Official Thread XBOX Series X/S Official Thread

Kerosene31

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Anybody else nervous that bots are going to steal the preorders as soon as they're live? Like I"m pretty sure even if I click preorder at 11 AM EST on the dot it'll be sold out and that really butters my bread

Yep. Even if things go much more smoothly from the PS sale there still may be tons of demand, not to mention people who missed out on the PS might place a preorder for this. I'm hoping Sony is just trickling the pre-order stock so they don't oversell, but it is concerning.

I know for Amazon there's no penalty for throwing up a preorder. If I saw a PS5 right now I would put in an order even if I wasn't going to keep it.

I hope for the best, but plan for a total mess. I remember just trying to get movie tickets to the last big Avengers movie was an all day deal.
 

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Woohoo ebgames doing SeriesX for $449 with a X1X trade-in down from $799 nearly half off the price.
 
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I’m just gonna go through the MS store. I have no idea how supply and demand works when I’m not actually getting shipped a console 6 weeks from now but my impression is stores like BB may have a defined digital allotment while MS themselves may not.
 
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Unimpressive honestly. The game loads in 4 seconds for me in same loading scenario as in the video except my game is installed on a regular old SATA SSD, a Samsung 860 EVO to be exact, I don't have it installed on a fancy NVMe drive.
 

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Unimpressive honestly. The game loads in 4 seconds for me in same loading scenario as in the video except my game is installed on a regular old SATA SSD, a Samsung 860 EVO to be exact, I don't have it installed on a fancy NVMe drive.
So you think the whole SSD for this gen is a nothing?
 

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Unimpressive honestly. The game loads in 4 seconds for me in same loading scenario as in the video except my game is installed on a regular old SATA SSD, a Samsung 860 EVO to be exact, I don't have it installed on a fancy NVMe drive.

mira probably impressive to console gamers and “casuals” or “over the shoulder on lookers”. But until we’re shown games that are specifically built to take advantage of then its “neat”...they should show a game like demon souls warping/fast-traveling from place to place, like forza 5 fast traveling like a bullet train from Kyoto to port of Tokyo
 

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Not sure why this comes as a surprise. It is the way I assumed it would work based on the architecture and MS’ statements.
They were pretty clear about a lot, like OG and 360 games getting 1440p and native One games getting One S treatment.... except this article clears up one thing that wasn't mentioned before, that I could find... a new Series S|X mode(s) for Xbox One games! I was really hoping for this to be a thing!:

So, as we understand it, existing Xbox titles can be enhanced for both Series S and Series X in different ways - the compatibility team can step in with its own specific type of magic, opening the door to running 30fps games at 60fps and 60fps titles at 120fps. Alternatively, developers now have the tools to see where their existing Xbox One games are running - and if it's a Series S or Series X machine, aspects like doubling the frame-rate become possible (and perhaps other features could be enabled too) - all without having to 'port' their games to the next-gen platform. The extent to which take-up will be there is of crucial importance, of course, but the potential is certainly very exciting and we're really looking forward to testing this out on both of the new Xbox machines.
 

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...So, is an existing Xbox One game that is S|X enhanced now just an official Xbox Series S|X game? This really does blur the lines between generations, and I'm actually all for it!

Would be great to see Sea of Thieves @ 1440p/60 for Series S and 2160p/60 for Series X!
 

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...So, is an existing Xbox One game that is S|X enhanced now just an official Xbox Series S|X game? This really does blur the lines between generations, and I'm actually all for it!

Would be great to see Sea of Thieves @ 1440p/60 for Series S and 2160p/60 for Series X!
No reason those graphics can't be updated to 4K/120!
 

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If Best Buy allows me to do that and still get reward points than I’m all over that lol but I’ll still try to ge tit either way, might be late to work lol be in the parking lot frantically trying to reload the app and not throw my phone out the window :p
 
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Unimpressive honestly. The game loads in 4 seconds for me in same loading scenario as in the video except my game is installed on a regular old SATA SSD, a Samsung 860 EVO to be exact, I don't have it installed on a fancy NVMe drive.
That's a hell of alot better than what condole games have now.