Starfield will bring support for DLSS 3, FSR 3 will be added later

Developed by Bethesda Game Studios, “Starfield” launched on September 6, 2023, for the Xbox Series S/X and PC platforms, and is among the most anticipated blockbusters of the year. Although AMD is the exclusive partner for “Starfield” on PC, with the game optimized for Ryzen 7000 series processors and Radeon RX 7000 series graphics cards, it initially only supported FidelityFX Super Resolution 2 (FSR 2) and lacked support for Nvidia’s DLSS and Intel’s XeSS.

For such a marquee title, this level of technical support was deemed insufficient by many players, who have been vocal in their calls for the development team to swiftly integrate these technologies. Although official statements had previously indicated support for DLSS, no timeline was provided. Now, the developers have finally responded, confirming that next week will see the introduction of a Beta branch for “Starfield” on Steam, incorporating support for frame generation via DLSS, exclusively for PC users with GeForce graphics cards. Additional features and optimizations are also to be included, such as HDR control options. After the testing phase, these new features will be officially implemented.

Furthermore, the developers have addressed the much-anticipated FidelityFX Super Resolution 3 (FSR 3), noting that support for this will be included in future updates, albeit after the integration of DLSS. Currently, players can utilize unofficial MODs to enable DLSS and XeSS support for “Starfield,” with DLSS performance on GeForce cards surpassing the official FSR 2 in some cases. Official integration, however, remains the optimal solution.