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Here’s how the Xbox Series S ‘Quick Resume’ works

The past week has been very exciting for gamers the world over, with Microsoft and Sony both showing offer and confirming launch dates and prices for their respective next-gen consoles.

The Xbox Series X and Series S from Microsoft both stand to be significant upgrades on the current Xbox One series of consoles, and I’ve broken them down as best I can in my Series X vs Series S article, including looking at price.

xbox series s quick resume

The marketing blitz from both companies has certainly reached critical levels, and even in the face of major PlayStation 5 information earlier this week, Microsoft is still confidentially albeit slowly detailing new tidbits related to the Series X and Series S.

There are many new and intriguing features with the new Xbox Series range, none perhaps as interesting as the new Quick Resume feature.

xbox series s quick resume

Quick Resume — available on both the Series X and Series S — will allow players to switch from one game to another in a matter of seconds.

Microsoft first revealed Quick Resume back in February of this year, but we’ve been given additional insight into this feature with a great new trailer, which goes to great lengths to detail how the feature works, this time specifically on the Series S.

xbox series s quick resume

On both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, you need to exit the game you’re currently playing in order to load another, which will be booted up from the start. What makes the Quick Resume feature so appealing is that you can switch from playing, saying, NBA 2K21, then switch to Black Ops – Cold War, and then switch back to NBA 2K21 and continue playing exactly where you left off, within only a matter of seconds.

On the Series S, this process takes mere seconds, only seven. On the PlayStation 4, you’re looking at anywhere between 30 seconds to two minutes from changing games and actually playing. Quick Resume allows you to pretty much instantly restart within the game from where you last left it.

xbox series s quick resume

“Quick Resume enables players to seamlessly switch between multiple titles from a suspended state almost instantly, returning you to where you were and what you were doing, without waiting through long loading screens,” Microsoft says in the video.

Check it out in action below.

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