According to Reddit user, Babu1993, a Spanish YouTuber who goes by the name ‘El Analista de Bits‘ (The Bits Analyst) teased his collaboration with Xbox as an insider for the implementation of an upgrade for the Xbox Series X|S backward compatibility.
Disclaimer – This information has not been verified, therefore this is not factual.
The Bits Analyst affirmed on a now-deleted tweet that Microsoft will surprise fans with big news on February 17. He claims that the Xbox Series X|S consoles will be able to include next-gen upgrades on older games.
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!
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.
Xbox has not made an official announcement about an upgrade to its backward compatibility feature, we have to take this information with a grain of salt until the official information is revealed.