Xbox’s FPS Boost breathes new life for backward compatible games
February 18, 2021

Increased frame rates for older games.

Backward compatibility is now a major feature of new-generation consoles. Particularly for the Xbox Series X|S, Microsoft made sure that you will still be able to enjoy your library of Xbox One games with more powerful hardware. But a new feature called FPS Boost will help improve older games by increasing the frame rate for smoother gameplay.

FPS Boost means that the Xbox Series X|S will be able to double, or at times quadruple the frame rates of existing games, giving you a smoother and lag-free gaming experience. An update from Microsoft said that five games will initially have support for FPS Boost: Far Cry 4, New Super Lucky’s Tale, Sniper Elite 4, EA Sports UFC 4, and Watch Dogs 2. New Super Lucky’s Tale will also be able to reach up to 120 fps thanks to the new feature.

“We partnered closely with developers to enhance the experience while maintaining the game’s original intent,” Microsoft said in a blog post. “And while not applicable to all games, these new techniques can push game engines to render more quickly for a buttery smooth experience beyond what the original game might have delivered due to the capabilities of the hardware at the time.”

Once available, you can check out the FPS Boost features on the Manage Game menu on a supported game. Under Compatibility Options, you can then turn on FPS Boost and Auto HDR to enable the boosted framerate.

Microsoft didn’t reveal when FPS Boost will roll out, but it will likely be part of an upcoming update.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.
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