Sonic Frontiers is finally here as the blue blur speeds onto television screens across the globe, but the excitment has been slightly tempered for Xbox Series S players who are disappointed with the game’s performance. Before launch, Xbox Series S owners were guaranteed that Sonic Frontiers would run at 60fps, although they discovered upon launch that the game runs at 30fps with no performance mode options to be seen.
This problem has affected a fairly large number of Series S owners, who have been voicing their complaints on social media sites such as Twitter and Reddit. Most of them say the same thing – that they’re disappointed about the game running at 30fps and were unable to find a performance mode. Thankfully, there is a solution, and it might just be a case of going into your Xbox Series S settings and switching some things around.
TheGamer reached out to Sega for comment regarding Sonic Frontiers’ performance issues on Series S, and it explained that players can go into their console’s settings to improve the game’s quality. If your TV allows a 4K UHD display, then this may be the reason Sonic Frontier’s is running at 30fps. All you need to do is go into your settings and find the TV & Display Options, find the 1080p option and switch it on. Sega states that doing this should allow Sonic Frontiers to hit 60fps on Series S consoles.
It’s not the most elegant solution, but it should get you speeding along nicely into one of Sonic’s best entries in years. That’s what our very own Rhiannon Bevan thinks anyway, who described Sonic Frontiers as a “celebration of Sonic’s heart and soul” in her review, although it does still cling onto “a few old habits.” If you want to read our full review of Sonic Frontiers before jumping in, you can find it here.
Sonic Frontiers is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch.
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