Xbox Series X has the ability to pause multiple games at once

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The Xbox Series X, the next-generation Xbox that will be released in a year, will have the ability to pause multiple games at once. The current Xbox and the PS4 can still do this with up to one game at a time.

With the function, the entire game session is saved on the disk, after which it can be reloaded into the working memory, after which the player can continue at exactly the same point in the game. This can be compared to the hibernation mode of a PC. “Why can’t you do that with multiple games?” said Jason Ronald, Partner Director of Program Management at Xbox in an interview with GameSpot. He does not specify a maximum, but theoretically the only limitation is the amount of storage space. It is not yet clear whether the PS5 will also be able to do this.

Microsoft unveiled its new console at The Game Awards, the event that took place last week. The console is backwards compatible with four console generations, gets a new controller with a share button and features a tower design instead of the usual set-top box design.

Microsoft further reports that the Series X will include a custom Zen 2 soc and it is believed that the console will get a custom Navi GPU. In any case, the company mentions support for hardware-accelerated-ray tracing. The console will support frame rates of 60 fps in combination with a 4k resolution. This frame rate can optionally be increased to 120 fps. The Series X also has the capacity for 8k resolutions. The manufacturer confirms the presence of an SSD that ‘virtually eliminates’ loading times. Furthermore, the console supports variable rate shading, auto low latency mode and dynamic latency input.

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