Xbox Series X Quick Resume demo shows the ease of swapping between multiple games

Xbox Series X Board
Xbox Series X Board (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Xbox released tons of new Xbox Series X information today.
  • A demo has been shown, detailing how Quick Resume allows players to swap between games.
  • This means you can go between a few games without long load times or losing progress.

A deluge of Xbox Series X information was released today by Xbox, from the specs to expansion SSD details and more. One interesting aspect was a visual demo showing exactly how Quick Resume works. Quick Resume is a new for Xbox Series X that has been mentioned before, allowing players to have a few gamest suspended in the SSD, ready to go immediately once they are selected.

You can see exactly how this feature works in the demo below, which shows someone swapping between games like Forza Motorsport 7, Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition and Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice with ease.

While there's still a small loading process of a few seconds as you swap between games, it's far superior to having to wait minutes on end. This way, if there are games you repeatedly play more than others, you can access them in a far easier fashion.

The blog post on Xbox Wire (opens in new tab) noted that "One of the testers on the team unplugged his console for a week, then took an update, and was still able to continue right where he left off without so much as a loading screen."

Xbox Series X is currently set to be available in Holiday 2020.

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  • A huge info drop today, YouTube will be busy tonight. Love the new loading speeds etc.
  • On the surface it seems fantastic. I love the idea of faster loading times but I can't trust these videos. They're edited onto a fake scene, and that means the true reflection of how the xbox sx performs can't be seen. Not saying Microsoft is faking what's happening, but I don't understand why they've done it that way. Clean looks maybe but meh, smells funny.
  • No they aren't. Digital Foundry was there and witnessed everything running on a consumer finished Xbox series X. No smoke and mirrors. Digital Foundry confirm its all real and works as seen.
  • I have no doubts it'll be that speedy, solid state drives load games incredibly fast, and having a save state saved in cache also takes up next to no space or computing power.
  • Funny, I was kind of disappointed in the loading of the games due to how long someof the splash screens took. I thought we were getting rid of them. 😜 Seriously though, I was hoping for a better Task Manager so you could see what you had running. This is especially important if it survives a few reboots and doesn't close due to inactivity.
  • Yeah, I feel like that interface can't possibly be the actual interface.
  • It took like 5 seconds. Lol. For 5 different games all held in pause state. Not even PC does that. And the list of games that came up, was a list of all the ganes held in pause state. I found it extremely easy to understand that.
  • This is the thing I care about most, I couldn't care less about the power, I want to have multiple games running at once so my ADHD can be satiated.