If you read my preliminary impressions on Xbox Series X, you understand that even investing a percentage of time with the next-generation Xbox console offered me on updating through its speed alone. The simple and easy and effective nature in which it loads my Xbox One, Xbox 360, and initial Xbox video games astonishes me to this day, and puts my Xbox One X, the present most-powerful video gaming console on the marketplace, to embarassment. Now that I’ve invested more time with the system, and had a look at some real next-gen material on the console, I wished to offer a quick upgrade on my experience.

Over the previous number of weeks, I’ve continued putting the Xbox Series X through its rates utilizing my existing backward-compatible library. While I currently spoke thorough about the load times, I’m constantly impressed by how quick I’m able to not just get into video games, however swap in between them. The Quick Resume function is astoundingly useful, even permitting me to get a suspended session after I disconnected the console. That’s right: After moving the console in between the Game Informer workplace and my home, I had the ability to plug the Xbox Series X into my system and instantly select right back up where I ended utilizing Quick Resume. 

The efficiency of current-gen and older video games is remarkable. However, the real test of the system remains in how quick it loads experiences produced for it. Using software application offered by designers and Xbox, I evaluated a couple of various next-gen titles. While these builds aren’t last (nor is the Xbox Series X interface), I wished to offer a concept of for how long gamers can anticipate to wait to enter into a next-gen video game. Some video games, like Gears 5 and Yakuza: Like a Dragon, are very remarkable in how fast they pack into the world, however I was rather dissatisfied by others, like Dirt 5 and Gears Tactics; I think I was anticipating a bit quicker. Check out the list of next-gen software application I evaluated listed below.

  • Dirt 5 – Loads into a Career mode race in 17.82 seconds
  • Gears 5 – Loads into the open location of North Tyrus in 10.29 seconds
  • Gears Tactics – Loads into an objective in 17.91 seconds
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon – Loads into the world in 4.71 seconds
Xbox Series X

My experience with the controller likewise continues to be excellent. I like how the grip feels in my hands, and I’ve taken pleasure in utilizing the Share button to take instantaneous screenshots and gameplay catches without backing into menus. I discussed this previously, however I’m still actually impressed by the d-pad; it not just has a terrific click, however it likewise feels far more exact and favorable to 2D gameplay than the hybrid look would have you think. 

On top of all this, I’m delighting in the experience beyond the video games with the Series X. Navigating through the (non-final) menus is incredibly smooth. You can actually inform just how much consoles gain from the updated hardware. Xbox likewise sent out along an authorities Storage Expansion Card, which plugs into the back of the system. As far as I can inform, video games set up to this storage card act almost identically to video games set up on the internal storage. The rate is quite high ($220), however it seems like a must-purchase product if you seem like you’ll blow through the internal storage with the video games you wish to set up. Hopefully, other business can supply less costly options that provide comparable efficiency down the roadway.

Xbox Series X

While this can’t be thought about an evaluation considering that the user interface and software application isn’t last, I’m still quite impressed by the general experience the Xbox Series X provides. With my ideas on Xbox’s brand-new console all however strengthened to this point, I excitedly wait for getting my hands on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S to see simply how everything accumulate to this powerhouse.


For more on Xbox Series X, take a look at our New Gameplay Today and my hands-on impressions of the Xbox Series X controller. You can likewise find out more about the console’s backwards suitable video games carry out on Xbox Series X compared to how those video games work on an Xbox One X here. For a few of my next-gen video game impressions, take a look at my hands-on sneak peeks of Dirt 5 and Yakuza: Like a Dragon.