FPS Boost has been added to 37 games, feel the frames

Xbox is enabling FPS Boost on 37 games today, bringing the total of games with enhanced framerates well beyond a hundred. The announcement was made at the Xbox 20th anniversary event.

Among the titles getting FPS Boost include the entire Gears of War franchise, the original Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry 3, and Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment, the latter of which seems inexplicable to me if only because I didn’t know people were clamoring for better framerates for that one.

FPS Boost is designed to make existing games run better on Xbox Series X and Series S consoles, and a special team within Xbox works to make sure this can be done with minimal involvement from external publishers. Simply put, it’s an initiative that sees Microsoft doing the work to make old games output a little slicker.

Other games getting the FPS Boost treatment today include 11 new additions to the Xbox backward compatibility library such as Binary Domain and Nier all doubling their original frame rates up to 60fps.

Here is the complete list of games getting FPS Boost mode today. Titles in bold indicate new additions to the backward compatibility library:

  • Alan Wake
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Binary Domain
  • Black College Football Xperience: Doug Williams Ed
  • Darksiders
  • Dead Space 2
  • Dead Space 3
  • Disney’s Chicken Little
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Dragon Age II
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • F.E.A.R.
  • F.E.A.R. 3
  • Fable Anniversary
  • Fable III
  • Fallout 3
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Far Cry 3
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
  • Gears of War
  • Gears of War 2
  • Gears of War 3
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
  • Kameo: Elements of Power
  • Lego The Lord of the Rings
  • Medal of Honor: Airborne
  • Mirror’s Edge
  • Nier
  • Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
  • Rock of Ages
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Sonic Generations
  • Sonic Unleashed
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment