Sonic Unleashed, Generations and All-Stars Racing Transformed Gets FPS Boost on Xbox Series X and S

A trio of classic Xbox 360 Sonic the Hedgehog titles – Sonic Generations, Sonic Unleashed and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed – will be enhanced on next-generation Xbox consoles thanks to the consoles’ ‘FPS Boost’ feature. The updates will take effect on all three games today.

Xbox console owners have long been able to enjoy a number of Sonic the Hedgehog games from the Xbox 360 generation via backwards compatibility. But with FPS Boost, Microsoft’s proprietary tech for games released on its legacy platforms, these three titles will enjoy a higher framerate beyond their performance on original hardware. In some cases, FPS Boost can help a game run up to 60fps, although this has not yet been fully tested with Generations, Unleashed and All-Stars Racing Transformed.

Sonic Unleashed, Sonic Generations and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed originally released on Xbox 360 in 2008, 2011 and 2012 respectively, all with varying framerates. While Transformed was able to perform at a solid 30fps owing to its racing genre, Generations and Unleashed often dipped when dealing with intense action on screen. Unleashed in particular was a fan favourite for its day stages, which unfortunately fell down in stages like Adabat due to the sheer number of environment objects and effects on screen at high speed.

With these FPS Boost modifications, it could vastly improve the experience of these three games – to the point where they might feel like brand new re-releases. We’ll test these out right away and let you know our thoughts when we can!

Via: Verge

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  1. I’m as happy as a kid at Christmas! Ever since they added boost mode to the Series S/X, I’ve been dying for them to at least add Unleashed and I finally got my wish!!

  2. I’m still waiting for the original Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing with Banjo & Kazooie to become backwards compatible on XBOX One and Series X. I bought it digitally, and it’s filling up a lot of space. And even if I didn’t, the disc drive in my 360 is kaput.

  3. I know Sonic 06 already runs at 60fps unlike those other games, but the game still slows down typically whenever too much chaos/objects are on screen, would be really nice to at least have another platform to play this damn game already.

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