Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order update brings optimisations for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S

EA and Respawn Entertainment have released a new title update for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, bringing improved performance across Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. While not a full next-gen update, this is intended to improve the game’s performance via backward compatibility in a number of ways.

In general, there’s improved frame rates that remove strange 45fps limits on Series S and PS5, new dynamic resolution ranges that specifically target the new consoles, and improvements to the post-processing resolution on the higher end consoles (so not Xbox Series S).

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Xbox Series X is the machine that can benefit the most here with both a Resolution and Performance modes. The former allows the game to run at up to full 4K, while the latter bumps the frame rate up to 60fps at up to 1440p. Xbox Series S is more limited with a frame rate increase to 60fps up from a strange 45fps.

By contrast, the PS5 upgrade is… disappointing. The game runs at 60fps (instead of 45fps), but there’s no performance mode choice, and the game resolution has been locked at 1200p. That is an increase from the 810-1080p limit on PS4, but significantly behind the Xbox Series X.

Here’s the console specific patch notes from EA:

Console Specifics:

Xbox Series S

  • Framerate has been increased to 60 FPS (up from 45 FPS)

Xbox Series X Performance mode

  • Framerate has been increased to 60 FPS
  • Dynamic resolution added in the range of 1080p to 1440p

Xbox Series X Normal mode (non-performance mode)

  • Postprocessing has been increased to 4K
  • Dynamic resolution in the range of 1512p to 2160p

PlayStation 5

  • Framerate has been increased to 60 FPS (up from 45 FPS)
  • Postprocessing increased to 1440p
  • Dynamic resolution has been disabled and the game is rendering at 1200p (up from 810-1080p)

The game was added to the EA Play subscription service in November last year, a shade under a year after the game’s November 2019 release.

That came after a surprising update in May 2020 that added New Game Plus and brand new combat challenges. The sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is likely to be released in 2022 too, though will do so now with Lucasfilm Games branding. In our review for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Jim wrote:

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is exactly the kind of single player game we had originally hoped to see when EA and Disney joined forces. Even if you strip away the license, you’re left with a super satisfying mix or combat, story, and exploration, deftly crafted by a studio best known for spearheading an entirely different genre.

You can read the full review for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order here.

Source: EA

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  1. Seems like the perfect time to actually finish it then!

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