According to the latest rumours, we will be seeing an upgrade to the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S backwards compatibility, and we will be seeing an announcement next week.
These rumours came from Reddit user Babu1993, who shared a now-deleted tweet by Spanish tech Youtuber ElAnalistaDeBits, where they teased an upcoming announcement Microsoft which we can apparently expect on February 17th.
The tweet read, “On February 17, Xbox fans are going to have some very interesting content on the channel. I can’t say more until that day. Thanks to Xbox for giving me early access so I can prepare my coverage in advance!”
And he also commented on a Spanish forum, “Until February 17 at 6:00 p.m. I cannot speak, but it will surely leak earlier due to the bulk of days left. But come on, I think it is VERY top for Xbox Series.”
Now you might be wondering, how do you go from that to a backwards compatibility upgrade for the next gen Xbox? Well, there was also a suggestion from insider Klobrille which heavily suggests that the announcement could be related to the framerate doubling technology we saw revealed last year.
In case you missed it, feast your eyes on this excerpt below:
“Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S bring next-gen performance to your favorite games. Higher, steadier framerates make games feel smoother, resulting in more immersive gameplay. Many improvements are the result of the custom-designed processor that allows compatible games to play and leverage the increased CPU, GPU, and memory from the new consoles. In addition, however, the backward compatibility team has developed new methods for effectively doubling the framerate on select titles.
While not applicable for many titles due to the game’s original physics or animations, these new techniques the team has developed can push game engines to render more quickly for a buttery smooth experience beyond what the original game might have delivered due to the capabilities of the hardware. Fallout 4 framerate, shown below, is effectively doubled from 30fps to 60fps on Xbox Series S, delivering a new way to preserve and enjoy this legendary title.”
Of course, a pretty massive helping of salt (TM) is required for this, but if this rumour is true then it won’t be long until we find out for sure. But, if the implementation of this tech is finally coming, it raises a very interesting question – which games do you hope this will improve?
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