Xbox Series S Will Not Support Xbox One X Game Improvements

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The Xbox Series S continues to surprise gamers around the world, with many even calling it the inexpensive way to enter the next-generation of gaming. The upcoming console is priced at a surprising $299, which id cheaper than even the lowest-end RTX 3000 series graphics card. In comparison, an RTX 3070 carries a hefty $499 price tag. According to Microsoft, the Series S is only a little less powerful than the Series X, and is capable of 1440p gaming with up to 120 FPS. However, it seems that the company hasn't shared all details pertaining to the budget-oriented console.

According to a recent statement released by Microsoft, the Xbox Series S is first an affordable console to play next-generation games, implying that this particular console's priority isn't running older games. The Xbox Series S will run Xbox One S backward compatible titles. Microsoft also points out that the Xbox Series S will feature "improved texture filtering, higher and move consistent frame rates, faster load times, and Auto HDR" on applicable games. But, here's a catch: there is no guarantee that all games will support these aforementioned enhancements.

Loyal Xbox gamers may be disappointed hearing this news. This is because the Xbox One X, although being an older-generation console, was capable of delivering smoother gameplay at 4K resolution. The hardware was so powerful that some developers released Xbox One X-exclusive updates to take advantage of the console. To know now that the Xbox Series S will not support these features is definitely disappointing.

Yet, it is also worth noting that enhancements for Xbox One X games were done individually, taking one game and improving it. And these games were specifically designed for the Xbox One X. Therefore, if those games have to work on the Xbox Series S, they'll again need to be tweaked and optimized for the Series S' hardware.

The Xbox Series S is releasing on November 10.

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