Xbox Series S & X backwards compatibility add FPS Boost to select games

Xbox Series S & X backwards compatibility has been enhanced to add an FPS Boost — or frames-per-second boost — to select titles, Microsoft has recently confirmed.

Titles taking advantage of the new option include Far Cry 4, New Super Lucky’s Tale, Sniper Elite 4, UFC 4 and Watch Dogs 2.

In the case of New Super Lucky’s Tale, the platformer can now run at up to 120 frames-per-second. UFC 2 gets a boost to up to 60 frames-per-second.

Microsoft plans to add more titles to the FPS Boost program, alongside new system settings that will allow you to alter “Compatibility Options” for backwards compatibility, basically choosing to turn FPS Boost on of off for titles that support it.

We’ll let you know when more titles are added to FPS Boost. Until then, check out a handy analysis by Digital Foundry.

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