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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