In recent months, Microsoft has been working with developers to introduce a feature called FPS Boost in some games of the previous generation. FPS Boost essentially does what it says on the tin – it leverages the greater power of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S to increase the frame rate in older games. Today, Microsoft announced the biggest drop in FPS Boost games to date, broadly expanding the number of games that support the feature.
Many of these games support 60 Hz – and therefore have a maximum frame rate of 60 fps – when played on an Xbox Series X, but several of them also support 120 Hz refresh rates, which means that the Maximum frames in these games is 120 fps. Of course, you will need a monitor that supports 120 Hz to play at this type of frame rate, but if you need to, then you can expect frame rates that have rarely been seen on consoles until now.
Larry Hyrb – also known as Xbox’s Major Nelson – has maintained a list of FPS Boost games on his website. According to him, there are now 97 games that support FPS Boost in some way, which is a big increase over the 25 or more that supported the feature to date.
Some notable additions to the list include a collection of titles from the Assassin’s Creed series: Assassin’s Creed III Remastered, Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered, Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection, and Assassin’s Creed Unity. Dragon Age: Inquisition also made the list, as did Halo Wars 2 and Halo: Spartan Assault. There are a ton of LEGO games that support FPS Boost starting today as well, along with indie games like My Time at Portia, Overcooked! 2, and don’t starve yourself: giant edition.
To see all newcomers to the FPS Boost, check out the Major Nelson link we’ve included above. Microsoft is planning to add FPS Boost to more games over time, so we’ll let you know when that happens.