A few weeks back, I wrote a post about games that were just begging for Xbox Series X upgrades. It’s as though Respawn and EA were listening, because Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order — a Star Wars game that appeared on that list — just got a nice little update targeted at the Series X and Series S.
Here’s a summary courtesy of EA about what players can expect:
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)
This is very good news for owners of the newer Xbox consoles. Those on Xbox Series S will get to enjoy Jedi: Fallen Order at a smooth 60 frames-per-second. Those on Series X will get a choice of a locked 60 FPS with dynamic resolution up to 1440p, or the normal mode that bumps postprocessing to 4K and dynamic resolution to a range between 1512p and 2160p (4K). That is nice.
This goes to show that developers can indeed go back and touch up past releases if they choose to do so. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order released in November 2019 and got a next-gen update at the start of 2021. It can be done.
What other games will we see getting some extra juice for the new line of Xboxes? The Tomb Raider fan in me would love to see that trilogy get some love. We’ll have to wait and see, though, if more companies go back and make their past titles a little more next-gen friendly.