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Starfield will support native 4K and 60fps after all, just not on Xbox

Starfield will support native 4K and 60fps after all, just not on Xbox

Starfield will support native 4K resolution and 60fps after all, just not on Xbox consoles.

After years of waiting, the release of Bethesda’s Starfield is nearly upon us and fans are hoping that it will meet its high expectations.

During the most recent Xbox Games Showcase event we were treated to a glorious Starfield gameplay trailer. What’s more, it was also followed by a dedicated 45-minute deepdive that gave us a taste of what the Bethesda sci-fi RPG has to offer.

We learned that not only will Starfield feature the largest city that Bethesda has ever created, but it will also have over 1000 planets for players to freely explore. What’s more, for better or worse, it will also see the return of the ‘Adoring Fan’ from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

As excited as we are for the release of Starfield, some fans are concerned with the game being locked at 30fps on Xbox Series X|S. Following the woeful launch of the other recent Bethesda title Redfall, which is also locked at 30fps, Starfield has been compared to the vampiric co-op shooter.

However, Starfield is a very different game to Redfall and is most certainly on a much larger scale. So for a game as demanding as Starfield, as long as it performs at a steady framerate, I think most of us will be able to forgive 30fps.

Furthermore, Starfield will also target a reconstructed 4K resolution on Xbox Series X and a reconstructed 1440p resolution on Series S. In other words, while 4K and 1440p resolution on Xbox won’t be native, it will still look nice.

Yet, it seems that only Starfield players on console will be locked at 30fps, unlike PC gamers. As reported by DSOgaming, the PC version of Starfield will support native 4K resolution and 60fps. This makes total sense for those that own a beast of a PC which can be upgraded as much as your deep pockets would allow.

In related news, ‘Skyrim Grandma’ says that she has no interest in playing Starfield and PlayStation fans have launched a petition in the hope of preventing the sci-fi RPG from being an Xbox console exclusive. That petition failed spectacularly.

Starfield will be released on 6 September 2023 for PC and Xbox Series X|S. It will also launch day one on Xbox Game Pass.

Featured Image Credit: Microsoft/Bethesda

Topics: Starfield, Bethesda, Xbox, PC