Microsoft’s new FPS Boost characteristic on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, which has the potential to quadruple the framerate of older video games with none enter from builders, may enhance Xbox 360 and unique 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 staff is specializing in Xbox One technology titles first.
“Proper now, we’re centered totally on Xbox One technology titles as a result of we have seen the very best outcomes there. We’re nonetheless evaluating, can we carry this know-how again to Xbox 360 video games or unique Xbox video games?” Ronald stated.
Nearly all of Xbox 360 video games and unique Xbox video games particularly ran at 30 frames per second. Utilizing the FPS Enhance characteristic, it’s attainable that Microsoft may 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 number of titles at present: 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 appropriate recreation, although, because the know-how can create some issues relying on how a recreation is coded.
“The strategies that we have provide you with is not going to work on each title. We have really gotten some video games working, and truthfully, I am taking part in the sport, it is tremendous superior, it feels nice, it is buttery easy, however then rapidly we notice, ‘oh, this character over within the nook is animating twice as quick.’” Ronald defined. “Or, possibly three-quarters of the way in which by way of 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 deal with that.”
Regardless of the challenges that some video games could pose, Ronald expects new batches of video games that help FPS Enhance to be introduced each couple of weeks. It signifies 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 Useless 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.