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Most Xbox One games run in 4K, 60FPS on Xbox Series X

Most Xbox One games without set, locked framerates will run in 4K and 60 frames-per-second (FPS) on Xbox Series X using backwards compatibility, Digital Foundry has concluded.

Using its preview program Xbox Series X console, the outlet tested a number of Xbox One games via backwards compatibility and found the likes of Hitman, Dead or Alive 6 and Monster Hunter World hit between 30-40FPS on Xbox One X, but remain fairly consistent at 60FPS on Xbox Series X. Sekiro Shadows Die Twice could hit 60FPS, but tended to drop into the low 50s when demanding scenes were taking place.

It’s important to note that Digital Foundry’s test is focused on backwards compatability at the moment and not on any Series X optimisations beyond that. With that in mind, those are so damn fine results. Microsoft has previously boasted that the Xbox Series X could double framerates of Xbox One titles, and Digital Foundry’s initial tests seem to back that.

Stevivor’s part of the Xbox Series X preview program — we’re awaiting the delivery of our console and will get straight to work when it arrives. In the meantime, what do you want us to test and report upon?

The Xbox Series X hits store shelves on 10 November alongside the Xbox Series S.

Note: This story originally declared that “most games” and not “most games without set, locked framerates” would run at 60FPS. This has since been corrected.

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