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Xbox Series X – Software Features in the Next-Gen Console

Xbox Series X – Software Features in the Next-Gen Console

Xbox Series X

The Xbox Series X is definitely a revolutionary console. It is a significant upgrade from its predecessors in the industry. It is 4 times as powerful as the Xbox One X, and 8 times as powerful as the original Xbox One from 2013.

This is because of processor technology advancing with leaps and bounds, in only a few years. The Xbox Series X has taken advantage of all of the new hardware components, to make it a beast of a gaming machine. Here are the 3 newest and coolest features which make use of all the power of the Xbox Series X.

Quick Resume on the Xbox Series X

This is perhaps the most convenient new feature on the new Xbox. Quick-Resume allows the player to jump between games while in the middle of the gameplay itself. The progress and the games are saved in a suspended state, and can be resumed at any time.

This is possible because of the amazingly fast Solid State Drive in the new Xbox. This, along with 16 Gigabytes of extremely fast RAM, allows jumping around from game to game. This is also done seamlessly, with not more than 4 seconds of loading/waiting time. 

It is not clear as to whether or not there is a limit on the number of games that can run parallel in the background, or if having too many games in the background will hamper performance.

However, this feature can fundamentally change how games are played, since now, there will be minimal to no load times, and players can fully immerse themselves in their consoles.

HDR Reconstruction and Ray Tracing

In layman terms, High Dynamic Range (HDR) essentially makes for more realistic lighting within rendered environments. HDR Reconstruction is something new in the Xbox, which affects even older games. On the Xbox Series X, older games (ones without HDR enabled) can now be played with a reconstructed form of HDR implemented in the game environments.

This means, older games will now look a lot better on the newest console, with better and more realistically lit environments.

This new feature is a massive draw, as it effectively updates old games, and slaps on better visuals and ray tracing onto them, making them much better to play.

Ray Tracing is also a brand new feature, which makes games visually more engaging. Microsoft showed off a new version of Minecraft with ray tracing (the version that has very recently been made available on the PC). The feature enables light rays to react more realistically with the environment, making for more immersive worlds and games.

The Xbox Series X is undoubtedly a beast of a gaming system. It surely has many more interesting features, which may soon be revealed.

Stay tuned to this space for more news about the Xbox Series X.

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