Xbox Series X and S: FPS Boost may arrive in other games

Xbox Series X and S: FPS Boost may arrive in other games

Xbox Series X and S

The FPS Boost feature may arrive in the future in other Xbox Series S and X compatible games, as Jason Ronald, the Xbox director of program management, hinted in an interview with A TRG.

Currently Ronald does not know when this could happen, but he does not rule out it happening, even if the problems to be solved are many: "One of the challenges we face with the improvements we make is that we do everything without modifying the original code of the games. So. , when we find a new technique to improve and optimize titles, we already know that it won't work with all games. I think FPS Boost is an illustrative example of what I'm saying, as we basically trick the game into running at a higher framerate.

In some titles it works great, but in others, where 99% of the game runs fantastic and runs great, then you discover a bug that crashes everything at 80% of the game. p artita or 90%. We often manage to find some solution, or we look for one. But by treating them like black boxes, we can't change the code directly. "

Basically Microsoft will continue to experiment with FPS Boost and other similar technologies, but cannot guarantee that they will work with all games, because it is not possible to modify the code of the same, but only to try to get around. problems somehow. Successful cases will be made available, others not.

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