Many Nintendo and PlayStation gamers will envy Xbox for the successful downward compatibility program. For example, you can play the old Lost Odyssey (360) on your Xbox One or Xbox Series. Quite simply, with the original disc.
Almost all backward-compatible games benefit from faster loading times or quick resumes, as well as other advantages on the Xbox Series. Thanks to optimizations, most games also look better. Microsoft is now adding another feature to the overall package.
With the new FPS Boost, you can play backwards compatible games with even better performance in the future. The feature increases the refresh rate of selected games and thus ensures a more pleasant gaming experience. No update by the developers is necessary for this.
The FPS Boost is designed to double the frame rate in some cases, and even quadruple it in some. At the start of the program, FPS Boost is supported by these five games:
- Far Cry 4
- New Super Lucky’s Tale
- Sniper Elite 4
- UFC 4
- Watch Dogs 2
The FPS Boost can be activated or deactivated via extended menu items in the system settings of the Xbox Series. According to Microsoft, New Super Lucky’s Tale runs at 120 frames per second and UFC 4 offers improved frame rate performance especially on the Xbox Series S, running at 60 fps.
More games will be introduced shortly. In addition, a large number of the games that benefit from FPS Boost will also be part of the Xbox Game Pass in the future. This already applies to New Super Lucky’s Tale and Sniper Elite 4.