Microsoft’s new FPS Boost function on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S has the potential to quadruple the framerate of older video games with none enter from builders – and it may very well be used to enhance Xbox 360 and authentic Xbox video games.
Xbox director of program administration Jason Ronald revealed the information throughout an look on the Kinda Funny Podcast (thanks, Pure Xbox), however famous that the group is specializing in Xbox One era titles first.
“Proper now, we’re centered totally on Xbox One era titles as a result of we have seen the perfect outcomes there. We’re nonetheless evaluating, can we carry this know-how again to Xbox 360 video games or authentic Xbox video games?” Ronald mentioned.
The vast majority of Xbox 360 video games and authentic Xbox video games particularly ran at 30 frames per second. Utilizing the FPS Enhance function, it’s attainable that Microsoft might retroactively double and even quadruple the body charges of those titles, which would supply a smoother, extra responsive gameplay expertise.
FPS Enhance solely works with a small collection of titles at the moment: Watch Dogs 2, Far Cry 4, UFC 4, New Tremendous Fortunate’s Story and Sniper Elite 4. It’s not one thing that may be simply utilized to each backwards suitable sport, although, because the know-how can create some issues relying on how a sport is coded.
“The methods that we have provide you with won’t work on each title. We have really gotten some video games working, and truthfully, I am enjoying the sport, it is tremendous superior, it feels nice, it is buttery clean, however then impulsively we understand, ‘oh, this character over within the nook is animating twice as quick.’” Ronald defined. “Or, possibly three-quarters of the best way via the sport, all the sudden we discover a physics-breaking bug as a result of the system’s working the sport so quick that the sport does not really know the way to deal with that.”
Regardless of the challenges that some video games might pose, Ronald expects new batches of video games that help FPS Enhance to be introduced each couple of weeks. It implies that your current library of Xbox One games may very well be dramatically improved, with zero value to you or enter from the unique developer.
FPS Enhance is one other signal that Microsoft is fervently dedicated to backwards compatibility. The corporate has beforehand improved the decision of older 360 and Xbox titles on Xbox One X, like Purple Lifeless Redemption which now runs at 4K, and added options like Auto HDR which cleverly provides excessive dynamic vary to Xbox One video games that did not initially help the know-how.