PS5 and Xbox Series X: every game you can play at launch

EA reveals next-gen plans for Star Wars: Squadrons, Apex Legends, and more

Electronic Arts has confirmed particulars on how a few of its hottest titles will carry out on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S when the next-generation consoles launch subsequent week. Games together with FIFA 21, The Sims 4, and Apex Legends will all get various levels of efficiency boosts when operating on the brand new {hardware}, both by way of free upgrades or easy backward compatibility.

Star Wars: Squadrons seems to be getting essentially the most complete makeover for the brand new Xbox consoles. There’ll be a mode that prioritizes visible high quality, together with higher lighting and greater resolutions coming in at dynamic 4K at 60fps on the Series X and dynamic 1440p at 60fps on the Series S. Another performance-focused mode drops the brand new lighting mannequin however runs at 120fps on the identical dynamic decision on each Xbox machines. There’s additionally an possibility for variable refresh fee (VRR) in case you have a suitable TV.

The PS5 replace to Star Wars: Squadrons, in the meantime, will run the sport on the identical dynamic decision and framerate because the PS4 Pro — which is to say someplace between 1440p and 4K at 60fps — with the improved lighting. EA hasn’t talked about a VRR or 120fps mode for the PS5.

EA says “more formal enhancements” to Respawn’s battle royale hit Apex Legends are coming in some unspecified time in the future subsequent yr. In the meantime, the corporate says you’ll be able to “expect a performance boost up to 1440p,” though the sport already ran at dynamic 1440p on the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro. In follow, this most likely simply means it is going to drop all the way down to 1080p-ish a lot much less typically on next-gen machines.

The firm’s present EA Sports titles — Madden NFL 21, FIFA 21, NHL 21, and UFC 4 — are all being dealt with in the identical means. The Series X will run them like a One X, the Series S will run them like a One S, and the PS5 will run them like a PS4 Pro, all with sooner loading occasions. On December 4th, nevertheless, anybody who owns these video games will be capable of improve to the separate next-gen variations for free. You can learn a bit in regards to the new variations of FIFA and Madden right here, although EA hasn’t but given particular data on issues like resolutions or body charges.

The Sims 4 and all of its enlargement packs shall be playable on the next-gen consoles, and EA says it’ll run with smoother framerates and sooner loading occasions. It’s not clear, nevertheless, whether or not that’s only a perform of the sport operating on higher {hardware} in backward-compatible mode. EA hasn’t mentioned something about decision upgrades.

Finally, it feels like Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered isn’t getting a lot in the best way of next-gen enhancements past EA promising fundamental backward compatibility. Like the EA Sports titles, the Series X will play it like a One X, the Series S will play it like a One S, and the PS5 will run it like a PS4 Pro. That means 1080p/30fps for the Series S and a alternative between 4K/30fps and 1080p/60fps for the PS5 and Series X.

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