We are not leaving 30FPS gaming behind this generation as it seems many games will still run at 30FPS on the upcoming next-gen consoles. After the Xbox Series X gameplay showcase last week, developers and media have been speaking out about the 60FPS versus 30FPS debate on the console. While Microsoft claimed the console can run at up to 120FPS, many games won’t even run at 60FPS “standard output” as the company promised.
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Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg released a tweet where he stated that 60FPS will be the standard output for the Xbox Series X. However, that is not actually the case. Microsoft claims they have given developers the flexibility to use the power any way they wish. In addition, the standard 60FPS is not a mandate.
Xbox Series X games won’t run at 60fps “standard output.” Microsoft tells me: “Ultimately, it is up to individual developers to determine how they leverage the power and speed of Xbox Series X.” https://t.co/6xYMwBWRSu
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) May 11, 2020
In short, while the Xbox Series X is a powerful console, Microsoft will not force developers to make games that run at 60FPS. How they make use of the power is up to them. We already know the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will only run at 30FPS on the console. In addition, multiple upcoming titles have also been confirmed to be capped at 30FPS.
Fans are not happy about the situation at all. Microsoft has been boasting about the power and possibility of 120FPS gaming on the console since its reveal in December last year. They are now backtracking on their statements. Only time will tell whether or not developers actually make use of the 60FPS and 120FPS capabilities on the console.
The company plans on showcasing more game every month during its Xbox 20/20 stream. Stay tuned for more as we approach the holiday 2020 release window.