When it comes to the newest and most powerful games, we Steam Deck aficionados get to work seeing what we can do to get it running as smoothly as possible. One of the newest pieces of tech to use that could help tremendously is AMD's newest upscaling algorithm, FSR 3, and its frame generation tech. When utilized correctly, this can boost framerates tremendously, which I have seen in other games on the Steam Deck using the tech in a community-made mod. Now, Starship Troopers: Extermination is getting on the fun and has implemented the tech themselves!
In their newest update posted yesterday, the biggest part of this update was the addition of new upscale. AMD FSR 3 was added, along with DLSS, and this comes with frame generation. According to the update, this should see a 2x FPS boost, with people playing at 30 FPS being able to hit 60 now. And while this does sound nice, it isn't as cut and dry when playing on the Steam Deck.
While you may see some boosted performance on other devices or computers, it doesn't seem to work the same on the Steam Deck. When playing a couple of games, I noticed the framerate stuck around 18 - 26 FPS when it got very heavy with tons of enemies on screen. There also aren't any upscaling preferences for Performance or Balanced upscaling modes, which may help performance a little more. This should be coming in a future patch, though.
The update also features some balance adjustments for grenades and enemies and fixes bugs! You can check out the full changelog on the Steam Community Post.
Starship Troopers: Extermination is on sale currently at 25% off, totaling $22.49, until February 12th! It is currently rated as Unsupported for the Steam Deck.
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