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Dozen Electronic Arts Titles Get FPS Boost On Xbox Series X|S Today

by Rainier on April 22, 2021 @ 4:58 p.m. PDT

Microsoft unveiled another batch of FPS Boost backwards compatible titles on Xbox Series X|S – games that will experience increased frame rates with no additional work from the developer.

The Xbox backwards compatibility team developed this function to employ a variety of techniques for nearly doubling frame rates on games, many of which will be available on Xbox Game Pass. 

With the increased CPU, GPU and memory from the new Xbox Series X|S console, all of your existing games look and play better. With certain 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. 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.

Today, Microsoft announced that 13 Electronic Arts titles, all available to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members via EA Play, are receiving updates to enable FPS Boost on Xbox Series X|S with support up to 120hz. These new FPS Boost games include:

Support for 120hz:

  • Battlefield 1
  • Battlefield 4
  • Battlefield 5
  • Mirror's Edge Catalyst
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
  • Star Wars Battlefront II
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Titanfall
  • Titanfall 2
  • Unravel 2

Support for 60hz:

  • Sea of Solitude
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