During this transitionary period between the new generation and the – now old – generation of consoles, many publishers have gone back to update their library of games to take greater advantage of these new consoles and their extra power. The latest game receiving a next-gen patch is Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – and the best part is that it’s entirely free.
Announced on its website, EA revealed that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has gotten a next-gen update, saying “Some of you may have noticed a new title update being downloaded for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order™. Below you will find the release notes for this update, which improves backwards compatibility performance specifically on the latest generation of consoles.”
The updates brings with it three main improvements:
- Improved framerate on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5
- Improved dynamic resolution ranges, for a higher resolution experience on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5
- Improved post-processing resolution for Xbox Series X and PS5. (Not Xbox Series S)
Going into greater specifics, the PS5 sees its framerate increased to a locked 60fps (up from an average of 45fps on last-gen hardware). Overall resolution has increased to 1200p, with a post-processing resolution reaching 1440p.
The Xbox Series X offers two different game modes: a performance mode and a ‘normal’ mode. The performance mode locks the framerate at 60fps, similar to PS5, but instead of a locked 1200p, the Series X’s resolution will fluctuate dynamically between 1440p and 1080p. The normal mode meanwhile offers a less consistent framerate, but increases postprocessing resolution to 2160p, with rendering resolution fluctuating between a full 4K and 1512p.
Lastly, the Xbox Series S only increases the framerate to a locked 60fps from an average of 45fps on last-gen systems – with no other changes.
Though the next-gen patch does not drastically change the game in any major way, it creates a more pleasant gaming experience. For the price of free, the upgrade is certainly welcome.
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