Xbox FPS Boost Coming to Fallout 4, Skyrim, and Other Bethesda TitlesMarch 12, 2021
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You might have already heard about Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda and the 20 games added to Xbox Game Pass. To add to this news, some of these games will be receiving a FPS Boost on Xbox Series X|S.
During the Bethesda-Microsoft roundtable event, Microsoft’s general manager Aaron Greenberg stated that the teams at Xbox are in the process of implementing this feature to Bethesda games. However, the games that would receive the FPS Boost were yet to be announced.
The announcement was made today by Xbox’s Larry Hryb and Jeff Rubenstein on an official Xbox podcast that five Bethesda games will all get the option to boost their framerate.
These games are Fallout 4, Fallout 76, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, Prey, and Dishonored: Definitive Edition.
Each of these five games have been added to Xbox Game Pass for console, PC, and Cloud players. That said, the new FPS Boost feature will only be available for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S players.
It’s not clear at this time if any of the other Bethesda games will be adding the option for FPS Boost support.
Once this feature is officially added to each game, players will be able to toggle the setting on their consoles. Players will also need to update their console to the latest system version, which was released in March.
According to Rubenstein, the FPS Boost will increase each game’s framerate from 30 to up to nearly 60 frames per second when activated. What this means for players is that developer patches are no longer needed to play each of these games at a higher framerate.
All in all, Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda is already proving to be a pretty good deal for Xbox Game Pass members. It seems reasonable to say that we will be seeing plenty more feature additions and improvements from this partnership in the near future.