The wait is over: Bethesda has announced that sci-fi RPG Starfield (test) will be getting AMD FSR 3 later this month. Initially, the technology is scheduled to appear as part of a beta update next week. All PC gamers should get it this month.
Bethesda announced in December 2023 that Starfield would be getting FSR3. The announcement doesn't explicitly state whether Fluid Motion Frames (FMF), AMD's equivalent of Nvidia's frame generation, will also be offered with FSR 3. At AMD, FSR 3 and FMF currently go hand in hand, so direct availability of this feature isn't out of the question . Other details from the previous announcement are still open: there is still no new information about Intel XeSS support.
More AMD technology after a rocky start
Upon release, the game only supported FSR2, which led to heated discussions among players about whether AMD was blocking the implementation of Nvidia's competing DLSS technology due to the so-called technology partnership. In September 2023, about a week after publication, Bethesda announced DLSS support, and after a beta update at the time, officially introduced this with patch 1.8.86 at the end of November.
What these graphics technologies are all about is explained in detail in an FAQ prepared by ComputerBase.
- Upgrade FAQs: Questions about Nvidia DLSS, AMD FSR, and Intel XeSS answered
Criticism of Starfield continues
Technical improvement and updating of Starfield continues several months after release. In mid-January, a major patch was released in beta for update 1.9.47, which was made available for free as version 1.9.51 for a few days.
But in terms of content, Bethesda's (and Microsoft's) hope is still subject to criticism: at the end of last year, the negative trend in ratings and player numbers – at least on Steam – continued. As of early February, recent Starfield reviews on Steam were “mostly negative.” The content since publication has only been “balanced”.
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