When compared to Xbox One, Xbox Series X is already really fast in booting up the start menu, however, the development team at Xbox is working to make the boot time even shorter, and will be possible thanks to a new start-up animation.
It takes the animation only 4 seconds to play, while the current one doesn’t finish anytime sooner than 9 seconds. So, this clearly means your system is going to boot up 5 seconds faster than before, and that will make Xbox Series X closer to a real lightning-fast boot.
It’s yet to be seen when exactly this new animation will be replacing the current one in Xbox Series X, but it is currently available for Xbox Insider testers, and we do know that it will be launched along with an update in August. So, this probably means that we can get faster boot time as well as Discord Voice Chat with the next Xbox software update.
It’s worth noting that the new boot-up animation will also be available on Xbox Series S. So, you will still benefit from a faster start-up time on your budget gaming console.
Here is the Xbox Series X Cold Boot Boot Animation Time Comparison— Idle Sloth💙💛 (@IdleSloth84) July 24, 2022
※ Same as Xbox Series S
Left: Old Boot Snimation (9 secs)
Right: New Boot Animation (4 secs)
After Xbox Insiders test it, the update will be applied to all Xbox as early as August.https://t.co/vQ5VMb0BQg https://t.co/JP225eKfTI pic.twitter.com/28qu8TSHxH
Thanks to using SSD instead of HDD, the new generation of consoles has created new opportunities and possibilities for the developers that help them a lot to push the boundaries when it comes to creating visually superior games.
Microsoft’s custom SSD on Xbox Series X|S consoles already allows players to use the quick resume ability, which allows players to jump from one game to another in a few seconds with no need for completely closing any of the games.
That being said, we are yet to receive true next-gen games from both PlayStation and Xbox Studios that could use the ultimate capabilities of the new consoles. Xbox’s Hellblade 2 might be the first true next-gen experience for console players, but the game still doesn’t have a release date despite being announced back in 2020.
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