11. Quick Resume is very helpful, but it’s not always clear in how it operates.
Quick Resume keeps several games and apps running, accessible from wherever you left off. It’s an evolution of a function that worked for only one game at a time on the Xbox One. And it can be amazing!
Quick Resume works for several games at once, covering games from previous generations and new games made for next-gen consoles. The rules of how this functionality works, however, can be mysterious. There’s no “Available for Quick Resume” menu to show you the games running, but there’s no warning if you’re about to close a game that’s suspended to load a new one. It’s the kind of stuff that Microsoft figured out ages ago on Windows but still seemingly can’t get right on a home game console.
These issues are outliers, no doubt, but they are issues nonetheless. Thankfully, every one of them — save for the size of the console, of course — could be addressed in software updates to the console in the years to come.
Of note: The Xbox Series X console I’ve been using was provided by Microsoft, and it’s running nonfinal software. It has received several software updates in the past two weeks and is likely to receive more updates before the November 10 launch.
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