List of Xbox FPS Boost Games Quadrupled by Microsoft

05/03/2021 - 13:54 | By: Robert N. Adams
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The list of Xbox FPS Boost games continues to grow — Microsoft has more than quadrupled the number of compatible games in one go, increasing the total from 23 to 97.

If you're unfamiliar with Xbox FPS Boost, this is a cool new feature for the Xbox Series X|S that uses the new console's power to give older games a higher framerate. It's not always picture-perfect, mind; some games can only get higher FPS by reducing the overall resolution — a tradeoff that's become increasingly common on next-gen consoles.

Occasional resolution issues aside, the option for a higher framerate in older games is undoubtedly nice for Xbox gamers. A short list of 23 games was published late last month and now a whole bunch more were added to the list today!

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New Xbox FPS Boost Games Have Something for Everyone

The list of new Xbox FPS Boost games features a mix of indie darlings, online multiplayer experiences, and classics in a variety of genres. The previous list was a mix of bid-budget older games such as Fallout 4 and Watch Dogs 2, now, there's a little bit of everything in the new rota.

Love role-playing games? Dragon Age: InquisitionWasteland 3, and some Assassin's Creed Games can now make it all the way up to 60 FPS on Xbox Series X|S. Open-world games more your thing? Watch Dogs and Sleeping Dogs are on the list, too. Mind, it's not just action-oriented games that have gotten a boost! The adventure game Life is Strange, the farming RPG My Time at Portia, and a bunch of family-friendly LEGO games are also available in the mix.

One should keep in mind that not all games on the list will get the same benefits. Life is Strange 2, for example, can now hit 60 FPS on the Xbox Series X, but it can't manage to pull off that framerate on the Xbox Series S. LEGO Marvel's Avengers and LEGO Marvel Superheroes can both hit 120 FPS on the Xbox Series X, but the less-powerful Xbox Series S can only manage 60 FPS.

There's also the matter of the resolution tradeoff — some of these older games will only provide a boost to frame rate by reducing the overall resolution; you can read the updated list of Xbox FPS Boost games on Major Nelson's website.

What do you think of the additions to the list of Xbox FPS Boost games? What would you like to see added in the future? Let us know in the comments below!


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