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Xbox Series X's Quick Resume Feature Is A Much Needed Addition

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Xbox Series X's Quick Resume Feature Is A Much Needed Addition

By taking advantage of the Xbox Series X's Velocity Architecture, players can hop between three to seven games (depending on game size and console generation) and load back in exactly where they left it in a matter of seconds.

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In all honesty, not many people hop between games constantly in the space of a few hours, so this might seem like a bit of a mundane feature. But for the few out there, consider this. You fancy a bit of Red Dead Redemption 2 over the weekend, chilling out galloping across the plains; but after a stressful day at work on Monday, you need to shoot demons in DOOM Eternal. Well, Quick Resume lets you quickly switch between the two. The clue is in the name.

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Maybe one night you could be playing the Black Ops Cold War campaign but your mate invites you into Warzone. You can load up Modern Warfare and leave Cold War exactly where you left it to come back to later - all while still having DOOM Eternal and Red Dead Redemption 2 ready to instantly hop back into, at any moment.

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One thing I didn't expect was for Quick Resume to still hold onto a save state from cold boot. Even after a full shutdown I could jump into Red Dead Redemption 2 right where I left it, and then hop over to some DOOM Eternal - so the power conscious amongst you don't need to worry about missing out on this feature.

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However, if you play your Xbox games on any other device or over xCloud, unfortunately Quick Resume won't update your save state from those devices. A shame for sure, but Quick Resume doesn't actually load a save game, it just keeps the current game state stored in console memory to launch when needed.

Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games, Microsoft

Topics: Xbox, Review, Xbox Series X, Microsoft

Thomas Ryan-Smith
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