Microsoft has always been strong when it comes to making classic games available through the Xbox backwards compatibility program, but now the tech giant has gotten even better at it, with the new FPS Boost on Xbox.
This new, free update to the Xbox Series X|S consoles allows backwards compatible games to achieve framerates they never have before on Xbox. According to the official post, games can now reach incredible benchmarks, like Playful Studio’s Super Lucky’s Tale, which will now run at 120fps.
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The first round of FPS Boost compatible games on Xbox consoles include Super Lucky’s Tale, Ubisoft’s Far Cry 4 and Watch Dogs 2, Electronic Arts’ UFC 4, and finally, Rebellion Developments’ Sniper Elite 4. Senior Program Manager at Xbox, Paul Eng, says that “this is just the beginning,” and that more and more Xbox backwards compatible games will be enhanced with FPS Boost.
Not only do Xbox users have access to this new feature at no extra charge, but Xbox Game Pass subscribers also have two of the newly-updated games available to them for free right away. Super Lucky’s Tale, as well as Sniper Elite 4 are both currently included with Game Pass!
This is just one more step in Microsoft’s mission to make Xbox the best place to experience backwards compatibility. With better loading times, HDR support, and now huge FPS boosts coming to classic games, there has never been a better time to enjoy classic games on your Xbox Series X|S console.