Xbox Series S Is Getting a Performance Boost
A teeny-tiny boost of power.
The Xbox Series S was designed to be the more affordable video game console option for gamers looking for something that didn't necessarily have all the bells and whistles. In exchange for a lower price tag, it came with less memory storage (only about 10GB, 2GB of which was reserved for the console's OS). However, Microsoft is now giving the console a bit of a boost so that it can play certain games more adequately, according to The Verge.
It's Not Much, But It's Something
Microsoft plans on freeing up some memory to allow developers to access it if necessary. Microsoft even released a video explaining this new update and how it will unlock "hundreds of additional megabytes of memory." In theory, this will allow studios to have more control over how to use the console's limited memory, including improving graphics performance.
It's important to point out that Microsoft isn't adding any new storage to the Series S. It's not increasing it's capabilities from 10GB to 20GB or something like that. Rather, it's Microsoft freeing up some of that extra 2GB in place for the OS and allowing developers to access it in a pinch.
Still, that could be enough to make the Series S an attractive option for gamers looking for a little boost. Some users have complained how the Series S struggles with certain games, particularly those with high graphics demands.
While the Series S works fine as is for games like Fortnite and Fall Guys, it may not do too hot with the likes of Resident Evil Village. This update is more for developers than gamers themselves, seeing how there's nothing for them to do, but hopefully, things move more smoothly going forward.
Does this entice you to purchase an Xbox Series S?
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