365体育备用

Latest in Gaming

Image credit: Microsoft

Xbox Series S won't apply Xbox One X enhancements to older games

It will instead enhance the Xbox One S versions of backward compatible titles.
Igor Bonifacic,
September 11, 2020
794 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Xbox Series S
Microsoft

When Microsoft detailed the Xbox Series S earlier this week, it said the console is four times more powerful than the Xbox One. Notably, the company didn't compare the upcoming console to the Xbox One X365体育备用. With its ability to play next-generation titles, the Series S will likely end up the more capable system in the long run. But when it comes to playing older Xbox and Xbox 360 games, you won't get the same enhanced experience that you can currently get through the Xbox One X. 

A Microsoft spokesperson told  the Xbox Series S will allow you to play the Xbox One S versions of backward compatible titles. "To deliver the highest quality backwards compatible experience consistent with the developer's original intent, the Xbox Series S runs the Xbox One S version of backward compatible games while applying improved texture filtering, higher and more consistent frame rates, faster load times and Auto HDR," the spokesperson said.

What that ultimately means is you won't be able to games such as Red Dead Redemption in 4K, something the Xbox One X allows you to do. According to folks over at , the likely reason for the limitation is the amount of system memory the Series S has compared to the Xbox One X. The newer console will give developers about 8GB of system memory to work with where the Xbox One X allocates 9GB for games. With less overall system memory, Microsoft can’t guarantee the same experience.

The silver lining is that backward compatible games will still look better on the Xbox Series S than they do on the Xbox One S thanks to the enhancements Microsoft listed above. And at the end of the day, at $299, the Series S is still an incredible value365体育备用, wrinkles and all.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
794 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

iOS 14 lands tomorrow, September 16th

iOS 14 lands tomorrow, September 16th

View
Apple's colorful new iPad Air looks a lot like the iPad Pro

Apple's colorful new iPad Air looks a lot like the iPad Pro

View
The Apple Watch SE costs $279

The Apple Watch SE costs $279

View
The Apple Watch doesn't come with a power adapter anymore

The Apple Watch doesn't come with a power adapter anymore

View
The iPad Air vs. the competition: Does this new 10.9-inch tablet measure up?

The iPad Air vs. the competition: Does this new 10.9-inch tablet measure up?

View

From around the web

Xbox Series S won't apply Xbox One X enhancements to older games | Engadget Xbox Series S won't apply Xbox One X enhancements to older games | Engadget Xbox Series S won't apply Xbox One X enhancements to older games | Engadget Xbox Series S won't apply Xbox One X enhancements to older games | Engadget Xbox Series S won't apply Xbox One X enhancements to older games | Engadget Xbox Series S won't apply Xbox One X enhancements to older games | Engadget Xbox Series S won't apply Xbox One X enhancements to older games | Engadget