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Topic   Xbox Series X/S Discussion Thread Microsoft Xbox Series X|S

bluemetal04
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* 18-Jul-2020(#1)
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Might as well get it started. Who's looking forward to it? I personally think that it could beat PS5, that is if they don't screw up. They need a basic UI, more first party titles, and focus only on gaming. They own the license to Rare games, we need to see new Conkers, Perfect Dark, Banjo Kazooie, etc. They did alright with Killer Instinct, I'll give them that, but they're sitting on a lot of games that needs remade, remastered, and sequels.
As far as I know, it's slightly more powerful than the PS5, which isn't a big deal. But what is a big deal is that it will come with more storage. XBSX will have 1TB, which I admit, is not much by today's standards. The PS5 will have 825GB, which is ridiculous. I'm guessing that the next gen games will be around 100gb or more in size on average. If that is the case, I expect the discs will be on 4k UHD blu-rays.
bluemetal04
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29-Jun-2021(#41)
Not sure if I'd use a hard drive with modern games.
Anxiouz
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* 29-Jun-2021(#42)
I keep all of my XSX "upgraded" and XSX-optimized stuff on the internal drive (because it's required to be there to play it), but everything else on an external 500GB external SSD. If I know I'll stick with a previous gen game for a longer time I'll usually move it to internal until I'm done in hopes that it'll load faster. I play plenty of X1 stuff off the external drive though, and it's been problem free.
SwiftJAB
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29-Jun-2021(#43)
Even if you had to transfer games back and forth between external and internal drives, it's better than having to redownload them. While the XSX has a larger SSD, I'm going to hold off on getting one until they make a 2TB model. Games are just going to get bigger with 4k textures.
SwiftJAB
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29-Jun-2021(#44)
@Anxiouz after watching Digital Foundry's video on USB SSD vs Expansion Card vs Internal, I keep as much stuff as possible on my external drive. The load times differences are only a couple of seconds max.
back4more
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29-Jun-2021(#45)
Thanks for the storage info guys. At least my old 2tb drive isn't completely useless.
Groo
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29-Jun-2021(#46)
Booted up Gears 5 @Anxiouz it is beautiful. I didn't have a save I think I only played boot camp on my X. Was there Snow etc? I DL on the SS but didn't try it. Went to play on the SX and had to DL more assume SX stuff plus Hivebusters as I only purchased the general game.

Forza 4 was pretty on both the X and SS but as I play more its easy to see the reflections and just overall sharpness. More details going from Day/Night. I have been mainly playing POV, on a time trial the speed of the car visually could be "felt" that hard left, left me right in that farmers field, kinda a rush. Found myself just driving around in my Power Wagon......wish I had this game and system last year during lock down lol.
Groo
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29-Jun-2021(#47)
Can't I quick load etc from the Expansion Drive? Pretty sure I can, think it's treated just like the internal drive.
longhornsk57
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29-Jun-2021(#48)
Ya the official expansion drive is just like the internal
sa330206
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29-Jun-2021(#49)
Got my updates installed and started up The Outer World. Im liking it so far, feels like a brighter colored Fallout. Anyone else played it?
Slickriven
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29-Jun-2021(#50)
Just placed my order for a SX through Microsoft's XB Live subscriber's promotion. Pretty excited.

ErickRPG
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30-Jun-2021(#51)
sa330206 wrote:
> Got my updates installed and started up The Outer World. Im liking it so far, feels
> like a brighter colored Fallout. Anyone else played it?

I bought the physical version for $20. Will definitely be one of the few games on my plate when I get back to Xbox. (from PS5/Switch)

Groo
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30-Jun-2021(#52)
sa330206 wrote:
> Got my updates installed and started up The Outer World. Im liking it so far, feels
> like a brighter colored Fallout. Anyone else played it?

Is the updates part of an SX upgrade? I DLed but haven't booted it up yet. I am sure I will be blown away cause I played it only on Nintendo Switch and enjoyed it.
Groo
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30-Jun-2021(#53)
OMG, Gears of War 5 is some kinda Purty on the SX.......
PizzaTheHutt
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30-Jun-2021(#54)
There was some discussion about Dead Space in here a week or two ago. The Dead Space YouTube channel recently changed its profile pic after 8 years of inactivity.

https://allvespedia.com/dead-space-official-youtub...
Anxiouz
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30-Jun-2021(#55)
I just beat DS2 last night. I'd love for them to resurrect the series.
sa330206
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30-Jun-2021(#56)
Groo wrote:
> sa330206 wrote:
>> Got my updates installed and started up The Outer World. Im liking it so far,
> feels
>> like a brighter colored Fallout. Anyone else played it?
>
> Is the updates part of an SX upgrade? I DLed but haven't booted it up yet. I am sure
> I will be blown away cause I played it only on Nintendo Switch and enjoyed it.

I don't think so. I had installed it and updated late last year. When I put in the game the other day it had a 20 or 30 gb new update. I'm playing on Xbox One X.
SwiftJAB
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30-Jun-2021(#57)
The Series X and PS5 got a patch to run The Outer Worlds at 60 fps
Groo
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* 1-Jul-2021(#58)
Per Gamespot: Nice time to boot up Doom Eternal Updated.

Xbox Series X

Ray Tracing Mode running at 1800p/60fps
Performance Mode running at 1800p/120fps
Balanced Mode running at 4K/60fps

Xbox Series S

Performance Mode running at 1080p/120fps
Balanced Mode running at 1440p/60fps

PlayStation 5

Ray Tracing Mode running at 1800p/60fps
Performance Mode running at 1584p/120fps
Balanced Mode running at 4K/60fps
longhornsk57
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1-Jul-2021(#59)
Ya I'm about to start it this weekend on PS5, I've been putting it off waiting for the update.
Archer
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8-Jul-2021(#60)
Dark Souls 3 just got the 60fps boost. However, it still runs at 900p because it never got an X enhanced update from FromSoft.
TalonJedi87
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8-Jul-2021(#61)
Nice. I wish Bloodborne would get a 60fps boost. Then, I'd be sooooo happy.
Feeb
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8-Jul-2021(#62)
I've heard that's on the way.
TalonJedi87
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8-Jul-2021(#63)
Nice. I hope just a next gen boost and not a sneaky remaster for like $40. Although, I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't buy it again because I totally would.
Anxiouz
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8-Jul-2021(#64)
Which would you prefer? Free FPS Boost but at Xbox One resolution....or paying for a 4k remaster? I usually lean towards free but sometimes higher resolution can be worth it.

I did read something recently about MS looking to hire some new roles that sounded like it was for an BC upscaling project...which would be amazing!
TalonJedi87
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8-Jul-2021(#65)
To me a free upscale is just as good as a paid remaster.
Archer
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8-Jul-2021(#66)
Anxiouz wrote:
> Which would you prefer? Free FPS Boost but at Xbox One resolution....or paying for
> a 4k remaster? I usually lean towards free but sometimes higher resolution can be
> worth it.
>

I actually don't care about FPS. And when it comes to Souls games, I'll gladly re-pay full price for them.

The dumb thing is the game is locked at 900p on XBox X, while its 1080p on a PS4 PRO. And was able to hit 60fps after a PRO patch years ago (unlocked the frame rate, so it fluxed, probably rarely hit 60). But the game never got an XBox X Enhanced patch (equivalent to a PRO patch) to up it to 1080p and have an unlocked FPS. So I think its really strange its getting the FPS boost now, but is still locked at an odd resolution. I would rather have the game be 1080p and 30fps. I know I'm in the minority for that stuff. But the whole 900p stuff with some XBox games is strange to me.
Kommie
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12-Jul-2021(#68)
Kickstarter and useless junk you won't get for years, name a more iconic duo.
benstylus
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12-Jul-2021(#69)
I remember buying an intec screen for the GameCube years back. That was back when lcd screens were really bad, and it had lots of motion blur and bleeding colors, and you had to look at it straight on or the colors washed out.

I'm sure this will be better, but you better hope the S doesn't need to phone home to keep playing your digital games
Groo
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12-Jul-2021(#70)
Archer wrote:
> Uh, okay.
>
>


I am actually interested smile Being its for the Series S, instead of different color clips, and 1080p 60hz. How about 1440p 120hz white clips only, I am sure a bulk of the R/D went into the different colors.


SwiftJAB
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12-Jul-2021(#71)
The price kind of kills it, especially since it's basically limited to the current revision of the Xbox Series S. I would be interested if the panel was 120hz and used a modular housing that could convert the panel into something that could be used on other devices,
Feeb
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12-Jul-2021(#72)
I was kind of thinking along those lines- will this be obsolete once it ships?
back4more
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16-Jul-2021(#73)
So I'm downloading MK11 and after it got to a certain it stated Ready to start, but it won't start. I restarted my XSS and it still won't start. The download is still progressing though. Anyone ever have this issue?
Feeb
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* 16-Jul-2021(#74)
back4more wrote:
> So I'm downloading MK11 and after it got to a certain it stated Ready to start, but
> it won't start. I restarted my XSS and it still won't start. The download is still
> progressing though. Anyone ever have this issue?

Yeah. It did this to me. It only let me do quick matches etc until fully downloaded. Started though. Maybe try to full dl, uninstall if still.
back4more
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16-Jul-2021(#75)
Feeb wrote:
> back4more wrote:
>> So I'm downloading MK11 and after it got to a certain it stated Ready to start,
> but
>> it won't start. I restarted my XSS and it still won't start. The download is still
>> progressing though. Anyone ever have this issue?
>
> Yeah. It did this to me. It only let me do quick matches etc until fully downloaded.
> Started though. Maybe try to full dl, uninstall if still.

Ok thanks, I'll try after to give it another go after the dl is complete, and then uninstall/reinstall if needed.
SwiftJAB
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16-Jul-2021(#76)
Are you downloading an external drive? If the game has been optimized for the Series X|S, it needs to run from the internal drive.
Feeb
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17-Jul-2021(#77)
This I did not know. Thanks.
back4more
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17-Jul-2021(#78)
SwiftJAB wrote:
> Are you downloading an external drive? If the game has been optimized for the Series
> X|S, it needs to run from the internal drive.

That's exactly what my problem turned out to be. I know I had set things to auto dl to my external drive but when I started to install MK11 I had to clear room on my internal drive. Seems like it would have installed there since it made me clear the room.

I'm up and running now, thanks for the help.
SwiftJAB
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17-Jul-2021(#79)
Yeah, found that out when I was moving games off the internal to the external. Gears 5 wouldn't load off the external drive.
TalonJedi87
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17-Jul-2021(#80)
Speaking of drives I invested in that Seagate NVME memory card and its awesome. Transfers and plays games just like it's a part of the internal SSD.
Anxiouz
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* 27-Jul-2021(#81)
I bought Xenon Racer during the current sale. It's only $3 but is far more disappointing than I expected. AI is all over the place: you will get into 1st place within a couple corners but hit a wall or two and I finished 4th in several races in a row. Other races a single car will just jet off at double your speed and can't be catched...seems super buggy.

I've also chosen the 60fps Performance mode over the 30fps Quality and it plays great but the graphics take a decent hit.

Not a bad game but kinda dull and not as exciting as the youtube reviews I watched. I'd give it a 5/10 for now but it's not terrible. It's still $30 on Amazon so if you're interested/curious in trying it for $2.99:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/Xenon-Racer/BPD5...

Topic   Xbox Series X/S Discussion Thread Microsoft Xbox Series X|S