Starfield’s AMD partnership has been controversial, basically telling players to upgrade their current hardware. It seems AMD wants to use the Bethesda RPG to show off new technology, with rumours claiming Starfield will be the first FSR 3 game.
A report from Overclock3d claims that AMD is planning to launch FSR3 in time with their new RDNA 3 graphics cards. While FSR 3 was announced for development, no release date was given for the improved graphics technology.
However, more reports claim that FSR 3 will launch around September time, which is when Starfield is scheduled for launch. Considering how Bethesda’s upcoming RPG is the current hot app at the moment, unleashing FSR3 on it would get plenty of attention.
FSR (FidelityFX Super Resolution) is upscaling technology from AMD that is supposed to increase the framerate for specific titles. Occasionally, this results in lowering the resolution to make the specific title run better. Now that AMD is moving up to FSR 3, the technology is expected to make games look and run better on these PCs.
Microsoft has been pushing the exclusive hard on the Xbox and PC side, especially with the AMD partnership. If Starfield is going to be the game that debuts FSR 3, we imagine that making DLSS run on it will be much harder than it currently is.
Prior to this, the sci-fi RPG actually had an AMD specs sheet released to the public, though it was panned. Rather than give actual specs for other computers, it essentially told players to cough up money for newer hardware. While official PC requirements are now available, it still took a while.
Currently, AMD has not announced if FSR 3 will come out at the same time as Starfield. PC gamers will have to take this with a grain of salt, though the official partnership adds some credibility to these reports.
Starfield is coming to Xbox Series and AMD PCs on September 6.