Microsoft announced today through its Division Xbox a new update that initially adds five games compatible with the new feature, FPS Boost Mode. This mode is an internal Microsoft solution that does not require any modification from the developers because it is an optimization at the level of the Direct3D system which eliminates bottlenecks performance, whether related to the system or to the artificial limits of the graphics engine. The titles that will initially have this technology are Far Cry 4, New Super Lucky’s Tale, Sniper Elite 4, UFC 4 and Watch Dogs 2, but what does it bring?
According to Microsoft, these games are currently seeing performance improvements ranging from double to quadruple FPS compared to the FPS they originally had (it’s in the Xbox Series X and S consoles); New Super Lucky’s Tale, for example, can now run at up to 120 FPS while its original version barely hit 30 FPS. Other games see a more modest benefit, running at 60 FPS locked down instead of the original 30 FPS, either in their original versions or in their Xbox Series X and S compatibility mode.
FPS Boost mode, single player for Xbox Series X and S
This seems like a very interesting solution that Microsoft has adopted with its own hands, picking up on a job that most developers probably wouldn’t have done as they focus on creating new experiences on new consoles rather than taking it into account. load older versions of their games. Microsoft’s press release clarifies that this FPS Boost technology will only work on Xbox Series X and S for backward compatible games from previous generations, which in general greatly improves its performance to eliminate the limitations of the original versions.
FPS Boost improves the experience of backward compatible games
Next, we’ll show you the Microsoft press release, originally written by Paul Eng, Senior Program Manager at Xbox, and manually translated by us into Spanish.
“When we were designing the Xbox Series X / S, we knew we wanted to continue our commitment to compatibility that we started in 2015, allowing gamers to play their favorite titles from generations past on new consoles. Almost every title benefits from next-gen features like faster load times and quick resume capabilities. Then the team took it a step further by adding improvements to many of our most played games to make them look, feel and play better than ever.
“As we detailed in October, with improved processor, GPU and memory in the new generation of consoles, all existing games look and perform better. With some titles we can make the experience even better, all without any work required by the developer and no updates required by the player. To this end, the backward compatibility team has developed FPS Boost for Xbox, which uses a variety of new methods to double (and in some cases quadruple) the original frame rate in some titles.
“Higher, more consistent frame rates make games visually smoother, which translates into more immersive gameplay. We are working closely with the developers to improve the experience while maintaining the original intent of the game, and while this does not apply to all games, these new techniques can cause game engines to speed up. for a smoother experience beyond what the original game could. provided due to the material capabilities of the time.
“We’re happy to now announce the first backward compatible titles to support FPS Boost, available today: Far Cry 4, New Super Lucky’s Tale, Sniper Elite 4, UFC 4, and Watch Dogs 2. We picked this first collection. games not only because they are popular with users, but also to highlight several different ways that FPS Boost can improve your experience. As we said before, New Super Lucky’s Tale can now run at 120 FPS, or UFC 4 now runs at 60 FPS on Xbox Series S. “
“This is just the start, as we will be announcing more games with FPS Boost soon and also releasing new menu icons and system settings in a future update. Starting this spring, you’ll be able to access the “Manage Game” section for any title, where a new “Compatibility Options” button will appear allowing you to turn FPS Boost (as well as Auto HDR) on and off. . There will also be a new indicator that will let you know when an FPS Boost game is running each time you press the Xbox button on the controller. You decide how you want to play ”.
“FPS Boost will not only benefit players who own these titles; You’ll be happy to know that many of these upcoming games will be available on Xbox Game Pass. Starting with this first release of updates, New Super Lucky’s Tale and Sniper Elite 4 are available with Xbox Game Pass, and we’re very happy that fans are discovering FPS Boost, and we’ll be announcing more and more games that will take it. in charge in the next few years. month. function “.
“At Xbox, we believe your investments in games should pay off, which is why we have introduced thousands of games from four different generations to be seen and played better than ever on Xbox Series X and S.”
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