We’re now just two weeks away from the launch of Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Series S consoles, and today the company published a new video showing what to expect when you’re going to boot up the new consoles on November 10. For people who already own an Xbox One console, the experience should be very familiar as the Xbox Series X & S consoles will run the same OS, with a couple of differences.
First of all, Microsoft is introducing dynamic background on the Xbox Series X & S, which look pretty cool and help the home dashboard look a bit more alive. The other big new feature on the next-gen Xbox consoles is Quick Resume, which will allow gamers to quickly switch between recently launched titles and pick up right where they left off. Even though Quick Resume will only be able to keep a limited number of games in a suspended state, we’re really approaching a Netflix-like experience where you can move between different titles really fast.
The 15 minutes video also goes over the redesigned Xbox Store, the new Xbox Controller with its redesigned D-pad and Share button, the Seagate 1TB expansion cards, the new Xbox mobile app, and more. There’s really a lot of useful information for gamers interested in Microsoft’s next-gen Xbox consoles
Microsoft has shown its new Xbox Series X quite extensively in the past couple of weeks, but the cheaper Xbox Series S has yet to receive the same level of attention. At just $299, the Series S will be the most affordable next-gen console on the market next month, and the main differences with the Series X are the absence of a disc drive, a smaller 512GB SSD, and a less powerful GPU targeting 1440p at 60FPS instead of 4K. Still, all games optimized for the Series X should also be optimized for the Series S, and we hope Microsoft will soon share more about the Series S and explain what's it's still a good upgrade for gamers tempted to keep their Xbox One S or Xbox One X.