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Microsoft announces initial titles to utilize Xbox Series X/S FPS Boost

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Microsoft has finally unveiled the first round of backwards compatible titles that support the FPS boost feature of the new Xbox Series X/S consoles. As opposed to previous consoles that mostly just provided slight touch-ups and more display options to their list of backwards compatible games, Microsoft wants their latest consoles to provide a more fluid experience for their older titles.

Which games are getting the Xbox FPS Boost treatment

So far, the following five backwards compatible games are already able to utilize the sought-after feature:

  • Far Cry 4
  • UFC 4
  • Watch Dogs 2
  • Sniper Elite 4
  • New Super Lucky’s Tale

According to Microsoft, they chose these titles on account of their popularity with gamers, as well as being a sort of showcase as to how the FPS Boost feature can impact different types of last-gen games. UFC 4, for example, will now be able to run at 60fps, while New Super Lucky’s Tale can hit impressive speeds of up to 120fps.

Far Cry 4

The fourth instalment in the Far Cry series made its debut in November 2014 on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, drawing praise from critics and gamers alike for its well-rounded characters and the various systems the game introduced to the series.


UFC 4 is a more recent title that was just released in August of last year for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Gamers gave the title props for being a significant improvement over its predecessor, but the addition of in-game advertisement was unanimously panned by players all over the world.

Watch Dogs 2

Watch Dogs 2 serves as the sequel to the 2014 title of the same name and was released towards the tail-end of 2016. The game received compliments for its charming protagonist and the world’s overall more enjoyable tone compared to the original.

Sniper Elite 4

Sniper Elite 4 is the latest instalment in the Sniper Elite series, making its debut on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in February 2017. The game was later ported to the Switch more than three years later. It was incredibly well-received by fans and newcomers alike and even won “best visual design” at the 2017 Independent Game Developers’ Association Awards along with several other nominations.

New Super Lucky’s Tale

New Super Lucky’s Tale made its first appearance on the Switch in November 2019 and was later released on the PS4 and Xbox One in August the following year. This expanded version of the original title Super Lucky’s Tale received much better reviews thanks to the improved camera system and an overall greater level of polish.

You can look forward to a lot more backwards compatible games supporting the FPS Boost feature soon, with Microsoft also promising new icons and menu settings for their Xbox Series X/S coming this spring.


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