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In an updated Xbox Wire post, the company confirmed that the Xbox Series S would be unable to play Xbox One X enhanced games, and will instead emulate versions of games for the Xbox One S. The aim is “to deliver the highest quality backwards compatible experience consistent with the developer’s original intent.”
Despite running the lower-end version of current-gen games, the Xbox Series S will still boast “improved texture filtering, higher and more consistent frame rates, faster load times and Auto HDR.” More information is stated to be revealed at a later date.
The company also broke down the information in a tweet which you can read below:
Xbox Series S and X will play 1000s of games from 4 generations.
Xbox Series S will play the Xbox One S version of backward compatible games with:
✅Improved texture filtering
✅Higher & more consistent frame rates
✅Faster load times
— Xbox (@Xbox) September 15, 2020
In the original findings, it was said that the Xbox Series S would be unable to play the enhanced version of current-gen titles due to having less RAM. The Xbox One X has 9GB of system memory available for titles, whilst the upcoming system is suggested to have between 7.5-8GB.
The console will be the lower spec-ed of Microsoft’s upcoming next-gen systems. It will be digital only, have a smaller storage space and upscale games to 4K rather than playing them in their native resolution. When it launches on November 10 it will be the cheaper model at £249/US$299.
The Xbox Series X is also scheduled to arrive on the same day and pack more power. With a bigger hard drive, a disc drive, and full 4K support, its been revealed to be retailing at £449/US$499.