An update for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order improves backwards compatibility performance on the Xbox Series X (and S) and PlayStation 5.
Respawn Entertainment has pushed a new update for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order that will “improve optimization on the latest generation of consoles.” The update is aimed at improving the overall gameplay experience on the Xbox Series X and S as well as on the PlayStation 5.
More specifically, the update will improve the game’s framerate and dynamic resolution ranges on the new consoles. It should result in a crisper image and an overall smoother gameplay experience. The post-processing resolution has also been improved for Xbox Series X and PS5, but not for Xbox Series X.
For PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X Performance mode, the framerate has been increased from 45 FPS to 60 FPS. The Xbox Series X Performance mode also now features dynamic resolution in the range of 1080p to 1440p, while the Xbox Series X normal mode will have a dynamic resolution in the range of 1512p to 2160p. On PlayStation 5, postprocessing has been increased to 1440p while the dynamic resolution has been deisabled. The game is now rendering at 1200p, which is up from 810-1080p.
The latest update is now live so you should notice the improvements immediately. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order already looked and played great on the previous console generation, so it definitely seems worth going back and experiencing it with all these improved optimizations on current-gen consoles.
This update comes just a day after Disney announced the formation of Lucasfilm Games, the official brand that will house all current and future Star Wars titles. What this means for the future of EA’s published Star Wars games remains to be seen but it’s clear the publisher is still invested in the IP. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was both a critical and commercial success and while a sequel has not yet been officially announced, it’s almost certain to get one.