News hardware Xbox Series S: surprise, the console becomes more efficient thanks to Microsoft
The developers have been heard. The Xbox Series S may be a great machine, but the optimization proposed by Microsoft was struggling to convince the studios completely. That should be corrected soon.
Nobody is perfect
As you probably know, Microsoft offers two consoles for this generation: the Xbox Series X, particularly beefy and sold for 499.99 euros, and the Xbox Series S, offered at 299.99 euros, less powerful and without a disc drive. The latter is, to tell the truth, not to be underestimated since it sells like hot cakes: not suffering so much from the shortage of components which strikes the industry, it allows Microsoft to gain ground in its war against Sony.
But now, the machine is also struggling to fully fulfill its part of the contract. For example, it promises games at 1440p and 120FPS; the problem, it’s that its memory is not optimized well enough according to the developers and they focus too much on background tasks or the interface. Concretely, the games run more in 1080p and the studios were a little tired of it.
Small, but fast
A problem that will soon be fixed, as reported by the site The Verge in a dedicated article: Microsoft has just announced an update to the development kit, with a multitude of tools to simplify the lives of developers. In particular, it brings a significant change in the allocation of resources for the Xbox Series S, which will now have more memory for video games.
Thanks to her, the console will simply perform better and the titles will run better on it ; it will also be able to keep its promise of 1440p/120FPS, as originally announced. Difficult to spit in the soup in the face of this rather encouraging news.
Speaking of Xbox, remember that Microsoft is testing a new formula for its Game Pass which could well be a game-changer. More details can be found at this address.