Xbox Series X/S will bring some important visual and performance improvements to backward compatible Xbox titles when it launches November 10.
While most Xbox fans are likely looking ahead to which new games they’ll be able to play on their Xbox Series X/S, Microsoft isn’t forgetting about all the games that brought them to this point. Today, the team revealed a few new improvements coming to thousands of backward compatible games you can play on next-gen hardware. It’s quite the list of visual and technical improvements that should make your playing experience that much better. Check it out.
Enjoy 1000s of games you love across 4 generations. Now with faster frame rates, enhanced visuals, and auto HDR on your favorite OG, 360 and Xbox One games.
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The first thing to note is that Xbox Series X/S will be the best place to play every backward compatible game. Those systems will allow the games to take full advantage of the console, resulting in higher performance, better framerates, and improved visual quality. Plus, prepare yourself for shorter load times via the new SSD. However, that’s the tip of the iceberg.
The Xbox team has implemented something they’re calling Auto HDR, which automatically adds HDR to games that shipped with just SDR. In the new blog post, they show the improved visual quality with a few games. It might be most noticeable in Bill Gates’ favorite game Fuzion Frenzy. Obviously, it still looks like an original Xbox game, but it’s a much brighter original Xbox game.
Another area we’ll see some major improvements is in these old titles’ framerates. In the blog, they gave us a look at Fallout 4 running on the new hardware. Its framerate is effectively doubled, from 30fps to 60fps. That jump should make it much easier to enjoy some of the company’s classics.
Of course, there is even more detail in the post. I’d encourage you to read it if you have the time. That said, it’s safe to say that backward compatible games are going to play best on Xbox Series X/S.