Xbox Series X/S owners are getting a nice gift from the guys at Microsoft, who are adding more old-gen games to their recently released FPS Boost feature.

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Living room with a Microsoft Xbox Series X home video game console alongside a television and soundbar, taken on October 9, 2020. (Photo by Phil Barker/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

GameRant reports that Microsoft's FPS Boost will now support 13 new games. Among these are Battlefield 1, 4, and 5, Mirror's Edge: Catalyst, Star Wars Battlefront 1 and 2, and Titanfall 1 and 2, among others. With the addition of the games, the total number of supported titles is now 23.

FPS Boost is Microsoft's solution to double, or even quadruple, the frame rates of old-gen Xbox One games to make them run smoother on the current-gen Xbox Series S/X, writes Pocket-Lint. With the feature, Xbox One titles which were previously locked at 30 FPS now runs at locked 60, or even as high as 120 FPS, which is roughly the max performance of the current-gen consoles.

Several of the newly-added titles, however, will only support FPS Boost on the Series X, not the Series S (the all-digital, smaller version). Namely, these are Battlefield 1 and 5, Mirror's Edge: Catalyst, and Star Wars Battlefront 2.

All of the recently added games to FPS Boost are available via Xbox Game Pass or EA Play.

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Why you Should be Excited About FPS Boost as an Xbox Owner

Gone are the days when consoles can never compete with the high frame rates and smooth gameplay achievable on the PC. With the release of the Xbox Series X and S, Microsoft is now bringing high-end gaming hardware to players in a more compact (and ideally more affordable) package.

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Detail of the buttons on a Microsoft Xbox Series X wireless controller, taken on October 9, 2020. (Photo by Phil Barker/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

What's even better is that a handful of the recently added games to the FPS Boost support list are competitive and fast-paced. Take, for instance, the Battlefield and Titanfall series: both high-octane shooters where high frame rates and refresh rates matter. Why? According to NVIDIA, high frame rates/refresh rates contribute to much smoother and more fluid animations, making it easier to hit shots head on.

Here's the thing, however: while a much smoother gameplay experience doesn't necessarily make you a better player, it does make it a lot easier to be one.

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What About Players on Xbox One?  

Contrary to what some might think, FPS Boost is not a feature applicable to the previous-generation Xbox One. It only brings titles from the console, which used to be locked at a not-so-smooth 30 FPS, up to speed to leverage the power of the new-generation Series X and S by increasing frame rates to as much as 120 FPS.

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A Microsoft Xbox One wireless controller photographed on a white background, taken on September 12, 2013. (Photo by David Caudery/GamesMaster Magazine via Getty Images)

Honestly, FPS Boost is Microsoft's way of focusing on enabling better backwards compatibility for their systems. People who sold their old Xbox One consoles to make way for the new hardware can still miss their old games. And with the more powerful hardware of the 9th generation console, they can now play select Xbox One classics without the old tech's limitations, according to a report on MajorNelson.

So for those who are still running an Xbox One, maybe it's time for an upgrade!

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