One of the cool new features of the Xbox Series X (and Xbox Series S) is the ability to play games at up to 120 frames per-second, providing a new level of smoothness never before seen in Xbox history.
That said, there are definitely some caveats, with one of them being that only certain titles will support the feature – 60FPS is the target for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S games, so anything higher is merely a bonus.
Before we get into it, it’s important to note that not everyone will be able to take advantage of this feature.
For starters, you’ll need a television or monitor capable of outputting 120Hz (sometimes advertised as 100Hz by retailers in Europe – ask if you’re unsure!), and if games support 4K, 120FPS on Xbox Series X, you’ll also require a TV or monitor with an HDMI 2.1 port to display these 120FPS modes at their maximum visual quality.
This is an entirely optional feature though, so even if you don’t have access to a TV or monitor that can handle it (and the majority of consumers won’t for now), you’ll still be able to enjoy those games at lower framerates.
What are you looking forward to playing at 120FPS? Let us know in the comments below.
Fraser has an unhealthy obsession for all things related to Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead series, and has an intimate knowledge of sports games on Xbox One. He also supports Walsall FC – that team in the West Midlands you’ve never heard of.
Heck, I am still using a 1080p TV from 2010, so I don’t get much benefit at all with these new consoles except for super-sampling (well, and being able to play the latest games and backwards compatible titles using the full horsepower of the Series X).
No, I am not getting a Series S just because I only have a 1080p TV.
I picked up an LG Nano cell 4K Last year on Black Friday. It supports 100HZ and HDMI 2.1 so I’m pretty set
Not in any hurry to go out and grab a new tv for the new gen.
Don’t get me wrong, it is cool to have and all but I’m happy with 4k 60fps as a maximum until the prices come down a bit.
@FraserG How are you finding it? I’ve loved mine. No issues over the past year and gaming with the just a standard PS4 looks great. Very excited to make the jump to 4K!
Feel like “60fps is the target” shouldn’t be included. With more and more 30fps games gonna be popping up as the standard output on them, even Aaron Greenberg, the worst marketing exec ever, has gone back and deleted his “60fps will be the default output” tweet.
@Menchi I wouldn’t call it the default, but it’s definitely the target. That doesn’t mean every game will reach it.
“Designed to deliver games in 4K at 60 FPS with support for up to 120 FPS, Xbox Series X represents a superior balance of power and speed with no compromises for developers.”
My TV will only allow for 4k/60 or 1080p/120 – curious to find out which I end up preferring.
I’m buying a Samsung Q80T 75″ TV, has all the stuff I need to showcase the best this next Gen has to offer! Was going to get an 85″ but could not find a TV stand that would fit the space I have (technically I did but it would had cost me over 2k)
So getting a new TV stand by next Tuesday, and ordering the TV so it arrives after the stand, but before the Series X!
Gears 5, Microsoft Xbox One X, Microsoft Corporation
World news – GB – Guide: All Of These Games Will Support 120FPS On Xbox Series X