Date of Release: Friday 5 August 2022 - 13:09
کد خبر : 20199

Xbox Series S Graphics May Start Getting Better

Xbox Series S Graphics May Start Getting Better

Microsoft is making a major change to the Xbox Series S console that could improve its performance in dramatic ways for all owners. In November 2020, Microsoft launched both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles in tandem. The Xbox Series X would be Microsoft’s cutting-edge visual powerhouse hardware, with a price to match, and

Microsoft is making a major change to the Xbox Series S console that could improve its performance in dramatic ways for all owners.

In November 2020, Microsoft launched both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles in tandem. The Xbox Series X would be Microsoft’s cutting-edge visual powerhouse hardware, with a price to match, and the Xbox Series S would be a more affordable option focusing on 1080p visuals. The Xbox Series S console hasn’t been without its criticism, however, due to its limiting hardware. Xbox is doing what it can to get the most out of the Xbox Series S, though, including an upcoming change that could boost the console’s power.

In a developer update regarding the Xbox Series S, Microsoft Game Dev confirmed it has made a major change to the console that should have positive results for games in the future. Going forward, game developers will have access to “hundreds of additional megabytes of memory” for games running on the Xbox Series S compared to prior. This memory was previously reserved by the Xbox Series S for system use, but will now be unlocked.

Consoles universally reserve memory for system-level processes. Different consoles have different needs, so the amount of memory being used differs. Why it matters for the Xbox Series S is that the console doesn’t necessarily have enough memory available to start. The Xbox Series S has just 10GB of memory compared to the Xbox Series X, which has 16GB of memory. After removing the memory reserved for the Xbox Series S’ system, game developers have only had closer to 8GB to use.

What isn’t clear is exactly how much memory Microsoft has freed up for game developers to use on the Xbox Series S. Hundreds of megabytes are certainly worth acknowledging. Developers will certainly use every megabyte that’s made available to them to improve their games for Xbox Series S players.

This means that games on the Xbox Series S, so long as developers have taken the time to adjust to the additional memory available to them, should be improved over what they would have been before. That doesn’t mean that it will happen immediately, as developers need time to adjust, and it doesn’t mean the changes will be substantial. But it could mean Xbox Series S visuals overall will be improved in many games.

The root of the criticism for the Xbox Series S won’t be solved by unlocking a few hundred megabytes of memory, unfortunately. Microsoft chose to release a less powerful console in order to reach a larger audience and there are plusses and minuses associated with that. It’s still good that it’s making an effort to improve the platform, though. Especially since the Xbox Series S won’t be going anywhere for the foreseeable future.

 

Source: gamerant

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