The Elder Scrolls Online is a great game, but playing it on the console locked at 30 frames per second hurts my heart. Healing, however, comes with the release of June 8th The Elder Scrolls Online – Console Enhanced, an upgraded version for Xbox Series X / S and PlayStation 5 that includes, among many visual enhancements, a much-needed 60 frames per second mode.
Zenimax Online calls it “Performance Mode.” I call it “Yes, finally.” The most common sacrifice that a PC-based MMO makes when porting to consoles is to drop the frame rate, and I hate it so much. In this performance mode, launched along with Game Update 30 on June 8, the serious service is regretted on Xbox Series X, Series S and PS5. It is also a “Fidelity Mode”, but Zenimax does not work to talk more about it at this time.
What the developer is talking about are exciting graphic improvements such as increased drawing distance and reflections, improved textures, global lighting, shadows and depth of field, and loading times about half as long as current console versions. Check out the action changes in the trailer below.
They had me at 60 frames per second.