There's something magnificent about FSR 3 and its frame generation. When it works, it can provide some massive framerate gains that can make even the most unplayable games much more playable. And soon, we may be able to bring that over to Starfield, which would definitely need some improvements in the performance area on the Steam Deck.


According to a post from the official Bethesda Studios account, and brought to our attention by X user @jumpmanjuju_, it was officially announced that FSR 3 is going to be coming to Starfield! It will be brought in beta next week and then into the stable version of the game in the next scheduled update later this month.

If frame generation is part of this package, we could see massive framerate gains to the game without compromising visuals, and I think it is definitely possible. I have been playing around with FSR 3 frame generation on Windows devices and have seen massive improvements! On Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, for example, FSR 3 frame generation can push framerate from 45 FPS to 60 FPS on Windows handhelds.

There is also a mod made by LukeFZ that can inject FSR 3 and frame generation into games that don't already have it. While I haven't personally done this yet, our good friend Deck Wizard tested this mod on Starfield on his ROG Ally, and seeing the increase in framerate was stunning. If this is what could be coming to the Steam Deck, I am extremely excited.

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Noah Kupetsky
A lover of gaming since 4, Noah has grown up with a love and passion for the industry. From there, he started to travel a lot and develop a joy for handheld and PC gaming. When the Steam Deck released, it just all clicked.
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