As if this would ever be the case, Microsoft has clarified that next-gen games on Xbox Series X will not be required to hit a 60fps performance target.
While Xbox Games Marketing General Manager Aaron Greenberg has declared that “60fps will be the standard output” on Microsoft’s next-gen console with the architecture allowing framerates “up to 120fps”, Greenberg declared that this isn’t an internal mandate.
Responding to a tweet by The Verge’s Tom Warren, Greenberg explained that 60fps is an option for developers with Xbox not commanding a performance target for any developer.
“Developers always have flexibility in how they use the power, so a standard or common 60fps is not a mandate,” Greenberg tweeted.
Developers always have flexibility in how they use the power, so a standard or common 60fps is not a mandate.
— Aaron Greenberg ?????? (@aarongreenberg) May 12, 2020
Microsoft has already revealed one of their 120fps supported titles for next-gen systems in the form of Codemasters’ Dirt 5. While the game will run at a 4K 60fps mode as standard, players will be able to toggle an option for 120fps for more fluid gameplay on supported displays.