Xbox Series S Has Shorter Load Times in Some Games Compared to Series X, Spencer Reveals

Phil Spencer has recently revealed some interesting information on Xbox Series S and its capabilities.

By Mehrdad Khayyat

October 19, 2020

Xbox Series S might not be a favorable choice for those who want to get the best next-gen experience possible, but it still has its own privileges.

Months after unveiling Xbox Series X at The Game Awards 2019, Microsoft officially revealed a smaller, affordable, and less-powerful next-gen console to bring the next-gen games for those who don’t care about visuals that much. Xbox Series S is now the cheapest and smallest ninth-gen gaming console in the world, which is a wild card for Microsoft on its own. However, in a recent interview with Kotaku, Phil Spencer, head of Xbox at Microsoft, revealed some interesting facts about Xbox Series S.

According to Spencer, Series S can load some games faster than Series X since it’s working with low-resolution assets compared to its big brother. He also mentioned that the smaller console has surprised him in the case of overall performance.

Unfortunately, Spencer didn’t reveal exactly what games have shorter load times on Series S compared to Series X. Nevertheless, it’s good news for those who are planning to purchase an Xbox Series S in the future as it completely wipes out any rumors about the console’s performance when running next-gen games.

Previously, it’s been confirmed that Series S will feature the same Quick Resume functionality that we’ve already seen on Series X, though it hasn’t been revealed how many titles it can retain at most.

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Xbox Series S will be available on November 10th along with Series X for $299. A very affordable price for starting your next-gen gaming with a trial subscription of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate that brings you hundreds of games from various developers around the world. Not to mention that all EA Play titles will also be added to the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate library as of November 10th.

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Mehrdad Khayyat

Mehrdad is a Senior Staff Writer at DualShockers. He started writing about video games since he was a high-school student. He's probably one of those rare Rainbow Six Siege fans that have the game installed and updated on every available platform.

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