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Xbox Series X’s Quick Resume feature will support at least three next-gen games at a time.
The feature lets users jump between saved game states with just a few seconds’ loading time, according to a new Digital Foundry report.
When you exit a title, system RAM is cached off to SSD and when you restart another game, its cache is restored.
There was around a 6.5 seconds delay switching between Xbox One X games running on Series X.
Microsoft said Quick Resume will support a minimum of three Xbox Series X titles.
Jason Ronald, the partner director of program management Xbox, recently discussed the “transformative” effect of Xbox Series X’s Quick Resume feature during a podcast with Microsoft’s Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb.
“We actually incubated some of this technology with the existing Xbox One,” he said. “Today you can Quick Resume the last game that you were playing, but with Xbox Series X we’re actually able to do that for multiple titles and we’ve basically taken this to the next level of capability.
“This is really powered by our custom-built SSD that’s a part of the Xbox Series X, which actually allows us to have multiple games saved at any one time, and then I can instantly jump between them or jump into them and resume exactly where I was when I left off.”
Hryb also revealed that the feature even works after the console has been rebooted following system updates.
Microsoft released the full Xbox Series X hardware specifications on Monday.
Xbox Series X is scheduled to launch during the 2020 holiday season, as is PlayStation 5.