side. To achieve this result, the backward compatibility team developed FPS Boost technology intended to almost double, and sometimes quadruple, the number of frames per second of certain games. This makes these titles more fluid, for gameplay that is all the more immersive. We spoke with the developers to improve the experience while maintaining the original intentions of the affected games. And while this technology cannot be applied to all titles, these new techniques can cause game engines to render faster, for an extremely smooth experience, which exceeds the performance of the original game, limited to the time by the capabilities of the consoles of the time.

This is only the beginning for FPS Boost on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S: “We’ll be announcing more compatible titles soon, and you’ll see new icons and dedicated settings appear in a future system update. Starting in the spring, you can go to the ‘Manage the game’ section of any title to discover a new series of options dedicated to backward compatibility that will allow you to activate or deactivate FPS Boost or Auto HDR. You will also see an indication that the title you are playing is getting FPS Boost when you press the Guide button on your controller. You can choose to play as you want, opting for the original form of a title or its version optimized by FPS Boost. And the FPS Boost will not only benefit those who bought these titles. You’ll be happy to hear that several games that will soon be FPS Boost compatible will also be included in Xbox Game Pass. In the list mentioned above, New Super Lucky’s Tale and Sniper Elite 4 are already included in Xbox Game Pass. We can’t wait for you to experience FPS Boost, and in the coming months we’ll be unveiling more and more titles that have this feature.

The first games compatible with Microsoft’s FPS Boost

  • Far Cry 4
  • New Super Lucky’s Tale
  • Sniper Elite 4
  • UFC 4
  • Watch Dogs 2

Paul Eng of the American publisher Microsoft explains why the FPS Boost tests have started on these games: “We are happy to announce that the first backward compatible titles that will benefit from FPS Boost technology, starting today, will be Far Cry 4, New Super Lucky’s Tale, Sniper Elite 4, UFC 4 and Watch Dogs 2. We We chose these games because they are popular with fans, but also to highlight the different ways FPS Boost has to improve your experience. For example, New Super Lucky’s Tale will now be able to run at 120 fps and UFC 4 will offer better performance on Xbox Series S, at 60 fps.

Rachel Maga
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life's biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.