Microsoft recently unveiled and kicked off FPS Boost for backward compatibility on Xbox Series X/S, which natively boosts the frame rate of select titles (though that might come at the cost of resolution in some cases, it seems). The feature has launched with support from an initial batch of five games, namely Watch Dogs 2, Far Cry 4, UFC 4, Sniper Elite 4, and New Super Lucky’s Tale. It seems, however, that if things had gone a little differently, that batch might have had one pretty big additional game.
As per Xbox’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, BioWare’s 2014 RPG Dragon Age: Inquisition was planned for the first batch of FPS Boost supported games, but things didn’t exactly pan out. “As with all best laid plans, things sometimes change at the last minute,” said Hryb.
Given the fact that Microsoft were looking at the game as one of the first to support FPS Boost, the obvious implication would be that it’s still being looked at, and might be one of the games to receive support for the feature in the near future (hopefully even the next batch). Microsoft have said that they’ll be adding support for FPS Boost to more games going forward, while Hryb says we’ll be hearing more “in the coming weeks and months.”
Don’t expect every single backward compatibility game to support FPS Boost though, as the feature might not be possible in certain games. Read more on that through here.
As with all best laid plans, things sometimes change at the last minute. Titles included in this first batch of FPS Boost supported games are Far Cry 4, New Super Lucky’s Tale, Sniper Elite 4, UFC 4, and Watch Dogs 2. We’ll have more to announce in the coming weeks and months!
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) February 20, 2021