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It sees supported Xbox One games run at up to four times their original frame rate, with the first titles to use the feature being Far Cry 4, New Super Lucky’s Tale, Sniper Elite 4, UFC 4 and Watch Dogs 2.
When FPS Boost is enabled, players of these games can expect to see an increase from 30fps to nearly 60fps.
“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,” Microsoft said on Monday.
“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.”
Following the March 2021 Xbox system update, users can go into the ‘Manage Game’ section for any title, where they’ll be presented with a ‘Compatibility Options’ button that allows them to toggle FPS Boost and Auto HDR (which adds HDR enhancements to games which only shipped with standard dynamic range) on or off. Once the game is restarted, the selections will be applied.
To see if a title is running FPS Boost or Auto HDR, players can also now press the Xbox button on their controller while in a game and an indicator in the upper right corner will confirm if the features are enabled or not.
Microsoft also said on Monday it plans to announce FPS Boost support for more titles in the coming weeks.
The five games adding FPS Boost today are among 20 Bethesda titles now available on Xbox Game Pass.
Microsoft also confirmed on Monday that loot shooter Outriders will be available on Xbox Game Pass beginning on April 1, which is the title’s release date.