Following Xbox Series X Page 261

  • cov 6 May 2021 19:10:35 2,519 posts
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    Store now back up
  • mikew1985 6 May 2021 19:10:47 15,521 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Itís not even that quick when it does work, more like it just highlights how slow games are to load in the first place.
    Ah come on its like 10 seconds at worst.

    Edited by mikew1985 at 19:11:01 06-05-2021
  • JamboWayOh 6 May 2021 19:34:35 24,302 posts
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    Directors don't have time to waste. Every. Second. Counts.
  • crestedzulu 6 May 2021 21:48:58 94 posts
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    Just replayed the Titanfall 2 campaign on the Series X.

    Itís absolutely flawless.
  • spookyxelectric 7 May 2021 01:59:58 532 posts
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    Did quick resume on Yakuza 0 and it's quite good.

    Also, as an aside, I can't seem to get the Series X to output Dolby Atmos or DTS:X to my capable soundbar, though the PS5 has no issues making use of either codec. I did download the apps for either soundspace too, though I didn't sub to their services since I believe that's just for headphones.

    So it looks like in the future, I'll have to choose between audio and controller haptics versus resolution and framerate for multiplatform games.
  • Britesparc 7 May 2021 09:52:57 2,303 posts
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    @Sharz Basically yes, you go to start a game and it resumes where you left off more-or-less instantly. With the latest update you can actually go in and see which games are stored in Quick Resume, and even delete them if you want more space for newer games.

    On Twitter, I suggested to the Xbox tech guy (can't remember his name - Jason something? Guy with the big beard) that a good idea would be to pin one game so it can never be removed (as when new games load, eventually they push older games out of QR). He liked my Tweet so I'm taking that as confirmation that this feature will be added soon!

    Anyway, as I said before, when it works, it's flawless, and as games are written to take advantage of it, it'll become even better.
  • dfunked09 7 May 2021 10:01:45 2,077 posts
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    @spookyxelectric

    Yeah, VRR also pushed me towards the SX version of RE. I guess that'll eventually come to PS5, but in the here and now it's a decision maker for me.
  • StaffyDog 7 May 2021 10:14:42 1,766 posts
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    Little tip for some like me that didn't know. Shoot the statues with yellow eyes for obolites.
  • filippoganna 7 May 2021 10:21:11 88 posts
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    Does PS5 have Quick Resume? I don't have one but my friend insists it does. What's the difference between Xbox and PS5 on this?
  • JamboWayOh 7 May 2021 10:21:16 24,302 posts
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    StaffyDog wrote:
    Little tip for some like me that didn't know. Shoot the statues with yellow eyes for obolites.
    Wrong thread
  • JamboWayOh 7 May 2021 10:22:12 24,302 posts
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    filippoganna wrote:
    Does PS5 have Quick Resume? I don't have one but my friend insists it does. What's the difference between Xbox and PS5 on this?
    Just normal one game resume from last gen. It has no multi game quick resume.
  • Phattso 7 May 2021 10:23:37 27,232 posts
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    filippoganna wrote:
    Does PS5 have Quick Resume? I don't have one but my friend insists it does. What's the difference between Xbox and PS5 on this?
    PS5 can resume a suspended game same as PS4 and (I think) XB One last gen. but itís only the most recent game.

    Series X|S allocates a bunch of the SSD and does it for half a dozen games. So you can flit between things. Decent if youíre the only console user, life changing if you share one with kids or other halves. :)
  • StaffyDog 7 May 2021 11:08:22 1,766 posts
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    JamboWayOh wrote:
    StaffyDog wrote:
    Little tip for some like me that didn't know. Shoot the statues with yellow eyes for obolites.
    Wrong thread
    Oops silly me🥴
  • [maven] 7 May 2021 12:01:53 5,785 posts
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    Phattso wrote:
    filippoganna wrote:
    Does PS5 have Quick Resume? I don't have one but my friend insists it does. What's the difference between Xbox and PS5 on this?
    PS5 can resume a suspended game same as PS4 and (I think) XB One last gen. but itís only the most recent game.

    Series X|S allocates a bunch of the SSD and does it for half a dozen games. So you can flit between things. Decent if youíre the only console user, life changing if you share one with kids or other halves. :)
    The Xbox Quick resume is like "hibernation for individual games", whereas PS5 only has a system-wide "sleep" mode that simply leaves the active game in memory.
  • Phattso 7 May 2021 12:04:49 27,232 posts
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    Thanks for clearing that up - I've never used it on the PS4 as I don't like leaving consoles on if I can avoid it. Bottom line: the Series X|S Quick Resume is the best kind of witchcraft, and I can't wait for game devs to all support it seamlessly.
  • SnackPlissken 7 May 2021 12:24:42 3,356 posts
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    Quick Resume is probably my real next gen favourite. It's just real handy to dip back into a game where you last where. Loads of times I've closed down a game in the last gen and forgot to save or I saved but played a little bit then didn't reach the checkpoint.
  • Malek86 7 May 2021 12:34:35 12,088 posts
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    There really isn't anything stopping the PS5 from having its own quick resume, and I imagine it will eventually arrive, since it's been well received on Series SX.

    I do wish it were more reliable. For the most part, it works fine, but occasionally games just reboot from scratch for no reason, especially 360 ones, and a few others have had issues restarting (Homefront Revolution seemed to get audio statics and lag after staying suspended for a few days).
  • paulboy81 7 May 2021 12:45:41 487 posts
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    I'm still having trouble using Quick Resume, not because it doesn't work, but because 8 years of Xbox One muscle memory just takes over and I quit the application when I'm done. Can't help myself!
  • Malek86 7 May 2021 12:49:09 12,088 posts
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    @paulboy81 that definitely helps download speeds though. One massive problem is that a game running in the background will slow your available bandwidth to a crawl.

    Considering that there are lots of updates, it does severely diminish the potential usefulness of Quick Resume.

    Edited by Malek86 at 12:49:42 07-05-2021
  • Phattso 7 May 2021 12:52:17 27,232 posts
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    Malek86 wrote:
    There really isn't anything stopping the PS5 from having its own quick resume, and I imagine it will eventually arrive, since it's been well received on Series SX.
    Well, two things possibly are. Firstly it's not necessarily all that simple to achieve technically, and secondly it has a smaller SSD to start with and I'm not sure giving over another 100GB to QR would go down that well with users.

    I do wish it were more reliable. For the most part, it works fine, but occasionally games just reboot from scratch for no reason, especially 360 ones, and a few others have had issues restarting (Homefront Revolution seemed to get audio statics and lag after staying suspended for a few days).
    Yeah, it is a bit of a lottery. Even games that seem totally stable with it (I binged Just Cause 4 back in February) sometimes just fully reboot for no obvious reason.
  • robthehermit 7 May 2021 12:55:21 8,493 posts
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    Or more annoyingly, I'm looking at you Valhalla and Fenyx, the game seems to resume just fine until you discover later you can't save and you end up losing hours of progress. Several times.

    Edited by robthehermit at 12:55:37 07-05-2021
  • Phattso 7 May 2021 12:56:12 27,232 posts
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    Interestingly Fenyx has been the most rock solid for me. To the point where I don't even bother to save a lot of the time. I got screwed once when a DLC patch arrived, but other than that...
  • Malek86 7 May 2021 13:01:40 12,088 posts
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    @Phattso admittedly it would be nice if I could choose the available space for Quick Resume. If I could cut it back to 3-4 games at most (I never play more than that many at once) and thus gain some 20GBs of space back, it would be appreciated.
  • mikew1985 7 May 2021 19:26:37 15,521 posts
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    Malek86 wrote:
    @Phattso admittedly it would be nice if I could choose the available space for Quick Resume. If I could cut it back to 3-4 games at most (I never play more than that many at once) and thus gain some 20GBs of space back, it would be appreciated.
    I think Ms have shrunk the foot print of the entire os this gen so not sure how many gigs you'd get back with scaling it back. It's certainly not a simple as 10gb per game I don't think.

    Edited by mikew1985 at 19:26:57 07-05-2021
  • Malek86 7 May 2021 19:40:13 12,088 posts
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    @mikew1985 ideally you need to copy the entire RAM content to the hard drive to properly hibernate a game, right? So each game probably gets the full 5GBs of the Xbox One for itself (and probably 8GB for Series S games).
  • Technoishmatt 7 May 2021 19:45:35 5,240 posts
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    paulboy81 wrote:
    I'm still having trouble using Quick Resume, not because it doesn't work, but because 8 years of Xbox One muscle memory just takes over and I quit the application when I'm done. Can't help myself!
    Xbox one since launch and I have never once quit a game! What does it do?
  • Malek86 7 May 2021 19:46:43 12,088 posts
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    Technoishmatt wrote:
    Xbox one since launch and I have never once quit a game! What does it do?
    It makes the OS a little less impossibly sluggish.
  • mikew1985 7 May 2021 19:54:49 15,521 posts
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    Malek86 wrote:
    @mikew1985 ideally you need to copy the entire RAM content to the hard drive to properly hibernate a game, right? So each game probably gets the full 5GBs of the Xbox One for itself (and probably 8GB for Series S games).
    I imagine (but crucially don't actually know) that there is some compression/decompression going on and that's what actually takes the time to quick resume.

    Could be wrong but the ssd would allow them to decompress a large amount of data in that 10 odd seconds.

    Edited by mikew1985 at 19:55:45 07-05-2021
  • filippoganna 7 May 2021 21:43:10 88 posts
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    How are people feeling after spending some time with the Xbox Wireless Headset? I think I'll pick one up, when they come back in stock.
  • Phattso 7 May 2021 21:44:21 27,232 posts
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    @filippoganna Iím happy with mine. Heard bad things about the mic being a bit tinny, but seems great for me so far. Love the dials on the cans.
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