2016 action-RPG Dark Souls 3 has become the latest backwards compatible title to get the FPS Boost treatment on Xbox Series X|S, it’s been announced.
The game was previously locked to a 30FPS framerate, but thanks to the feature the threequel can now be enjoyed at 60FPS on the newer consoles. As Xbox’s director of partner management Jason Ronald revealed, the team worked with developer From Software and publisher Bandai Namco and had to “brand new technique, unique to Dark Souls 3” to achieve this feat. He did, however, stop short at detailing exactly what this technique entailed.
Dark Souls 3 is the latest game to get the FPS Boost treatment, with almost 100 backwards-compatible titles currently able to take advantage of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S feature. The last drop of titles happened back in May, when more than 70 titles from across the Xbox library were enabled on the program.
Funnily enough, “framerate issues” was one of the few flaws our reviewer at the time, Steven Burns found with the game’s original release. Nevertheless it still got a very respectable 8 from us and certainly didn’t hurt Dark Souls 3‘s success, flying past the 10 million sales mark by May of last year.
Of course, many Dark Souls fans are no doubt looking forward to January 21, 2022 as that’s when Elden Ring launches on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC.
We heard you! The team is thrilled to bring FPS Boost to Dark Souls 3. This required a brand new technique, unique to Dark Souls 3, to enable 60 FPS on Xbox Series X|S.
Huge thank you to our partners at FROM Software and Bandai Namco for their partnership and support. https://t.co/uI9J8Hv8hK
— Jason Ronald (@jronald) July 8, 2021