Recently, Microsoft detailed the backwards compatibility features for both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. The company stated that “games play best on Xbox Series X and Series S”, and will utilise the full power of the CPU, GPU and SSD to create smoother framerates, maximum resolutions, and faster loads times with the built-in SSD.
A clip of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt running on the Series X, taken from a YouTube playthrough of the game, demonstrates just how quick fast travel will work in the game. On current-gen systems, the feature would often be accompanied with a loading screen, but on the Xbox Series X it is shown to happen instantaneously.
As a result, the game lacks the time to fully render the environment in time for a few seconds before balancing out. The game at present has not been updated with next-gen enhancements yet.
Check out the short clip below:
Usually, a load screen comes up, #Xbox SSD is so fast that it loads the map before the load screen.
— Xbox News (@_XboxNews) November 2, 2020
CD Projekt RED previously announced that it would release a next-gen upgrade for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt at no additional cost for owners of the game. It’s said to feature an array of visual improvements, including ray tracing and faster loading times.
Cyberpunk 2077 – a much-anticipated RPG developed by the company – will also be receiving a next-gen upgrade after launch, which will boost the performance for the PS5 and Xbox Series consoles. The game was originally intended to release on November 19, but will now be arriving 21 days later on December 10.