Xbox Series X Resumes Games Even After A System Reboot

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How many times have you had to quit your game without reaching a checkpoint, and when you returned, you had to do the whole mission all over again? I remember many such incidents. Well, with the Xbox Series X, you won't have to worry about losing progress even if you reboot the console. A few days ago, Microsoft unfolded a few other specs of the Xbox Series X and the announcement also mentioned a new time-saving feature called Quick Resume.

Quick Resume allows you to get back to where you left off even after rebooting the Xbox Series X. Along with the Quick Resume, Microsoft also mentioned several other features including Smart Delivery, which essentially is a backward compatibility feature that allows you to play all Xbox console games on the Xbox Series X.

Talking about Quick Resume, Microsoft stated that "The new Quick Resume feature lets you continue multiple games from a suspended state almost instantly, returning you to where you were and what you were doing, without waiting through long loading screens.”

In a recent podcast, Xbox Live's Director of Programming Larry Hryb stated his own experience with Quick Resume. “I had to reboot because I had a system update, and then I went back to the game and went right back to it," he said. "So it survives a reboot.”

Quick Resume will also allow you to switch between different games without having to boot your games up, much like the multitasking feature on your smartphone.

In the same podcast, the Director of Program Management for Xbox, Jason Ronald, also spoke of Audio Ray Tracing, a feature that hasn't been mentioned much before. More on this feature would be unfolded at GDC 2020, but it looks like that might not happen with Microsoft pulling its appearance at the conference.

“With the introduction of hardware-accelerated ray tracing with the Xbox series X, we’re actually able to enable a whole new set of scenarios, whether that’s more realistic lighting, better reflections, we can even use it for things like spatial audio and have ray-traced audio," Ronald said on the podcast.

With all the specifications we know of the Xbox Series X, I think the console is seriously going to pack a punch and it may just be "The Xbox" everyone wants.

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