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Gears 5 might have up to 120 FPS on Xbox Series X

Published: 18:24, 16 March 2020
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Gears 5 has had a good run on Xbox One already but it appears to be nowhere near over. Microsoft announced that the title will be upgraded for Xbox Series X where it will strive to reach 120 FPS as well as highly improved graphics.

Microsoft's attempts to bring 120 FPS experience to Gears 5 will definitely benefit the multiplayer experience as the higher frame rate will make aiming and overall bullet dodging and slinging much smoother and therefore more precise. While the developers managed to run Gears 5 at over 100 FPS already, the 120 FPS remains a goal they are striving for but have not managed to reach as of 16 March 2020. 

Still, if they manage to reach the milestone, it will also double down as a great selling point for Xbox Series X but the smooth experience doesn't stop there.

In a tech demo, presented by Coalition's Mike Rayner, the console ran Gears 5's cutscenes in 4K resolution at 60 FPS apparently, which is impossible on the current-gen. 

On top of that, the graphics settings were set to Ultra, which was the same as the preset available on PC, for the most part. However, the report states that the particle count was 50 per cent higher than on the PC Ultra settings.

Considering the beefy Xbox Series X specs , it is no surprise that both graphical fidelity and frames will make such a huge leap but it's still unclear whether the PC will get the higher particle count that will be packaged with the Series X upgrade.

Gears 5 is an action adventure by The Coalition and Microsoft

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Just like with Cyberpunk 2077, upgrading to Xbox Series X version will be free for the owners of the game on Xbox One and players will not need to buy Gears 5 all over again for the sake of enjoying eye candy. 

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