Rocket League is already a blast to play on Xbox consoles, hitting a reliable 60 frames-per-second on whatever machine you happen to be using. How, then, might Psyonix create an Xbox Series X/S enhanced version of the title? What more can the studio possibly do? The answer: crank that frame rate up to 120 FPS.
According to a new blog post on the Xbox website, the Xbox Series X/S versions of Rocket League will sacrifice a bit of visual fidelity in a new “Performance” mode that’s being offered. In exchange, Rocket League will support gameplay at up to 120 frames-per-second, easily the fastest the game has run on any console to date.
When it comes to the types of games that can really benefit from super high frame rates, Rocket League is definitely one of them. There’s a lot of speed to it — a lot of fast-paced action. With the improved responsiveness players will see in the controls, perhaps those on Xbox consoles will finally find themselves on more even ground with those on PC.
The Xbox Series X/S optimized versions of Rocket League will drop at the same time as the game’s Season 2: on Dec. 9, 2020. In the meantime, perhaps you can go out and buy yourself a high refresh rate gaming monitor in anticipation.