EA Details How Some EA Games Will Run on PS5 and Xbox Series X / S 

EA Details How Some EA Games Will Run on PS5 and Xbox Series X / S 

Star Wars Squadrons will get two modes on Xbox, while other games basically run smoother.

With the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S finally arriving next week, players are expecting to get a load of gaming time in, and for some, this could be trying out some of EA’s titles that are getting the next-generation treatment. And to inform you, EA published a blog post detailing exactly what enhancements players can expect to see when they boot up the following games.

Star Wars Squadrons is one but comes with different enhancements for each console. For those strapping into the pilot’s seat on an Xbox Series X / S, players will be able to choose from two modes. One mode improves the visual quality of the overall game, delivering better lighting. The developer, Motive has also added Variable Refresh Rate for those with a TV that is able to support the feature.

Star Wars Squadrons on Xbox Series X

Visual Quality Improvements Mode

Better lighting model.
Runs up to 2160p
60fps.

Performance Mode

Runs up to 2160p
120fps

Star Wars Squadrons on Xbox Series S

Visual Quality Improvements Mode

Better lighting model
Runs up to 1440
60fps

Performance Mode

Runs up to 1440p
120fps

For those playing Star Wars Squadrons on a PS5, it will feature improved lighting, but at the same resolution and framerate as the PS4 Pro. It’s also reminded that the game supports cross-platform play.

Apex Legends is another title that will be getting the next-generation treatment. With season 7 landing yesterday, players can expect to jump into a whole new map with a brand-new Legend to unlock while also being able to jump into cross-platform play. Those jumping on with a PS5 or Xbox Series X / S can expect to see improved performance up to 1440p with more improvements slated to launch for the consoles next year.

The Sims 4 has had a range of new content this year and improvements to the base game, and while all of these updates will be available on the upcoming consoles, players can expect to see faster loading times and smoother frame rates. It’s also detailed that a new expansion pack will be available for all available platforms on November 13, 2020.

UFC 4, NHL 21, Madden NFL 21, and FIFA 21 are all heading to the Xbox Series X / S and PS5 and will see smoother frame rates and improved loading times. EA says that Madden NFL 21 and FIFA 21 will be getting free next-generation upgrades in December for those who already own those titles, and they are the only games listed here that are getting an actual upgrade rather than just improvements.

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered doesn’t seem to feature much except performance improvements with EA saying that running the game on a Series X will run as if it was on an Xbox One X. Running it on a Series S will be like running it on an Xbox One S, and running it on a PS5 will be like running it on a PS4 Pro.

EA Play was recently revealed to be heading to Xbox Game Pass in time for next-generation, and players have been able to start pre-loading those titles.