With Xbox Series X / S is PS5 now around the corner, IT’S AT has decided to unveil upcoming next-generation improvements in its biggest current-gen titles – including Apex Legends, Star Wars: Squadrons – via backwards compatibility on launch day.
Star Wars: Squadrons, for example, will support varying refresh rates and offer the choice between better visuals and better performance on Xbox Series X / S. The first mode features an improved lighting model and will run the game up to 1440p at 60fps on the Xbox Series S, while the Xbox Series X will boost the resolution up to 2160p at 60fps. Performance mode, meanwhile, will offer 1440p at 120fps and up to 2160p at 120fps respectively. PlayStation 5 will include improved lighting “at the same resolution and framerate as PS4 Pro“.
As for Apex Legends, we will see a “performance increase up to 1440p“EA notes, however, that further improvements for Xbox Series X / S and PlayStation 5 are expected to arrive next year.
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered on Xbox Series X will run “as if it were on Xbox One X“, and Xbox Series S will run the game”as if it were on Xbox One S“Perhaps unsurprisingly, then, that PlayStation 5 will run it.”as if it were on PlayStation 4 Pro“.
In The Sims 4, the base game and all currently released packages will be available on Xbox Series X / S and PlayStation 5 with faster load times and smoother framerates.
As for EA’s big sports titles – UFC 4, NHL 21, Madden NFL 21 is FIFA 21 – all four games will feature improved load times and framerates. EA also said they will shoot “like on Xbox One X“on Xbox Series X and”like on Xbox One S“on Xbox Series S. Once again, PlayStation 5 will be comparable to PlayStation 4 Pro.
EA also reiterated that players who purchase, or have already purchased, Madden NFL 21 or FIFA 21 for Xbox One or PlayStation 4 will be upgraded to the Xbox Series X / S or PS5 version at no additional cost when they release in December. Progress and content in FIFA 21’s Ultimate Team and Volta Football modes will carry over to next-gen versions.
Source : Reddit