The update will give the games an “FPS boost”, which will provide a smoother experience. The announcement reads as follows:
“Hot on the heels of officially welcoming Bethesda’s world-renowned studios to the Xbox family, we’re excited to announce that five of the biggest titles from their vast catalog of games – Dishonored: Definitive Edition, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, and Prey – will all be updated today to enable FPS Boost on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. And it’s not just owners of these titles that get to take advantage of FPS Boost; all these titles are available with FPS Boost for Xbox Game Pass members too.”
The performance boost is sure to bring out the best in some of Bethesda’s older titles, like Fallout 4 and Skyrim. However, the boost mode will require more oomph when it comes to graphical capability. The post adds:
“In some instances, because there are higher graphics requirements to enable FPS Boost technology, we’ve had to reduce a game’s resolution to ensure it both runs smoothly and plays great. In those select cases, such as Fallout 4 and Fallout 76 in this latest title announcement, FPS Boost is not automatically enabled for Xbox Series X gamers. For all titles receiving this update, gamers will see a clear indicator if a title is running FPS Boost.”
If you favour silky gameplay over detailed frames, then you’ll likely want to take advantage of the new feature.
Accessing the FPS boost feature is also relatively simple, being togglable through Xbox’s in-game overlay. The post also states that more games will be compatible with the feature in the coming weeks.
It’ll be interesting to see which Xbox games are given the FPS boost treatment. Hopefully, many games that offer 30 FPS as a standard will be boosted to 60 without much compromise.
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