Thanks to Microsoft promoting Xbox Series S games to make more memory available for the console.
The small but mighty Xbox Series S is a great option if you don’t want to splurge on the Xbox Series X right now. It might not be as powerful, but with the rollout of Xbox Cloud Gaming, hardware specs aren’t everything anymore. And now, Microsoft’s June Game Development Kit (GDK) update is giving the console a much-needed performance boost.
“Hundreds of additional megabytes of memory is now available to Xbox Series S developers. This gives developers more control over memory, which can improve graphics performance in memory-constrained situations,” says the video update, which you can watch below. can.
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The Xbox Series S’s lack of memory is something that has been plaguing developers for some time. digital foundry (opens in new tab) (via The Verge) (opens in new tab)) revealed that “multiple developers” have felt the console “is a bit of a pain sometimes.”
Anecdotally, this is not a CPU or GPU power issue. Memory constraints are the culprit. That’s why some players may have noticed the disparity between third-party and first-party games on the Xbox Series S in the past – which triggered Digital Foundry comments to start.
Microsoft has also improved the performance of graphics allocation. The result is that Xbox Series S games can “better take advantage of” the console’s various recent memory enhancements. And it will not negatively affect graphics performance.
Along with this some other updates and features are also rolling out. For example, the company’s platforms will now enforce age restrictions on DLC. Age-restricted accounts will be notified in the new API for parental consent.
You can check out the key differences between Xbox Series X vs Xbox Series S if you’re wondering whether to hold onto the pricier, harder-to-find Xbox Series X. Between the constant firmware updates and the Xbox Game Pass family plan — finally confirmed by Xbox — you can upgrade to a current gen console and save a bundle. Without realizing that you are getting the experience of Light.