Five Legendary Bethesda Titles Get the FPS Boost Treatment on Xbox Series X|S Today

From Xbox Wire: "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.

As a reminder, FPS Boost employs a variety of new methods for nearly doubling the original framerate on select titles. Higher, steadier framerates make games visually smoother, resulting in more immersive gameplay. We partnered closely with developers to enhance the experience while maintaining the game’s original intent. 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. For the five titles we’ve shared today, gamers can expect to see an increase from 30 fps to nearly 60 fps while enabling FPS Boost."

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NeoGamer232101d ago

I wonder if they are going to give this boost to PS5 titles. PS5 is clearly capable. I just am wondering if they put these titles in legacy support or are they going to try and keep them moving forward like they are doing on XSX.

thesoftware730101d ago

I don't think so as this is a MS incentive, no work required by the game dev.

It should be 100 % possible with PS5. Sony would have to implement a inside team to do the work though.

Orchard101d ago

From what we’ve heard from devs in the past - these updates are effectively free (in terms of developer time) on Xbox and done by MS where as they require the developer to do work on PS5.

So probably not.

gamer7804100d ago (Edited 100d ago )

this is an xbox feature, it doesn't translate over to playstation this way, Sony would have to create a similar feature available on the ps5.

there was also a mod that made the game run at 60fps on xbox, but I don't think that mod is available on ps5

Kurisu101d ago

As a first time Xbox owner with my Series S I'll be giving these games a go. I've always gamed on PlayStation and I've never really got in to the first person genre, or open world western rpgs. Horizon was the first open world Western RPG that I played really, so I'm looking to expand my horizons this gen.

darthv72101d ago

Dishonored is a really good game. You might enjoy it.

Kurisu100d ago

Thanks. I'll have to give it a go.

camel_toad100d ago (Edited 100d ago )

I agree about Dishonored and must also recommend Prey. That and Dishonored are 2 reasons I really trust Arkane Studios. Great developer.

Killer73nova101d ago

Dishonored: Definitive Edition
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
Fallout 4
Fallout 76

Welshy101d ago

Calling Fallout 76 a "legendary Bethesda title" is a sick joke, but clowning F76 aside, as a generally PlayStation gamer I really wish Sony would find a way to get access to these updates.

Ever since PS5/Series X started getting all these 60fps updates, it's pretty rough going back to 30fps.

sho0ok360100d ago

I don't think that this is an update. The games were never updated, but only some tech wizardry from MS tech team.

If am not mistaken, Jason Ronald said since the new consoles are so fast, they have found a way to let the hardware pull the next frame while the current frame is being displayed.

Am not a tech guy, but I think this can be done by Sony too; this has nothing to do with the developers updating their games.

DJStotty100d ago

Xbox will promote their newly acquired games, why wouldn't they?

Now if it was a different website, maybe have a case.

iplay1up2101d ago

Series X is getting a ton of updates on games I haven't played, or at least not played through. I have only played Skyrim for maybe 3 hours total. I own it for PS4 VR, Switch and Xbox. I guess I will try getting him into it again. I didn't like the PS4 VR version. It was too grainy looking I was super excited to play that version too.

Kurt Russell100d ago

Nothing beats sitting in a bar in Skyrim VR and drinking beers in real life...

Thanks Covid.

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