May 27, 2022

Xbox Series S Will Have Independent Versions of Upgraded Games

Thinking you’ll be able to play Xbox One games at Xbox Series X levels on the far-cheaper Series S? Not so fast! Whilst the S will still be more powerful than current-gen, it’ll be running optimised One S games

https://www.ab-gaming.com/xbox-series-s-launches-november-10th-priced-250/

If you were wondering if the smaller and cheaper Xbox Series S would still run Xbox One games; it will.

Yes, whilst the spec-list may not be as breath-taking as it’s bigger brother, the S will still do the backwards compatibility stuff.

However, that isn’t to say that these games will be of the exact same upgraded quality as the Series X.

Rather, the Series S will run legacy games to its own level of optimisation, as confirmed by Microsoft to VGC. A Microsoft spokesperson told VGC that;

“Xbox Series S was designed to be the most affordable next-generation console and play next-gen games at 1440P at 60fps. To deliver the highest quality backwards compatible experience consistent with the developer’s original intent, the [Xbox] Series S runs the Xbox One S version [of backwards compatible games] while applying improved texture filtering, higher and more consistent frame rates, faster load times, and Auto HDR”.

In short, the Series S will be a much beefier upgrade to the Xbox One S. This is akin to how the Series X could be seen as a next-gen version of the Xbox One X. That isn’t to downplay the power of the Series S, however. The console will still boast some remarkable, next-gen upgrades all of it’s own.

Of course, if you were expecting both versions of the Xbox Series consoles to be at the same level, this may come as a bit of disappointment. Fear not though, as the S will still look to include running games at 1440P, 120fps, and 4K upscaling. This in addition to having ray-tracing support.

Additionally, the S will have almost the same CPU as the X. The drawback is that the S’s GPU will not be as powerful. Nor will it have a disc-drive. And a substantial amount of memory is absent in the S. The counter to that, of course, is that it’s around $200 cheaper.

Swings and roundabouts then.


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