Home Microsoft Xbox Xbox Series X tech demos show off fast load times, multi-game quick...

Xbox Series X tech demos show off fast load times, multi-game quick resume

Microsoft totally revealed the total {hardware} specs for its Xbox Series X on Monday, however it’s a pair of latest tech demo movies that showcases what a few of that velocity will imply for the next-generation console.

In one video, Microsoft exhibits off shortened load occasions enabled by the Xbox Series X’s customary solid-state storage — a 1 TB customized NVME SSD, in line with Microsoft. A side-by-side load of State of Decay 2 illustrates that on an Xbox One X, it take about 52 seconds to load the open-world recreation from its major menu. On Xbox Series X, that load time is slashed to about 10 seconds.

Granted, that’s a backward suitable Xbox One title working on a Series X, and “does not represent gameplay optimized for Xbox Series X.” It’s doable that Microsoft and its builders may scale back comparable load occasions even additional by updating video games like State of Decay 2 with the expectation of an SSD.

Microsoft touts the Xbox Series X’s so-called Velocity Architecture in its tech demo, which it describes because the “combination of custom hardware and deep software integration” that may “enable richer and more dynamic living worlds” and can “effectively eliminates loading times, and makes fast travel systems just that: fast.”

Microsoft additionally confirmed off the Xbox Series X’s fast resume characteristic, which is able to let gamers resume a number of video games from save states. In the video above, the demo exhibits a participant loading video games in progress from Forza Motorsport 7, Ori and the Blind Forest, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, and State of Decay 2. Again, all titles proven through the demo represented backward suitable Xbox One video games working on Xbox Series X.

Xbox Series X is slated to launch this vacation season.

Must Read

Final Fantasy VII Remake Playtime Clock Pauses While Idle in the Menu

With video games, sometimes it’s the little things. I love when games include a playtime clock in-game so you can see how much time you’ve spent playing. When I was reviewing Final Fantasy VII Remake, to ensure that my playtime was accurate, I would pause the game and then hit the PS button, which would stop the clock. I know, I tested it thoroughly because I didn’t want the clock running if I had to step away or stop playing for any reason. But I discovered that I didn’t actually need to do that. The Final Fantasy VII Remake playtime clock pauses itself when you are idle, at least in the menu

Play Arts Kai FF7 Remake Figures Preorders Are Now Live

Official photos and details about the Play Arts Kai’s Final Fantasy VII Remake figures have come out of Square Enix Japan. In addition, preorders for each of the figures are now live. The first run of collectibles includes 10-inch figurines for Cloud Strife, Aerith Gainsborough, Barrett Wallace, Tifa Lockheart, each retailing for $144. However, the preorder listings on HobbyLink Japan currently have the price sitting at $122.55 apiece.

Sony Invests In Chinese Streaming Giant Bilibili – PlayStation LifeStyle

Chinese streaming service and esports mainstay Bilibili received a $400 million dollar investment of equity from Sony Corporation of America on Thursday, with the PlayStation parent company now owning 4.98% of the company. Reports value Bilibili at around $8 billion dollars, with SonyCorp picking up around 17 million shares and furthering its own expansion into China. Bilibili is a name and service most likely foreign to American audiences but whose story is a mirror of its own major game streaming service, Twitch.

Cyberpunk 2077 Patch May Feature Some Voice Work Due to Coronavirus

While CD Projekt RED’s transition to remote work is unlikely to cause any major issues for Cyberpunk 2077‘s forthcoming release, the studio does anticipate minor troubles. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, recording studios are currently shuttered. As such, any last minute pick-up sessions cannot presently be managed. This could result in the studio’s having to add some voice work performances to the RPG via a day one patch.

Free Final Fantasy 7 Remake PS4 Themes Are Now Available

Square Enix previously promised that fans would receive access to free Final Fantasy VII Remake themes on PlayStation 4. It seems the publisher has held to said promise. The first of such themes is now available to anyone who downloads the remake’s free demo before May 11th. Another theme is exclusive to PS Plus members, and features Cloud looking toward the city of Midgar.