Have you ever gotten close to completing a mission but accidentally closed the video game? The frustration, the anger, the self-hatred and the sadness you feel in the moment tops everything. The misery of restarting a difficult level when you were so close to achieving the reward you had hoped for since you laid hands on the game can be quite disheartening.
Source: Tech Advisor
But do you know who else finally understands your problem? Microsoft!
The tech giant has partnered up to introduce some new specifications for its next-gen Xbox Series X, and they revealed a fresh set of features yesterday. The new quick resume will allow all the Xbox Series X users to start their game from exactly where they left even if it is unsaved.
Source: Game Revolution
So now whether you reboot your console, switch games or accidentally go to standby, you can get the same position back from the quick resume option. How cool is that?
Microsoft's Larry Hryb revealed this feature in a podcast and said, “I had to reboot because I had a system update, and then I went back to the game and went right back to it. So it survives a reboot.”
Source: Trusted Reviews
The Microsoft director of Xbox program management, Jason Ronald, might also be hinting towards “audio ray tracing”. It is not a common feature, but from what we know, it's spatial audio for immersion in Xbox Series X games.
“With the introduction of hardware-accelerated ray tracing with the Xbox series X, we’re actually able to enable a whole new set of scenarios, whether that’s more realistic lighting, better reflections, we can even use it for things like spatial audio and have ray traced audio,” are the details given by Ronald himself.
The new series will also have 12 teraflops of GPU performance. So, if you video game nerds have the previous Xbox One X, get ready for an upgrade that will provide twice the quality.