New Xbox Series S consoles should come from a company Microsoft is doing great next-generation performance for its $ 299 price, but the talk is currently revolving around the Xbox One X.
And according to Microsoft, the Xbox that targets 4K from 2017 will still have some advantages over the Xbox Series S – at least when it comes to playing current-generation games optimized for the Xbox One X.
The (Xbox Series S) will not run versions of (Xbox One X) for backward-compatible games, and instead it runs versions of (Xbox One S) for (Xbox One) and (Xbox 360) games, with some improvements of their own.
Microsoft says in statementThe Xbox Series S is designed to be the most affordable and modern next-generation gaming console, capable of playing next-generation games at 1440p resolution and 60 frames per second.
“To deliver the highest quality backward-compatible experience, the Xbox Series S runs (Xbox One S) versions of backward compatible games with improved filter application, higher and more consistent frame rates, faster load times, and HDR,” the statement added. automatic”.
This means that most Xbox One games will run on (Xbox Series S) at 1080p resolution or less in backward compatibility mode, although they will benefit from some built-in hardware features, such as faster SSD.
Games that run in (Xbox One S) mode should also work better on (Xbox One S), thanks to its improved performance on the current low-cost device, but specific improvements to (Xbox One X), such as HD, will not be applied.
It is likely that current generation games will receive updates for (Xbox Series S) devices only, and this will be the case for some games, such as (Gears 5) and (Forza Horizon 4).
The same is true for backward compatible (Xbox 360) games, although it is not clear what this means for compatible original Xbox games, which all run near 4K resolution on the Xbox One X.
The reason for this is due to the different priorities for the two devices, as the (Xbox One X) was designed to play (Xbox One) games at a resolution of up to 4K, and the platform achieved this by adding a much more powerful GPU with slight modifications to the rest of the paper Specifications.
Meanwhile, the (Xbox Series S) is there to run original next-generation games at 1080p or 1440p resolution, which is why it is designed around a CPU and SSD that is much faster than the Xbox One X, despite the presence of a processing unit. Less powerful graphics in some ways.
And if you want to play games in 4K resolution, you should consider (Xbox Series X) at $ 499, but if you don’t consider HD a priority, the $ 299 Xbox Series S might be of interest.