Today, Microsoft released a 14-minute video walkthrough of the Xbox Series X/S. This video showcase games like Gears 5, Dirt 5, and Subnautica running with all new optimizations for the next-generation hardware.
We also get a good look at the user interface and a brand new feature for the home screen called “Dynamic Backgrounds.” If you’re used to having moving backgrounds on your PlayStation 4, you’re in luck because the Xbox Series X/S will have this feature now too.
Only a handful of backgrounds are available at launch, but more will be added over time.
We get to see Gears 5 running at 4k 60 frames per second, which is a significant upgrade from even the Xbox One X version of the game. The Xbox Series X can detail the textures as if it were the PC version running on ultra settings, which is extremely impressive.
The video also shows the new quick resume feature which allows players to swap between a few different games with minimal loading quickly. You can check all of this out in the video below.
Most of this information has already been talked about and shown off in various clips, but it’s nice to have one singular video to show off all of the new features of the Xbox Series X/S leading up to launch.
The video also goes into some more detail about how both the external Seagate proprietary drive and a standard USB external drive will work. It’s essential to know the distinction when choosing where to store your next-generation games vs. your backward compatibility games to make sure you are getting the most out of the system’s hardware.
The Xbox Series X/S launch on November 10, just two days before the launch of the PlayStation 5.
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