(Microshaft) Windows resets graphics settings if the game is switched to or alters screen state. (Eg windowed or fullscreen)
Happened around patch 1.4 ish and is likely a combo of Microsoft placing this game onto its ‘Game Mode’ hitlist.
So far I have only seen game node degrade performnce for every title. It was a design feature implemented after a first party studio got access to the first working scorpio (xbox 1x) hardware.
That same first party tgen gimped their game on PC to play equal or worse than their xbox version.
Even on a 1200 mb per second m2 drive paired with a 5ghz i7, the xbox game proved faster loading etc… very clever way for microsoft to imply/suggest that xboxs outpunch ninja pcs. (They dont, but a handful of direct x 12 microsoft titles suggest so- massive anti consumer move that sells xboxs).
Today? Any pc title can be magically made ‘game mode’ optimised: fenerlly killing most advanced pc capability in the process.
Xbox is a vote against gaming. Microsoft only deliver profit to shareholders: everyone else is an ATM machine to suck money from.
Microsoft shafting PC users in a hope to force console sales is stupid short term play.
They probably wont bounce back from this one.
(Project Proton could be the nail in the coffin for evading the Wintel entity)