Microsoft kicked this week off with a major update on Xbox Series X, where the company confirmed some of the official specs of the next-generation Xbox console.
As part of the announcement, Microsoft talked about a feature called Quick Resume. And in a recent podcast, Xbox’s Larry Hryb revealed (via The Verge) an interesting tidbit about the Xbox Series X: it will allow users to resume games even after the console restarts.
“The new Quick Resume feature lets you continue multiple games from a suspended state almost instantly, returning you to where you were and what you were doing, without waiting through long loading screens,” Microsoft said earlier this week. Xbox One had a similar feature like this, but it only worked with your most recent game, while the Xbox Series X takes that to the next level and saves the state of multiple games.
This means you will be able to instantly jump between games, jump into them, or resume exactly where you left off. Microsoft’s director of Xbox program management, Jason Ronald, noted in the podcast that the Quick Resume feature is able to do this thanks to the Xbox Series X’s new custom-designed SSD storage.
Quick Resume does actually sound really useful for when you need to install system updates, as being able to jump back to your game exactly where you left off after a software update could come in clutch.