FPS Boost On Xbox Series Comes With a Resolution Downgrade To 1080p In Some Games

Microsoft has released FPS Boost for Xbox Series consoles but it has a limitation for the rendering resolution thus dropping it down to 1080p in some games.

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DJStotty1129d ago

And damage control/deflect starts.

This was already stated in the announcement/news by xbox.com :-

"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."

We already knew this, how is this news?

darthv721129d ago

Honestly, I choose performance mode over quality so if these games run at 1080p is fine with me. I do that now with my one x and pro. Just got the Series S last night and I have it set to 1080p even on my 4k tv.

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DJStotty1128d ago

I still have a 1080p TV lol, so i'm good with this also.

4K TV's that are capable of 4K @ 120fps are so few and far between, and still hovering around the £1000 mark here in the UK.

SullysCigar1129d ago

So mark as a dupe, pop a chill pill and move on lol

DJStotty1128d ago

I can't it won't allow me, so i comment :)

ABizzel11128d ago (Edited 1128d ago )

To be honest you're the first person here and the only one talking about damage control.

No one cares and is fine with 1080p if it means higher framerates, as more people are finally starting to realize that higher fps is better than a higher resolution since people have finally been given the option (something plenty of us have been saying for the longest).

The only people who are going to complain are trolls and people who care to begin with. These are old games getting FREE updates, there's nothing to complain or damage control about.

XxINFERNUSxX1128d ago

"that higher fps is better than a higher resolution " Exactly it's a much better experience overall. I posted about this a few mins ago here 😁

DJStotty1128d ago (Edited 1128d ago )

This article is a pure downplay of the boost mode and information we already knew.

You are right, no one cares, i mean i do as a FPS boost to games is good, but if people are fine with lower resolutions, why the article title :-

"Microsoft has released FPS Boost for Xbox Series consoles but it has a limitation for the rendering resolution thus dropping it down to 1080p in some games."

Why the need for this article at all? To simply get some clickbait going, and fanboys measuring again.

A positive xbox article, always spurs a downplay article shortly after, just celebrate good news for gamers, rather than downplay.

Rude-ro1128d ago

And we already know everything of gamepass yet we need to see 20 articles a week on it.

Not a pick and choose world of information...
Info is info.

DJStotty1128d ago

Quite sure each article about gamepass is either games added/removed, otherwise would they not all get flagged as duplicate stories and not get approved?

gamer78041128d ago

I didn’t know it it’s interesting info but again more options are better and Skyrim 4k60 so nice!

Profchaos1128d ago

I'm struggling to understand that when we have a mod you can download that runs fallout 4 on Series X already at 60 and it seems there is no resolution decrease (the mod states 720 but DF advised that's not the case)

gravedigger1128d ago (Edited 1128d ago )

We? Who's we? Not everyone knew this

dcbronco1128d ago

I'm sure once Direct ML launches they're boost the resolution back up.

gravedigger1128d ago

Quote :

"This article is a pure downplay of the boost mode and information we already knew."

So, this article just quotes the MS words. So, MS downplayed himself. Or every media is Sony biased

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RaidenBlack1129d ago

Hey its an option.
Having two options is better than one.

Neonridr1129d ago (Edited 1129d ago )

Higher resolution / lower framerates
Lower resolution / higher framerates

not rocket science here people. Now you have the option, which is what we like about the next gen consoles in the first place.

Prey maintains its 1440p resolution, Skyrim stays at 4K. The other 3 titles are 1080p to achieve the 60fps. The option remains to keep the games at 30fps and enjoy higher resolution as well.

MajorLazer1128d ago

Pretty dissapointed this gen will have to be a compromise between frames or resolution. 1440p and 60fps would be ideal tbh.

Stanjara1128d ago

In two -three years there will be a pro console version.

gamer78041128d ago

Skyrim is the only one that really matters anyways 4K/60 too!

badz1491128d ago

it's a game that runs on the PS3 and a potato of a PC to begin with. so...no surprise there

gamer78041127d ago

@badz149 it is an older game, but you are talking about the regular edition not the special edition that was enhanced for xbox one and ps4. They added alot of visual bells and whistles.

dadavis19921127d ago

Obviously the increased options here are great. I’ll take what I can get. But 1080p for Dishonored (a title from 2012) is really disappointing for me. The Series X is perfectly capable of running that game at 4k 60. Or at the very least, 1440p.

Neonridr1127d ago

what did the One X run this game at when the enhanced version came out?

dadavis19921127d ago


The original enhanced edition was released in 2015 and ran at (I believe) 1080p 30FPS. AFAIK it was never updated for the One X. Even the original enhanced edition was an underwhelming upgrade from the 2012 console version.