What you need to know
- Microsoft has announced 74 new games with FPS Boost support on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, automatically increasing framerates of Xbox One titles.
- The new lineup introduces new titles targeting 60 FPS and 120 FPS, through enhancements automatically enabled for most on the latest consoles.
- The FPS Boost upgrades are now live for the latest titles on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
Microsoft has announced a new lineup of titles with FPS Boost support on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, boosting dozens of older Xbox One titles to higher framerates. The feature, previously debuted back in March, tweaks the performance of existing games with no developer input or code changes, increasing the target frames-per-second (FPS) when run on the latest generation consoles. The company has announced an expansion of the feature, introducing an additional 74 games, including major franchises like Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, Deus Ex, and Tomb Raider.
The latest FPS Boost expansion brings the largest number of new games to date, increasing the list of Xbox FPS Boost games to 97, on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. That sees many titles formerly targeting 30 FPS achieve 60 FPS on the console, whereas others double to a 120 FPS output on the console.
The newcomers include former Xbox One games, onboarding top publishers like Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Deep Silver, and Square Enix. It comes after previous expansions brought new titles from Electronic Arts and Bethesda, rapidly expanding the list of 120 FPS games on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
FPS Boost comes automatically enabled with many supported titles, automatically bolstering performance over previous generation hardware. The feature can also be disabled on a per-title basis, in case of issues that arise with this technical trickery. The lineup of new FPS Boost titles follows, coupled with their new target framerates on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
|Game||Boosted Framerate (FPS)||Automatically Enabled|
|Alien Isolation||60 FPS||Yes|
|Anthem||60 FPS (Series X Only)||No|
|Assassin's Creed III Remastered||60 FPS||No|
|Assassin's Creed III Rogue Remastered||60 FPS||Yes|
|Assassin's Creed The Ezio Collection||60 FPS||Yes|
|Assassin's Creed Unity||60 FPS||Yes|
|Battle Chasers: Nightwar||120 FPS||Yes|
|Battlefield Hardline||120 FPS||Yes|
|Beholder Complete Edition||60 FPS||Yes|
|Dead Island Definitive Edition||60 FPS (Series X Only)||Yes|
|Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition||60 FPS (Series X Only)||Yes|
|Deus Ex Mankind Divided||60 FPS||Yes|
|DiRT 4||120 FPS (Series X Only)||Yes|
|Dishonored: Death of the Outsider||60 FPS||No|
|Don't Starve: Giant Edition||120 FPS||Yes|
|Dragon Age: Inquisition||60 FPS||Yes|
|Dungeon Defenders II||60 FPS||Yes|
|Dying Light||60 FPS (Series X Only)||Yes|
|Far Cry 5||60 FPS||No|
|Far Cry New Dawn||60 FPS||No|
|Far Cry Primal||60 FPS||Yes|
|Gears of War 4||60 FPS||No|
|Golf with your Friends||120 FPS||Yes|
|Halo Wars 2||60 FPS||Yes|
|Halo: Spartan Assault||120 FPS||Yes|
|Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition||120 FPS||Yes|
|Homefront: The Revolution||60 FPS||No|
|Island Saver||120 FPS||Yes|
|LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham||60 FPS||Yes|
|LEGO Jurassic World||60 FPS||Yes|
|LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2||60 FPS||Yes|
|LEGO Marvel Superheroes||120 FPS (Series X Only) 60 FPS (Series S)||Yes|
|LEGO Marvel's Avengers||120 FPS (Series X Only) 60 FPS (Series S)||Yes|
|LEGO STAR WARS: The Force Awakens||60 FPS||Yes|
|LEGO The Hobbit||120 FPS (Series X Only) 60 FPS (Series S)||Yes|
|LEGO The Incredibles||60 FPS||Yes|
|LEGO Worlds||60 FPS (Series X Only)||Yes|
|Life is Strange||60 FPS||Yes|
|Life is Strange 2||60 FPS (Series X Only)||Yes|
|Lords of the Fallen||60 FPS||Yes|
|Mad Max||120 FPS (Series X) 60 FPS (Series S)||Yes|
|Metro 2033 Redux||120 FPS||Yes|
|Metro Last Light Redux||120 FPS||Yes|
|Monster Energy Supercross 3||60 FPS||No|
|MotoGP 20||60 FPS (Series S Only)||Yes|
|Moving Out||120 FPS||Yes|
|My Friend Pedro||120 FPS||Yes|
|My Time at Portia||60 FPS||Yes|
|Overcooked! 2||120 FPS||Yes|
|Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid||120 FPS||Yes|
|Realm Royale||120 FPS||Yes|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition||60 FPS||Yes|
|Shadow Warrior 2||60 FPS (Series X Only)||Yes|
|Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition||60 FPS||Yes|
|STEEP||60 FPS (Series S Only)||Yes|
|The Evil Within 2||60 FPS||No|
|The Gardens Between||120 FPS (Series X Only) 60 FPS (Series S)||Yes|
|The LEGO Movie 2||60 FPS||Yes|
|The LEGO Movie||120 FPS||Yes|
|Tom Clancy's The Division||60 FPS||Yes|
|Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition||60 FPS||Yes|
|Totally Reliable Delivery Service||120 FPS||Yes|
|Two Point Hospital||60 FPS||Yes|
|Unruly Heroes||120 FPS||Yes|
|Untitled Goose Game||120 FPS||Yes|
|Wasteland 3||60 FPS||No|
|Yakuza 6: The Song of Life||60 FPS||Yes|
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Microsoft went out of their way to make the console experience as close to the PC experience as possible. Bravo to them.
This has given me a lot of motivation to keep investing in console games. The idea that there can actually be improvements over time, like on PC is such a big plus. Games are no longer 'trapped' in their original consoles.
Mad Max is on there!
BOOM! what an update. I was just coming off playing Alien Isolation the other day after having played Bioshock at 60fps and felt the need for a smoother experience on the former. Awesome news!
Hard to get excited about a console that still can't be purchased w/o going through eBay, etc. & the exorbitant markups. But good on ya for those who managed to snag one.
Waiting is always the hardest part...
...but almost as bad is finding nothing to play on the new box.
MS is putting the hardware wait to good use, improving the firmware, SDK, and BC support.
On that list the one I most want to see is Inquisition which was already plenty pretty at 30fps SDR.
Go follow GamesRadar stock stacker on Twitter. It's accurate and is helping people getting a series X or even letting you know days in advance when the next shipment arrives.. Dates, times, everything.
I have a feeling this list is about to get too big to even keep announcing the titles to everyone. I'm at the point now where the updates aren't giving me a chance to prioritize clearing my backlog because I already have 3 games to play with FPS Boost just in a month's time.
Xbox Series X, the console you can never buy.
It's easy, go on eBay and spend $900. Or you can do like the rest of us that actually got one and follow different websites and Twitter feeds and hop on it when you get a notification.
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