The Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S can provide a better frame rate than before in several titles published by Bethesda.
Yesterday, we discussed how Microsoft has finished the acquisition of Zenimax Media, the parent company of Bethesda, resulting in many of its games show up on the Xbox Game Pass, which was updated by twenty of them yesterday. Microsoft is also considering using the publisher’s idTech engine to be used within the Xbox Game Studios family.
„Just using the power of Xbox Series X, we can make these games run at double the framerate or even 4-times the framerate, so five of these games that are now in Xbox Game Pass are getting the FPS Boost treatment. Dishonored Definitive Edition, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, and Prey (2017). You can expect an increase from 30 to almost 60 frames per second when you have FPS Boost on,” Microsoft’s Jeff Rubenstein said during the newest Major Nelson podcast.
What’s FPS Boost exactly? We previously talked about it: „With certain backward compatible titles, we can make the experience even better, all with no work required by the developer, and no update needed by the gamer. To that end, the backward compatibility team has developed FPS Boost, which employs a variety of new methods for nearly doubling (and in a few instances, quadrupling) the original framerate on select titles. Higher, steadier framerates make games visually smoother, resulting in more immersive gameplay,” according to Microsoft’s synopsis.
We have no word on when the FPS Boost update comes for these games, but seeing how Microsoft has previously confirmed a new Xbox firmware update on March 16, the five Bethesda titles might be getting FPS Boost next week. And a better frame rate never hurts.